How to Make a Flower Crown
The design consultation is starting to become my favorite part of business. During this first meeting, we get to know each other a little better. I love getting those I-don’t-know-you anxieties out of the way with laughter and a snack. My clients also get to see all of my amazing products and start choosing what they want their finished art work to be. And every once in a while, I get a request for a special prop. A lot of you know that I make many of the props I use during my portrait sessions. I’ve posted videos about tulle skirts and make a lot of Jack’s costumes. Recently I got a request for a boho flower crown and as I was skipping out of the craft store I thought it would be a good idea to write a how-to post.
Step One: Gather Your Supplies
- Glue gun
- Wire cutters- I have mixed feelings about them being pink, but that would be for another post
- Flower wire- I bought the kid with brown jute around it to make it look more like a natural branch, but they had plain thin flower wire and a thicker green kind similar to this available, too.
- Florist tape
- Assorted flowers and leaves
The first thing I did measure the wire. I made it two lengths of my head size with about 2-3 extra inches (I have a small head, lol). Then you curl that back onto itself with a little over lap.
Then you will want to use the florist tape to secure the wire together. The tape is a little bit tricky to work with; you need to stretch it out to make it stick, but it also has a sticky residue on it that will get on your hands after a while. I also twisted the wire a little to make it look natural and more branch-like.
Using the wire cutters, cut all the flowers you plan to use off of the stem. Make sure to leave plenty of room to attach them to the wire.
I thought it would be a good idea to arrange the flowers how I wanted them to look before I started glueing them down. Plus it looked really cool as a lay flat.
Keep going you are almost finished:
Using your hot glue gun, glue the stems of the flowers to the wire. After the glue cools, wrap with stem with florist tape to secure. I started from the from and worked my way to the back on both sides. Be careful not to burn yourself working in close quarters with the hot glue. You might also have to wash your hands a few times because the tape can get really gooey and sticky.
See? Wasn’t that so much easier than you imagined? I made a few more after this one because I had a good number of flowers left over.
I’ve a few images of my flower crowns in action. I think this one turned out really beautiful and my client was very happy with it. I’d love to make something special for you and your family, like a flower crown or something even more unique. Contact me right now and we can meet for your consultation!