Flower crowns seem to be everywhere these days, from SnapChat filters to accessories worn by the princess of Sweden.
Almost three years ago, the SnapChat app released the flower crown filter sparking the craze.
“Flower crowns are a necessity when it comes to the finishing touches on an outfit,” said CSUSB student Aliya Hoff
The only problem with flower crowns is that not many people know how to actually make them.
First, one must journey into the magical land of Hobby Lobby.
At Hobby Lobby, which is cheaper than Michael’s, be sure to snag a sales associate and tell them what you’re trying to craft.
“We get people coming in looking for materials to make flower crowns ALL the time. We get so excited when its time to put together a new crown for a new person!” my helpful associate Kristina Chapman stated.
The materials you’re going to need are floral wire, floral tape, floral wire cutters, and fake florals.
For my fall flower crown, I used sunflowers, baby’s-breath lavender, twine, and fall leaves.
There are over 50 types of faux florals to choose from, so don’t feel limited.
Altogether, these materials cost about 23 dollars.
First, take a small piece from the floral wire and wrap it around your head in order to turn it into a circular shape.
Then rest it gently on top of your head as to see how long you will need the wire to be.
Cut off excess wire and then form the rest into a circular shape and secure the circle shut with floral tape.
The more flowers, the heavier the crown, so if the base of the crown does not stay with just the floral tape, hot glue will do the trick.
Next, choose your twine, greens, and flowers.
You’ll need this to create a pretty base for your crown and to cover the wire.
Once you’ve selected the greenery for the base, use the floral tape or hot glue to secure it around the circular wire.
After the greenery for the base has been added, it’s time to start layering the different flowers.
To attach the flowers to the crown, be sure that the flower stems are at least three to five inches long (you should probably cut off excess stems with scissors).
After this is done, tape the stem to the crown using the floral tape.
Like the greenery, it is best to wrap your tape around the stem about five to seven times to make sure it’s nice and secure.
I recommend spreading the flowers out evenly along the crown with the smallest flowers going in the back and the biggest ones to the front.
Touch up spots that look loose with hot glue or floral wire and add a few little flowers.
This should be an easy-going project, because there is no wrong or right way to make a flower crown.
It heavily depends on what function you are crafting your crown for, what you’re planning on wearing it with and even what hairstyle you will pair with the crown.
As with anything, practice makes perfect.
And in my opinion, there’s nothing more fun or fabulous to practice making than beautiful flower crowns.