How to DIY these festive floral accessories

Bouquet Box: Flower Crowns

Flower crowns are at once fashion statements and festive accessories. They are also a quintessential DIY project to do for yourself, with friends, with little ones or for others. What kind of engagement is respectable to wear a flower crown? There are no royal rules here—wear one to a dinner party, to a beach date, at a concert or, of course, during spring festival season—you’ve got almost a year to practice for that!

Use whatever flowers tickle your fancy. Dainty crowns can be made with delicate blooms, including daisies, pansies, baby’s breath, spray roses and more. These smaller forays are good go-tos if it’s your first time making or wearing. If you want to go more bold, try roses, peonies, sunflowers and other grander blooms and add some delicate greenery in as well.

To create, you will need:

  • Floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • Greenery
  • Shears
  • Hot glue gun with glue cartridge

Steps to create:

  1. Start by taking a piece of floral wire and forming it into a circular shape making sure it fits comfortably around your head leaving a little extra room because it will get tighter once all of the flowers are on; tape the ends together to close circle using floral tape.

  2. Add pretty greenery to camouflage wire. To do this, secure each stem of leaves to the circle with floral tape wrapping stem 3 to 4 times to secure.

  3. Once crown is covered in greens, add your flowers. Cut stems off blooms leaving about 2 inches and securely tape, wire or hot glue onto your crown rotating different shapes, sizes and colors as you go along.

  4. Tape and hot glue work well, but very large flowers (like peonies) should be secured with floral wire.