We don’t know if you’ve noticed but flower crowns have been taking the world, Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest. Now, we love all things floral, so we’re here to give some good tips on how to make sure your floral crown is royally worthy. Whether it’s a wedding, a baby shower, a summer concert or an afternoon out with your best friend - there's really no wrong time to wear the whimsical accessory. The blooms can be simple garden roses, exotic colored dahlias and even buttoned ranunculus, and of course, greenery! A fun and unique idea is to mix in some silk blooms as well, this will give you a really full look, and let you save the base for multiple uses!
Half-Crowns are also do-able, this is more a style you may find for an occasion like a wedding, birthday, graduation, summer soiree – we see the half-crown as a little more sophisticated. You can either pile on flowers equally around the whole crown, or just focus on half, which can be worn facing forward or resting perfectly on the back of your head. You can create the crown using all full blooms giving you a lush and whimsical accessory or you can use smaller buds and blooms allowing for a more understated appearance. Always consider how your hair will be worn since you’ll want to complement not only the occasion but also your personal style. To be honest, there’s no wrong way to make a flower crown. We thought it’d be fun to go through a step by step including materials that will help you make your own crowns which is a super fun activity fora summer day with friends (kids love this stuff too! But make sure you do the snipping & cutting) Of course first things first, come down and see us and get some fresh blooms!
Steps to the Crown
1. Take a piece of floral wire and form it into a circular shape. Be sure to place it atop your head to double check the size -cut off excess wire, careful to make sure these are not sharp on the edges. Bend & form the rest into a circular shape, close the circle by using floral tape.
2. Lush Pretty Greens will make up the base, so pick out some good leafy greens to act as a base for your crown - you’ll tape it to the crown with your floral tape.
3. Once you have greenery taped to the crown, it’s time to add your flowers. To attach each flower to the crown, make sure the flower stems are at least 3 inches long (you can cut off excess stems with scissors or wire cutters), and, using floral tape, tape the stem to the crown, you can also weave some of them in and out of some of the wires and greenery to make sure it’s extra secure. You’ll want to wrap the tape around the stem about four to five times to make sure it stays
4. Try it on! You’ll get a pretty instant feel for needing more or needing to shift or cut off any blooms that are potentially problematic.
5. Strut your stuff. Looking fab in your floral crown, now you just need the perfect place to wear it! We promise we won’t judge if we see you in HPV crownin’ around.