I’m well aware that plastic flower crowns are “inauthentic,” that they’re a summer 2015 hipster trend, that the authenticity, and that some people can’t stand them.
But honestly, I think they’re great. They’re simple, whimsical, and summery.
Seriously, these are gorgeous!
So even though they were the big thing two years ago and I’m a little behind, I wanted to make my own. None of the tutorials I found quite cleared things up for me, so I tried winging it. The first few results were…discouraging. After the other projects on this blog so far have gone so smoothly, I’d gotten a bit overconfident. But I’d already bought the materials, so I had to try a few more times.
After a lot of experimentation, I’ve found a reliable, if tedious, method of making beautiful flower crowns.
- Floral wire
- Floral tape (self-adhesive)
- Floral wrap or regular ribbon
- Plastic flowers
- Hot glue gun
- Cut 2 pieces of floral wire to fit loosely around your head, with an extra inch or two left over.
- Twist them together to create a stronger base for your crown.
- Bend the ends in to create loops that can interlock.
- Wrap floral tape around all but the bent edges of the wire.
- Using small amount of hot glue, cover the floral tape with floral wrap.
- Hot glue your base greenery to the floral wrap.
- Using thin strips of floral wrap and small amounts of hot glue, secure the greenery every inch.
- Use hot glue to attach additional decorative leaves and flowers.
Here’s some pictures of my beautiful sisters looking magical in a few of the flower crowns I made using variations of this method.
While time consuming, this project is easily personalized and completely doable if you have some patience.
- For one crown, 1 branch of greenery and 1 of flowers is more than enough.
- When positioning the plants on the crown frame, keep in mind how it will sit on your head (basically, don’t glue on a bunch of stuff that will hang down and make it difficult to keep the crown on).
- You’ll have to carefully pick off all the hot glue strings once you’re finished.