How To Make Flower Crowns: Big And Small And How To Preserve Them

Making flower crowns is easier than it seems

Like many, I have also dreamed of having beautiful and striking flower crowns, like a forest fairy. We can enjoy these beautiful decorations in special events, such as weddings, carnival or in medieval markets. Buying one of these accessories that is really spectacular can be expensive. But do not worry: I will explain in this article how to make flower crowns and you will see that it is not as difficult as many people believe.

So if you have a special event and you want to wear a flower crown, or you are just looking for a new hobby, I recommend that you keep reading. I will explain step by step how to make large and small flower crowns, and what to do to preserve them better.

How are natural flower crowns made?

Natural flower crowns do not last long

Contrary to what it may seem, making flower crowns is not that complicated. Yes, it takes some time and a little patience. The best thing about this work is that we can create them completely to our liking. To be able to make a very large crown of flowers, We will need the following items:

  • Aerosol used by florists will help us keep the flowers fresh.
  • florist wire
  • Masking florist’s tape (I recommend a green colored tape, but this is up to taste)
  • natural flowers
  • Glue
  • Tweezers
  • Pine branches (for example)
  • Scissors

How to make flower crowns step by step

Once we have everything we need, we’ll see how to make big flower crowns step by step, with the list of materials that we have commented previously:

  1. Measure the diameter of our head: For this we will use a tape measure. We must add about five centimeters to the measure that comes out to be able to close the circle of the crown at the end.
  2. Cut the wire: We will cut an amount three times greater than the measurement we have taken in step one. That is, if we have left 60 centimeters, we add the 5 centimeters that we have commented previously and multiply it by three. The result would therefore be 195 centimeters.
  3. Wind the wire: Following the diameter of our head, we will wind the cut wire in a circular way. Since we have cut three times as much wire, it will turn around the same circle two more times. Thus, this base of the crown will be very stable and thick. Before continuing, it is best to try on this structure to confirm that it holds well on our head.
  4. Wrap the wire: Since the wire isn’t very pretty, we’ll line the entire circle with florist’s tape.
  5. Cut the flowers: When cutting the flowers, it is important that we leave a stem of about four to six centimeters.
  6. Make sprigs: With the cut flowers, the pine needles and the berries (if we have them), we will make some pretty bouquets and we will tie them with florist’s tape.
  7. Place the flowers: To place the flowers and twigs that we have created on the base, we must adhere them with the tape from the stem. We can leave more or less space between each flower, this is a matter of taste. We will repeat this step until we fill the base of the flower crown.
  8. Optional: Add one or more colored ribbons to the back so they hang down.

We can use the same procedure for artificial flower crowns. In the event that we want to make a crown of dried flowers, it is best to use glue instead of tape to adhere them to the base, thus preventing them from breaking or falling apart.

small flower crowns

Now that we know how to make large flower crowns, the small ones will seem very easy. The method is the same, we’ll just use less wire and smaller flowers. What’s really cool is ivy and branches of eucalyptus mixed with the flowers.

  1. Measure the diameter of our head: For this we will use a tape measure. We must add about five centimeters to the measure that comes out to be able to close the circle of the crown at the end.
  2. Cut the wire: This time we have to cut it to the exact size that we got in step one.
  3. Make a circle with the wire: As with the large crowns, we will make a circle that corresponds to the diameter of our head with the cut wire.
  4. Assemble the flowers and green leaves with the adhesive tape: We must wrap the leaves and twigs around the circular wire. We can also add the flowers in this step or adhere them to the crown later.
  5. Try the crown: It is possible that some of the leaves and twigs have been left out quite a bit, we can remove or cut them to make the crown more beautiful.
  6. Optional: If we prefer that the flower does not move, we can reinforce the adhesion with a little glue and then secure it with the tape.

How to preserve a flower crown?

Flower crowns look great at special events

Once we have our natural flower crown ready, what do we do with it? It’s a shame, but unfortunately they don’t last long. We can help keep vegetables fresh by using a flower spray Also, to keep the crown for a few more days, the best option is store it in an airtight container and place it in the fridge, sprinkling the plants with a little water. This will help keep the crown two or three days longer, but the flowers won’t look as fresh. Therefore, the most recommended is to make the crown the same day that we are going to use it.

Obviously, we also have the option of using dried flowers. In this case, the crown will last us much longer, but we must watch that it does not break. The most durable and resistant solution is to use artificial flowers. In this way, we can put on our flower crown whenever we want.

With this information on how to make flower crowns, you can start practicing. It may seem like a difficult task at first, but in the end it is not so difficult and we will really enjoy the result. In addition, it is a great gift for female friends, mothers and more relatives. I encourage you to try it at least once, as it can be very rewarding. It is also a good pastime for the whole family, which even the smallest of the house will enjoy.

How To Make Flower Crowns: Big And Small And How To Preserve Them

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