Tigerlilly Quinn: DIY Flower Crowns

Friday, 16 May 2014

DIY Flower Crowns

I'm so excited to bring back this DIY series with you guys with another fantastic blogger and guest post. This week we have Lotts, I adore her pretty blog and when I saw her flower crowns I knew I had to share them with you! Over to you Lotts!

DIY flower crowns
how to make a DIY flower crown
DIY flower crowns
DIY flower crown
DIY flower crowns
DIY flower crown
DIY flower crown

Hello! It’s Lotts from Lots and Lotts here and I’m really excited to be sharing one of my favourite tutorials of all time with you all today – flower crowns! Flower crowns are not only really easy to make but they look fabulous and can be tailored to suit all styles. My tutorial is for a delicate crown but I have included some fuller versions, which I adore, on my inspiration board.

INSPIRATION BOARD

Ok lets get making…

You will need the following materials
Flowers (of course!)
Florists wire 
Florists stem tape 

STEPS

Step 1. First cut a length of wire longer that the circumference of your head. Make a circle shape so that it fits snugly around your head but allowing enough space to add your flowers. For this crown I used fine wire doubled up but I also recommend this thicker wire too {http://www.carnmeal.com/details/299/aluminium-floral-designer-wire}

Select you flowers, use a mix of buds, leaves and sprigy flowers to give balance and depth to your crown.

Step 2. Taking three flowers at a time cut the stems about 7cm from the base of the bud.

Step 3. Gently wrap with the fine florists wire. Use your judgment, too lose and the flowers will come loose, too tight and you will snap the stems.

Taking another piece of wire fix your bunch of flowers onto the wire. If you are going to do a full crown with no wire showing then it makes no difference where you start but if you are going to have your wire on show then aim to cover up where you have twisted your wire together.

Step 4. Take your florists tape and wrap the stems and wire so they are covered, stop wrapping about 1.5cm from the end of the bunch.

Step 5. To complete your design, repeat the above steps ideally using a different mix of flowers each time.

Step 6. When you had added your desired amount of flowers you will need to finish the ends off. Once you have attached your final bunch to the band cut the stems close to end of the wire.

Wrap your florists tape around the final bunch and onto the wire. Cut off any extra tape. If you want to cover up your wire keep wrapping the tape around the whole band.


The most important thing when making these crowns is to have fun, you really don’t need too many flowers to create a real masterpiece. I made these crowns with a group of blogger friends and we had lots of giggles trying different styles and gradually making them bigger and bigger – I must warn you these are rather addictive!  

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21 comments:

Tami Anderson said...

They are so pretty! I would love to make one of these for my daughter, she would look adorable!

Michelle Ordever said...

Oh my gosh - they are stunningly gorgeous! I want to be able to wear flowers in my hair every single day!

caro_mad said...

These are so so pretty. Almost too pretty to ruin them at a festival or something like that x

Jen Walshaw said...

These would be perfect for bridesmaids or for a festival. I love them

You Baby Me Mummy said...

These are so pretty, thanks for sharing xx

Helen said...

This is such a fantastic idea. Perfect for the festival season and the summer.

Ordinary Cycling Girl said...

Very pretty and I can imagine all the teenage girls will be loving these for festival season.

Lia Billimore said...

Very pretty! I tried to make them once with Florence & it was a disaster, but these instructions look a lot better, so maybe it's time for attempt number 2?!

Ang Gallant said...

Gosh this is so beautiful! Wonderfully shot too!

Polly Davies said...

beautiful photos, we love making flower crowns!

Vicky Wombwell Kuhn said...

These are so beautiful! I'd really love to wear something like this for my wedding - I think they're stunning!

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

Wow I love these! Will definitely be giving them a go xx

Twinsplustwo said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL. I would have loved my step daughter to wear one for our wedding!

sonya said...

My seventeen year old is rocking this look with some fake flowers at the moment, will show her this and see if she fancies a go with some fresh ones!

KeepUpJonesFamily said...

Is it wrong to make my little boys wear these? Ha ha... Probably. But I just love them so much! Gorgeous tutorial!

Claire Toplis said...

Oooh pretty pretty reminds me of May Day

Laura Rocksteady said...

Wow these are beautiful and perfect or spring and summer, as well as festivals, so pretty


Laura x

Keri-Anne said...

I love making flower crowns and always making my own from flowers we find and pick. I love her crown :) x

Michelle Ashmore said...

I really want to try this with my girls, they'd love it :)

Agata Pokutycka said...

Wow, they look beautiful!

Bek B said...

These are so beautiful! My little girl would love one of these. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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