As you have probably noticed from my outfit posts, flower crowns are truly my favorite accessory. I love the instant girlyness/awesomeness that they add to any outfit. I recently bought these white flowers at Hobby Lobby to make a new white flower crown since my other white one is the kind that the flowers point towards the sky, when I prefer that they point forward. So, since I was going to be making one anyways, I thought I would try my hand at a tutorial. Here we go in 3..2..1...
What you need:
1. Flower Wire
2. Flower Tape
3. Pliers? Sheers? Wire Cutters? The pink thing on the left.
4. Flowers (I prefer the "realistic look and feel" type, but any will work!)
Pull out a piece of wire long enough to fit around the part of your head where your crown will go. I usually start back behind my hairline a bit, but I've made some that start closer and they look good as well! It all just depends on how much hair you want to show in front of your flower crown when you wear it.
Continue to wrap the wire around your head until you get several layers. I usually aim for three times around my head to ensure a good fit.
Remove the wire from your head, and you should have something that looks like this.
Cut the wire, and wrap the ends around to keep all of the strands together.
Wrap around the "ends" section with floral tape. It prevents you from being stuck by any pesky wire ends, which is good. Very good.
Take the "flower cutting tool", and cut the flower about two or three inches down the stem.
Do this for all of the flowers, and you should have a something that looks like this.
Cut a piece of wire about four inches long. I've never actually measured, but I assume it is about that much.
Take that piece of wire and wrap it around the stem of the flower, and the headband wire piece to connect the two. Wind it tightly until your flower is secure.
Continue to do this for all of the flowers.
Once you have connected all your flowers, this should be your end result! This is a very basic crown, but the same concept is used when you want to add multiple types of flowers. The next step is just to place it on your head (bobby pins are usually needed due to my fine and thin hair texture bleh!) and wear it out. If you make one, do send me pictures! And show me how you styled it as well! I'd love to see :)
t-shirt: walmart, petticoat: american apparel, socks: forever 21