I’ve loved these hippie style flower crowns for so long. They can really dress up anything and make it look great!
I’ve been a huge fan in buying the nice ones I can find the accessories stores but I decided I wanted a more dramatic floral crown so I decided to make my own with some fake flowers which I started getting obsessed with as seen in my September Favourites video.
This video was filmed on my 2nd attempted. The first attempted was horrible! I thought I could get away with making it with string instead of thick ribbon, then tried to make it with the string my mum had which was the plastic asian string you use to tie together those sticky rice – ew and it just looked horrible!
Also instead of separating my flowers, I tried to make it with bunches of flowers which ended up making my flower crown look like the size of my head and it was really hilarious when I put it on. I wished I saved a photo :/
So I guess you guys have the benefit from learning from my horrible mistakes :D!!
|Tried first time with this flimsy string|
|Failed and made a flimsy looking one that seriously was about to break any minute|
|Desperate and got ugly asian string from mum.|
|It worked better because it was thicker 🙂|
|See it looks more solid, but the crown was soo thick it looked ridiculous – note cut our flowers in single stalks 🙂 The base was an ugly red – but you can hide it when you wear it.|
Important notes to remember:
- Use thick (as thick as you can find pretty coloured ribbon. Green compliments the flower and natural look 🙂
- Cut your flowers in single stalks. When in doubt get smaller flowers, smaller looks better then too big!
Now that all my embarrassing attempts are out of the way, time for the real tutorial :)!! 3rd time lucky right??
I’ve embedded the video tutorial first but you can scroll down for the written tutorial as well 🙂
DIY Flower Crown Hair Accessory Tutorial
Materials that you’ll need
Bunches of fake flowers that you want to use for the flower crown. I like to have a variation of maximum 5 flowers on rotation in complimentary colours.
If you want to get creative you can also add leaves or other bits that you like, but try it first as sometimes adding too much can make it too bulky to wear.
Use smaller flowers if you want a thinner crown and bigger flowers for a thicker fuller crown.
Thick green ribbon, mine was a see through type (At least 2-3cm wide and at least 3 meters long)
A pair wire cutters (my plyers had wire cutters)
A pair of scissors and
Pipe cleaners or thin bendable wire, with enough length to go around the circumference of your head.
Step 1. Prepare your fake flowers
- Start off by using your wire cutters and scissors trim off all your flowers, leaving a 4-5cm “stalk” that you will be using later to attach to your base.
- Trim off any bits of leaves to reveal the stalk if you need to.
- Usually the stalks are made of wire, which is why you need wire cutters.
- Sometimes you can cut off the tip of the bunch and slide your separate parts out first before you separate, this makes things a bit easier.
Step 2. create your flower crown base
- Take your wire or pipe cleaners and shape the pipe cleaner around your head and twist to close this is the base of your crown.
- You want to make sure you get the circumference of where you want it to sit. I like my headband to sit towards the middle of my head on a diagonal, so I made it a bit bigger than just the circumference.
- You can put it together and test it until you are happy with it.
Step 3. Put it all together
Before you start, work out the order you want to start attaching your flowers in.
Then, start off by leaving a tail and start attaching your flowers to your base by wrapping your ribbon tightly around your wire base and the stalk or your flower.
- Do this 2-3 times to secure it tightly. Doing this loosely will mean your flowers will fall off. You don’t need to get this right first go so practise this a few times before you do the real thing.
- Continue adding and wrapping alternating your flowers in the order you previously decided. I added these small white flowers to break up the rose pattern and add some variation.
- Your flower crown will start to form as you keep wrapping and adding flowers. A tip is to add them close together in the same angle so your crown looks full and thick. Sparse flowers don’t look good.
Keep wrapping tightly using your thumb to keep the tension as you go, till you get all the way around.
The end will be tricky as you want to wrap it so that you are leaving no gaps between your flowers. This is a bit fiddly, but not too difficult.
Once you have covered your whole base you can tie up your ribbon with the tail you left and you can choose to trim it or leave it flowing like I did.
And now we’re done!
I’m so in love with this flower crown :)!!!
I really encourage you guys to give this a go and don’t forget to tag me in your finished product or #wengiediy so I can check it out :)!!!
Would love to see what flower combinations you guys make and give me some ideas on how I can make more 🙂
What is your favourite flower? I really love frangipanis because of their fragrant smell and simple beauty!
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