Friday, November 27, 2015

DIY Flower Crown Friday

Just kidding, I'll wear a flower crown any day of the week, whenever I get the chance. This plum, cream, mustard, and forest green crown was fall-inspired and I LOVE how it turned out!
Darcie Moningka Photography
As many of you already know, I love crafts and DIY projects. I've always wanted to blog about my projects to share tutorials and tips for fellow DIY-ers, so here we go!

F L O W E R  C R O W N  tutorial

Darcie Moningka Photography

+ Fake flowers & leaves (find them at Michael's + Joann's)
+ Paper stem floral wire (it is usually wire wrapped in brown paper, sold in a roll or pre-cut pieces)
+ Hot glue gun
+ Scissors
+ Wire cutters
+ Twine

How to:
  1. Create the base of your crown by bending the wire to wrap around your head: I used a pre-measured piece of floral wire for an adjustable crown, so that the crown is half wire and half twine. If you want the flowers to go all the way around your head (and not just halfway like mine), create the base from just wire and secure the ends to make a circle.
  2. Bend the ends of the wire to create a "hook" shape. This prevents the wire from poking your head and will be where you attach the twine. 
  3. Cut a piece of twine and knot it onto both "hooks" on the crown. This allows for an adjustable fit.
  4. Choose your flowers + leaves: use scissors (or wire cutters if necessary) to cut the flowers and leaves from the stems. Trim down the stem portion but make sure you don't cut off the center piece (otherwise, your flower will lose the middle portion). TIP: use flowers that are somewhat flat so that the crown will rest closer to your head and not stick out too much. Flatter flowers will also be easier to glue on.
  5. Arrange your flowers + leaves: Planning ahead with the order of flowers helps to create the look you want. I try to mix up the colors so that no two same colors are right next to each other.
  6. Hot glue the leaves onto the wire first, making sure that you are gluing on the "outside" of the wire (not where it lays on your head). This will ensure that your flowers have something to stick onto.
  7. Hot glue the flowers on top of the leaves. Press the flowers on for several seconds to seal them in place.
  8. Continue gluing until you have covered the wire and are happy with the overall look. TIP: for mine, I layered the plum-colored flowers to add more dimension. Be creative!
  9. Place the crown on your head and tie the twine ends to secure it. 
  10. Prance around in your beautiful flower crown!
Darcie Moningka Photography
That's it! Easy and inexpensive crafts that look better than store-bought stuff are the best. Be sure to tag me in your photos so I can see your lovely flower crowns!
Darcie Moningka Photography
With grace in her heart & flowers in her hair,

P.S. My wonderful friend Darcie took photos for me. Check her out at!

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