DIY Fresh Flower Crowns

This past weekend I helped host another party, Lauren’s bridal shower!  We decided to have a flower crown making station as something to do during the party — It seemed like a fun activity for a luncheon besides just mingling and opening presents, and who wouldn’t want to wear a flower crown?  If you’re looking to make your own fresh flower crowns, I’ve got you covered..

DIY Fresh Flower Crowns

What you’ll need:

  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Floral tape
  • Bunches of baby’s breath or other fresh flowers
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon

Michelle found these instructions as the foundation and we set up our DIY flower crown station on a table by the kitchen with all the supplies laid out.

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To start, measure the circumference of your head using the floral wire.  You may need to wrap it 2-3 times to make sure it’s sturdy.  Cut the wire with wire cutters and wrap the end around the wire to form your circle.

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Next, wrap the wire with floral tape to hide the wire and have a more polished look. You can skip this step if you don’t care about the wire showing.

Make sure the baby’s breath is cut into smaller pieces with a few inches of stem below the flowers for room to attach it to the wire.  Bunch some flower buds together, lay them horizontally along the crown base, and attach them to the wire base using the floral tape.

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Continue adding bunches of flowers as you work your way around the crown to the beginning.  I kept all the flowers going in one direction, but you can do whatever look you like!

Cut some ribbon and tie it to the back for some extra flair.  Place the crown on your head and enjoy!

flower crown_06Since we wanted to mingle and enjoy everyone’s company, no one “manned” the flower crown station so we included instructions on how to make the crowns on the table with the supplies.  Click here to save the flower crown directions as a png so you can print and use at your own party!

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We bought a fancier flower crown for our bride to be from our friend Elaine at Frampton’s Flowers, who also supplied the baby’s breath.  Here’s our bride and a group shot of everyone in their crowns!

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Overall, the flower crowns were a hit!  The station worked well and everyone enjoyed making one to wear.  I basically wore mine the rest of the weekend when it was appropriate (aka not at the grocery store).  This is definitely something to keep in mind if you have a party or shower coming up!

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