Flower crowns have been traditional for centuries, and they're just as lovely today. Sweet-smelling, real flower crowns are beautiful when used to adorn the head of a bride or her wedding party, to celebrate May Day or simply to welcome the advent of spring. Little girls love flower crowns too, and with a little help, your little fairy princess can create her own lovely hair accessory. Flower crowns can be made in less than 30 minutes with a few simple supplies.
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Things you need
- Approximately 2 to 3 dozen fresh flowers or small bunches of fresh flowers
- Floral or craft wire
- Floral tape
- Wire cutters
Gather several fresh flowers in a variety of sizes and colours. The number of flowers will depend on the size of the crown and the types of flowers, but most crowns will require approximately 2 to 3 dozen individual flowers or small bunches of miniature flowers. Choose any flower you like such as jasmine, stephanotis, baby's breath, daisies, bluebells, carnations or orchids. Wildflowers work beautifully in real flower crowns, or take advantage of bright yellow dandelions that appear every spring.
Use scissors to cut the flowers. Leave 10 to 13 cm (4 to 5 inches) of stem on each flower.
Cut a piece of floral or craft wire long enough to wrap around the crown of your head twice. Make a hoop shape that fits comfortably on your head, then secure the ends with a small piece of floral tape.
Place the stem of a flower on the hoop and secure it with floral tape. Leave about 5 cm (2 inches) of floral tape so you can tie a knot when you finish the crown.
Overlap the next flower over the stem of the first flower and continue to secure the stems to the wire with floral tape. Add flowers until the entire hoop is covered, then tie the ends of the floral tape.
Trim any long stems that protrude from the flower crown.
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