Flower wreath crowns delight girls of all ages. Whimsical and romantic, they are worn by brides and flower girls at weddings and by young girls at their first communions. A crown of flowers is also the perfect addition to your little girl's princess or fairy costume. A crown made from silk flowers takes little more than an hour to make, lasts much longer than one made from fresh flowers and can be worn on multiple occasions.
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Things you need
- Coiled floral wire, 18 gauge
- Wire snips
- Silk flowers
- Floral tape
- Hot glue gun
- Hot-melt glue sticks
- Low-temperature glue sticks
Cut silk flowers and greenery off of the main bouquets. Try to leave a 1-inch-long stem on each of the flowers and leaves. The short stems make it easier to arrange the flowers on the floral crown.
Measure your head with a measuring tape. Add 3 inches to the measurement and cut a piece of floral wire to that length with wire snips. The extra 3 inches will make it possible to adjust the fit of your crown once you have attached the flowers.
Bend one end of the floral wire over about a half inch. Twist the end around the wire to create a small loop. Starting at the wire loop, cover the length of the floral wire with floral tape, stopping 3 inches short of the end.
Place the stem of a silk flower against the floral wire adjacent to the loop at the end. Secure the flower to the wire with hot glue. Cover the flower's stem with floral tape.
Add additional flowers and greenery to the wire and hot glue them in place. Make sure you cover the stems of the flowers you added previously with the new flowers. Adjust the angle and position of the flowers as you add them so that the flower wreath has a balanced appearance.
Hold the wreath up to your head and look in the mirror once you have covered about half of the wire with flowers and leaves. Identify any bare spots or flowers that need adjustment and take corrective action. Continue adding flowers and leaves until you have covered all of the floral wire except the last 3 inches.
Thread the end of the floral wire through the loop on the other end. Adjust the fit of the crown. Place the wreath on your head and determine how you want the crown to sit. With the sharp end of the wire through the wire loop, hook the end of the wire around to make a second loop and twist it into place.
Cut off the excess floral wire and cover the twisted section of the newly formed loop with floral tape. Cut several lengths of ribbon and tie them to the back of the crown, if desired.
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