2017 is right on our heels, and while most of us are feeling the chill of winter temperatures, that doesn’t mean we can’t still ring in the New Year surrounded by pretty flowers! And what better way to enjoy beautiful flowers than to wear them?! Hi, I’m Abby from Sew Much Ado, and today I’m going to show you how easy it is to make your own flower crowns!
These flower crowns are made thanks to the gorgeous selection of faux greenery and faux flowers from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, which means they’re weather proof! Even better, they will last all year long!
Flower crowns are perfect for so many occasions – weddings, parties, or even just as a fun accessory to brighten up your wardrobe or family photos!
You can have a lot of fun using your creativity to create many different looks depending on the colors, size, and quantity of flowers you add to the crown – the possibilities are endless!
Let’s get started!
Flower Crown Supplies:
• Panacea Products Naturally Wired Floral Wire (or other thick covered floral wire found at your local JOANN store)
• Panacea Products 22 Gauge Green Paddle Wire (or other thin floral wire found at your local JOANN store)
• Panacea Products Green Floral Tape
• Assortment of Faux Floral Greenery Stems and Flowers (many options found at your local JOANN store)
• Measuring Tape
• Jewelry Pliers and Wire Cutters
• Glue Gun
• Glue Sticks
First, measure loosely around the crown recipient’s head and use wire cutters to cut the covered floral wire that length plus ½”. Measuring loosely is important as the crown circumference will decrease a bit once the greenery is attached.
Overlap the two ends ½” and use the thin floral wire to secure together. Be sure to tuck ends of wire under itself to avoid any sharp edges in the finished crown!
Cover the thin floral wire with wire tape for extra security.
Begin by attaching greenery around outside of crown, securing with thin floral wire and floral tape (depending on type/placement of greenery, one may work better than the other so use what works best for you!).
Once the crown is covered with greenery, begin to place flowers as desired on the crown, tucking ends into thin floral wire, and using a glue gun and glue sticks to secure pieces in place as needed.
Continue to add flowers to the crown until your look is completed! You can add just a few flowers, or cover the entire crown with flowers – there really is no wrong way to make it!
Dress up your favorite winter outfit, add some pop to your family photos, or just enjoy wearing a pretty crown!