Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Flower Crown~ DIY

I know, I'm a bit late to the flower crown trend, but with pretty things like this~ It's better late than never, right? Haha..
But I've been eyeing flower crowns since spring, but I kept putting off buying one because the really full and pretty ones are so expensive, and I don't have that cash to just spend on a seasonal accessory like that.
So, after watching so many tutorials on youtube, I decided to just make one myself since it will be cheaper, I have more control on what my flower crown looks like and I learn a new skill to put under my belt. It's a win win!
So, let's get started~

What you will need:
Thick floral wire~ mine is wrapped in a natural coloured twine.
Pliers
Scissors [strong enough to cut your wire and the plastic flower stems]
Fake flowers~15-30 flower heads per crown, is a good estimate if you want a very dense crown.
Hot glue gun

Optional:
Items like crystals, pearls [or starfish] to further personalize your crown.

Step one: Behead all the flowers. So, just take your scissors and cut off all their heads, or pull them off the stem if you can. 

Step two: Take your wire, and wrap it around your head, once you get that measurement, leave an extra two-three inches and cut it. 

Step three: Cut two other wires the same length as the piece you just cut~ You will want three wires of the same length.
Step four: Braid your wire, to form a secure base for your crown, when you're done, use your pliers to wrap the ends around each other, and tuck all remaining wire around it's self so you have no sharp pieces sticking out.

[Optional, you can cut a small 3-4 inch piece of wire to wrap around your end to make it look neater and to cover any sharp wire ends you can't conceal~ It can also serve to make the end even more sturdy.]
Step five: Now is the fun part, you can lay out your crown design, and map out how you want your crown to look!
Step six: Hot glue your flower heads to your crown~ This step takes the most time, and it's a lot of adjusting and probably burning yourself every so often.
I like to start where my crown is the most dense, which tends to be near the front, then work out.
I put my main flowers down first, then, if I fill it out with smaller ones, I do that after the crown is mostly covered.

Step seven [optional]: decorate your crown with bling or other accessories~ I attached all my extras with hot glue since it's fast to dry and pretty stable. If you want more stability, you can use epoxy, but that takes time to fully cure.

That's it!

It's a fairly simple process, but it can be a bit time consuming depending how voluminous and/or how detailed you want your flower crown to be.

I ended up making two crowns with how many flower heads I had. 

My mermaid crown^^

Then, my massive flower crown, with lots of embellishments^^

I am a bit more biased to my mermaid themed crown~ It makes me feel absolutely magical!
I think it goes quite well with my mermaid tee from Brandy Melville, haha..
Flower crowns are a pretty and delicate accessory for any season [probably with seasonal blooms and colour schemes for times like fall and winter]~ They can take any look to another level, and are real attention grabbers. Not to mention, they are pretty easy to make by yourself and to fit any budget.
 

                        
I'm so happy to finally have a flower crown to call my own!

I hope you could find the tutorial helpful!
Make a flower crown, not just for yourself but for the lovely people in your life, everyone enjoys a fun flower crown~~

<3CarisseIris


14 comments:

  1. Oh yay! I was hoping you would make a tutorial on how you made your flower crown! ^^ And you're looking beautiful as always. xoxo <3

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  2. Omgggg you really are a mermaid princess!~ It looks so perfect on you, great job making it!! ♥

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  3. It's super cute! I love this accessory! And soon will be Spring here in Brazil, where I live.
    I like so much! So...I'll try :3
    Your blog is one of my favorites <3
    Kisses...

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  4. Woah, you've got skills! It's wonderful. ^^
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  5. the DIY flower crown looks amazing with your pink hair <3

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  6. Okay first let's talk about how gorgeous you look in those pics! You're slaying me!
    I love this floral crown! I've been wanting to make one but I haven't found a tutorial that satisfied my and I was too lazy/nervous (DIYs sometimes give me anxiety) to try on my own. So I'm excite to try this tutorial! Yours are gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial! ^_^

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  7. Please can u make "what's in my phone 2014"??? You're looking beautiful as always, I like your pink hair *__*. xoxo <3

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  8. Could you please let some of us know where you purchased your flowers ? and starfish .

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  9. Damn it I love your hair on these pics...... *total envy* plus that floral crown looks amazing on you. I've tried to use a blood red roses crown, but I just felt really stupid while wearing it... :D and probably looked stupid too...... *lol* I don't know if you already have one, but I'd love to see a tutorial about your hair in these pictures. *----*

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  10. This is sooooo adorbs ♥

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  11. This is seriously one of the prettiest flower crowns I've seen. I've made a few but I've always had trouble getting a good wire base. This was helpful and it seems so much easier than what I was doing. Thanks for sharing!

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