DIY Simple Flower Crowns
This semester I helped costume a student production of the The Tempest. Since it’s one of Shakespeare’s more *magical* works, we decided to make flower crowns for all the female ensemble members. All throughout tech week I had a glue gun in hand and plastic flower stems surrounding me. The flower crowns I’ve made for myself in the past are a lot more intricate, as I used floral wiring and a lot more flowers to create a fuller wreath. Making a full crown can be pretty time-consuming, but one of these crowns can be finished in just 10-15 minutes each! These flower crowns are perfect if you’re throwing a party and need little gifts for your guests or if you need an extra accessory for a summer music festival.
-floral stem wire – we used 18″ fabric-covered wire but you can always cut regular floral wire to 18″ (one wire per crown)
-flower bunches (amount you need depends on how many crowns you’re making/what type of flowers you’re using)
-hot glue gun + hot glue
1. Twist the ends of one piece of wire into loops, as shown. Thread an approvimately 6-inch piece of wire through each loop and tie. You’ll tie the ribbons together when wearing the crown.
2. Remove flower buds from their stems and align the first one near one of the end loops. Hold it in place and apply hot glue in a circle around the bud’s center. You want to make sure you put enough hot glue so that the flower is secure. Hold it in place for about 20 seconds until the hot glue dries.
3. Continue gluing flowers along the rest of the wire. Play around with spacing for a fuller or more sparse look.
4. Finished! Wear your crown and feel like a sprite. Get creative with your crowns. Try using bigger flowers and smaller flowers and have fun with color. I made an ombré pattern with the center crown and added peacock feathers to the one on the left for a more regal look.The possibilities are endless.