With festival season well underway, and in honour of Glastonbury Festival starting today, I thought I’d share a quick and super easy DIY to show you how to make your own floral crown.
The floral headpiece is a festival season must, but its a nice addition to any summer outfit, even if you’re not sat in a muddy field.
Obviously they’re available all over the high street and internet now, but you know I think it’s always nicer and more fun to make your own – and it only cost about £5 in materials from my local craft shop, so I reckon it’s probably cheaper too!
What you’ll need:
- Fabric flowers (the longer the stems the better)
- Gardening wire (must be able to bend it in to shape)
- Floristry tape
- Cutters or scissors
To make the base I had to use two pieces of the wire cause it was pre-cut – if you have it on a roll, just wrap it around your head where you want the crown to sit and cut a little bit extra than you need. If you’re using pre-cut pieces, bend two to fit your head around your head and twist the ends where they meet to make a circle.
Using your pliers, wrap the ends around the wire. You will be left with some ends that could scratch or irritate your head, so cover them with the tape.
Next, cut the biggest flowers from your bunch. Cut the stems as long as you possibly can as it makes it much easier to attach them to the crown. At quarter points on the circle, place two flowers with the stems running along the wire. Fix it in place with the tape.
Then you simply fill up the spaces in between using the same technique with your smaller flowers until the crown is full. Doing it this way ensures you get a nice even crown but, you know, you can mix it up if you want it to be fuller on one side.
Then all that’s left to do is sit in the sun and channel your inner hippy. See, I told you it was easy! And it’s pretty sturdy too. I actually made this last year and it’s still going strong 12 months later.
What do you think? Let me know if you give it a go. Or even better, post a picture!