Looking to make some beautiful floral crowns this fall? This article includes three floral crowns to inspire you, plus a photoshoot with those crowns. I ran a 5-star floral design shop on Etsy for two years before I decided to take the leap and pursue blogging. I love flowers and I’m excited to show you a few designs and tips for creating stunning pieces.
First, you can’t make a floral crown (aka flower hair wreath) without a base! This tutorial will walk you through how to make an adjustable wire base for your floral crown.
Next comes the fun part! Adding the flowers!
Plan out your color scheme and purchase flowers and/or greenery that you like. Take into consideration the size of the flowers and the person wearing the crown. Large flowers look incredible on some people, but overpowering on others. For babies or small children I recommend smaller flowers, like blossoms.
A combination of greenery, flowers and filler that differ in size, shape and texture create the most lush and interesting designs, but a piece loaded with bold flowers, or a simple crown of small blossoms can be equally as eye-catching. Check out these examples below.
Below are my recent crown designs using fall flowers. After you make your adjustable wire base, follow along with the videos to add flowers and ribbon to make your own beautiful design!
For each Flower Crown you will need:
- DIY adjustable floral crown base
- Artifical flowers
- 22-gauge wire
- Wire cutters
- Optional: floral tape (if you plan to wrap your 22-gauge wire brown–see below)
You can make brown base and wrap your 22-gauge wire with brown floral tape to match (like I did). Or you can purchase green coiled wire to make your floral base and use green 22-gauge wire.
DIY Fall Orchid Flower Crown
Watch the tutorial below to make a similar crown.
DIY Fall Wildflower Floral Crown
Watch the tutorial below to make a similar hair wreath:
DIY Small Blossom Floral Crown for Fall
Watch below to see how I made this crown:
When you pinch the ends of your wire down with pliers they may still be pokey or scratchy on the head. To fix this, dab a little hot glue on the ends of any bare wire to seal them so they can’t poke or scratch!