DIY Flower Crown

Over the years, flower crowns have become more and more popular world wide. Whether it’s a music festival, a wedding or just an afternoon out with your best friends, nowadays flower crowns seem to be the go-to accessory. There’s something whimsical and girly about flower crowns, and they add something unique to your outfit or your whole wedding look. This DIY flower crown tutorial by Lauren Conrad is super easy and won’t take you hours to complete. We recommend doing it with your besties, it’s a fun project you’ll all enjoy doing together!

Supplies

  • Floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • Wire cutters (floral)
  • Greenery
  • Flowers (real of faux, your choice!)

Instructions

1.  First, take a piece of floral wire and form it into a circular shape. Rest it atop your head to see how long you need the wire to be to form a loose crown around your head. Cut off excessive wire, and form the rest into a circular shape. Tape the circle shut with floral tape (you’ll want to wrap the tape around the wire several times)

2. Choose your greens and flowers. Start your crown with a layer of pretty greenery that covers the wire, which will act as the base of your crown. Once you have your greenery, you’ll tape it to the crown with your floral tape.

3. Once you have the greenery taped to the crown, it’s time to add your flowers. To attach each flower to the crown, make sure the flower stems are at least 3 inches long (you can cut off excess stems with scissors or wire cutters), and, using floral tape, tape the stem to the crown (see photo below). Just like for the greenery, you’ll want to wrap the tape around the stem about four to five times to make sure it stays.

Images/DIY via Lauren Conrad 

 

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DIY Garden Inspired Wedding Bouquet

Lush, asymmetrical garden-style bouquets have become very popular among brides today.  That’s thanks in part to the renaissance of small flower farms and the popularity of the seasonal flower movement.  In recent years, the availability of locally-grown blooms continues to expand, and it’s no wonder brides are using real flowers for their wedding bouquets as opposed to fake ones.  Below, we demonstrate how to make a hand-tied bridal bouquet using fresh, season flowers. This DIY  garden inspiration flower bouquet will make brides swoon over this unique design!

Bouquet Ingredients

Garden roses, dahlias, lisianthus, zinnia, foxglove, stock, rose foliage, chocolate cosmos and heuchera.

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Steps

1. Establish shape:  Start by choosing foliage with sturdy, arching stems in order to create the overall bouquet shape. Take two stems and make an X, then add in a third stem to create a splayed-out triangle. When holding your bouquet, avoid using a tight grip with your entire fist. Instead, use the tips of your fingers to hold the stems loosely.

2. Build your foundation: Begin layering in supporting greens, echoing the original triangle shape you established at the start. It’s best to work with one ingredient at a time, evenly spacing each stem around in a circle, working clockwise.

3. Thread in color: Now add in your flowers. Begin by adding in smaller flowers and work up to the bigger blooms. Be sure you give the flowers “room to breathe.” In other words, don’t try cramming a bunch of flowers into a tight, dense cluster; you want your bouquet to have a light, airy feel to it.

4. Finish with airy accents: After placing all of the primary flowers, weave in any delicate accents, such as grasses, or any frilly shaped flowers. These elements should occupy a separate “plane” of the bouquet, which may be slightly higher or extended outward just beyond the larger flowers that form the shape of the bouquet.

5. Fluff and finish: You might find that you need to raise or lower the flowers in your bouquet in order for it to form the shape you prefer. With a loose grip, gently pull the stems up or down in order to ensure each flower is placed correctly. When your finished, use waterproof tape to wrap the bouquet stems followed by a ribbon wrap in a color that complements the flowers. Enjoy your creation!

Images/DIY via Once Wed

 

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The Perfect Wedding Day Team

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