Make these Dress Up Flower Crowns

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I love the whimsical, natural look of wearing a flower crown. They are so flattering, and perfect for special moments or dress up events. They are also super cute on the kids.

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Would you believe they are crazily easy to make? I’ve made plenty over the years, for things like hen’s parties or themed events. I recently made some with my girlfriends for a 70’s party I was going to as a ‘flower child’. We all made flower crowns over a few wines - the whole process was so fun, and they all turned out beautiful! So, I thought you might like to learn how to make them too.

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A note about this style: I’ve used artificial flowers, because I wanted to create something we could use again and again. I love the look of flower crowns with real blooms, but this tutorial is for a style that you can keep and use again. Perfect for the dress up box! My kids are proof you can get lots of use out of them, they are constantly pulling them out for imaginative play.

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So let’s get started…

You will need:

  • Artificial flowers – try mix up the sizes, with a combination of small to medium size. You’ll find good quality flowers at all sorts of stores these days, like Spotlight, Freedom and Crave Home

  • Artificial foliage – get some greenery like leaves and stems (as above, this is widely available at home décor stores these days)

  • Floral wire – I got mine from a florist, in a bunch of lengths that could be bent into shape

  • Clear tape – I used Scotch Super Hold Tape

  • Side Cutters – You will need a pair of side cutters or pliers that cut through the wire in the flowers (don’t bother trying with scissors, you’ll ruin them for sure!)

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Step 1

Cut the stems of the flowers and foliage so that they are short and easier to handle.

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Step 2

Create a round loop with your floral wire, which will sit on your head comfortably. Use some tape to secure it together.

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Step 3

 Start attaching the cut flowers and foliage to the hoop. I started with foliage then put flowers on top.

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You can pop it on and look in the mirror as you go. If a flower seems to be poking up too much, you can add foliage around it, to help it blend in. Or remove it and reposition.

You can add flowers right around the loop, or leave a gap at the back (whatever suits how you’ll style your hair).

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Once you’re happy with the look, they’re done! Wasn’t that a simple, and wonderfully creative project to make? And they will look so great on you or the kids.

 I’d love to see your creations, so be sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook.

 Enjoy xx

 
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(I promised my kids love these crowns, haha but isn’t this pic priceless!)

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LATEST, KIDS, DIYJulie Stuart