How to make a sunflower crown
Spring isn't far off, meaning you're likely eager to see the flowers to begin blooming again. You don't have to wait for warmer days to incorporate some beautiful blossoms into your life, though. Flower crowns are having a major fashion moment, with plenty of girls rocking them for a boho-chic vibe at weddings, music festivals and even just casually hanging out. It's super easy to create your own DIY flower crown, and the possibilities are endless for making the headpiece fit your personal style. You might even invite over your girlfriends for a crown-making party.
Whether you're sporting the crown yourself or giving it as a gift, follow this guide to create a truly stunning accessory with sunflowers:
Create your own DIY flower crown
- At least six sunflowers, depending on the size of the blooms and your head
- Craft scissors
- Floral tape
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters
- Ribbon (optional)
- First, begin wrapping the wire around your head several times, allowing a little wiggle room to make sure the crown isn't too tight. The more times you wrap it, the stronger it will be.
- Apply floral tapes to the ends of the wire to keep it from poking your head.
- Now that you have the frame, it's time to build your crown. If you're using fresh flowers, make sure to cut them so that you have a few inches of stem to work with. It's up to you what size sunflowers you use, but smaller ones can be easier to deal with. You might even try incorporating different sizes for an eclectic, just-picked-from-the-garden look.
- Place the stem of one blossom directly onto the wire and secure it in place by wrapping floral tape around it.
- Continue to affix sunflowers onto your crown, allowing the petals to overlap slightly. Keep repeating in one direction until the entire frame is covered. If you're using sunflowers that are different sizes, alternate between large and small ones to ensure a balanced finished look.
- You don't have to add ribbon, but it can lend a touch of femininity to your crown. To do so, leave several inches in the back devoid of flowers. Wrap floral tape around that section to cover it. Then cut long strips of ribbon and tie them in a knot over the uncovered section. It's up to you how many and what color ribbons you include. It's advisable to cut the ribbons according to the length of your hair.
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