Ever since I read Anne of Green Gables, I have always always wanted to make my own flower crown. I even tried the easier option of weaving into a straw hat (side note: NOT the easier option). Maybe I didn’t have the right flowers or the right climate for it but for some reason, it never worked out. My DIY Flower Crown was always a DNQ: Did Not Quite…Yet another book-related dream to leave behind in my youth.
And then the universe offered up a Flower Crown Workshop!! Sign me up and take my money!! Now I know how to make a flower crown AND I can share it with you! Big thanks to Sydney Flower School and Play World Australia for the opportunity.
There are three ways to make a flower crown:
Each of these methods is easy to do; the difference is on your expectations and uses for it. If you’re heading outside to enjoy the fresh new Spring wafting through your garden, then a sweet ‘n simple vine/long-stem design will suit you for the day. However, if you’re planning on using this crown for a special event, you’re going to want more structure with the aluminum frame.
I’m going to step you through the middle option: Using floristry wire as your core structure. This will hold its shape for a little longer and allow you to explore your creativity with a greater range of flowers.
It’s all about the flowers!! However, your choice of flowers will set the tone for the crown you will wear. Are you looking for something full and glorious? Or a lighter, more gentle circlet? If you choose a bold signature flower, it can help to break it up with some greenery and ‘filler flowers’ to round out the look. Here are some of our favourites:
Daisy (Innocence and purity)