When making a flower crown you need a number of supplies…
1. Fresh Flowers.
When I pick out the flowers I generally get a mix of colors and textures for best results. I prefer the variation but you can also do all one color with varied textures or perhaps all the same flower but in different color. I usually get my flowers from MARKET STREET because they seem to be well stocked and freshly delivered.
To cut flower, and following supplies to correct length.
This looks a bit like think green twine and is the best material to make a flower crown. It is your base for the crown and will sit atop your head. I buy this from HOBBY LOBBY and I get roughly 25ft of it and it lasts me about 15 crowns.
4. Floral Wrapping Tape.
This will be your tool for attaching the flowers to th wire to create the flower crown. It only sticks to itself but must be wrapped efficiently and tightly to be secure.
Once you begin, wrap a bit of wire around your head to measure and give yourself about 3 more inches of wiggle room to connect the crown at the end of construction.
Take the flowers you bought and cut one flower about an inch and a half down the stem.
starting with the bottom on the stem wrap it around the floral wire so that it is huggng the wire and the flower is facing straight out.
With the wrapping tape start at the base of the stem and tightly wrap it going up towards the flower. Wrapping tightly will make the tape stick well and keep the flower from falling off.
After you secure the flower it should be facing the opposite way in which you started wrapping. Gently straighten the flower the way you want it facing and gently wrap on the other side to keep it that diretion. (caution: the flowers are easily broken in this step– Be gentle) Wrap a few times this way going on each side of the flower. Make sure it is secure and won’t move or fall out.
Grab your next flower and start again. I space flowers out about half an inch to an inch depending on how full you’re wanting it and the size of the flowers you’re using.
…and REPEAT until complete.
Bonne Chance!! (Good Luck!)
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