I think this is my favourite of all of our Roses & Ribbons DIY projects so far.
(As you may have noticed, I have a penchant for floral crowns ~ here's 30 (yes that's three zero) of my all time favourites.)
Below is a simple step by step tutorial from uber talented florist Karen of Huckleberry Karen Designs that demonstrates just how to make a statement floral crown of roses. And surprisingly it's not as tricky as you might think.
I love that Karen suggested using small spray roses as opposed to the large roses often used in floral crowns. A few sprigs of fragrant lavender and velvety dusty miller completed the garland.
This dreamy combination of flowers resulted in a slightly more wild look while still retaining a chic air to it. Perfect for boho brides and English country garden fetes, it would make a lovely accessory for bridesmaids too!
Floral Crown DIY
Clippers to cut the flowers
2 bunches of spray roses (we used a light pink and dark pink)
1 bunch dusty miller
1 bunch of sprigs of lavender
Step By Step Tutorial
1. First take the floral wire and make a circle with it – roughly the size the size of the head you would like to make the wreath for.
2. Wrap floral tape around the wire shaped like a circle
3. Cut sprigs of flowers you want to use and have them ready to attach to the wreath.
4. Start with a spray rose and some green foliage (we used dusty miller) and secure to the wreath.
6. Secure to your head with bobby pins.
Also, how off the charts gorgeous are these tutorial photos by Simply Jessie Photography?!
Our lovely model for the day, and my San Francisco dog walking pal, Mayu, is rocking that flower crown like a pro.
And here's a simple cut out and keep / pinnable version of the tutorial I made especially for you. Hope you find it helpful.
Top Tips For Floral Crowns
Throughout his project I discovered that although floral crowns may look incredible in photo shoots, in real life they can actually feel quite heavy. A trial run at making your crown and seeing how many roses / how much foliage you can comfortably perch atop your head is definitely recommended.
And bear in mind that your flower crown may start to get a little droopy after 8 hours or so so you might need some reception hair accessories / a hairstyle back up plan for later in the evening.
Are any of you planning on wearing a floral crown on your big day?
Best of luck with your floral crown escapades lovelies, I want to see pics!
Also feel free to leave a comment or a question below for myself and Karen. We're happy to help if you have any questions.
Pssst...Once everybody had gone home after the shoot, I couldn't resist trying out the flower crown for myself and having my very own pouty, Lana Del ray moment! Wanna have a giggle? Check it out on Instagram.