Flower crowns make stunning wedding hair accessories for both brides and bridesmaids. And the good news is, they’re really easy and cost effective to make yourself. Perfect for the DIY bride on a budget! If you’ve never made a flower crown before, keep it simple by using gypsophelia (baby’s breath), which is both cheap and easy to find.
I picked up two bunches of gypsophelia from my local supermarket for £2 each and the rest of the materials from a local craft shop.
Flower crown materials
The great thing about making a flower crown is that you don’t need much to get started. Here’s a list of everything you’ll need.
- Gypsophelia (two bunches is plenty)
- Floristry wire
- Floristry tape
Make the base
First of all, decide where on your head you’d like your flower crown to sit. I think they look great sat on the crown of your head, set back from your forehead.
Cut a piece of thick floristry wire the circumference of your head, plus an inch extra so you can fasten the crown together. Form the wire into a circle (it doesn’t have to be perfect as it will be hidden by the flowers anyway.) Make the fastening by forming the ends into a loop and hook.
Prep the gypsophelia
Create little bunches of gypsophelia by taking small pieces from the main stem and bunching them together. Wrap floristry tape around the stems to secure them tightly. Larger bunches with make your crown look bigger and frothier.
Secure the flowers to the base
Using pieces of floristry tape, secure each bunch to the base. Start at the front of the crown and work your way around to the back. Position the flowers close together, overlapping them slightly and making sure you don’t leave gaps.
Your beautiful flower crown is ready for you to wear!