Flower Crowns are so cute and trendy – and fun to make! They also make the perfect headpieces for prom! We’ve teamed up with Crowns by Christy, a New York City based flower crown designer and floral stylist to show you how to craft the perfect flower crown. A gorgeous flower crown is an updated way to wear prom headbands, and a major trend this year. This will be a perfect for accessorizing your prom look – you will surely stand out! Try these steps for creating your own flower crown for prom, you could even have a flower crown party with friends! Here’s a step by step guide to making the perfect DIY flower crown!
Step 1: Gather your supplies!
You will need:
– florist wire (like this one)
– garden shears or scissors (I’m obsessing over these gold ones shown in the photo)
– craft wire ( I use this one)
– florist tape (this is optional and can be found at any hardware store or here)
– fresh flowers of your choice
Step 2: Preparing the Blooms
Begin by cutting the stems of your flowers to be about 1.5 -2 inches long each, creating a pile of blooms to select from as you work. Maybe use a small glass of water to keep the cut flowers fresh while you work.
Step 3: Creating the Crown Base
Prepare the base of your flower crown by forming a circle with the craft wire that fits around your head (ask a friend to measure if you need extra hands). Twist the two ends together. You can cover the twisted wire with florist tape to prevent the sharp edges from scratching (optional).
Step 4: Adding the First Flower
Place your first flower against the craft wire, wrapping the two together with florist wire, 2-3 ties around (no need to pull the wire to tightly as it can rip through the stem).
Step 5: Adding More Flowers
Repeat step 4 as you add in each additional flower or small bunch of flowers, building a strand of flowers that grows in one direction. You can cover the wire each time you add a flower by placing a new bloom over the wire covered stem of the previous flower.
Step 6: Finishing Touches
Complete your flower crown by repeating step 4 until your entire circle of craft wire is covered and voila! You have your flower crown, a perfect prom headpiece.
And there you have your flower crown! Flower crowns are the perfect headpieces for prom. You could definitely alter these steps a little bit if you’re also looking to for a DIY Prom Corsage, or for a boutonnière for your date! DIY accessories for prom are also great for the environment, and are fun to make!
Want to learn more about crafting your own flower crown? Check out Christy’s book Flower Crowns: 30 Enchanting DIY Floral Creations and her instagram! What do you think of flower crowns? What prom dress do you plan to pair with your flower crown? Show us what flower crown you craft by tagging @crownsbychristy and us by posting photos on Instagram with our blog’s Instagram @glamandgowns, or Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana_NY and Twitter @FavianaNY!
Erin & Victoria of Crowns by Christy