Celebrate Summer – a DIY flower crown

From backyard weddings to family photo shoots, celebrate summer with this DIY flower crown!

Today, I thought I would share a relatively quick and easy DIY flower crown tutorial that’s suitable for any warm-weather festivity—whether it’s a backyard wedding, a summer music festival, or even a family photo shoot.

From backyard weddings to family photo shoots, celebrate summer with this DIY flower crown!

What you’ll need:

  • A large bouquet of flowers (from your local supermarket or fresh from the garden)
  • 12 Gauge Heavy Aluminum Florist Wire
  • 24-26 Gauge Green Paddle Wire
  • Heavy Duty Scissors and/or Wire Cutters

All of the above can be found in the floral section of most craft or convenience stores.

From backyard weddings to family photo shoots, celebrate summer with this DIY flower crown!

From backyard weddings to family photo shoots, celebrate summer with this DIY flower crown!

1. Using the heavy aluminum wire, roughly measure the crown of the head, leaving a little extra room for the flowers to be wrapped.

From backyard weddings to family photo shoots, celebrate summer with this DIY flower crown!

Twist the ends of the aluminum wire loop together and wrap tightly in floral tape so the wire points aren’t poking out.

From backyard weddings to family photo shoots, celebrate summer with this DIY flower crown!

2. Cut the stem of your first flower, leaving about 4 or 5 inches. Secure the flower over the taped twisted wire with your thin green paddle wire, starting at the base of the bloom and working your way down the stem. (You might want to cut a 10″ strand of paddle wire for each flower before you begin the arrangement—it makes the process much quicker and easier.)

From backyard weddings to family photo shoots, celebrate summer with this DIY flower crown!

3. Cover the wired stem with floral tape to ensure comfort, then add your next flower just below the bloom of the first.

From backyard weddings to family photo shoots, celebrate summer with this DIY flower crown!

Repeat steps two and three, clockwise around the aluminum loop, until you reach your desired floral arrangement. I suggest trying on the crown periodically throughout the process to get a better idea of how the arrangement is coming together.

Try not to bundle too many flowers at once, because it’s easy for the loop to get heavy with stems. Work small, and you can always add more blooms at the end.

From backyard weddings to family photo shoots, celebrate summer with this DIY flower crown!

And there you have it! A beautiful garden headdress, ready for whatever your whimsical affair!

My boyfriend’s niece, Mailey, and I spent the afternoon enjoying the sunshine and crafting these outside, just before a May shower drizzled in. The flower’s were certainly pleased and even Mailey didn’t seemed phased, frolicking around the yard like a fairy princess.

From backyard weddings to family photo shoots, celebrate summer with this DIY flower crown!

From backyard weddings to family photo shoots, celebrate summer with this DIY flower crown!

Have a colorful and creative summer!

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  1. Interesting article with creative gift.

  2. Wow ! flower is my favorite . Thanks for post this great gift idea .

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