I love a great Floral Crown! These easy steps help you create a beauty like this one from Passion for Flowers
I can't wait! Let’s get cracking!
What You Will Need:
Quicksand Roses Sweet Avalanche Roses Bombastic spray Roses Roll of florists’ tape Wax Flower Vendela Roses Fine gauge silver florists’ 32 gauge wire and Medium gauge 56 or 71 wire
* feel free to substitute any flowers for those above, just keep a nice range of sizes and composition.
1. Measure the head of the bride or person wearing the crown. The easiest way to do this is with a piece of string. If they are not around, use your own ! To add hooks to hold the circlet together add an extra 1.5- 2 inches to the length of the string at each end.
2. Using the sturdy medium gauge wire cut this to match the length of the string you measured out in step 1 for the base of the circlet and then cover it with florists’ tape.
3. Select your flowers. For the Roses cut the stems just below the flower head and push the medium gauge wire through the calyx (the very base of the flower head). Add a silver wire through the calyx and secure it on the main stem wire.
4. Cover all the wires with tape, try stretching the tape and pulling it as you wind around the wire to keep as thin as possible.
5. There is no need to wire the Wax Flower.
6. You are now ready to add the flowers to your covered wire from step 2 working from one end of your circlet wire to the other. Add the Roses and the Wax Flower. Try to alternate them on either side of the wire for a more natural look. I have used a mix of the larger roses and spray roses interspersed with the wax flower for texture.
7. Keep working along the length of the wire, taping in the wired flowers and the wax flower; make sure to keep a signature large Sweet Avalanche rose for the centre of the circlet to give the flower crown a generous look.
8. As you finish bend over a length of the wire to create a ‘hook’ at each end of the wire to hold the circlet together and gently create the round shape.