14 May 2012

floral crown tutorial

let's make floral crowns! i'll walk you through it ; )
floral crown diy
you'll need: 
silk flowers // floral wire // floral tape // scissors // pliers (optional)
my total cost: about $12. but i have so much left over.
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you can use any flowers you like. my tutorial is slightly adapted from one i found a little over a year ago on bleubird vintage (miss james deserves some serious cred) & i love her bright, saturated crown. but i thought a softer, diaphanous one was more deer circus style.
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one:
shape the floral wire into a circle that fits around your head comfortably. make it a bit bigger than your head's circumference as the crown will get thicker once you add lowers. wrap the wire several times to make it nice & sturdy. i wrapped mine about five times & then twirled a circle of wire around the circle to secure the crown and hold all the loops together. wrap floral tape at the end of the last loop.
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 two:
clip flowers from their stems with scissors, leaving about an inch of the stem beneath the flower. this makes it easier to wrap to the crown. you can also cut off some of the leaves if you want -- i left about half of them. starting at the center of the crown, hold the stem against the circle & wrap a two inch piece of floral tape around the stem and crown together. then use your fingers (or pliers) to wrap a 3-4 inch piece of wire over & floral tape.
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keep piling 'em on! it's up to you how hefty a crown you want -- a simple one with just a couple flowers in front, wrap flowers all the way around, or something in between.
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i made mine pretty full.
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happy crafting! 

77 comments:

  1. What an amazing DIY! Thanks for sharing!

    Michelle
    www.michelleesque.com

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  2. *gasp* this is so pretty! I love it. It's a lot easier than I would have though. Thanks for taking the time =)

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  3. you little fairy, you. perfection!

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  4. love it!! i tried making one two weeks ago and i think it turned out pretty well, but i wussed out and used smaller flowers. now i kinda wanna make one with big blossoms. go big or go home and all of that ;)

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  5. I have made recently a floral crown and I just make it in the same way, yours is very cute! as you

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  6. Love this...I might wouldn't make one to wear...but to use for decor :)

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  7. So cute, makes me think of Lana del rey!

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  8. Simply Stunning. I don't think mine would turn out near as well.. I should just hire you to make one for me. ;)

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  9. Oh this is adorable.. And looks so simple too! You always look gorgeous.x

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  10. I've been wanting to make a floral crown for a while now! I need to. I love how yours matches your gorgeous peachy dress!

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  11. I love this! amazing DIY, the crown looks stunning.

    www.pinsneedlesfashion.blogspot.com

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  12. Such a fun DIY :) I love the romantic feel of the crown you made! x

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  13. This is so pretty, I definitely want to try it!

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  14. This is gorgeous! I just love gloral crowns. Reminds me of my days as a little girl. I saw this pin on pinterest, and how funny that i stumbled across the original blog who posted it. Ironic? Really loving your pretty blog! So glad to have found it :D

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  15. I LOVE IT! cant wait to make one! you look so dreamy :)

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  16. your blog is always so beautiful, so charming it always make me smile!
    Love this DIY, gorgeous crown!xx

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  17. This is absolutely amazing, thank you so much <3

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  18. ohhhh making dainty, immediately perishable real flower crowns was one of my favorite activities as a little girl. this is such a beautiful, grown up version! great work, friend. xo.

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  19. i LOVE this and how you put yours together!
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  20. So lovely, very dreamy DIY!
    Freesia

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  21. Gorgeous! The photos and the idea!

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  22. Looove this!!

    http://thedamselinadress.blogspot.com/

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  23. oh my goodness- this is so feminine. I just love it! Doesn't look too hard either. thanks for sharing! xo

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  24. aw, that a great idea! love this. thanks for sharing! :)

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  25. Thanks for the follow! :) such a lovely tutorial, I like that first blurred out photo, so cute and artsy!

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  26. Hey! Thanks for stopping over by my blog today and leaving a comment! Aren't those camera straps to die for!!!
    Oh, and I totally LOVE your blog! I'm following it now as well!
    Have a great night!

    -Jenn

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  27. this is adorable!! You look like a fairy from Midsummer Night's Dream!
    beautiful photos


    Hannah xx

    raspberrykitsch.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. totally gorgeous! you're so creative x

    wishfulpenguin.blogspot.com x

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  29. Flower crowns!! I wish I was this good!!

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  30. I have to try this! Thanks for the tutorial :)

    Sara, xoxo

    sparkle-bomb

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  31. oh my god this looks so good!! xx

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  32. you are just soo beautiful! love the tutorial for the floral crown as well. all the steps look so simple and I will totally have to try this when I have the time. I'd probably have a blast wrapping all the flowers around the wire haha!

    this is my first time visiting your blog and I absolutely LOVE it. definitely making myself a follower :)

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  33. so pretty! I love the flowers you used, lady! :D

    love, polly :D

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  34. Realmente estoy asombrado por el buen gusto , el equilibrio de colores , la elegancia y la fotogenia extraordinaria de tu creativo blog.Gracias por tus palabras.Te sigo y te invito a seguir mi blog.Saludos po├ęticos.

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  35. Cute idea!!! Love the result : )
    You look so pretty!

    xxx

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  36. THIS IS SO CUTE! I love it and you pull it off splendidly! I'm kind of jealous!

    MacKenzie and Molly
    www.ruffledromance.blogspot.com

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  37. Wow, what beautiful crown! You look like a princess :)

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  38. I LOVE the first line of this post. so blase!

    it turned out beautifully, and if i was more of a crown or headband type gal, then i'd be heading out to the craft store as we speak!

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  39. This looks like so much fun! You're a beauty.

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  40. Hey Bridget! Madison from AwkwardGirls here.

    First off-- This is one of the best things I've seen. I need to do it ASAP.

    Secondly, my hair do is suuuppeerrrr easy. I would feel silly making it feel all tutorial like because its that easy. Trust me. You can do it!

    Here is a link that gave me the inspiration (I do basically the same thing, except I don't give it the snooki bump) Just pig tails and pin it basically. Here you go!

    http://www.keikolynn.com/2011/07/hair-tutorial-braided-do.html

    You gonna look so hawt.

    xoxo
    Madison.

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  41. The floral crown is so pretty, I love it! This tutorial is awesome :)

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  42. So pretty! Amazing tutorial and you look so pretty with your crown on! I love the soft colors you chose, very deer circus :)

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  43. You look like an angel! I love the tones and soft color pallet you coordinated in this post. Fabulous DIY!

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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  44. this is a wonderful idea :)

    http://excurlythoughts.blogspot.com

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  45. This looks so lovely--unfortunately I think it's definitely a look for blondes! Maybe I'll use some darker flowers x

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  46. cute!!!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  47. So lovely!!
    I lovr this post, really cute!!

    Take care :)

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  48. I never thought of making my own floral crown before. It looks very pretty on you!

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  49. omg! I neeeeed to try this!! wow! you look fantastic with this on! Thank you for commenting on my blog! I'm so happy I've come to yours..its fabulous! followed right away! :)
    xx

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  50. This is absolutely darling, I love all the pastel colours!! I'm you newest follower :)


    thevintageheart-molly.blogspot.com.au

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  51. This is exactly what I want for my bridesmaids at my wedding! Great tutorial! X

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  52. You are so clever, love your DIYs!!

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  53. oh, this is just extremely adorable, thanks for sharing ♥

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  54. Wow! This is such a great idea!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
    SHOP: www.saboskirt.com
    BLOG: www.saboskirt.blogspot.com

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  55. What a great idea! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  56. Great tutorial! I always love how these look on other bloggers but I'm not sure how they'd translate to my real life. Maybe I should make one and try it though!

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  57. The crown looks amazing on you, those pictures have the 'something'. I love them :) anyway I'd like to invite you to my romwe giveaway! enter if you like :*

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  58. so cute! i must make one for summer

    http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

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  59. that floral crown is beautiful! x

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  60. Great tutorial ! Your floral crown is adorable !

    http://cuteredbow.blogspot.com

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  61. Fantastic d.i.y thank you so much for sharing!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  62. I really loved your profile photo, your comment was the sweetest & your blog is above all my expectations -- love love love it. This headdress is truly one of the cutest I've seen, looks really adorable and I'd love to try out myself.

    Also thank you for following ♥ It means a lot, and I'm happy to follow your beautiful blog too. (+Bloglovin and Pinterest;)


    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  63. Great tutorial! Your blog is so pretty :)

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  64. What a great idea!

    Thx for stopping by and the lovely comment.

    <i'm a new follower, wanna do the same?

    Have agreat day,
    Laura

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  65. holy shit - i am so insanily in love with this crown! it looks amazing! the ones i did are too colourful or have to huge flowers. this one is just perfection! <3

    you got a new follower, madame - isn't that awesome?

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  66. incredibly awesome. I love your photos!
    xo,
    nancy

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  67. Perfekt!!! Love Your BLOG!

    Follow Each other?

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