Whether you’re a part of the Cottagecore community or not, a wire flower crown is a great addition to any look.
This article will detail the 6 steps required to make your very own flower crown from home (or meadow).
If you’re walking down the isle, running through a grassy meadow, having a picnic or even going to a festival like Coachella, I’m sure we can all enjoy a flower crown at some point.
The Cottagecore community in particular has the perfect style and aesthetic for rocking one of these crowns on any occasion – promoting a romanticised, simple way of living that focuses on the beauty of nature.
But first: we need to discuss what flowers you should use for your own flower crown.
No flower is the same, and when making your crown, you need to understand the right use for different flowers – you will need large, focal flowers to draw focus to as well as look for small flowers to use as fillers between your focal flowers.
A few examples of filler flowers include baby’s breath (the Cottagecore favourite), ranunculus, yarrow, wax flowers or spray roses.
You will also need to decide on the type of greenery you want – this will need to be paired with the filler flowers.
Some greenery we love include eucalyptus, olive branches or Italian ruscus.
Focal flowers we suggest are garden roses, orchids, peonies and anemones that are larger, therefore creating a central focal point.
Tools You need
- Filler flowers
- Focal flowers
- 18-inch florist wire, 24 gauge
- Stem wrap
- Floral scissors
- Floral adhesive
1. Measure The Wire Around Your Head
To begin, you will want to measure your head using a measuring tape where you wish for the crown to sit when finished.
2. Connect Two Pieces of Wire
Next, you will need to measure the correct length of wire you will need (make sure to leave some extra as you will need to connect the ends and the floral tape will cause the size to shrink slightly).
Once you have twisted the wires together, form it into a circle and connect the ends by twisting them together.
- Tip: have extra floral wire in reach so you can reinforce any stems that may need it.
- Tip: if you plan on using heavier flowers, it is best to double up on the amount of wire you are using. This will ensure your florals don’t droop.
3. Trim Your Flowers
To trim your flowers, you will want to take your floral scissors and leave about 3 inches of stem from the flower.
The easiest way to do this, if you want to save time, is to cut all your flowers at once, rather than going back and forth.
- Tip: you can always take more stem off if you need, but you can’t add more on – it’s better to have too much than not enough.
4. Wire Each Flower Stem
If some of your flowers stems aren’t super sturdy, we recommend wiring them to add extra support.
To do this, you will need to cut a piece of wire around 4 inches long and push it through the stem close to the head, then bend the two sides of wire down the stem.
5. Wrap With Floral Tape (optional)
Next, you will need to go through your flowers and wrap the entire stems with floral tape.
While this step is optional, we believe it makes the biggest difference is supporting the flowers and creating an illusion that the flowers all link together.
- Tip: you can wrap a few flowers together to create a small bunch to add later.
6. Attach Your Flowers To The Wire
You can do this step randomly, or you can organise your flowers in an arrangement you like.
When you add a flower or greenery, secure them to the wire with the floral tape.
You will want to ensure all stems are laid in the same direction and alternate between focal flowers your greenery.
- Tip: you can cover the entire wire, or you can choose to only cover a small portion and simply add more florals to create a full look.
7. Fill In The Spaces
When you’ve got your arrangement of focal and greenery to your liking, begin using the floral adhesive to attach filler flowers.
To do this, you will need to dip each stem into the glue and place it between the flower florals.
Refrigerate Your Crown
If you are not wearing your crown immediately, it is best to store it in the fridge to keep it as fresh as possible.
- Tip: fruit emit ethylene, a gas that speeds us ripening and flowering, so make sure you keep them as far away from fruit as possible. You could even remove all fruit from your fridge or store the crown in a plastic bag.
Mist It Before Wearing
Before you wear your crown, be sure to mist it with some water – this ensures it not only looks fresh, but luxurious.
Now that you know exactly how to make your very own flower crown, it’s time for you to go shopping!