Fun with Flowers: Making a Flower Crown

I constantly hunt event calendars for ideas of New Things to do. It is much easier showing up at a pre-organized event than creating your own adventure every week. While perusing Eventbrite I came across a flower crown workshop and photoshoot. I was never particularly “girly” as a child (or now), so making a flower crown was definitely something new for me.

Flower Crown Model

The workshop was hosted by the lovely ladies of Miss Mayter’s Photography and Pink Mink Productions.

Floral Wire

Making a flower crown is pretty simple. First, select the flowers you want. To make one like mine, choose a mix of small and large flowers and an array of colors. I was lucky; they actually had flowers that matched my new favorite dress.

Floral Wire Braid

Once you pick your flowers (pun slightly intended) get a bit of wire and measure the size of your head. It is better to have it be a little too big than too small because you can always tighten it at the end. Then take three pieces of wire and braid them together until you reach the appropriate length.

Making a Flower Crown

Now you can start adding your flowers. Trim the stems on the flower to 1/2 to 2 inches and insert the stems into the holes of the braid. If you need extra help securing the stems, just wrap them tightly with green floral tape.

Floral Tape

Just keep adding flowers until you are done. When you are finished wearing your crown, you can dry the flowers by hanging them upside down in a warm, dry place.

Flower Crown

When we were done making the crown we had an awesome little photo session. Here are some of the results:

Flower Corwn Pose

 

Flower Crown Outside

 

Flower Crown Ivy

These are the unedited raw images (that is how awesome Miss Mayter is). Once I get the final shots I will upload those instead.

Pink Mink Productions

Miss Mayter Photography and Pink Mink Productions host events like this every few weeks, so be sure to follow them both on Instagram so you can join next time.

3 Comments on “Fun with Flowers: Making a Flower Crown

  1. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing the instructions with us, it inspired me to make my own flower crown for a shoot soon! 🙂 have a lovely day x

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