If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, you know I’m a twin mama. You might also know, it took a lot of work to get these babes here. I spent two months on hospitalized bed rest. The girls were born at 31 weeks and spent 6 weeks in the NICU. So I missed out on some typical pregnancy/new mom milestones. Which in the grand scheme of things isn’t that big of a deal, especially since the girls are now thriving; but I did still want to experience some of them.
One was preserving memories with maternity and newborn photo shoots. I thought I would do a 6 month one instead; and we’re going big. I love the boho trend right now and wanted to wear a floral crown. Being a little underwhelmed by the pricing and options of the ones I found online; I decided to make my own!
This project came together so fast…not only would it be a great craft for a stylized photo shoot, but you could make them for a wedding, too! Scroll down for the quick and easy tutorial!
DIY Floral Crown
- Silk flowers
- Floral tap and Wire
- Wire Cutter
- Naturally Wired Wire
- Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks
You’ll probably want to choose 4-5 different types of florals/berries about 2 smaller flowers and 1-2 statement ones (like the roses and lilacs I used.). I found these at Joann’s. If you are using individual stems, you’ll need about 6 of each. You can also get 1-2 bunches of greenery. I simply used the leaves from my bunches for my floral crown.
Cut a length of the natural wire about the length of the circumference of your head. Gently wrap the wire around your head, twist where the two ends meet. Wrap any excess wire around the circle. Wrap extra all the way around, as needed, this will make the floral crown a little sturdier.
I removed the plastic pieces from the leaves and hot glued them to cover the floral crown.
Clip individual flowers and arrange them in groups of 3-4. Wraps with floral wire, then tape.
Begin glueing the stems to the floral crown. Place one bunch at a time, and then before glueing, place the next to gauge where it should go. To help stabilize and position the flowers a little more, you can wrap portions with a bit of floral wire.
I love how these turned out, check out my Instagram for update pics from my photo shoot coming up!
For more spring themed crafts check these out:
Adorable Baby Bonnets +An Amazing Bias Tape Tutorial
Fun & Easy Rainbow Earrings for St. Patrick’s Day
Spring Daisy Pattern Weights; Free Crochet Tutorial