Music festival season is in full swing, and a flower crown makes the perfect hair accessory for a boho or hippie look. Make this vibrant flower crown with ribbon ties, so you'll be the standout "flower child" at music festivals such as Coachella.
What You'll Need
- Heavy-duty scissors or wire cutters
- Green floral tape
- 26-gauge green floral wire
- Faux flowers (15 to 20 flowers; they are sold individually or in bunches)
- 2 to 3 styles of assorted ribbons (at least one ribbon style that is 1 1/2-by-2 1/2-inches wide and ribbons that match your flowers)
Step 1: Cut the Faux Flower Stems
Using your heavy-duty scissors or wire cutters, cut each flower from its main stem, leaving approximately 2 1/2 inches of stem attached to the flower.
Step 2: Break the Stem
If you used wire cutters, skip this step. Wire cutters will cut off the stem completely with one cut. Scissors may not cut all the way through the wire in the stem. Cut a notch in the stem, and use your fingers to move the stem back and forth to break it off.
Step 3: Arrange Flowers Into Bunches
To keep your workspace tidy, sort your flowers into bunches by type and color. This will make it easier to select flowers for placement on your crown.
Step 4: Make the Crown Base With Wire
Measure around the top of your head to determine how much wire to cut off to create the base of the flower crown. Leave a few inches in case you need the extra wire later. Cut the wire and form it in the shape of a circle to go around your head.
Step 5: Adding Flowers to the Wire
Grab a flower and bend the stem into a curve to follow the curve of the green wire. Start to wrap the green wire around the stem. Keep adding flowers to the green wire, wrapping the wire around the stems as you go. Wrapping the wire around the stems causes the wire base to become shorter, allowing room to add ribbon ties at the end.
Step 6: Reinforce the Flowers With Green Wire
Once you have finished wrapping your flowers into the green wire, cut another piece of green wire and wrap it around the entire crown for reinforcement.
Step 7: Wrap Floral Tape Around the Crown
When you have finished reinforcing the crown, wrap the green floral tape once around the exposed wire and flower stems to conceal them.
Step 8: Adding Ribbons to the Crown
Use three ribbon styles to complement the colors of the flowers in the crown, if desired. When selecting ribbons for your crown, choose at least one ribbon style that is 1 1 1/2- to 2 1/2-inches wide.
After cutting 2 pieces of approximately 1 foot of each ribbon style -- one for each side of the floral crown -- make a stack of one set of ribbons. Then, place the stack of ribbons on one side of the end of the flower crown, and cut another piece of green wire to wrap around the ribbons and hold in place on the crown. Repeat for the other side.
Finish by wrapping the exposed wire and ribbon with green floral tape.
Step 9: Wear Your Flower Crown
Use the ribbons ties to tie your new flower crown securely around your head; fasten them with bobby pins if necessary. Wear a neutral outfit or a look that highlights the pops of color on your flower crown.