Afternoon folks! So who’s in the mood for a bit of floral DIY action today? Well have we got a treat in store for you – perfect for those of you looking to channel a bohemian flower fairy vibe on your big day or just for when you fancy jazzing it up to pop to the shops.
Yep. Today lovelies we’ll be showing you how to create a showstopper of a floral crown using four different varieties of roses and a sprinkling of wax flower.
Whilst this DIY might be slightly more technical than the other tutorials we’ve shared to date, it’s still super easy for you to recreate at home. Plus if you have any questions then the lovely Karen, who created this circlet for us and who you can see wearing her very own crown, is more than happy to help you out. Just drop her a line in the comments box below.
Let’s get cracking!
DIY Floral Crown – What You Will Need
Sweet Avalanche Roses
Bombastic spray Roses
Roll of florists’ tape
Fine gauge silver florists’ 32 gauge wire and
Medium gauge 56 or 71 wire
1. Measure the head of the bride or person wearing the crown. The easiest way to do this is with a piece of string. To add hooks to hold the circlet together add an extra 2cm to the length of the string at each end.
2. Using the sturdy medium gauge wire cut this to match the length of the string you measured out in step 1 for the base of the circlet and then cover it with florists’ tape.
3. Select your flowers. For the Roses cut the stems just below the flower head and push the medium gauge wire through the calyx (the very base of the flower head). Add a silver wire through the calyx and secure it on the main stem wire.
4. Cover all the wires with tape, try stretching the tape and pulling it as you wind around the wire to keep as thin as possible.
5. There is no need to wire the Wax Flower.
6. You are now ready to add the flowers to your covered wire from step 2 working from one end of your circlet wire to the other. Add the Roses and the Wax Flower. Try to alternate them on either side of the wire for a more natural look. I have used a mix of the larger roses and spray roses interspersed with the wax flower for texture.
7. Keep working along the length of the wire, taping in the wired flowers and the wax flower; make sure to keep a signature large Sweet Avalanche rose for the centre of the circlet to give the flower crown a generous look.
8. As you finish bend over a length of the wire to create a ‘hook’ at each end of the wire to hold the circlet together and gently create the round shape.
Beautiful right? Perfect for Spring and Summer weddings which will be on the way before we know it folks; I can’t wait!
Will you be experimenting with this DIY at home? If so we want to see your finished results! Why not share them on instagram using the hashtag #rmwfloraldiy so that we can ooooh and ahhhh at your wonderful circlets.