I've been meaning to make a floral crown for ages (since last summer in fact) I never quite got around to buying the essentials so it was left on my neglected DIY to do list!

the combination of sun and an urge to get away from my laptop finally got the better of me this week so here it is!

it's so fun to make and not expensive either, mine came in under £10 and took me roughly an hour or so to finish! I'd love to make one out of fresh flowers but for the time being I opted for silk flowers which are easy to get hold of and last a lot longer!
the main things you need are an assortment of flowers (available at craft or home stores- mine were from dunelm) garden wire and some fine jewellery wire. A pair of scissors or pliers to cut is also a must!
measure and bend the wire to fit your head (make it a little bigger as the more flowers you add the tighter the fit will become) wrap another length of wire around the crown to make it more secure.
now comes the fun part! start twisting your flowers into the crown- you'll find the flowers have wire stems so this is surprisingly easy.
you can use the fine wire to secure and tidy any stems, trim off the excess.
when I arranged my flowers I used the largest blooms at the front, then used the smaller flowers around the sides to create a graduated effect (I think it would be too big to wear otherwise!)
I found the smaller flowers worked best around the back of the crown where it rests against the base of your neck.
I wrapped some raffia around the crown just to decorate (you could also use ribbon which would look really pretty!)
taaaa daaaa! one finished pastel flower crown! (get me some wellies I'm ready to get my festival on!)
do you think you'll be tempted to try one yourself? 

let me know if you make one too.. I'd love to see yours! 

back soon!

caroline x

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36 comments

  1. this is AMAZIIIING, love it, and it's so much cheaper as well! xo

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  2. This is so nice Caroline :D A lovely idea for summer too, ooo I feel all crafty :)

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. I'd love it if you made one aha! thanks amy :) xx

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  3. wow, this looks so professional but also so easy, and really fun to make too! :) x

    www.ganglygiraffe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. honestly it was so fun to make! glad you like it babe! :) x

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  4. This is perfect... totally putting this on my DIY to do list!

    xoxo, kristina

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  5. YAY! Love this post. xxx I've got it bookmarked now!

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    1. thanks cutie- enjoy making yours!! :) xx

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  6. That's so pretty! I have loads of flowers at home waiting to be used for such a purpose, as I want a navy coloured crown for Bestival this year, but had no idea how to get started, so thank you!xx

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    1. oh I hope you make one- would be a shame to waste those flowers and it's perfect bestival wear!!! :) x

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  7. This looks so pretty, I am definitely going to make one soon! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  8. This is incredible! I'm so going to be having a dabble at making some for myself! So many DIY type things I want to do, but I don't have the patience... This one I can muster up the patience, haha. Gorgeous!

    Molly xx
    Lyonsnotes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. do it!!! it's crazy easy I promise aha! :) xx

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  9. This is so gorgeous! Crown and glory better watch out ;) x

    http://theressomethingaboutalice.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. haha I love their headpieces- it's loads more fun making your own though ;) xx

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  10. Very cute!

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  11. Definitely doing this - It looks amazing!! A proper summer staple.

    www.pavendeep.blogspot.co.uk

    xoxo

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    1. agree 100%.. if I could get away with it Id' wear one every day haha! x

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  12. Amazing! You made it look so simple to make. Definitely going to try this out! x

    Tanya | Cat at Heart

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    1. yay! oh enjoy it- it's good fun! :) x

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  13. Methods to creating the floral crown is very good.I will try this in home.Amazing Post!!!!

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    1. thank you! it's easy I promise :) x

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  14. I've been wanting to DIY a floral crown for a long time as well. I really need to get on to it! Yours is gorgeous, and you make it look so simple! xx


    Daphne/Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life

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  15. this is such a great DIY! I really need to start being creative and make my own - so I'll have to try this!

    Love
    Grace X

    my blog: http://blondiesstylefix.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. this is super lovely - sweet flower crowns! <3

    check out my new outfit post with my mirror aviators! :)
    A
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  17. i love it!!!! http://inspiringtrend.blogspot.com/

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  18. Cute! I've been wondering if I should make one too, I usually make real floral crowns with my nieces & nephews during the summer so it would be nice to have one that actually survives longer while playing :)

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  19. really love this! such a cute accessory for summer! X http://www.beanabeach.com

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  21. This is really amazing. Thanks for your detailed instructive images. Those are really helpful. Keep us the good work.

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  22. love it. i wanna try to make one and i use your's as reference :D

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  23. Where did you get the garden wire? When I ask about it or google it, it is something completely different than what you have.

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