Festival Floral Crown DIY

Floral crown DIY tutorialWith Glastonbury Festival just a couple of weeks away and countless other UK festivals not far behind, it’s time to start preparing. One festival essential for me is a floral hair garland or crown. It’s fun and frivolous (perfect for a festival) but is one of those accessories I never feel quite right wearing at other times of the year.

I’ve wanted to try making my own for years so at the weekend I finally got my supplies and began crafting. If you want to make your own, here’s my floral crown DIY.

DIY floral crown suppliesYou will need:

Garden wire
Florist tape
Artificial flowers

I found a selection of artificial flowers in local pound shops, so these places are well worth looking in, to save a few pennies!

Wire hoop for floral crown1) Take the wire and make a hoop around your head. Don’t make the hoop too tight otherwise when you add flowers and tape to it, the extra bulk will make it smaller. Leave 2-3cm of excess wire so that you can wrap the ends around one another to form a hoop. This will be the base of your crown.

Florist tape wrapped around hoop2) Wrap a layer of florist tape around the wire. This conceals the base, helps add a little structure and covers the wrapped ends – stopping the crown getting caught in your hair or scratching your scalp.

Secruing flowers to floral crown3) Pull the flowers off their stems. With larger flowers, such as roses, you can wrap the stems around the hoop and mould to fit around your head. For smaller flowers, cut 10cm lengths of wire and use your pliers to bend one end of the wire in on itself. Thread this through the hole in the centre of the flower and this will stop the flower from falling off the crown.

Adding flowers to the crown4) Now for the fun but – arranging your flowers onto the base. If you want to, you could sketch out your ideas on paper first, but I prefer to just pick a selection of flowers in varying sizes and colours. To secure the flowers in place, simply take the garden wire that you threaded through and wrap it tightly around the base.

Second layer of florist tape5) Repeat this process until all your flowers have been attached. To finish, and another layer of florist tape to cover any unsightly wires. Your festival floral crown is now complete!

Flower crown DIYWarning: this is seriously addictive, crafty fun – I’ve already made another three! Will you be giving this DIY a go this summer?

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  1. June 13, 2014 / 5:31 pm

    Aah, make me one?! Hah, I’m hopeless at this kind of thing xx

    • SJ
      July 28, 2014 / 8:36 pm

      Honestly it’s easy-peasy – promise! x

  2. June 14, 2014 / 8:19 am

    Great DIY. Love the outcome! Hx

    • SJ
      July 28, 2014 / 8:37 pm

      Thanks Helen!

      PS. Love that vintage polka dot blouse in your latest blog post :)

  3. Mary K
    June 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

    Looks quite simple to do! Thanks for the lovely tutorial :) xx

    • SJ
      July 28, 2014 / 8:38 pm

      You’re welcome Mary. It’s very easy, honest! It’s a little fiddly wrapping the floral tape around the wire after the flowers have been attached, but other than that it’s pretty simple. :)

  4. June 15, 2014 / 10:02 am

    I’m unfortunately not going to any festivals this year, but this is such a good tutorial and I might try it out anyway so I have a floral crown to wear throughout the summer. xo

    • SJ
      July 28, 2014 / 8:39 pm

      Great idea – I actually wore one of these to a wedding a couple of weeks ago so they definitely aren’t just festival-only accessories :)

  5. June 16, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    Oh this looks amazing on you, I wish I was more crafty!

    Maria xxx

    • SJ
      July 28, 2014 / 8:40 pm

      Thanks Maria! It was great fun to make – you should definitely give it a try. x

  6. June 17, 2014 / 8:33 am

    I absolutely love this idea SJ! The colours work perfectly with each other, it’s the perfect festival head piece. <3

    • SJ
      July 28, 2014 / 8:41 pm

      Why thank you Ms Tara! I pretty much didn’t remove it from my head for the whole of Glastonbury…

  7. June 23, 2014 / 12:30 pm

    It looks fab! I’ll keep my eyes peeled at the weekend for the cool girl wearing the beautiful floral headband :-) xx

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