TUTORIAL: DIY Silk Flower Crowns

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Step 1: Purchase the Materials for your Silk Flower Crown:

(I've linked to some of my favourite materials below from Amazon - mostly with Amazon Prime as I'm usually too impatient to wait!)  You can also click on any of the images below to enlarge them!

Really cute beginner kit here with some of the items in: https://www.amazon.co.uk/eBoot-Floral-Arrangement-Paddle-Cutter

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Step 2: Make the base to your Silk Flower Crown:

Size measurements: most teens and adults are 21” diameter, 6-12yr olds are between 19-20” and under 6’s are usually 18”.

If you want a full circlet (no gap at the back – think an angel halo):

  • Take a piece of wire and cut to roughly 24” (this is a good starting length so that you don’t have to fiddle with the wire so much, suitable for most adult/child heads).
  • Place this round the crown of your head and twist the ends to tighten to the desired size.
  • Twist and tuck the remaining wire around the crown.

If you want a crown (gap at the back so you can tie ribbons on):

  • Take a piece of wire and cut to roughly 22” (this is a good starting length so that you don’t have to fiddle with the wire so much, suitable for most adult/child heads).
  • Place this round the crown of your head and bend the ends at the back where you want the gap to be.
  • Make small loops by bending the wire back on itself and twisting the ends to tighten.
  • Twist and tuck the remaining wire around the crown.

Step 3: Prepare the silk flowers for the crown:

  • Take your flowers and foliage and cut the stems/wire to around 2-3” from the head/last leaves.

Step 4: Design your Silk Flower Crown:

  • Now you can go completely freeform and add flowers and foliage etc as you make (like Rachel does) 

OR

  • Place your base wire on a flat surface and put the flowers and pieces roughly around the outside of the wire so you can see where you want to place your flowers and foliage.

You can do a full crown where the flowers go all the way around, or a half crown where they are at the front.

Step 5: Make your Beautiful Silk Flower Crown:

  • Take your first foliage piece or flower and place it on the base wire.
    • If using wire wrapped paper flowers, wrap the wire attached to the flower around the base wire.
    • If using silk go straight onto the next step.
  • Take a piece of floral tape (usually around 6”) and stretch it to make it sticky.
  • Start taping at the top of the stem (by the head of the flower or the last leaves of foliage) and then wrap away from the flower.
  • Place the next flower/foliage so it cover the previous stem (you want it all overlapping).
  • Repeat until completed.
  • Using a glue gun (these get really hot so be careful!), add embellishment to design. You can also add a small dab of glue under each of the wired flowers to make them more secure as well.
  • Add ribbons if making a crown and tie onto the loops at the back. (Rachel usually cuts her ribbons to about 50cm each side  or 1m if using just one ribbon to tie the back up.)
Just so you know, Notton House Photography is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.  Thats the legal disclaimer done.  To be honest I just love Amazon (especially Prime!) and think it's super helpful to link to things that you can actually get quickly, rather than search for hours for it!  Happy Flower Crown Making!  Lesley xx