Flower crowns have been a symbol of celebration, fertility, and love around the world and throughout history. As they are easy to personalize, they can be as simple or as over-the-top as you want to. Flower crowns are a great addition to any person’s wedding. They can be made for bridesmaids or incorporated into the bride’s hairstyle.
A Quick History Lesson On Flower Crowns
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it showcases some of the earlier versions of floral crowns:
- 1960s American Flower Crowns
The period was synonymous with hippie culture. A flower crown is often used as an accessory to represent love and peace. While it was a subculture of the time, hippie style did influence mainstream fashion.
- Ancient Chinese Flower Crowns
Orange-coloured blossom flower crowns were worn during weddings in China. As orange trees could bear fruit and blossom at the same time, they were used to symbolize fertility.
- Ancient Greek Flower Crowns
In ancient Greece, flower crowns were common. They were worn to honour the gods. As the idea flourished, the laurel leaf wreath came into the picture. A laurel halo is often awarded to army victors to signify respect and honour an individual’s achievements.
What Materials Do You Need?
Before you can start making one, you need to gather the following materials first. They include:
- Fresh flowers and greenery: Cut their stems to two or three inches. This makes assembling them together easier. You should get a mix of filler flowers and statement flowers to help vary textures.
- Wire: It can refer to vine wire, grapevine wire, or pliable twine. They serve as a comfy base for your floral crown.
- Craft wire: Get a roll of this. Craft wire is easier to work with because it allows you to cut according to the size of your head. Also, it is used for tying flowers to your crown.
- Scissors: Make sure they are sharp enough for the job. They are needed to cut your tape, wires, and flowers.
- Floral tape: This material allows you to wrap fresh flowers together. What’s more, they can easily blend in with your blooms.
Which Flowers To Use And How?
Some basic rules keep in mind: crowns with small filler flowers suit a delicate look; and large statement flowers suit individuals who love being in the spotlight. Choose flowers and greens that suit your personality. Here are some of the top choices:
- Lemon Leaf
- Dusty Miller
- Leather Fern
- Baby’s Breath
- Spray Roses
Summarizing The Steps
- Step 1: Cut and shape the wire to your desired size.
- Step 2: Wrap the base of the crown with greenery.
- Step 3: Prepare your crown by creating mini-flower bunches.
- Step 4: Secure flower bunches to the crown.
- Step 5: Store your floral crowns in the fridge to keep them fresh.
A matching flower crown can complement your entire wedding look. This includes your bridal bouquet. Don’t hesitate to let us know what your favourite florals are!