Whether used to adorn heads or as a simple interior decoration, corollas are highly sophisticated elements. For a wedding, an event, a photo shoot, these are decorative accessories that you should not overlook. Colorful, delicate, with a few flowers or just tree branches, they are also very easy to make. In addition, they can be done all year round, regardless of the season. Here’s how to make one, along with some ideas you’ll love.
Which materials for my flower crown?
First of all, it is important to think about what kind of crown you want to achieve. It is possible to make them with fresh flowers or dried flowers. Be careful with the fresh ones, though, which, depending on the variety, may only last a day or two. You can also refrigerate your accessory if they are resistant flowers. Finally, if it is made from dried flowers, do not throw it away and use it as a decoration.
Follow these steps to make your own crown. You need :
- Fine thread for the structure of the crown.
- Special flower scotch, the flora tape. This will hide the wire and give it a more natural look.
- Ribbon. This part is optional, but allows you to finish and customize your crown to make it completely personal.
How do I make my flower crowns?
First of all, you need to make a circle with your wire. Measure your head circumference, but remember to add a few inches to close the crown. Indeed, a flower crown is ideally worn slightly wider than your head so as not to be too tight or too small. You wrap the ends together and stick some tape around this closure. This not only hides the wire, but also protects you from possible injury. Your flowers should have a 3cm stem if possible and if you use tree branches it will depend on the expected display. Try designing the wreath without attaching the flowers first so you don’t go wrong in your creation.
The method of making the crown is very simple. Start by selecting two or three flowers together that you will place on your wire frame. You use tape to attach them to your frame. Be generous with duct tape and don’t hesitate to add more up to an inch past the ends of the stems. This keeps them more on the crown. Grouping them together creates volume and there is no space between the flowers. You repeat this step until you have a creation you like. Consider using flowers of different sizes and don’t hesitate to place leaves or tree branches! Here are some ideas to inspire you for your future achievement.
A wreath for spring
To make a spring wreath, the flowers recommended are lily of the valley, peony, tuberose, lupine or even poppy. As for the branches, we recommend using wisteria, with an enchanting and delicately colored scent, but also cherry. Cherry blossoms are beautiful in early spring and will subtly dress up your head.
A flowery summer
In the summer you want to bring color into your life. To make your hair bloom, you can especially use roses. With their multiple colors they are perfect for wreaths and they dry really well if you want to keep it. You can also use scab, cosmos, zinnia, agapanthus, hydrangea, yarrow, carnations. Freesias are also very interesting flowers because of their color and their very pleasant fragrance. As for the branches, we cannot recommend enough to take olive branches. The wreaths of olive branches are beautiful and if it is dressed in delicate colorful flowers, your wreath will only be more beautiful.
A colorful autumn right through the hair
For autumn you can choose to use chrysanthemums, these are beautiful flowers. Whether large or small, they are ideal for a wreath. The ligustrum is also interesting, just like the ampelopsis or the roses that are still blooming. You can also use more delicate flowers, such as the tulip or the daffodil. You can use hydrangea flowers which are also beautiful and when dried with roses and eucalyptus branches will make an ideal home decoration.
Flower wreaths for winter
You can make a wreath with coniferous branches for the winter and to decorate your interior, which is sometimes flower-poor during this period. Spruce, pine or even holly will be your allies to create your composition. Also use eucalyptus branches that will look beautiful on such a composition. You can decorate it with small pine cones, which will make it very beautiful and create a wonderful contrast between the materials. For a more floral side, add hellebore, a flower that is both soft and delicate.
A romantic flower wreath
Our romantic side will be overwhelmed to see that the corollas are more than stated. For a romantic date or an event like Valentine’s Day, love can be in your hair. Red roses seem in order as this is an obvious symbol of love that you can brighten up with a little white baby’s breath. Buttercups are also very popular and so beautiful.
A Bohemian Spirit
To bring a rustic and bohemian spirit, it is advisable to favor the small flowers of the fields. Lavender is very pretty in a wreath and even when dried it will dress and give a pop of color. Grasses, white bells, larkspur, daisies, poppies, ranunculus are beautiful and give a bohemian touch to your wreath. You can also use white roses that go perfectly with the above flowers. Use ivy on the branch side. Very elegant, it will give a little rustic touch to your accessory.
The mythical Christmas wreath
To decorate your tables or your head during the Christmas season, here is a beautiful and colorful wreath that will surprise you. Use pine branches and holly and be careful not to sting yourself with them. Add pine cones, dried tree leaves and even a few red berries that will add color to your composition and thus a more festive side. If you like, you can also place a few balls in front of your Christmas tree, which will add a touch of sparkle and celebration to your crown!