A Crowning Achievement: Yet Another DIY

I’m not 100% sure what I plan on doing for my accessories quite yet.  While I’ve found a lot of things that are close to what I’ve been thinking about, I’m really really bad about figuring out how it’ll all look together.

One thing I do know I love though is the flower crown. I’ve noticed these popping up recently and they are always so gorgeous, and have the boho-vintagey look to them.

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Image via Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Priscila Valentina Photography

I’m not completely sure if I can actually pull off this look on the big day, but I knew I had to try to make one at least.

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Image via Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Marianne Taylor Photography

I really love ones that aren’t too big and don’t have a distinct gigantic focal point, but ones that are more uniform all the way around. They didn’t seem that hard to make, so I thought I’d give it a go.

I started by taking Some wire and wrapping it a couple times around my head. (Note, go bigger than you think you need because you’re wrapping stuff around the wire,  and it will get smaller.)

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I also took some of the dollar store little flowers that I got to use as filler. I cut out each individual flower, so I could have more control over what’s actually going on, but you could also cut them out as clusters.

Then I took some of the smaller flowers that I made (used #1-3) and filled in the gaps. I don’t think there really is an art to this at all, I’ve just been eyeing it and trying it.

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I decided to go around the whole crown, but I have also seen people only do the front.

After you’re happy with the placement, I would recommend going back over the crown and wrapping all of the loose wires with floral tape, not only so it looks prettier without with wires poking out, but also so you’re not getting your head stabbed constantly with wires.

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Here is my current draft. I stuck to only pink and peach flowers to keep it standing out and because my filler flowers are white. I’m not sure what I think about it? I think I might need more filler flowers, but that’s a pretty long trip to the dollar store for me, so for now, I’m just going to leave it like this.

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Thoughts? It’s a little bigger than I originally intended, but I have to admit, I kind of like it.

Has anyone else done a flower crown? Or better yet, done a flower crown with a cathedral veil? I was thinking of attaching a removable veil that i would take off after the ceremony. Does it work out or do people usually just forgo the veil?

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Mrs. Panda

Location:
Boston, MA
Wedding Date:
June 2013

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    WoodenShoes 389 posts, Helper bee @ 10:50 am

    A friend of mine recently got engaged, and after seeing a pic of her in a flower crown at a Ren Fest, I’m convinced she should rock one on her big day. I’m also really loving yours!!!

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    scottishmrs 3213 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:51 am

    It’s lovely! I think that you should attach a veil to it if you want to have a veil. There are plenty of pictures online of people who’ve done this. I also agree that it needs a little more filler; either more of the white flowers or some leaves (I love when there’s a bit of green along with the flowers).

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    elibas 244 posts, Helper bee @ 11:09 am

    Those are great flowers

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    cosmo_gmr 946 posts, Busy bee @ 11:35 am

    I love your pic wearing it! you look adorable!
    It may need some touch ups like the ladies said, some fillers, a little green… Love the idea!

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    Mrs. Dragon 813 posts, Busy bee @ 11:47 am

    Cute! I love floral crowns. :)

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:54 am

    I am SO impressed by your DIY skills, lady!

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    Miss Pez 267 posts, Helper bee @ 11:56 am

    I love the “boho-vintagey” look! I think you did well on your first attempt!!! I think for me, I would go with a smaller flower and then more fillers. I would definitely keeping playing with it. Great job!

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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 1:05 pm

    I love your flower crown! It’s beautiful and I can’t believe it’s mostly made up of paper flowers (that you made!) — I think they could look incredibly real in photos. And can I just add how much I love the colors? We are using pink and a sherberty orange in our color scheme as well.

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:20 pm

    thanks to everyone!

    @ScottishMrs: @cosmo_gmr: yeah, I think it definitely needs a bit more filler. hm…

    @StephK527: thanks =)

    @Miss Pez: It’s so weird, the flowers *seemed* small when I making them, they just got freaking huge when I put them on my head. sigh.

    @Miss Camel: yay! someone else with a similar color scheme. They do look *gorgeous* together!

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    thimble 857 posts, Busy bee @ 1:47 pm

    So cute! I love a flower crown. And your paper flowers are beautiful!!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 4:46 pm

    This looks great, very nice job Panda!

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    Miss Care Bear 193 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:27 pm

    Good Job Panda!

    I want to do little flower crowns for my flower girls :)

    Have you thought of using 3 or 4 colors of flowers instead of 2 for a more organic look? Just a suggestion!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:29 pm

    It is very cute and I like the colors.
    I’d go with smaller flowers if you’re planning to add a veil, just so it’s not too overwhelming.

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:49 am

    aww, it’s beautiful!!

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    Red Poppy 18 posts, Newbee @ 7:00 am

    So pretty!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 12:31 pm

    I kind of adore the way this looks on you! Wild you wear it for part of the day or all of it? I feel like it would be lovely to wear for a distinct portion.

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    southernpecan13 104 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:52 pm

    Thank you for this tut I was wondering how i was going to make one of these!!!!

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