I love holidays, especially the festive ones that give you an excuse to dress up! This year for Halloween I decided I was going to be a “hippie” for the weekend. While there were a number of different ways I could have taken my costume I knew no matter what I was going to need a flower crown–because what is a hippie costume without a flower crown?!
While shopping I came across a number of fun crowns that would have been suitable, but I decided I was going to make one myself! It turns out it was so much cheaper and it only took less than an hour to do! If you are in need of a flower crown for your halloween costume, festival outfit, or bachelorette party check out my step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own unique crown that will make any outfit stand out!
What You Need:
- floral tape
- floral wire
- scissors or wire cutters
- Scotch tape
- flowers-real or fake
- greenery-preferably a mix of shades
You can use fresh flowers, but I recommend using fake ones. Doing so will make your crown last longer and you have more flexibility with shaping your flowers around the crown. I was able to purchase all of my supplies at Walmart for under $5.
- Take two pieces of floral wire and measure it around your head. You want the crown to fit comfortably on your head without falling off.
- Once you measure your head size, you will want to tape the two wires together with floral tape. After you join the two together I recommend throwing a piece of Scotch tape on each side for extra support so it does not slide.
- Take your greenery and cut it off the vines. Be sure to leave a little stem on the leaf so you are able to tape them to the wire.
- Begin to cover the floral wire crown with greenery. Alternate shades to give it an earthy feel. Use floral tape and Scotch tape to secure the leaves in place.
- After your crown is covered with greenery begin to add the flowers by twisting the stems and securing with floral tape.
- There is no right or wrong way to make the crown. Feel free to experiment with the amount of flowers and greenery until crown is full. Before finishing be sure to secure all stems and with floral tape and Scotch tape.
Your finished product will be delicate, but it will be full of color and good vibes to finish off any costume or festive outfit! Allow yourself enough time to experiment with different colors, sizes, and patterns. I hope you all have a fun and safe weekend and be sure to share your Halloween costumes with me by using the hashtag #TheSouthernWave. I would love to share your creative ideas on my page!