The garden is filling with flowers as the summer gets a hold and its so exciting.
We spent yesterday filling beautiful hanging baskets to finish off our new garden (more about that coming soon)
The kids played in the garden and picked some flowers to put in their hair and made daisy chains as crowns but they kept falling off their heads.
So we decided to make proper flower crowns
With the flowers and weeds in our garden so the kids could play and they’d last for a few days to get the most from the flowers.
How do you make wire flower crowns?
To make a beautiful flower crown we used the materials below, but you can mix it up with whatever flowers you have available in your garden.
YOU WILL NEED
• A small bunch of tiny flowers, we used cow parsley, alchemilla Mollis and purple elder flowers
• A bunch of small coloured flowers, we used yellow dandelions and pink geraniums and geum flowers.
• A bunch of larger flowers like our white daisies.
• Some green leaves we used privet and ivy
• Florist wire or willow twigs
• Florist Tape or green twine
We started by measuring around each head and cut a piece of wire twice the length so we could make the crown base twice the thickness.
Twist into the circle shape to fit and secure by twisting the ends together.
If you use willow, bend into shape and secure with string.
Pick your flowers just before using them or put them straight into some water until ready.
Take your different sized flowers and make bunches of 3. Using your twine, wrap the stems of each bunch onto your base.
Try to switch the colours around to make your flower crown interesting.
Tip. If you find your stem is too short, you can push a small piece of wire through the flower or leaf, and bend the ends down and use the wire as the stem
Work your way around the crown until you get back to the start, and voila!!
How do you keep a flower crown fresh?
To help your flower crown last if your making them for a party etc., cover the bottom of a dish with a layer of damp tissue.
Lay your crown on top. Add another damp paper towel over the top and store the tin in the fridge for up to three days.
So there you go, a beautiful flower crown from your own garden flowers, perfect for any occassion.