DIY Wedding Flower Crown Tutorial

In this series, you’ll find expert decorating and floral advice from Alison Fleck, design genius and founder of Bloom Culture. We hope you enjoy these posts and find them as valuable as we do!

One piece of advice we will share though? This ain’t Coachella, so if you’re thinking about a floral crown filled with big flowers like roses and peonies for your wedding, we highly recommend a test run at the same time as your hair trial. A) they can be quite heavy to wear, and B) an oversized crown can feel like it’s wearing you if you’re not careful.

Who doesn’t love a pretty flower crown?

Here is what you’ll need to make a gorgeous flower crown no matter what size you want!

What you’ll need:

– Rustic Wire – Paddle Wire – Snips – Floral Adhesive – Floral Tape


– 2-3 Ranunculus – 4 Carnations – 2 Scabiosa – Wax Flower Stems – Salal Stems – Eucalyptus Stems

Flower Recipe:

Take your rustic wire and create a circle that fits your head. Make sure it sits where you want it to, especially when considering your hairstyle you will be wearing at your wedding.

How to Make Your Own Fresh Flower Crown

Wrap more of the rustic wire over the circle, as seen in the photo. It allows for a more rigid base for your crown than plain wire.

How to Make Your Own Fresh Flower Crown

Before starting with your flowers, it helps streamline the process to pre-cut your floral tape and wire. Start with around ten 5″ strips of tape and five 3″ lengths of wire. Set them aside.

How to Make Your Own Fresh Flower Crown

Starting with a wax flower stem, slip it through one of the loops of the base. Layer with several stems of wax flowers. Layer in some greenery. Before you tape it down, place it in different positions to make sure it looks not only natural but cohesive. Do this with each flower and greenery stem. 

How to Make Your Own Fresh Flower Crown

When you have finished, be sure to let the glue dry for an hour, and voila! You have a beautiful floral crown to complete your look. Lovely!