A half flower crown is a gorgeous floral headdress, more subtle than a full crown and lovely for Boho brides as it makes a striking organic alternative to the tiara. Follow this step by step tutorial by the experts at Interflora and find out how to make a half flower crown for your wedding day.
What you will need:
1 x white peony – 1 x white rose – 1 x purple lisianthus – 1 x purple delphinium – 1 x sprig of white astilbe – 3 x sprigs of green amaranthus – 1 x bunch of lavender – Ivy leaves – Florist wire – Florist tape – Scissors
To make the base of your crown, tape two pre-cut lengths of florist wire together with florist tape.
TOP TIP: For the perfect fit, measure around your head with a length of yarn and cut your florist wire to size
Bend the wire into a circle, and twist the ends together to secure. For extra strength, wrap a small piece of florists tape around the join.
Wrap a long length of florist tape around the crown to create a neat, clean finish.
Using a pair of sharp scissors, cut the stems of the flowers to approximately 2 inches long. Mount the flowers onto florist wire, by inserting a short length of wire through the base of the flower head.
Wrap one end of the wire repeatedly around the stem to secure.
Wrap a length of florist tape around the stem and wire of each flower head to create a cleaner finish.
Repeat until all flower heads are mounted on florist wire.
Begin to attach the flowers to the crown by wrapping a long length of florist tape around each stem and the base of the crown.
TOP TIP: Start the crown with a bunch of ivy leaves and sprigs of astilbe to create a textured, natural base
Continue to arrange and attach the wired flowers to the crown, making sure to alternate the colours and textures as you work. Secure the flowers by wrapping a long length of florist tape around the stems and wire crown.
TOP TIP: This crown is designed to be a half crown, and so you should only attach flowers to part of the wire base
Trim any excess wires and stems as you work around the crown to keep it neat and comfortable to wear.
That’s how easy it is to make a half flower crown for your wedding.
Concept: Confetti www.confetti.co.uk Flowers: Kate Ward for Interflora www.interflora.co.uk Photography: Cinzia Bruschini www.cinziabruschini.com Hair and Make Up: Elizabeth Clare www.elizabethclare.co.uk Venue: Withamside House www.withamsidehouse.com
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Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.