This post is perfectly appropriate for today since I'm going to be spending the day on set styling six adorable little babes for an advertising shoot. Meet Georgia. The floral crown may not be a groundbreaking new idea these days, but when I heard that little Georgia was turning one and had requested one for her birthday party, I had to oblige! How can you say no to those blue eyes?! Theses wreaths of beautiful blooms are perfect for parties, weddings, and photo shoots and a really fun craft to do with older kids. Here is what you'll need:
- floral wire
- floral tape
- plenty of beautiful blooms
To begin, take your floral wire and create a circle that is as large as you would like the crown to be. We had these straight pieces of floral wire which worked just fine, but you can also just purchase it on a spool. Next, lay out your blooms on a your work surface and begin grouping them together. For the smaller flowers, like these blush roses, I wrapped three stems together before placing them on the crown, but for the larger blooms, I used singles.
Leave the stems around three inches long and work those stems around the floral wire before wrapping with tape. This will add some bulk and sturdiness to your flower crown, as well as make it appear thicker and more lush.
I also added spare greenery into the mix between flowers to give it even more fullness and a sort of an organic look.
Where the two ends come together in the back, wrap with ribbon of your choice and either tie a bow, cut the ends short, or allow them to dangle long.
Photography (and adorable baby!) by Stephanie Godfrey