If you know me at all, you know I’m a little bit cottagecore and a little bit hippie. It probably doesn’t come as too much of a surprise to some of you. Which is why this cute little accessory I’m sharing today fits in perfectly with my lifestyle.
My mom hosted an intimate Mother Blessing ceremony for me recently, and I just had to wear some sort of floral crown. I searched high and low for the perfect idea and was inspired when I saw a simple dried flower crown using baby’s breath.
I debated on whether I should use real flowers versus faux. Dried versus fresh. Ultimately I chose what was affordable, subtle, and understated.
There is something about baby’s breath that is so elegant.
Besides, baby’s breath sort of fits the theme of pregnancy.
With just a few tools, I want to show you how to turn a couple of small bouquets of this favorite filler flower of mine into a stunning boho flower crown fit for any mama to be, bride to be, or woman just wanting to embrace her femininity.
Let’s get into this dried flower crown DIY…
Purpose of a flower crown
Symbolizes respect and honor
Showcases the femininity of a woman
Easy accessory to style hair with
Represents love, fertility, and celebration
Why baby’s breath?
Elegant and simple
Easy to transport
Easy to work with
The beauty of baby’s breath is you really can’t tell by looking at it whether it is dried or still fresh. The aroma stays fresh, the flower buds stay white and intact when handled carefully, and unless you touch them you can’t tell they’re dried. These flowers preserve very well.
Dried Flower Crown
Supplies | dried flower crown
Baby’s breath, 2 bouquets (I recommend buying these at Trader Joe’s for $3.99 each if you have one local to you)
This dried flower crown dries after making the crown from fresh baby’s breath. Do note that it’s much easier and less messy to work with fresh baby’s breath. Once dried after several days, the crown will still look the same and be perfect for wearing on your special occasion.
You can use faux flowers if you want your flower crown to be reused on multiple occasions and need it to last a long time. Feel free to use other flower types, too, if you wish to add some in for more drama.
Repurpose this flower crown after your event as a small centerpiece on a table. Add candles inside the crown or hang it on a wall or door as a wreath.
Steps | dried flower crown
1. Start by making the base of the flower crown.
Take the floral wire and wrap it around your head to determine how long the wire needs to be. I recommend wearing the crown sitting just over the top of your forehead. Sitting it towards the back will hide this subtle accessory too much and also increase the chances of it falling off.
If your wire is thicker, wrap it around just once. Thinner–wrap it around multiple times to create a sturdier base. Twist the ends together to secure it.
2. Trim pieces of baby’s breath flowers.
Start trimming off pieces of the flowers for adding to the crown. Be sure to leave about 2-3 inches at the stem to make it easier to tape the flowers to the base.
3. Using the floral tape, tape baby’s breath to the crown.
You’ll need smaller pieces of tape, about 1-2 inches long to stick the sprigs of baby’s breath to the crown. Wrap the stretchy tape around the stems, piece by piece, to place them securely onto the crown base. As you work, be sure to place all pieces of flowers in the same direction, facing toward the front of the crown.
4. Finish working around the base of the crown for a full effect.
The more sprigs of baby’s breath you add, the fuller the crown will be. Two bouquets should be plenty for one crown. Don’t be afraid to use the whole thing for a full effect. Keep working your way around until all the wire base is covered and the baby’s breath covers the entirety of it.
5. Allow floral crown to dry.
Allow the flower crown to dry out for a day or more before wearing. Handle with care, as some buds may fall the more you touch and handle the completed crown. Hang until the day you’ll be wearing it.