I have always wanted to try my hand at making paper flowers and this DIY paper flower crown gave me the perfect excuse. The crown is a little bit Frida Kahlo inspired and would be so pretty on your bridesmaids or flower girls.
All you need is:
– Tissue paper in your choice of colours. I picked this up really cheaply at a $2 shop.
– Thin green floral wire. I got this from a craft store.
To make one flower, layer 8 sheets of tissue on top of each other. Cut into a 12cm square. If you are making these for little flower girls, you will need to make smaller squares so you get smaller flowers.
Fold the papers in a zig-zag pattern. Tie a piece of twine around the middle. Cut both ends of the paper to form petal shapes.
Fan the paper out on of both sides of the twine. Start to pull back the tissue paper, one layer at a time. Complete one side before starting the other.
Repeat these steps 1 & 2 with different coloured tissue paper to create more flowers.
Take a piece of wire and form it around the bridesmaid’s/flower girl’s head to get the correct shape. I decided not to go all the way around with the wire, and used an adjustable ribbon instead as this will accommodate changes in hair styles.
Wrap another 2 pieces of wire around the initial wire to strengthen it. Make sure you bend any sharp tips in. You can also cover these with green florist tape.
Bend the two ends of the crown back to form loops. Tie a length of ribbon to each loop.
Tie the flowers to the crown and trim the ends of the twine.
The flowers will withstand quite a lot of fluffing and prodding so feel free to mould them to shape once on the head.
Images, twine and tutorial by emerald + ella
Ms Gingham says: How cute! So summery and festive!
I’m Jane Howard, the girl behind emerald + ella – an online shop and blog which encompass a world of beautiful, eclectic things. I’m also a recipe writer, food stylist, vintage collector, New Zealander, married to an Aussie boy, aspirational crafter, wine drinker, pulled pork sandwich lover and basically just a girl who likes pretty bits and pieces.