I am so excited to share our new tropical flower crown – it was actually one of my birthday gifts this year! We have been loving the tropical trend, so we’ve been designing a bunch of new projects that can fit into the theme. My birthday was a couple of weeks ago, and when I arrived at the studio in the morning, the team presented me with a tropical birthday card designed by Lindsay, and this floral head wreath made by Krista. Now, with some help from Paper-Papers, we are showing you how to make one of these beautiful crowns for yourself!
- Low Temperature Hot Glue Gun
- Cutting Machine and Cricut Scraper Tool (optional)
- Skewer or Chopstick
- Wire Cutters
- Text Weight Papers [Fairway, Lime Satin, Jellybean Green, Emerald, Pink, Pink Lemonade, Gold, Cryogen White]
- Paper Covered Floral Wire
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Cut paper according to the template. Use the PDF if you are cutting by hand or the SVG if you are using a cutting machine.
- Glue tab to attach petals together to make flowers.
- Curl the petals outward using the edge of a Cricut scraper tool or the edge of scissors.
- Curl the stamen pieces using a skewer or chopstick. Roll and glue together.
- Glue the stamen in the center of the flowers. Curl the stamen outward slightly.
- Fold the leaves in half and curl outward.
- Form the base of the head wreath with paper covered wire by doubling over itself and twisting together.
- Trim with wire cutters and wrap wire ends under. If the paper frays, you can use a bit of hot glue to secure.
- Starting in the middle of the head wreath, begin clustering and gluing the biggest leaves.
- Layer more paper flowers and leaves, working outward from the middle onto the sides.
- Continue layering more flowers and leaves until covered.
Download the templates for the tropical head wreath on Paper-Paper’s blog here! Then, follow our photo tutorial below as you craft.
Find all the papers that we used to bring this DIY flower crown to life here, or browse through Paper-Papers to pick out your own color palette. Our general technique for making a flower crown is to start by placing the green botanicals in the center, then build out from there. In other words, all the additional leaves should be placed pointing away from the center. You can do lots of customizing with this project, so get creative!
If you like this tropical flower crown, find some of the other floral head wreath tutorials on the site, like our peony head wreath or rose head wreath. Or, explore our metallic paper flowers and crepe paper flowers if you want some inspiration to design your own DIY crown! We would love to see the flower crowns that you are working on, so please share your photos with us by tagging us in your Instagram photos! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for daily glimpses of DIY inspiration, or join us and our community of creatives by visiting our membership page. See you there! ~ Lia & Team