Today I am buzzing with excitement! I am thrilled to tell you that I am teaching a paper flower crown workshop hosted by my local Anthropologie this morning. I love being able to teach DIY projects on a broader scale with this website, but sometimes it is nice to be face-to-face with people who are eager to craft. I love that energy! My workshop today will be teaching this simple and pretty paper flower crown. Even though I am excited to be teaching this in a more intimate craft setting, I of course had to share the project with you all here too!
This paper flower crown features a beautiful peony with some smaller rose bud accents and delicate leaves. My previous crepe flower head wreath design included gorgeous, bold flowers adorned around the entire wreath. For this flower crown, I wanted to go with a simple but elegant design that would be lovely for someone looking for something more understated. Only about a quarter of this crown is covered in flowers, and you have the creative freedom to place the flowers in any way that you would like. To make this paper flower crown you will need paper covered floral wire for the base of the wreath, various colors of crepe paper, and 20 gauge floral wire. I am using the extra fine crepe paper from my line in Blush, Coral, Chiffon, Green Tea, Cypress, and bits of Gold. The extra fine crepe creates the delicate look of this flower crown that I love.
Begin by downloading the PDF template below as a guide for cutting your crepe. Measure the paper covered floral wire and cut a piece about 2 inches larger than the size of your head. You can either glue the paper covered floral wire to attach the ends, or simply wrap the wire together to form a circle. The wire is textured, so it will stay in place without gluing. You can follow my full video tutorial for this project below! The video tutorial will be available for all to watch this month, but then it will become available for members only. The basic idea is to craft the flowers, then glue them to the 20 gauge floral wire. You can then wrap this floral wire around the paper covered floral wire base of the flower crown. To finish off the paper flower crown, glue leaves to the floral wire and around the flowers to cover the wire. The three pronged leaves are specifically for the peony, so we only have two of those on our crown. We also added a couple of gold leaves to our crown for a cute metallic accent, but you can really use any colors that appeal to you!
Click here for our beginner’s guide on how to make crepe paper flowers.
I hope you enjoy making this paper flower crown! It would be beautiful to wear for summer garden parties, weddings, and any occasion that calls for some statement piece fashion! Browse all of our crepe paper flowers for more inspiration. I would love to see the unique flower crowns that you create, so feel free to share your photos with me! Email them into firstname.lastname@example.org or tag your Instagram photos with the hashtag #DIYDreamingWithLia. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! ~ Lia