I know that times are tough right now. People are navigating this new way of living and missing their loved ones (I know I am!). But there will be an end to this situation and when that day comes, I will be looking forward to get togethers and parties, like this DIY flower crown party, perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, mother’s day… the list goes on!
To set the stage for this DIY flower crown party, I stocked the bar cart with rosé wine, punch, pretty glassware, and fresh flower arrangements that I made using flowers provided by You Floral. You Floral is a Victoria based company that offers bulk quantity flowers shipped right to your door so you can make your own floral creations.
To make this floral arrangement, I started by making a grid on my vase using tape and then I just started building in the flowers until it was full. I think it turned out pretty well for my first attempt at flower arranging!
Tip: Your flower arrangements can serve double duty by being decorative pieces on your tablescape and then your guests can use the flowers from the arrangements to build their crowns!
I ordered a plain white cake from one of my favourite local bakeries Cakes n Sweets and used some extra florals to decorate it (with the help of Amber Leigh Photography, who is much more knowledgeable at flower arranging than me!).
Cakes n Sweets also made us these beautiful watercolour cookies to enjoy while we created our flower crowns. Also I’ll let you in on a little secret… the floral table runner you see in this photo is actually wrapping paper that I folded to resemble a runner. It is an inexpensive way to add decor to your tablescape and I think it fit perfectly!
Each guest was provided with floral wire, floral tape, and sharp scissors to create their own flower crown. I would recommend using pruners if you have them as these scissors weren’t the best for our project, but we made do with what we had.
We had a variety of greenery and florals for our flower crowns, including spray roses, ranunculus, hypericum, ruscus, and feather eucalyptus. We started by wrapping the wire around our heads with floral wire, leaving about 1/2 inch of wiggle room and then we secured the ends with floral tape. After that, we first attached greenery as a base and then added our flowers using floral tape.
I was impressed by how well our flower crowns turned out, especially considering that it was our first time making them!
Photography: Amber Leigh Photography
Planning and chalkboard lettering: Hand Lettered Love by Bev
Flowers provided by: You Floral
Cake and cookies: Cakes n Sweets
Hair and Makeup: Paragon Makeup
Cake Topper: Thistle & Lace
Wine Charm Favours: Plum Polka Dot
Hanging Floral Hoops: Fig & Fern Designs
Necklace: Magnolia and Vine, Natalie Milman
Scrunchies: Mary Hill Company
Models: Samantha Lenz, Katrina Dawnn, Erica McFarlane, Chanel Chu, Bev Soh