We Made Hailey Baldwin’s Flower Crown Out of Deli Flowers! Klaudia Tirico
Whether you’re wearing one at a music festival or a Pinterest-worthy outdoor wedding, flower crowns have become a summer staple. Who doesn't want to feel like a fairy princess once in a while? Although they look difficult to make, creating your own floral halo actually doesn't require much skill or tons of expensive supplies. Here, we show you how to create a gorgeous flower crown out of — get this — deli flowers. Just be warned: all your friends are going to want one!
Presented by Ricola.
What You’ll Need Klaudia Tirico
- A variety of different flowers, large and small, including filler flowers. We used pink spray roses (flower A), purple statice (flower B), white roses (flower C), red limonium (flower D) and baby's breath.
- Aluminum craft wire
- Floral wire
Step 1: Create a Wire Halo Klaudia Tirico
Start by creating a halo with the aluminum wire. Measure a circle that fits on your head and adjust it if need be.
Step 2: Secure Wire Halo Klaudia Tirico
Leave some slack so the wire overlaps a little. Then, using the floral wire, secure the ends to make a sturdy circle.
Step 3: Prep Your Flowers Klaudia Tirico
Snip your flowers, leaving about two to three inches of stem.
Note: This part is a major allergy trigger! Keep tissues and Ricola Original Natural Herb Cough Drops on hand. They are the only thing we've found that soothe an itchy throat. The little drops are formulated with a blend of 10 Swiss herbs and taste delicious.
Step 4: Thread Flowers to Wire Klaudia Tirico
Using a 5- to 6-inch length of floral wire, thread the wire through the sepal (the base of the actual flower, in between the petals and stem).
Step 5: Attach Flower A Klaudia Tirico
The wire is now your "stem." Use it to secure the flower to the aluminum halo by wrapping the floral wire around. Repeat steps 4 and 5 around the halo.
Step 6: Attach Flower B Klaudia Tirico
Every so often, use your second flower (we used the purple statice) to break up the spray roses. To attach flowers that do not have a sepal (such as a rose), simply wrap the floral wire around the stem a few times, then wrap the rest of the wire around the aluminum halo to secure. Make sure you're not leaving any space between the flowers. They should be very close together. Continue this process until you've covered half of your halo with flower A and flower B.
Step 7: Attach Flower C Klaudia Tirico
Attach flower C (in our case, the large white roses) to the remainder of the halo. Use the same wrap-around technique that we used for flower B.
Tip: If your roses haven't fully opened yet, gently blow on them at the center to separate the petals without ruining them.
Step 8: Prep Flower D Klaudia Tirico
You will be filling in any empty space with flower D. The red limonium we used needed to be bunched together, so we stacked three stems and secured them with floral wire.
Step 9: Attach Flower D Klaudia Tirico
Fill in any empty space with flower D by wrapping the floral wire around the halo.
Step 10: Add Baby’s Breath Klaudia Tirico
Stick random pieces of baby's breath into the weaves of wire as you wish.
Step 11: Make Finishing Touches Klaudia Tirico
Step back and take a look at your work. You want to make sure the flowers are evenly spread around the halo and that there is no wire sticking out (you don't want to poke your head!). Feel free to add more baby's breath or filler flowers where needed.
The Finished Product Klaudia Tirico
You've got yourself a flower crown fit for a fairy! The fresh flowers won't last very long, so you'll want to make your crown the same day you plan on wearing it. You can stick the crown in the fridge to keep the flowers from wilting when you take it off.
Crown by Klaudia Tirico. Photos by Taylor Cox and Wendy Rodewald.
Model: Taylor Cox.