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DIY Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crown

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Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns

If you've been following along with our wedding planning, you'll know that I am trying to DIY everything I possibly can in order to stay within our modest budget. My latest DIY to tackle are these bridesmaid crowns. I've tried my hand at making flower crowns before, so I knew from the beginning that I would definitely try again for our wedding. I won't say these are "easy" to make, but definitely worthwhile once you get the hang of it! Next I'll be doing a DIY of my own bridal flower crown, but that might have to wait until after the wedding - so I don't spoil any surprises!
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Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns
Step-by-Step DIY and How-to for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns

Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns
A few supplies you will need to make your Grecian leaf bridesmaids crown.

Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns
Step 1: Measure out the floral wire to fit around your head. Allow a few inches of overlap - you will twist the wire to lock it in place.

Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns
Step 2: Cut the floral wire with your large wire cutters.

Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns
Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns
Step 3: Form a circle with the floral wire big enough to fit around your head, and twist the ends to lock it in place.

Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns
Step 3b: It should look similar to this, once you are done.

Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns
Step 4: Next, cut all of the stems from the silk leaf branch. You will need to use the large or small wire cutters, depending on how thick the wire is.

Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns
Step 4b: Keep the smaller stems separate, as they are easier to attach to the floral wire this way.

Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns
Step 5: Cut about 10-inches of 24-gauge floral wire. You will use more as you go along, but it's easier to manage about 10-inches or less at a time so you don't get tangled.

Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns
Step 6: Starting at one end, use the floral wire to wrap stems of leaves around the crown.

Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns
Step 7: Layer the leaves and work your way around the crown. (View from the inside).

Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns
Step 8: Continue all the way around, making sure to layer the leaves so the crown looks full. Try to cover the wiring from all viewpoints. (View from the inside).

Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns
Step 9: Continue until all but the back of the crown is covered in leaves. You can choose to go all the way around, but I left a little bit of "branch" showing at the back. (View from the outside).

Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns
Step 10 Wear at a wedding, look awesome and enjoy!

Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns
Step-by-Step DIY and How-To for Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crowns



DIY Grecian Leaf Bridesmaids Crown


Craft Supplies
Large and Small Wire Cutters
Natural Coiled Floral Wire
24-gauge Floral Wire
Assortment of silk leaves

Steps:
  1. Measure out the floral wire to fit around your head. Allow a few inches of overlap - you will twist the wire to lock it in place.
  2. Cut the floral wire with your large wire cutters.
  3. Form a circle with the floral wire big enough to fit around your head, and twist the ends to lock it in place.
  4. Cut all of the stems from the silk leaf branch. You will need to use the large or small wire cutters, depending on how thick the wire is.
  5. Cut about 10-inches of 24-gauge floral wire. You will use more as you go along, but it's easier to manage about 10-inches or less at a time so you don't get tangled.
  6. Starting at one end, use the floral wire to wrap stems of leaves around the crown.
  7. Layer the leaves and work your way around the crown.
  8. Continue all the way around, making sure to layer the leaves so the crown looks full. Try to cover the wiring from all viewpoints.
  9. Wear at a wedding, look awesome and enjoy!

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7 comments:

Kathryn said...

This looks so beautiful! And I love the idea of all of the bridesmaids wearing them. A wedding is definitely not anywhere in my near future, but consider this filed away for someday. ;)

xx Kathryn
http://www.throughthethicket.ca

Emily ANNE said...

Gorgeous!! I could see this working for a fun family photo shoot or something too this summer :)

Kristine K. said...

I love that idea! I will definitely keep them for something like that!

Kristine K. said...

Thanks so much, Kathryn! However you decide to use them, I can't wait to see! xo

GlutenFreeHappyTummy said...

this looks so adorable! love the idea!

Kristine K. said...

Thank you! Xo

rae said...

This is such a beautiful DIY and makes me really ready for spring :)


rae of love from berlin

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