How To Make A Boutonniere
A boutonniere is the perfect addition to any man’s suit, and if you know how to make a boutonniere, you’re well on your way to being the best dressed man around.
Whether you are going rustic or outdoorsy, adding a bit of feminine touch on your entire ensemble can really help you stand out on your wedding day. The best part is, you don’t really have to stick with the veil if you are not really the type of bride who loves going all too traditional. With the right flower headband, you can effortlessly exude that cool, outdoorsy vibe in no time. And yes, you can make one for your flower girls too! Here’s a guide on how to make a flower headband with real flowers.
Affordable, easy-to-create and stunningly beautiful – there’s no need to wonder why flower headbands are making a big comeback on weddings. But of course, before we get excited, let’s gather all the necessary materials first. Below are some of the supplies you need as you create your own headbands:
Thick aluminum wire (about 4.6 mm or over): As an alternative, you can use a plastic coated garden wire of the same diameter.
Thin floral wire
How to make a flower headband with real flowers? Well, I’m quite sure you already know what to do after gathering all the materials you need. Yes, you guessed it right! You have to pick the flowers to use for your headband.
While others may give you so many tips on picking the right flowers, I only have one piece of advice for you: know what you want and don’t be afraid to experiment with colors and textures. You don’t need to stick to 1 flower—there are so many varieties out there! Likewise, choose flowers that can complement well with your motif. If you want to add texture, it’s alright to use a bit of greenery. In fact, if you are aiming for that wood nymph look, you can use fewer flowers for your headband. You can even add feathers too! Sky's the limit when it comes to arranging your headband, so don’t be afraid to mix and match.
Measure your head circumference and add at least two inches into the measurement. If you are going to braid your hair on your wedding day, create a trial hairdo first since certain hairstyles add bulk on your hair.
Cut your wire and make sure its length is precisely the same as your adjusted measurement earlier. Create a loop out of it and secure the ends by overlapping it. Then, wrap the overlapped ends with a floral tape.
Lay down your flowers on the table and make sure that the unnecessary leaves and stems were already stripped out. Cut the stem and leave only about 1 or 2 inches of stem below the blossom.
Visualize the flower arrangement first. Don’t use a floral tape yet. Just make a pattern so you won’t have to re-do the floral crown later on. It’s best that you place the big flowers on the front side of the crown. There are no rules when it comes to spacing, so feel free to experiment.
Use a floral tape or a thin wire to secure each flower on the wire. Start at one side of the center and work your way down to the entire wire.
Now that you already know how to make a flower headband with real flowers, here are some extra tips you may want to consider as you make your own floral crown:
Don’t Be Afraid to Use Fillers: Every flower crown has a primary statement flower. To add more style and sophistication, use fillers like baby breath or other small flowers that can greatly complement your primary flower.
Keep It Fresh: Since you are going to use real flowers, it’s best that you create the flower headband on the day you’re going to use it to keep it fresh and dainty.
It’s All in the Wire: Always make sure that you tightly secure each stem so you wouldn’t have problems with your flower headband later on.
Lastly, Pick the Flowers You Love: If you’re obsessed with daisies, use it as a primary statement flower in combination with other flowers that go well with it. Again, there are no limits when it comes to creating your own flower headband, so follow your heart.