How-To: DIY Frozen-Inspired Children’s Floral Crown
Any little girl can look sweet in pretty children’s floral crown. They are such a fun trend. Although I have no little girls of my own, a recent craft store trip inspired me to make one anyway. I spotted a pretty bunch of blue silk flowers and a pack of frosty blue rhinestones. As it’s springtime and floral crowns are in, I immediately thought this would be a fun craft to try. Plus, the icy blue colors made me think of Frozen. Flowers, Rhinestones, Frozen? What more do you need?! This was a kids’ craft in the making.
You’ll see them worn at any outdoor spring event and definitely at Fiesta San Antonio, a 11-day, city-wide party going on now in the Alamo City.
Making a floral crown headband is easier than you’d think. This cost about $20 for the materials and took a couple of hours.
You Will Need
- Wired, silk flowers
- Hot glue gun
- Glitter glue paint
- Small paintbrush
- Or glitter spray
Here’s How to Do It
Trim the wires of the flowers. You’ll need only a couple of inches to wrap around the headband. You’ll secure the flowers with hot glue later.
Start with the largest, or prettiest, flower in the center of the headband. Wrap the wire around the headband taking care to keep the wire’s sharp ends away from the inside of the band – so it doesn’t poke the wearer.
Continue selecting and wrapping flowers working from the center of the headband out to the sides. As you get closer to the ends of the headband, use smaller flowers.
Stop adding flowers about 3 to 2.5 inches from the ends of the headband. Secure some of the flowers with hot glue.
While the glue is still a little tacky, but not boiling hot, start wrapping the ribbon around the band making sure to cover the wires. It doesn’t have to be perfect, the point of the ribbon is to help secure the flowers and conceal the wires. Add more hot glue as needed.
Take a fine point glitter glue and outline the edges of certain flowers – choose those that you like or that will capture the light. Then spread the paint inward using the paintbrush. Or, spray some of the flowers with glitter spray.
(Sorry, I had to.)
Once it’s dry, take your rhinestones and start gluing them on the areas that stand out. It adds a cute sparkle and makes the flowers look more like a crown.
Once that dries, put it on your special princess and enjoy spring!