It’s that time of year where we always seem to be either hosting or heading to a girls’ get together. Finding new party activities can be a challenge, but today, Christy Doramus of @CrownsbyChristy is here to show us how to execute our own DIY flower crown bar—perfect for a brunch, bridal/baby shower or summer party!
ACCESSORIZE YOUR FAVORITE BAR CART WITH FLOWERS AND FLOWER CROWN SUPPLIES
A bar cart is a great mobile surface for this activity, as it can be placed indoors or out (this one is from Target). Display your flowers, cocktails and all of the tools needed to make your flower crowns on the cart while accessorizing with your own signage and accents (I made my own sign with a paint pen and wooden heart that I picked up from Michaels). When displaying the flowers, I love to shop my cabinets for assorted vessels and look beyond traditional vases, using mason jars, interesting glasses, votive holders, etc. I couldn’t help but add the adorable @CrownsbyChristy customized cocktail napkins from Huger Embroidery.
SET UP A TABLE FOR YOUR FLOWER CROWN DIY ACTIVITY
I love to serve sparkling wine or a cocktail with small snacks or dessert while guests are making their flower crowns (this bubbly is always a favorite). The flower crown activity can get a bit messy, so I would suggest serving any larger courses either before or after the flower crown DIY session. Trays are a great way to keep flower clippings contained and can easily be placed on a charger or placemat for each of your guests (these silver trays can be found here).
MAKE FLOWER CROWNS WITH YOUR GUESTS
You will need:
- florist wire—I like to use one like this
- garden shears or scissors (I’ve been loving these gold scissors—they’re so pretty!)
- craft wire, I’ve been using this one
- florist tape—this is optional and can be found at any hardware store, or you can buy some online here
- fresh flowers of your choice
Step 1: Place all supplies and flowers in the center of your table or on each place setting so everything is easily accessible. I love these organizers for scissors and florist wire.
Step 2: Cut the flowers, leaving 1.5-to-2 inches of the stem, and create a pile of blooms to easily select those you want to use as you work.
Step 3: Use the craft wire to create the base of your flower crown. Measure it around your head to make sure it fits and then twist the two ends together. You can use the florist tape to cover the sharp edges so that they don’t scratch you or pull your hair.
Step 4: Pick your first flower and place it against the craft wire. Use the florist wire to wrap the flower to the craft wire two-to-three times around, but make sure not to pull too tightly, as it can rip through the stem.
Step 5: Repeat step 4 by adding individual flowers or small bunches of florals in the same direction. Every time you add a flower, you can cover up the wire from the previous bloom.
Step 6: Complete the flower crown by repeating step 4 until the craft wire circle is covered and your flower crown is complete!