It’s a French tradition dating back to the 1800s where a couple would preserve mementos from their wedding and marriage together in a glass cloche bell jar. One of the many sentimental items included, besides jewelry, photographs and locks of their babies hair, is the bride’s wedding crown which made from wax orange blossoms and flowers. I mean, is this just the most romantic thing you’ve ever heard of? So when the crepe paper experts of the Castle demonstrated how to make a waxed floral crown, I knew a tutorial on how to create a bigger, more dramatic version would be the perfect thing to share with you, especially with weddings, festivals and midsummer celebrations in full effect. Plus, I love the idea of coating the paper flowers with wax – with the amount of time it takes to make a paper crown, you want it to last forever! So without further ado, here is the how to:
- This paper ( Any colors you would like for your flowers to be!)
If you want to skip making the flowers themselves, you can get premade crepe flowers and put them on the floral wire in the last steps (less fun!)
- 2 pieces of 18 gauge green floral wire
- 10-12 pieces of 22 gauge green floral wire
- petal and leaf pattern or this or (printable pattern included in the picture)
- tacky glue
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Apply the tiniest drops of tacky glue onto a strip and start wrapping around the top of the wire.