Fall Flower Crown Fit for a Graduate! | Flowers by Kelle B

Fall Flower Crown Fit for a Graduate! | Flowers by Kelle B

Flower Crown Fit for a Graduate | Photo by melwatphoto.com

The stunning and lovely Miss Jaci in all her intelligent and graduated glory!  Much thanks to MelWatPhoto for sharing this glorious photo with me for you all to enjoy!

I was blogging away one day when I got a call from a soon-to-be Texas Tech University graduate. Jaci was in need of a fall inspired flower crown for a photo shoot that was coming up.  Could I help?  YES, PLEASE!  Although I’ve only done 3 of these flower crowns, I’ve loved every one I’d done and this one was inspired by my favorite season!

Because we wanted to be on the same page, Jaci asked that I send some pictures of the flowers I was thinking of using.  So I decided to send her this idea board for inspiration.

Flower Crown Idea BoardAfter a few more short talks, Jaci was brave enough to trust me with the design of her crowning vision!

I’m always trying to make things as simple as possible for clients and one of the things I told her I would do it make the crown adjustable so she could position it as low or high on her head as she liked.  Here’s how I created the adjustable base.

Flower Crown | Wire Base Detail | Flowers by Kelle B

I used some thicker gage aluminum floral wire and roughly fitted it on my head. A double length around my head made it perfect for a nice loose twist. At both ends I created loops so no heads would be gouged in the process of fitting. After I created a latch, I added a bit of leather strips to make another layer for me to wire, weave, or glue onto.

I had the best of intentions to take step-by-step photos of the whole process, but once the glue gun came out, I got super excited and focused and never looked back!

Flower Crown | In Progress | Flowers by Kelle B

I started the with wire base, then added on some wire branches that had white tips which helped add some shape. At that point, the frenzy began. I wove the greenery in first, then started adding a few flowers and pods here and there and the rest is history!

Also, on projects like this, it is hard to have “rules” or steps, per say.  Its more of an organic process, which I know drives you type A people nuts, but there it is!  I just add and add until it feels done.  A little flower here, a leaf there… and so on.  I am always picking it up and looking at it from multiple angles to make sure it looks good on all sides.

Fall Inspired Flower CrownsWhen all was said and done, it did rather reminded me of mix between an Art Nouveau, Harvest Goddess painting and Maid Marian’s wedding crown from the most awesome movie (from my teenage years), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves! And these references are good things in my opinion! Besides, doesn’t everyone deserve to wear a crown at some point in their life? I certainly think so! At the end of the day, here is what I came up with!  Hope this inspires you and prepares you for the cooler fall weather headed this way!

Happy Fall y’all!

Kelle B


FLOWER CROWN by Kelle B Flower Crown | Flowers by Kelle B

Flower Crown | Flowers by Kelle B

Flower Crown | Flowers by Kelle B

Flower Crown | Flowers by Kelle B

Flowers Used: mums, wax flower, rice flower, safari sunset, wheat, succulents, magnolia pods, mini lotus pods, thistles, fern, pittosporum, and feathers!

Flowers Used: mums, wax flower, rice flower, safari sunset, wheat, succulents, magnolia pods, mini lotus pods, thistles, fern, pittosporum, and feathers!

Flower Crown | Flowers by Kelle B