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Flower Power: Creating Your Own Flower Crown

Amy Balsters, Floral Design - Floral Design Classes

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8 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. Hello!

      1:43
    • 2. Tools You Need

      3:04
    • 3. Choose Your Flowers

      6:37
    • 4. Preparing Your Flowers

      4:23
    • 5. Floral Tape Techniques

      6:09
    • 6. Assemble Your Crown

      12:15
    • 7. Finish Your Crown

      10:07
    • 8. Keep It Fresh and Share!

      2:27

About This Class

In this class, I will be teaching you the steps to create your own flower crown. This class is easy and fun for anyone who loves flowers and wants to make a crown for themselves or for someone else. This class is also great for hobbyists or budding florists looking to refine their taping and wiring skills and build on some fundamental techniques when working with flowers. 

I will cover where and how to choose flowers for your crown, how to use floral tape and wire to secure the crown and how to tie the crown together with ribbon. As a bonus, I will cover the tips I use to keep my flower crowns as fresh as possible. 

Transcripts

1. Hello!: hi and welcome to flower power, creating your very own flour ground. I'm Amy of Nickel for All, a Los Angeles based floral design studio that focuses on special events for all instruction in floral styling. So just take with background about me. My passion for flowers really started as a young child. I've always been drawn to nature, but that was really flushed out for me in 2001 when I took my very first world design class and really felt hooked. And so I went on to finish a two year floral design program, and I worked extensively in the field ever since then, so teaching and flowers are really two of my greatest passions. What I'll be teaching in this class today is how to make your very own far crown. Flower Crowns are a huge trend. Ring out weddings, events, fashion, styling, so many other areas that that you're seeing them, and so this should be a really fun, relevant way toe. Learn more about how to work with flowers. I'll be teaching you how to create a flower crown that you can make with friends or alone. You can wear your crown to a party or an event or music festival or you can give it to someone is a really unique and fun gift. And the skills of that this class will cover really cover the basics of just creating the crown. My personal tips and tricks, where to find flowers, how to secure them and how to keep your crown looking as fresh as possible. And the skills that you learn are transferrable for other floral projects. So learning these basic mechanics will allow you to practice working with flowers in other projects that you may pursue in the future. So I hope that you will now learning how to make a fire crown, and I'll see you soon in the next lesson. 2. Tools You Need: welcome and great to see you in the first lesson of creating very far from. So in this first lesson, I'm gonna go over brief list of supplies that you need to design your crown. So first off, you're gonna need an assortment of flowers and greenery. I choose about 3 to 5 different types maximum mostly some linear foliage, bushier elements and the focal flower, something like a rose or something a little bit larger. On that, we can use a focal point in the crown. So I'm gonna give you lots of ideas and we're fine flowers and greenery in the next lesson . But keep in mind, they don't have to be a florist to get access to great powers. So we will be creative and find some cool stuff for you to work with a hopefully your neighborhood in your surrounding area. Secondly, you're gonna get to materials from a local craft store or online. I love Amazon Amazon prime, so you can find all these materials. There will also be listed in the resource is section of the class so first offering and just want to pieces of green floral wire. This'd is a 20 gauge meaning the gauges, the thickness of the wire. They come in various thicknesses. Anything in the 18 20 gauge is great strength for flower crowns. If you use something thinner, what can happen is the crown won't typically hold its shape and to be sort of floppy. And we don't want that. We want it to look really clean all the way around, so you definitely need a strong wire to be able to do that. The next thing that you'll need is just one roll of green floral tape. I prefer the light green. It does come in other colors, so feel free to find the color that you best prefer. Also, you'll need about 12 to 18 inches of pretty ribbon that you like something not too thick. I love silk ribbon. So I'm choosing this piece on, and what this is going to be doing is really tying the whole crown together. So it needs to be able to be strong enough and nothing too slippery. Eso that when it's placed on your head, it will fall apart. The other things that are helpful toe have are a pair of garden shears. I have two different types here like anything with really appointed edge so that we can do some fun cutting and a pair of wire cutters. If you do, you plan on wiring any individual flowers in which I'll be showing you how to do a little bit here on. Lastly, it's important that you bring your a game and you're only need creativity. So this is really the fun part because you can use what you have around your home, what you could find at a garden centre, grocery store, flowers and really make something truly unique on their two crowns. Well, really, Ever look the same so you can have fun sourcing your own materials in the next video, I'll be going over more specifically, where to find flowers and how we prepare them to best used in the ground, so season. 3. Choose Your Flowers: we're going to get started and were, Do you get the flowers and greenery to your our ground? When I tell people what I do for a living, I'm almost always asked, Where do you buy flowers from? I think it's sort of a big mystery to most people, and the answer is typically a floral wholesaler or flower market, sometimes firmly a local flower farm. But living in L. A. There are a lot of flower farms nearby, so most is I usually rely on a floral wholesaler that ships and fresh flowers from all around the world. The good news is, however, that you don't need a wholesale licence or even a flower market to find great product. You were going to go sometimes as far as your own backyard, so just start off in sourcing flowers. I like to tell students or newer designers to sort of envision putting on a different set of eyes looking at the natural world around them. Look around at what's growing in your own yard, mediating a hedge. Maybe there's a tree in your front yard that has really interesting leaf. Or maybe there's a little Aneesh wrapped with just an interesting barrier pod or a petite flower that can use like this is a filler flower. Walk around your neighborhood First inspiration. Sometimes a generous neighbour working you, Ah, cutting of what's growing in their yard and you can make in your friend as well and as a morning just dealing with nature. Are you aware that you may occasionally come across something that could be potentially poisonous, where that you may have an allergy to? So be aware that when you're assessing kind of what's around, what you're cutting in handling the botanical material, just use common sense. And, of course, some caution. If you don't know what it is that you're touching, you also don't want to select anything that sheds too much. This is obviously said that you're wearing your getting somebody to wear, so you could just simply sort, gently run your hands over a material. And if it holds together, it's gonna hold together finding the crown. If pals that leaves are breaking off, you know that that is it gonna be a strong material to put in your crown, So definitely give it the give it the ones over and make sure that it's gonna hold together if you are going to do a little foraging for materials, which I highly encourage can sometimes be tough to, though. If something's gonna live out of water or not in a crown, there is no water source. So being that it's also close to your head and your head is generating a lot of heat, it's important to sort of consider what you're cutting and to know if it's gonna live or not for a few hours in a crown. So a few tips and tricks that I have are to actually test out material that you're gonna cut. When you're cutting, you always will cut from her firmly on older, more established part of the trio plant. So the holder foliage that is growing tends to be a lot hardier than the newer growth. Eso. Typically something lower down towards the root of the plan to sort of where you want to try to find things. Things at the very tip like this are we were growth, and they're not as well established on the plan. They will typically die really, really quickly, so I began trying to cut from deeper down into the plan easy way to test. This is to just simply take a piece of your material and just lay it on the table and come back in an hour to just see how it looks. If you pick it up and it still feels firm, it's probably integrated a crown. If, after an hour to room temperature, it's wilting over, looks pretty sad. It's not the right material for you to use in this particular project, so I encourage you to try out that little step and make sure that you're testing the materials before you created Crown. Now that we have sorts of tips and tricks, what are you looking for? You go out into your yard nature to the things that I'm gonna show you Are this'll particular village that I found that has just really pretty line and shape to it. Flowers are too petite. It naturally will sort of follow the line of the Ark of the Crown. So something that we can sort of use take a part of it into small pieces is gonna be really helpful. In sort of building the base of the crown, you can see we can even pile a few together to sort of help start the base. Another option is this material here, which is just a little bit bushier. It still has sort of a linear shape that has a nice, fluffy er Roundtop. A lot of texture. The little speckles of pink in there really pretty on. The greens are very hardy, and these will hold up really well. When can feel sort of how stiff these leaves are. Thes will hold up for quite a while in a flower crown. This is another option for based or sort of a filler flour. Some other great options for Greer E has a nice long shape, but still bushy enough. Really Add some density and create sort of a nice backdrop to the crown. Lastly, I'd like to choose some kind of focal flower. You can very easily find a spray rose. Plant little petite rose, plant at a grocery store or the garden center, and just simply cut diesel. Petite roses often use them in your crown. You can also just find some sort of medium toe, large shaped flowers, thes air, see really beautiful garden roses that I cut from a bush, and they're definitely just by giving them a little bit of a tight skis. I can feel how sort of firm they are. Andi, these will hold up nicely in a crown. I'll show you how to wire these in. We only really need warning. Maybe two. They can be a little bit large, so I only like to put a few in as sort of the main focal pink that I chose will hopefully pick up the little speckles of pink in the filler flowers and that I selected as well, so choosing a color palette that's really simple, clean sort of feminine. Classic greens, lights and force a little bit of pain. Please be creative and show us in the class by posting what you found. What your flower choice waas where you find your greenery so that we can see your creativity work. And it's by rest of us to try something new hours. So in the next lesson, I'll be explaining how to prepare your flowers and greenery for the Assembly of 4. Preparing Your Flowers: right. So now they have all of your floral materials for the practice flowers and greens for use. So after you have purchased cut or for its true plant material, it's incredibly important that they have had a chance to get hydrated before you start looking at them. For example, if you brought this material home, this is called really processing the flowers. And so what I would do is just remove a few of those stems and branches here, and I want to remove any of the leads Greenery Village that's going to sit below the water line greens that simple. The water line will start to deteriorate and create bacteria That's really harmful toe flowers, so it's important that we Start kun process Oliver stems before we put them in the water. So once I have a few stones here, what I do is just simply give it stands a sharp angle and immediately place them in water. It's important to get them immediately into the water so that they can drink well and not have any sort of air pockets or be sitting out too long on the countertop. If you were to bring some things away, stem home. Same process or what? Your stump. Same process. Something like a rosemary. I don't want all this greenery on here. As we build the crown, I want a clean stem sort of a bushy. And so it's important to sort of clean all this up, give ourselves a sharp angled cut, and then get that into water so that we have all of our pieces ready to go to assemble something with rose or your focal flower we bring in from from plant garden. There may be some forms, and you can just simply take your rose and use again. You're sharp, angled scissors. Just trim off any of the thorns. If there some sort of small thorns what I have to do, just take the edge of my shears just running up and down to make sure that there will nothing poking. I'm gonna remove this leave and I'm also gonna look at any pedals there. Any pedals that were damaged, bruised or brown. I want to remove those because I want my flowers to be completely ready to go to be placed into the crown. So now that I've removed those things that I want this is a great 2 to 3 inch piece. Give it again, Scharping Old cut directly into cold water. So the next step is to sort of once you've on your flowers, have had a chance to drink, and they're well hydrated. I'd like to sort of start taking my pieces and start breaking them down. So what you saw sort of a little bit earlier showed with another piece here. So if you have a branch like this, what I do is I find sort of where the natural joint iss off each lateral growing. So, for example, I don't want to cut here. This would leave me with a long, awkward piece right in the middle. And this would also get rid of this length. And I want this life to be able to use. So I'm gonna find that natural joint, and that's where make I'm gonna start kind of breaking down pieces. So now I have sort of two pieces that have long been your stuns nice and clean, with a large tough to the top, so that as I begin toe layer, I can keep this piece really clean and keep all the materials up top as I continue to work my way down the crown. So I'm gonna continue on with that. These air called laterals. So I'm just gonna literally tear these laterals off this piece. I can get at least 2 to 3 laterals off this piece. I'm gonna be cleaning off, tearing off any of the bottoms. It's OK for these this particular greener to sit out. This is a very hard greenery. If I'm using Rosemary, if I have a roses, I want them to sit in water while I'm working. I'm trying to minimize the amount of time that these materials are out of water. So once I have everything cleaned and processed, basically gonna make little piles of the same type of material like material so that I'm all ready to go. And again, I will keep some things in water. Other things like this particular green will just sit out on the table and that way and clean and organized and ready to start assembling 5. Floral Tape Techniques: so floral tape in making the base of your crown, he is going to be the next step in our lesson today. So a floral tape. It is really a wonderful tool for anyone interested in working with flowers. It comes in a variety of colors in his lightly, while attacking enough to sort of hold stones together. Now for all tech is not made like a traditional tape or one side of sort of sticky, and the other side is that it's made up of sort of a creep like paper material and certain waxy substance that requires activation to sort of become tacky. So, in order for it to become sort of sticky, it requires that deserves pull it apart and use pressure. Apply pressure for it to sort of stick to itself. So I'm going to show you how to use it and how to take our wire will be using floral Take Teoh complete the entire project, so it's important that get a good practice on how to use this. It doesn't require also some coordination momentum. Don't get frustrated if in the first few times there's awkward challenging, there's definitely a sort of coordination involved in figuring out how to take a wire. So be patient with yourself and I'll give you some tips and tricks on the way. So here's how to do it. We are going to place the wire in our left hand. So and I like to sort of hole with good length of this out while I'm working, just kind of keep it on the table. So I find my end here and using my left hand, I'm right handed. So if you're left handed, you want to just switch this up? But for right handed folk, you're going to take the tape underneath the tip of the wire. You're going to use your left thumb short, pinch your role, and that's just gonna kind of get a stern and sort of like a Tootsie roll in here. I was just squeezing and twisting and just kind of that hearing the tape to the wire. I'm gonna have a firm grasp Chairman use. I'm going to be using both of my hands to do this so you can see here that this part of the tape that sort of a lighter color that's kind of activated. Tacky tape. This part is not so much so as I'm pulling and stretching and twisting. The tape is becoming sticky, and it's sticking to itself, which in turn is wrapping and covering our wire. So I keep my tape at about a 45 degree angle as I use my right hand sort of pull. I use my left thumb to serve, pinched the wire and rule it towards my right hand so clockwise so you can see that I'm really keeping these really tent. This is a very tight, tight process, and I'm continuing to start feed the take down because I'm pinching and twisting. Oh, and I'm continuing to really use this momentum, this coordination of sort of twisting, pinching, rolling, pulling the tape out, activate that stickiness, get keeping it at a 45 degree angle. I don't want to come out an angle like this, then why? It's not gonna get tacky. You could see it starts to get really bulky, and it's not actually sticking to the wire or is this part of here? You can tell that it's really on that wire, and it's not gonna go anywhere. So this angle of holding the tape really hopeful continue to just pinch and twist and roll all the way down until I get to the end. And then you can just simply tear off that end piece so way that you know that your wire is gonna be fully covered in tape will not come and done is just to simply to run your fingers along here, and the tape should not move at all. It should feel very secure. It should feel a little bit tacky. And if tape this sort of moving around, you need to unwrap or starting fresh wire because this piece is really important that it's sort of taped properly. Once you have to take completely covering the wire, we're going, Teoh take easily ends off here and I'm just gonna bend the end into a little loop. And I like to come over these once and back around, but have created just a small, secure little spot there. This is gonna be where a ribbon goes, and I want us to cure that with another little tiny piece of tape to make sure that it doesn't pull out once that the crown is being put together on the ribbon. Okay, just really pinching again, making sure that that's on there. Really? Well, you know, I'm gonna do to the side as well. This won't come off by itself. Just usual shares to trim off the excess teeth, make another lip, wrap it around the base here in the pup, just like that. Pitch it down. So it's pretty sturdy. Tape it down again, pinching, twisting to make sure that that's really well secure. Once you have the wire fully Tate two ends, we're ready to get started on to the next session. 6. Assemble Your Crown: So now we're going to start assembling your crown, adding flowers and greenery to our base. Teoh, start the design. So So now we're ready to start assembling the far crown because we are gonna get designing vertically along this wire. And it's not obviously gonna be wrapped in an angle like this around the head as we're working. It's important to be considering sort the final look of the project as it's gonna be sitting on her head when we approach the design and I'll explain a little bit further. So the first through element of this sort of called him a cluster that I'm gonna start with is a little piece of my rosemary and my rosemary's all clean and ready to go again. I have a good little piece of Steptoe work with with sort of the botanical floral material on top, and I'm going to sort of wire it, so that extends over the little hole that we create it. The reason why is when we finish this, it's wrapped around the base of the head. I don't want anybody to see my mechanics. I always want to just see floral material and then the ribbon that ties it. So I'm going to start with my first piece of rosemary here, and I'm just going to take a small piece of floral take again using the same method that we used to wrap the wire. So gonna bring my little left tail over Sort of pinch twist. Sort of begin using a 45 degree angle, Really holding it really taught. I'm gonna secure that piece of rosemary to the wire. Now, this little piece of stem is just gonna add extra bulk, and we don't want it poking your head and making the crown heavy. So as we work, I'm gonna be trimming away excess stems. And then I don't want this to unravel. And so I'm going to just tie off that little end with another small piece of floral tape. So it's very clean, very lightweight, and we're gonna just continue to build on to this. So this is where sort of your creative vision is gonna come into play, huh? You can really just kind of start with some of your linear foliage and start building from there. If you want a much sinner crown, then you are going to definitely want to use just a lot of very thin pieces and build this way. If you want a much bulkier crown, we're gonna bring in some of the's big, chunky pieces and we can start sort of peppering them through a swell to depending. If you want to release symmetrical crown, we're going to kind of stay consistent. You want to kind of mix it up for this project? I recommend staying very consistent so that we can get a really symmetrical look all the way around. I think you definitely need to know the rules before you break them. I find that that's really helpful to just have the mechanics down first. So I'm gonna laser the piece of this filler right up against the rosemary. I think it's just gonna look really nice with the greenery in the background again. Tale of my tea is coming up and around underneath, pulling it out to activate and pinching and twisting, not and really giving out a solid pinch that's gonna make sure those greens are not going anywhere there. Really tucked in there again, just gonna clean off my little ends, give us a little time piece here, pinching and twisting so you can see that That's really securely on there. So now we're sort of seeing sort of very foundational part of this starting. I want to bring in a little bit of bulk, Not a lot. But I'm gonna actually separate these two little leaves. I know I don't have a lot of stem to work with, but I also don't want to add in a really, really bushy piece right in the end. I just want these two really pretty leaves to come in, and I'm gonna just lay them really closely to this second piece of filler. I don't want to start here because as I've been this, you're gonna end up pretty ugly holes. So it's really important they laying things almost directly on top of them because we're sort of overcompensating for when we bend the crown. And so we don't want to see any holes towards the end of when we actually put this on. You can kind of manipulate the leaves. I'd like to sometimes just set them down right on top of each other, Pinching and twisting. The tape is great because of election. Hold that in position. Just like that It just continues to create a really clean sort of line visual line into the design that we're creating. So again, trimming is that go and taking on a little exposed in here? I really like this filler. I feel like it's really large for this crown. But what I'm going to dio is actually take a piece of it. No thought my stems are really, really warm. You just want to add in a couple of little pieces, so I'm gonna kind of pare that down, and that fits more properly to the scale of the crown. If I just put in this giant peas, you know, content to just look strange having these little tendrils coming out and having this big, chunky piece so you can always pare things down again. You don't each. It's a deal to have a 23 inch time. It's OK if you don't. You just really want to make sure that the floral tape is coming up in around. It is really securing it tightly in there. If you do put a piece in, it's too big. You can always use your shears, for example. I can tell that I don't like how this is coming out already and I'm going to do is just simply go in with my sort of sharper shears. I'm just gonna kind of head it a little bit of that because I like the line of that much cleaner and sort of Fitz is this imaginary little area that I work in. So naturally, I want add another little piece of greenery that fits this particular leaf. I could go back in with some more of my line, but I think if in nature, it would be looking like this particular flower would probably be surrounded by its own natural leave shape. So I'm gonna add in another little cluster here just to sort of frame it. You can play with different angles like this angle. It originally put it in laying it flat. I didn't like how that looks, so I turned it around. And now really friends, that little tuft really nicely again. I don't have much of the stem on this, but that's OK. Ideally, we do. But if you really pinch a twist, it's gonna be in there really solid. It's not gonna go anywhere, so I like where this is going so far. If I don't like something, I just simply cut it out. I don't know if I like that He's Pender pending at the same length. Think there should be some variety I'm gonna go into Just trim back this little tip of the rosemary so that I have a little bit more of them visual line here. So next time it probably takes award Tufts of this filler. This is a really large piece, but what I what I liked about this is it sort of had this really interesting v shape that I could actually come in and almost tuck hundreds. So I like this piece kind of leave it long bushy. I think I'm gonna tuck it right underneath here again. I can always go back and edit. If I don't like the direction I might take just this one piece off, but I'm just gonna go ahead and secure it in there. We tend to go a little bit bigger sometimes, because again, I can always cut things out, headed as I want. So again, I'm just pinching and twisting, rolling clockwise towards my other hand. This hand is pulling out, activating the tape. That's time I didn't leave to cut. It wasn't that long, But I can already tell This little piece is a little bit too long, so I'm gonna trip him out. E always test by just simply finding my little end here, bending it like this. How I'm doing with holes, so I'm gonna probably put something right here, but it looks pretty tightened. Pretty good so far. So I'm not too worried about it. Just like when you're making an arrangement or anything. I like to sort of hold things up and see how they fit in. I feel like that's too similar to continue on with a little bit more of this material again . I'm just talking it really Just putting it right up against that bottom Peas kind of built this out a little bit, create a little bit more of a cluster here. Couldn't move things around before your tape. Make sure you're getting all angles again. Take goes over 30. If you were to feel this, it's also very, very lightweight, Which is again what we want. We don't want something really, really heavy. Short of cumbersome toe wear. You could sort of make little adjustments once it's taped in there, you can kind of see that I don't particularly care for that line. Cut him out. But I like I like the movement of these sort of lines coming out with sort of deeper elements. Next a minute, Patton. Just a nice big clump of rosemary here. You're clean off. What I don't want. I wanted it right there. Always want me stem sort of lined up with the wire. Hold going underneath, Jane. Twisting just a little once, once or twice around is plenty trimming the excess toe taking that little exposed another there. I wanted a piece of rosemary in here. They tend to find that just like in nature, clustering things always lead a little bit more of an impact than just having one z twosies so you can try to cluster if you like that. Look, you can see these little bits. Maybe don't work. Maybe they won't. I only want to tape about 2 to 3 stems at a time. Otherwise it's too bulky. If one stem just so happens to fall out, it's gonna make the rest of everything a lot looser. So I want to make sure that you want to do a few at a time. It's also easier to take. Go around a couple of times. It's a little bit denser, really. Make sure that that's on there. That those stems We're not going anywhere. You can see that I still have a long ways to go. Just can be kind of a time consuming process. I like to put on some music, like to not over think it. I trust myself. Continue to add clusters. I'm gonna just basically continue to repeat this pattern, so I'm kind of next a place for more of this. Now I'm gonna be adding in some additional leaves again, maybe sort of tucking them on top of each other like this and then securing them in this way and just continuing to work my way down. So I'll check in with you in the next video and show you my progress, and we will then add in the roses in the next segment and finish off the ground 7. Finish Your Crown: So I want to show you the progress that I've made here. This is where I had started initially and I just continued to build on what I was working on, continuing to add clusters of filler flowers, lying flower, putting in little Tufts of greenery. Sort of made sure that I came about 2/3 of the way around. I like when they sit on ahead and you really can't see any of the mechanics, but just you just see flowers and fullness. So I made this one a pretty full. I wanted it to be sort of an appropriate scale for the Rose that I want to add in. So I decided to go a little bit larger again. You can choose to make them a little thinner, but I'm gonna show you the back as well, so we don't see any stems. We don't have anything sort of poking out other than plant material that we want. And it's still fairly light weight. This there's quite a bit in here, and it still feels pretty lightweight. So that's exactly what we want, um, to see. So I wanted to sort of give some tips and tricks when you start getting to this point in the crown, it starts to become really heavy. And one of the ways that I sort of combat that hang it down, sort of in front of me like this and just kind of twist the whole thing around to kind of help, sort of the momentum of kind of grabbing the tape we still want to keep up with that motion can get more difficult. Like I said, as it gets heavier. But we want to make sure we maintain that. So next I'm gonna add the rose and what what I'm doing here is in keeping it mostly symmetrical. You can see sort of everything's or to peppered in fairly equally. But I want a focal point, and I have a few different roses here has options. I'm just gonna show you how to wire a large flower. So many remove Good piece of the stem here. We only want about an inch and 1/2 to 2 inches, and I'm gonna take about a 22 gauge wire. These work great for roast stems cutting half. I'm gonna foot the rose upside down, remove some of these Well, he looks leaves here and I mean a puncture just right through through the meatiest part of that rose there, just, like, kind of push it all the way through until it's about halfway down and then bring the sides down. This is gonna create sort of a part official stem in in a way I can even trim. It's a little bit shorter and keep the bulk out of there. I'm gonna take my tape, come underneath and using the same process of pinching and twisting. I really want to make sure that the tape is covering the wire. It's gonna make sure that the wire does not tear through the roast em. So I want to make sure that the tape goes all the way up to the very top of the base of the Rose. Then I'm gonna work my way down here pinching, twisting, pulling out, activating that tape, virgin, twisting way to the bottom. You can do this with a lot of different types of flowers that have sort of a larger, boldest Calix bottom here, and that really helps you have maneuverability. It makes the flower a lot less heavy to put in a crown and It also ensures that the Rose head, when you place it in, doesn't just snap off often times if you weren't actually wire Ah, larger flower like that in. And there was a lot of pressure put as you were taping. A lot of times, the head will just kind of snap right off. We don't want that. We want to be able to serve. Maneuver this accordingly. So I'm gonna give it just a tiny bit of an angle here. I'm just gonna kind of tuck it deep down. So it's almost parallel. As you can see to this wire, I could come in and lay it on top, But I like I like that. It kind of feels that little bit of a hole there. It just looks like a natural part of the crown. And now that my focal flowers in, I'm gonna continue on. We've again adding more clusters, layering, layering them in like so and she could see we will check back in here as soon as a mobile done, and then we'll tie off the crown with ribbon. So we are just about to finish off the very end of our crown. We have a focal flour in there, which again is completely your choice If you want several focal flowers. If you don't want any focal flowers at all, it's just completely up to you. I'm just wanted to show you how I would place that in there. So as you start to near the end, there's a couple of different ways that you can sort of finish this last piece off. What we don't want to do is sort of just leave stems in the back that you're gonna see. So I'm gonna show you the way that I like to finish this off and you can kind of experiment with different ways that you I would like to see a swell so almost make like a little mini boot in your Kearsarge for the end shall use a piece of the rosemary. I'm just gonna build it up. So it's nice and dense kind of matches the thickness of the rest of the crown just like that. Take a piece of tape just like I've been doing. Strap a small piece around the neck of the cluster, secure that all together, go down, just finish off that little edge there and Now I have my last so finishing cluster, and what I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna turn in the opposite direction of everything started going this way that I'm gonna turn it this way. I'm just gonna tuck it right underneath this other cluster. I'm gonna take a piece of tape, kind of leave it through here in the middle, making a secure underneath it. Come on. 100 8 Pulling, pinching. Yes, I go compressing it down, applying a lot of pressure to make sure that everything's really in there. Then I can kind of just once it's on there, so I'm gonna pull it even closer. That other cluster, My hope was that I selected a good enough cluster. They're so that it's all filled in. You don't see any sort of major gaps. You can see a little bit of a gap once it's on the head. Won't really notice that. And that will just ensure that you have just a clean and without having to worry too much about covering that last little bit. So I've got my ribbon through one side. I'm just gonna pull it through image of the exact same things on this side She laid over the top to use middle. Why air here Just kind of puncture right through Pull that as well. And now with my ribbon sort of threaded through, I'm ready to place it on my head And what I'm gonna do is actually put this on my head backwards and show you on my own head how I do this. So now that we have the ribbons threaded through and it kind of just tried to even out as best as I can, what I like to do is do this in the mirror so I can see what I'm doing. And what I like to do is just place the crown on the crowd, my own head and sort of used the ribbon here on this. I'm just gonna tie really simple, not and like, like these little tail sort of hanging down. Someone get it fairly tight, just like you would a present. Try not to get too much of my hair in there. And then I know that that's really sort of the size that I wanted to be, and I can sort of tighten it up once it's on the table. The Nice thing is you can kind of move. Ever been around? Once it's in there, you can trim the tales. You want them to look a certain way. You think that life is really nice? Place it on my head. She was showing my finished product. 8. Keep It Fresh and Share!: so the crown is done, and there are a few options that I want to go over on what you can do to sort of keep it as freshest possible. What I do is I spray it with water or a floral sealant, and so what I would do is just take a spray bottle just gentle. Spray this with water and place it in. I use this really large. I don't want a breezy the petals or leaves. No, just place it inside, and then I would place the entire bag inside of a refrigerator lane flat, and he will help your father stay fresh and sort of keep it alive as long as possible. Thea other option is, like I mentioned is to use a floral ceiling. So all have these listed in the resource is page, but to floral ceilings that I like. They're called Crown and Glory for finishing touch, and the way that a floral ceiling works is essentially it acts like a wax over the flowers , and so this is great for flower crowns. Boom years. Kearsarge is anything that's out of water that doesn't have a water source, and you simply just let very lightly spray the crown and you let it dry completely before you place it in the bag. Unlike spring with water, the floral seal, it really needs to dry. To seal an oyster into the flower heads in the greens naturally helps the farmers not release their moisture after you've completely let that dry. That, of course, same process with place it inside of the bag. So lastly, where and hope that you wear enjoy the fruits of your labor. Flower crowns are so much work and so I hope that you have really learned something today. Just skills that you can take into next. Floral project. Please post a selfie of where your flower crown. I can't wait to see what you need if you have given it away. I love to see your your story about what it was like to source materials and put this together Any roadblocks that he faced feel free to provide feedback or asked me any questions in the community for below. And thank you so much for joining me in this how to create your own flower crown class. It's been just a real joy to teach it to you today, and I hope to see what the next