From My Garden | DIY Edible Flower Crown

July 22, 2015

P&P Flower Crown

DIY Flower Crown

My best friend is getting married in August! It’s about time; I think they have been dating for almost six years! Well, I guess I am not one to talk since it took me seven years of dating before I would tie the knot! Ha. Anyways, the theme of the wedding is a midsummer’s night dream. It will be very woodsy and whimsical with lots of native flora y fauna. So my best friend, with all her wedding preparation, inspired me to create an edible flower crown from foraged bits and pieces found from or around my garden.

Also, another gorgeous dress from Everything Golden. The most thoughtful tailoring and details on this dress created the most flattering fit. Which is why, I am sure, the scoop neck on this dress is surely the reason it sold so fast. Lots of other beauties available like this vintage denim dress and this vintage plum paisley dress plus lots and lots more on the Mercantile including my favorite textured ceramic plates by Shady Grove Pottery.

Flower Crown

Everything Golden

DIY Edible Flower Crown

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Stem Wire
Green Floral Tape and Wire
Spinach Leaves
Asparagus Fronds
Garlic Scapes
Rhubarb Strips
Marigold Flowers
Lemon Peel

HOW TO MAKE IT

Collect a bouquet of edible flowers, greenery and/or vegetables from your garden or scraps from your recent farmers market trip. I collected a variety of greens and used marigolds and lemon peel for accents of orange and yellow.

Measure a piece of stem wire around the crown of your head. I used two pieces of stem wire and wrapped the ends around each other to form a circle.

Cut edible flowers and greens leaving 2 or 3 inches of stem. Lay clippings around the crown to get a feel for the design. Group clippings together using floral tape and secure to stem wire (crown) using the green wire. I like to arrange the filler greens and smaller flowers first, leaving the statement pieces for last. Place statement flowers (in this case, marigolds) by threading a 4 inch or so piece of green wire through the center from the back, forming a hook to anchor it, then pulling back and wrapping the flower on the crown.

Whala!

Edible Flower Crown

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