ISSUE 81  |  Weekend Getaway

DIY: Make a Flower Crown, from Tigers to Lilies

July 15, 2013 8:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Spotted on Tigers and Lilies, flower crowns fashioned by Lili Cuzor and fit for a queen (like you or me):

Photographs by Lili Cuzor.

Above: You can make a crown from wisps or woven stems or bouquets of tiny wildflowers. For step-by-step intstructions on the technique, see our recent post Flower Arranging 101: Learning to Make a Flower Crown Befitting a Faerie Queen.

Above: Photographer Lili Cuzor styled these crowns for a recent photo shoot for Oyster Magazine. 

Above: The simpler the better. “So Game of Thrones, no?” says Cuzor.

Above: To make a flower crown, start with a proper frame. Don’t leave the stems too long. And go for a look that’s linear and wispy (instead of floppy). Read about these and other tips that Erin learned when she made a Faerie Flower Crown.

Above: Two red roses punctuate the greenery with color. For more of Cuzor’s work, see Tigers to Lilies.

Do you have wedding flowers on your mind? See our earlier post, Ask the Expert: 10 Tips for Wedding Flowers from Kate Middleton’s Florist.