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Flower crown tutorial

As a photographer, I am constantly filing ideas and inspiration for future shoots.  One item that always pops up is a flower crown filled with beautiful blooms.  It suits so many styled shoots, especially a natural maternity session or an ethereal bride.  This stunning crown made of berries, flowers and vibrant greenery was created by Jill of Blossoms Living.  She shared some wonderful tips with me and walked me through a step by step of how to make your own. 

Natural additions like these raspberries were chosen to lend an earthy element to Jill's design.

Natural additions like these raspberries were chosen to lend an earthy element to Jill's design.

Select a variety of flowers, leaves and berries.

Select a variety of flowers, leaves and berries.

You will need florist tape, wire and glue, a knife, shears and pliers.

You will need florist tape, wire and glue, a knife, shears and pliers.

Jill chose these gorgeous roses in the most beautiful hues.

Jill chose these gorgeous roses in the most beautiful hues.

So lovely, I had to share another photo.

So lovely, I had to share another photo.

Bundle small flowers, leaves and berries together.

Bundle small flowers, leaves and berries together.

Wrap the bundle with florist tape and set aside.

Wrap the bundle with florist tape and set aside.

Using florist wire, cover with florist tape.  Bend the ends and connect.  Jill let me know that this is an easy way to adjust the size of the crown to fit perfectly. 

Using florist wire, cover with florist tape.  Bend the ends and connect.  Jill let me know that this is an easy way to adjust the size of the crown to fit perfectly. 

Continue making small bundles until you have enough to cover the entire crown.

Continue making small bundles until you have enough to cover the entire crown.

Starting at one end, attach flower bundles to wire crown with florist tape.

Starting at one end, attach flower bundles to wire crown with florist tape.

Continue adding bundles until the wire crown is covered.

Continue adding bundles until the wire crown is covered.

Next, add berries or greenery to any sparse areas.

Next, add berries or greenery to any sparse areas.

If you have large flowers to add, do so now.  Push the flower stems into the bundles and affix with florist glue or tape.

If you have large flowers to add, do so now.  Push the flower stems into the bundles and affix with florist glue or tape.

Jill mentioned that when working with large flowers, find balance by adding one at a time and taking a look from a variety of angles before adding another.

Jill mentioned that when working with large flowers, find balance by adding one at a time and taking a look from a variety of angles before adding another.

Jill's dreamy flower crown is complete!

Jill's dreamy flower crown is complete!

Thank you Carla, Jill and all the staff at Blossoms Living.  I enjoyed my time at your shop tremendously and I just can't say enough wonderful things about you!  If you're a photographer or client, I highly recommend contacting the staff at  Blossoms Living to make a custom flower crown for your next session or celebration.  The possibilities are endless and their selection of flowers are truly incredible!

The store is filled with beautiful decor and home furnishing.  There are lovely gems that fill the room and the staff are pretty awesome.  Let's just say it was so lovely that I didn't want to leave.  Check back tomorrow and I'll take you on a visual tour of the shop.

I REALLY wanted to use this crown for a maternity session scheduled that same evening, but a summer storm arrived before heading out to shoot.  The roses lasted a few days and the crown was perfect for over a week with refrigeration.  I have never worn flowers like this in my hair, so I slipped the crown on and took a quick pic.  After several days, I removed the roses that had discolored and took a couple more photos.  I quite like how one piece gave more than a single look.  Although I envision long mermaid like waves with such a crown, I was happy to test it out regardless :)  

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