A Guide to Making Your Own Dried Flower Wedding Headpiece
A wedding day is an occasion that deserves to be memorable, unique, and special. And for those who are looking for an unconventional and eco-friendly option for their bridal accessories, dried flower headpieces are a perfect choice. Dried flowers have gained popularity as a trend in weddings for their rustic and vintage charm, durability, and versatile nature.
What You’ll Need to Create Your Dried Flower Headpiece
If you’re planning to make your own dried flower wedding headpiece, there are some essential elements you want to consider. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know to make your wedding headpiece a stunning and memorable accessory:
The first step is to gather inspiration for your design. You can browse Pinterest, Instagram, or wedding blogs to get ideas for the type of headpiece you want to create. Whether you’re looking for a simple crown, hair clips, headband, wreath or a more elaborate floral arrangement, inspiration is the key to creating something unique and personal.
Types of dried flowers:
The type of dried flowers you choose will depend on your personal style and the theme of your wedding. Some popular options include lavender, eucalyptus, baby’s breath, star flowers statice, and Bunny tails. You can also mix and match different types of flowers to create a unique and stunning arrangement.
Colors and fashion trends:
When selecting the colors for your headpiece, you should consider the color scheme of your wedding. You can also experiment with different shades of the same color to create a monochromatic look or mix and match complementary colors for a bold and vibrant look. Fashion trends such as vintage, boho, and rustic styles are perfect for incorporating dried flowers into your wedding look.
Where to find the dried flowers:
You can find dried flowers at craft stores, online retailers, or specialty florists. You can also collect flowers from your garden or local parks and dry them yourself using a dehydrator or air-drying method.
Selecting Dried Flowers for Your Wedding Headpiece
As mentioned above, when selecting dried flowers and grasses for your wedding headpiece, you’ll want to consider your wedding theme and style preferences, but there are several other factors to consider in order to ensure you choose the highest quality materials.
The color of dried flowers and grasses should be true to the original bloom. Faded or dull colors can indicate that the flowers were not properly dried or stored.
The texture of dried flowers should be firm and not brittle. Gently touch the petals to ensure they are not crumbly or easily broken.
While some dried flowers may still retain a faint scent, many will have lost their aroma. However, if the flowers have a musty or unpleasant odor, they may not have been properly dried or stored. Some dried flowers are dyed, so make sure there is no chemical scent.
The shape of dried flowers, petals, leaves and grasses should closely resemble the natural version. If the petals or stems are noticeably mis-shapen, this could indicate that the flowers or grasses were not handled with care during the drying process.
When purchasing dried flowers and grasses, consider the size of the wedding headpiece you plan to create. Some dried flowers may be better suited for larger displays, while others may work well in smaller arrangements.
Dried flowers, grasses and leaves come in a wide range of varieties, each with their own unique qualities. Consider the colors, shapes, and textures of different flowers to create a balanced and visually appealing wedding headpiece.
It is important to consider where the dried flowers were sourced from. Flowers that were grown and dried locally may be of higher quality and freshness than those that were shipped from another country.
Dried flowers can vary greatly in price depending on the variety and quality. While it may be tempting to opt for the cheapest option, investing in higher quality blooms will often look nicer and store better for later use.
Assembling Dried Flower Wedding Headpiece:
Once you have your materials, it’s time to start assembling your wedding headpiece or hair accessories. You’ll start with attaching the dried flowers to the base and finish off by adding your final touches and embellishments.
Selecting A Base:
When creating a wedding headpiece using dried flowers, selecting the right base is crucial. The base serves as the foundation for the flowers and determines the overall look and feel of the headpiece. There are several options for a base, including a headband, ribbon, or hairpins. A headband provides a secure and comfortable fit, making it an ideal option for brides who want to wear their headpiece all day. A ribbon can add a touch of elegance and can be tied in a bow at the back of the head. Hairpins are perfect for creating a more delicate and subtle look and can be easily pinned into an updo or loose hair. When selecting a base, consider the style and comfort level you want to achieve and choose a base that complements your wedding dress and hairstyle.
Attaching the Dried Flowers
When attaching the dried flowers to your wedding headpiece, you have many options and can combine them to achieve your perfect look, including:
Wire is a good option if you want to create a more flexible and adjustable headpiece. To attach the flowers using wire, simply wrap a piece of floral wire around the stem of the flower and twist it together. Then, attach the wire to the base by wrapping it around the headband or crown.
Tape is another option for attaching the flowers to the base. Floral tape is a special type of tape that is stretchy and sticky, making it perfect for securing flowers. To attach the flowers using tape, wrap a piece of floral tape around the stem of the flower and the base. Continue to wrap the tape around until the flower is secure.
Glue is a third option for attaching the flowers to the base. Hot glue or a strong craft glue will work best. To attach the flowers using glue, simply apply a small amount of glue to the stem of the flower and press it onto the base. Hold it in place for a few seconds until the glue has dried.
4. Ribbons & Lace:
If you want to create a more natural and organic look, you can also use ribbon, twine, yarn, or lace to attach the flowers to the base, or to add style to your headpiece. For attaching the flowers, simply tie the flowers onto the base using the ribbon, twine, or lace. This method works best for smaller, lighter flowers.
Adding The Final Touches:
Once you have attached all of the flowers to the base, you can add additional embellishments, such as feathers, beads, or ribbons. Use your creativity to make the headpiece unique and special.
In conclusion, creating a dried flower wedding headpiece is a fun and creative way to add a touch of nature to your wedding day. By following these essential elements, you can create a stunning and memorable accessory that reflects your personal style and wedding theme.
If all this sounds overwhelming to you, you can check out all the dried flower pieces I have in my store, or just contact me here and let me know what your looking for and I can create you the perfect custom piece for your special day.