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How to Make Your Own Bridal Flower Crown on the Cheap

Photos by <a href="">Aubrie Pick</a>
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Brides have been favoring flower crowns over veils for years now, and the trend only seems to be increasing in popularity. You could spend $100+ on one from folks like Cult Gaia, or have some crafters on Etsy make one for you. Or, you could save your dollars for the honeymoon, and take pride in making one with your own two hands.

It's easy, we promise, and it can also serve as a fun group bonding project for your bridal shower or engagement party—plus you know your bridesmaids will want to walk down the aisle with flowers in their hair. The supplies are simple. The hardest part is choosing from the mountains of silk flowers available at the craft store. We recommend Michaels, which has several locations in the Bay Area. Or if you'd like to stay within city limits, try the Fabric Outlet on Mission Street, Fantastico in SOMA. Some vendors at the San Francisco Flower Mart also carry silk flowers. The Flower Mart is also a great place to buy fresh flowers if you prefer, and if you happen to have time for crafting the night before your nuptials.Sara Iravani

· Raffia craft wire, or wrap green or natural-colored tape around two pieces of craft wire.)
· Silk (or real) flowers. Sizes and how many will depend on the style of crown you desire. Create a simple crown with uniformly-sized flowers (as in our gallery), or vary the sizes for a wilder look.
· Sharp scissors

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