Here's how to make a flower crown you and your 'maids will always treasure.

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Flower crowns have been popular wedding-day accessories for years, and it's clear that the trend is here to stay. While using fresh blooms is ever-popular, this isn't your only option. If you or your bridesmaids are more interested in headpieces you'll be able to wear over and again, a paper iteration might be your best bet. And since they're flower-free, they'll hold up throughout the big day, which is especially important if you're planning a warm-weather wedding.

Another benefit to choosing paper flower crowns? These iterations can be made all on your own. Here, we're sharing an easy paper flower crown tutorial that anyone can master. And because it's so simple, it's a great project to do as a group. Pro tip: Just make sure to measure each person's heads before making their crown, as this will tell you how many clovers to create.

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The Tools

  • Light green crepe paper
  • Double-sided German crepe paper (we used Light Orchid and Pink Lilac)
  • Hot glue gun
  • 22-gauge floral wire (Panacea Green Floral Wire, 22'', $2.49, michaels.com)
  • Light green corsage tape
  • Gesso and green paint (Martha Stewart Crafts Family-Friendly Multi-Surface Paint in Swing Set Green, $8.01, amazon.com)
  • Small and medium paintbrushes (Martha Stewart Crafts Basic Brush Set, $13.82, amazon.com)
  • Fringe scissors (Recollections Fringe Scissors, $14.99, michaels.com)
  • Regular scissors
  • Wire cutters
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How-To

Cut two-inch long leaf shapes from your green crepe paper. Using your green paint and a small paintbrush, add a little detail with the paint to create a more realistic-looking leaf. Cut a strip of the double-sided crepe paper, about 14 inches long and 1.25 inches wide with the grain running the narrow way. Using the gesso and medium paintbrush, paint the edge white and allow a few minutes to dry.

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Using the fringe scissors, cut fringe along the entire painted edge, being careful not to cut all the way through. Add a drop of hot glue to the end of a five-inch piece of wire and begin wrapping the paper around the edge with the painted fringe facing out at the top. Once it's wrapped, secure it with another drop of glue.

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Add three leaves to your flower with small drops of hot glue.

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Next, wrap the stem, the end of the flower and leaves with corsage tape.

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Making sure you've already measured the crown wearer's head to confirm how big it needs to be, make approximately 16 blooms (depending on the size of the crown). Twist all of the stems together and secure with the corsage tape.

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The best part about this flower crown? You can re-wear it as many times as you like!

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