3 ways to make a flower crown

3 ways to make a flower crown
3 ways to make a flower crown

Whether it's for a wedding, a garden party or just to celebrate the joys of spring and summer, a flower crown is a lovely accessory to enjoy the flowers of the season. This is an easy to make item that will add a pretty touch to your outfit for any occasion. Buy or pick your favorite flowers and attach them to a wire stand to make a beautiful and unique accessory.


Method 1 of 3: Make a wreath with a wire base

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Step 1. Measure your head

Measure your head circumference and add 5 cm. If you are going to wear this crown on a hairstyle (for a wedding, for example), do your hair before measuring your head. Some hairstyles, like African braids and braided crowns, can make your head size bigger.

Step 2. Cut a wire

Cut a sturdy wire the same length as your head circumference plus 5 cm. Try to use a fairly thick wire, such as the paper-covered wire used by florists. The florist's tape will adhere more easily. Do not cut the wire with scissors, as you will dull them. Use wire cutters.

Step 3. Fold the wire in a circle

Overlap the ends 2.5 cm. The ring should keep its shape. If it is not stiff enough, twist two or three wires together and make a ring with it. It should now be stiffer.

Step 4. Add florist tape

Wrap florists' tape around the ends of the wire to hold them in place. You can also wrap ribbon around the entire wire ring. This will give you a base to work on and the color will be solid.

Step 5. Choose the flowers

Cut the stems 2, 5 to 5 cm below the flower heads. Use scissors to cut natural fresh or dried flowers. Cut the stems of the artificial flowers with wire cutters. Try to cut all the stems to the same length so that the crown looks neater.

Try to use flowers of different sizes so as to make the wreath look more interesting

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Step 6. Choose the arrangement of the flowers

Position them however you want. Do not attach them to the base yet. You have to start by placing them all correctly. It's easier to change the layout as long as the flowers are simply placed on the countertop. Try to alternate different shapes, sizes and colors. You can try one of the following versions.

  • Place the larger flowers in the front and / or at the top of the wreath. Use smaller and smaller flowers as you approach the back of the wreath.
  • Try to point all the flowers in the same direction. For example, they could all be directed upwards or outwards.
  • The flowers do not have to be glued to each other. You can tighten them or space them as much as you want.
  • Instead of going all the way around the wire ring with the flowers, put some only in front / at the top.

Step 7. Attach the first flower to the ring

Place the flower on the ring so that the stem follows the wire. Wrap florists' tape around the stem and wire. Start just below the flower head and continue until you are past the end of the stem by 1.5cm. Cut the tape and press the end to secure it in place.

Step 8. Place a second flower

Place it just behind the first one and tie it with florists' tape in the same way. Position the flower so that its head overlaps that of the first. The closer the flowers are to each other, the more full appearance the wreath will have at the end. The further apart the flowers are, the thinner and more fragile the wreath will look at the end.

Step 9. Add the other flowers

Continue to lay and tie flowers going all the way around the ring until you have attached all the flowers you had arranged on the counter.

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Step 10. Add tape

If desired, fold several long ribbons in half and place them behind the wire at the point where its ends overlap. Leave a loop of ribbon 2.5 cm above the wire. Go around the wire with the ends of the ribbons and pass them through the loop. Gently pull on it to tie the ribbons.

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Step 11. Try on the crown

If necessary, make small changes. If you see any empty spaces or parts where you want the wreath to be more trimmed, gently part the flowers, push another one into the space, and tie it with florists' ribbon.

Method 2 of 3: Make a braided crown

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Step 1. Choose the flowers

Take flowers with thin, flexible stems. They must be at least 8 cm long. You can use a single variety of flowers or several different ones.

  • Daisies and dandelions are classic, but you can use flowers like alysses or forget-me-nots.
  • Aromatic flowering plants like mint, thyme, oregano, chamomile and lavender are pretty and smell great.
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Step 2. Cut the stems

Cut all the stems to the same length and remove the leaves. This will make the flowers easier to braid and the crown will not be too thick.

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Step 3. Put the flowers in cold water

Put them in a vase filled with cold water so that they stay cool while you make the crown. Braided flower crowns can take quite a long time to make and it is possible that the picked flowers will wilt before you incorporate them.

Step 4. Take three flowers

Hold three flowers and tie them loosely together with a piece of tiger wire. Go around the stems several times with the wire and cut off the excess. Try to place the wire as close to the flower heads as possible. These must all be at the same level. If one of them is on top of the others, the crown will have an irregular appearance. The tiger wire will hold the flowers together as you make the braid.

If you don't have thin wire, you can use twist ties or sewing thread

Step 5. Start braiding the stems

Pass the left rod over the middle one so that it is between the other two. Then pass the right rod over the new middle rod so that it is between the other two. Proceed in this way until you have a braid with a length of 2.5 cm.

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Step 6. Add a flower to the left

Place a new flower on the left stem. It should be just below the left flower already in the braid.

Step 7. Pass the two left rods down the middle

Pass the old left rod and the new one over the middle rod so that they are in the middle. Hold these two rods together. They will count as one rod.

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Step 8. Add a flower to the right

Place a new flower on the right stem. It should be just below the right flower already in the braid.

Step 9. Pass the two right rods down the middle

Pass the old right rod and the new one over the double rod in the middle so that they are in the middle. Don't separate them. Hold the two stems together so that they form a single thick stem.

Step 10. Continue the process

Repeat the previous four steps until you get a braid of the desired length. The stems you braid will get thicker and thicker as you add more flowers.

  • Try to use different species of flowers in order to vary the color and texture and increase the beauty of the wreath.
  • Feel free to incorporate leaves, herbs, or tendrils.
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Step 11. Stop braiding

Stop when the braid is a few inches longer than your head circumference. It should be slightly too long, as you will overlap the ends so that the crown will hold tight.

Step 12. Add wire

Wrap wire around the end of the braid. Place it just under the last added flowers. Go around the stems several times with the wire and cut the excess with wire cutters. The thread will hold the flowers together and prevent the braid from coming undone.

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Step 13. Make a circle with the braid

Bring the two ends of the braid together, overlapping them so that the crown is snug to your head. Hold the ends in place when removing the crown.

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Step 14. Secure the ends

Wrap wire around the ends of the braid to hold them together. When you meet a flower, pass the wire under it. You only have to go around the stems. Once the crown is secure, cut off the excess wire. Gently slide its two ends into the braided stems.

Method 3 of 3: Make a flower wreath from a headband

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Step 1. Find a headband

Take a plastic or metal headband that fits you. You are going to stick flowers on it.

Step 2. Add tape

If you want, you can add tape to mask the color of the headband and form a surface for the glue to adhere to. You can use any color ribbon you want, but the green will probably be the most subtle under the flowers. If you don't want green ribbon, try using a color that matches the flowers you're using. You can tie the ribbon in two ways.

  • Choose a ribbon the same width as the headband. Cut it so that it is 2 inches longer than the headband in length. Place the ribbon on the headband, aligning them well and glue it using a glue gun. There will be 2.5cm of tape protruding from each end. Cover these two parts with glue and fold them over the underside of the headband.
  • Put a dot of glue on one end of the headband. Lay one end of a long ribbon over the glue and press it down. Wrap the ribbon around the headband in a spiral from end to end. Try to overlap its edges slightly. This way you will completely cover the headband without leaving any space. When you get to the other end, secure the end of the ribbon with another dot of glue.
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Step 3. Choose artificial flowers

Remove the heads from the stems. If they refuse to come off, cut them off with wire cutters. Try to cut as close to the base of the flowers as possible.

Step 4. Cut off the remaining stem sections

Sometimes when the heads of artificial flowers are removed, there is a small section of the stem left under each flower. These sections may prevent you from laying the flowers flat on the headband. If you want the flowers to lie flat, cut these stems.

Be careful not to cut too much. This small plastic section holds the flower petals in place. If you cut too much of it, the flower could fall apart

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Step 5. Glue the first flower

Apply hot glue below the first flower. Start by covering the base of the flower where it meets the stem. Then put a large dot of glue on the underside of the remaining small part of the rod.

Step 6. Place the flower on the headband

Press on it while the glue begins to set.

Step 7. Glue a second flower

When the glue is dry, glue the second flower. Try to place it as close to the first one as possible.

Step 8. Fill in the empty spaces

If there are spaces between the flowers, fill them with smaller flowers or leaves. Put glue directly on the headband and gently place the flower or leaf on it.

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Step 9. Remove the glue filaments

Hot glue sometimes forms filaments which can make even the most beautiful wreath look sloppy. Carefully examine the headband and gently remove any protruding glue filament before wearing the crown.


  • Daisies and shamrocks are the best flowers for making a braided wreath. They have thin, flexible stems that are easy to work with.
  • The flower braid can also be used as a garland. Simply continue braiding until it reaches your desired length and wrap wire around the end to keep it from coming undone. Do not tie the two ends of the braid together.
  • A flower crown can be an inexpensive, yet beautiful gift for a girl. It will also be a very personal gift that you have taken the time to make for her on purpose.
  • Roses, irises, lilies and gardenias make very beautiful wedding wreaths.
  • Try adding some greenery like ferns, leaves, and grass to add some texture to the wreath.
  • You can use natural or artificial flowers to make a wreath from a headband or a wire ring. You can even use dried flowers.
  • When using natural flowers, put them in a vase or bowl filled with water while waiting to add them to the wreath. This will keep them fresh while you work.
  • If you are making the wreath the day before you wear it, keep it in the refrigerator overnight to prevent the flowers from wilting.
  • If you want the wire wreath to be very thick, start by making small bunches of three to five flowers. Hold the stems together with florist tape, and tie the bouquets to the wire ring with other strips of florist tape.
  • If you are using very heavy natural flowers, you will need to support them with wire. Push a thin wire through the center of a flower. Fold the top of the yarn to form a tiny hook and pull the wire to hide the hook in the middle of the petals. Wrap a strip of florist's tape around the stem and wire to hold them together. Cut off the excess wire and ribbon.


  • Consider looking at fresh flowers, as they might contain bugs and other little critters that could end up in your hair.
  • If the person wearing the crown has allergies, it may be safer to use artificial flowers.
  • When choosing natural flowers, make sure they don't shed too much pollen or oil, as you will get your hair dirty.
  • Wreaths made with natural flowers will fade after a few hours. Use hairspray to help them keep their appearance fresher for longer. You can get a product specifically for flowers at a garden center or a store selling florists' supplies.

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