How to Make a Floral Crown


A floral crown is a widely-used accessory for weddings, spring festivals or just for kids who want to pretend to be princesses. Floral crowns are so simple to make that children craft them by weaving wildflowers into circles that they then put on the top of their heads. But you can make well-constructed versions of floral crowns just as easily with craft wire, floral tape and flowers.

Step 1

Measure the head of the person who will wear the floral wreath using a measuring tape.

Step 2

Cut two sections of floral wire into 20-inch lengths using wire cutters.

Step 3

Twist the wire together to form a circlet that is the same size as your measurement in Step 1. Slightly bend the sides of the circle so that it forms a more oval shape.

Step 4

Select flowers in the colors and sizes that you want for your floral crown. Popular flowers for a floral crown include small or medium-sized flowers such as baby's breath, roses, carnations, lilies of the valley or seasonal flowers like daffodils.

Step 5

Trim the stems of each flower with wire cutters so that they are slightly less than 2-inches long.

Step 6

Place a flower against the wire circlet and weave the stem into the wire. Place a second flower next to the first and weave the stem of that flower into the pattern made by the stem of the first flower and the wire. Repeat until the entire circlet is covered in flowers.

Step 7

Hold the circlet in one hand and the floral tape in the other. Wrap the circlet and stems with floral tape. Each twist of the tape should form a slight angle. Weave the tape around the flowers, but cover their stems to secure them to the circlet.

Step 8

When you reach the first part of the circlet again, tear the tape off and stick the end of it to the tape from the first part of your wrapping.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Flowers
  • Floral tape


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Tracy S. Morris has been a freelance writer since 2000. She has published two novels and numerous online articles. Her work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers, including "Ferrets," "CatFancy," "Lexington Herald Leader" and "The Tulsa World."