How to Make a Fresh Flower Crown

Overview

Making flower crowns from garden-fresh flowers is a fun summer activity and makes most little girls feel like a princess. Fresh flower crowns can also be made for a flower girl, incorporating the type of flowers used in the bridal bouquet. No matter what the occasion, making a crown out of garden-fresh flowers is a fun and relatively easy craft to do.

Step 1

Cut the flowers you want to use for your crown during mid-morning and only cut those flowers that are partially opened. More mature flowers that are fully opened will not last as long once cut. Store the cut flowers in a vase of water, preferably in a refrigerator until ready to use.

Step 2

Measure a piece of floral wire by wrapping it around the head of the person for whom you are making the crown and adding 4 inches. Cut the wire to the appropriate measurement and twist the ends together to form a circle.

Step 3

Cut the stems of the flowers to 2-inches long and begin making the crown by laying one flower along the wire and using a piece of floral tape to wrap around the flower stem, holding it to the wire. Continue attaching flowers in the same manner, laying each flower facing the same direction with the stem laying along the wire, and attaching with floral tape. Completely cover the wire until you have a full crown.

Step 4

Complete the flower crown by adding ribbon to the back. Use any width ribbon and cut four to six pieces that are each about 12-inches long. Hold the ribbon pieces together with the ends even and tie around the back of the crown in a knot to hold securely. Let the pieces of ribbon flow down from the back of the crown. If desired, you can tie the ribbon ends into a bow.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not store cut flowers longer than 24 hours.

Things You'll Need

  • Flowers
  • Floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • Ribbon

References

  • My Dream Wedding; A Flower Crown for Your Flower Girl
  • Save on Crafts; How to Make a Floral Garland Headpiece
Keywords: fresh flower crown, making flowergirl crowns, floral garland crown

About this Author

Residing in Southern Oregon, Amy Madtson has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008 with a focus on health, pregnancy, crafts and gardening. Her work has been published on websites such as eHow and Garden Guides, among others. Madtson has been a childbirth educator and doula since 1993.