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How to Make a Flower Crown in 6 Easy Steps

Flower crowns are one of my favorite easy floral design projects to make. They are cute and pretty additions for birthdays, costumes, weddings, or even just because! Plus, they are quite simple to put together and can be customized a million different ways. If you’re looking for a step by step guide on how to make a flower crown, you’re in the right place!

How to make a flower crown

Here’s how to make a flower crown in six easy steps!

Step #1 – Gather your tools and supplies

First things first: if you’re going to make a flower crown, you need to gather a few kinds of tools and supplies.

Image of various floral arranging tools rest on a wooden table.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Floral tape – This item will be essential to secure your flowers to your crown!
  • Wire – This will be the base of your crown, so make sure it’s something that will be comfortable to lay on your head and that you don’t mind it being partially visible. I love using something like this rustic wire
  • Craft wire – You’ll use this as a secondary method of securing your florals to your crown. I recommend using something like Oasis floral wire.
  • Scissors – If you have them, you can use your floral scissors. Otherwise, any pair of sharp scissors will work!

Step # 2 – Pick out and prepare your flowers

For our next step in this guide on how to make a flower crown, it’s time to pick out and prepare your flowers.

Amy Balsters from The Floral Coach picks flowers and puts them in her basket

You’ll want to select a mix of statement flowers, filler flowers, and greenery to create a gorgeous flower crown. Having flowers and greenery in a variety of colors and sizes will ensure your flower crown looks balanced and vibrant.

For statement flowers, consider ones that are a bit bigger in size and bolder in color. These will be the main stars of your flower crown, the flowers that naturally catch the eye the most. Flowers such as roses, peonies, and carnations work well for this. 

Your filler flowers should be a bit smaller, so they don’t completely take over your flower crown. Consider using filler flowers such as baby’s breath, feverfew daisies, lavender, and/or bouvardia.

Don’t forget about greenery, too! Ivy, eucalyptus, and leatherleaf fern are all beautiful options to have on hand for your flower crown. There are many different shades of green to choose from, so keep your color palette in mind when selecting your greenery for your flower grown.

Once you’ve chosen all of your florals and greenery, cut all of their stems down to about two to three inches in length. 

Step #3 – Measure and shape your wire

Now that you’ve gotten all of your supplies and flowers together, you’ll need to cut and shape your wire to create the base of your flower crown. 

Before you cut the wire, measure your head (or the head of the person who will be wearing the crown) so you know how much wire you’ll need.

Image of Amy Balsters cutting stems of flowers

Make sure you add about half an inch of extra length to the wire, so your crown will have the perfect amount of wiggle room.

Then, you can use your floral tape or craft wire to secure both ends of the wire together to create the crown.

Tip: Another option to secure the ends of your wire (and create the circle base for your crown) is to just twist the ends of the wire themselves together. If you do this, make sure you cut the wire longer than you’ll need it to be, so you don’t make the crown too small when you twist the ends together.

Step #4 – Start adding your flowers

Yay! Now we’re getting to the fun stuff: adding your flowers to the crown.

There are a few ways you can do this:

  • You can add a layer of greenery first before adding any flowers
  • You can create little bunches of 2-3 flowers, secure them together with floral tape and then add them to your crown
  • OR, you can add flowers one at a time to your flower crown
Image of some flowers resting in a cup of water

There’s no right or wrong choice here! It just depends on what kind of look you’re going for. For example, if you want a flower crown that’s mostly just greenery with some filler florals mixed in, start by just adding greenery to your flower crown. If you want a bold, boho flower crown with big pops of statement flowers, consider making bunches of flowers and adding those to your flower crown. 

Regardless of what option you choose, you’ll secure the flowers and/or greenery to the flower crown the same way.

Take your first flower (or bunch, or greenery) and secure it to the wire with either floral tape or craft wire. I personally prefer using floral tape for this step, but do whatever is easier for you.

Then, layer your next flower over the stems of the first flower you fastened to the crown. Use your floral tape or craft wire to secure this second flower to the crown. And then, do it all over again! (And again and again until you’ve gone all the way around your flower crown.)

Tip: Make sure you lay your flowers and greenery facing outward, so they’ll be fully visible when you’re wearing the crown. Also, make sure all the stems are facing the same direction so the florals flow seamlessly. 

Step #5 – Add in filler flowers

You should now have the bulk of your flowers and foliage added to your flower crown. So, from here, you can fill in any spots that need a little more filling, color, texture, etc. with your extra filler flowers and greenery. Craft wire is usually the best to easily secure these flowers to the rest without breaking up the design of your flower crown.

Amy Balsters from The Floral Coach holds flowers in her hand as she prepares to make a flower crown

Step #6 – Wear or store your flower crown

Ta-da! You did it! You made a flower crown. Now all you need to do is wear it and show off your gorgeous creation or store it until it’s time for you to show it off. If you’re not going to be wearing your flower crown right away, it’s best to store it in the fridge. This ensures it will stay nice and fresh until it’s time to be worn. Just make sure you put the flower crown somewhere it won’t get squished!

I hope this guide on how to make a flower crown inspires you!

And that’s all you really need to know to get started in making your very own flower crown. Are you surprised it’s so simple? This is why I love making them myself!

 It’s actually a very easy and forgiving process, so making a flower crown is something that is doable for any level floral design experience, even beginners. You can have fun experimenting and designing away without having to feel stressed or overwhelmed. 

I hope this explanation about how to make a flower crown inspires you to go and try it out for yourself!

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