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How To Make A Flower Crown With Silk Flowers

Flower crowns are hot right now, but they can be very expensive. Whether you want to wear a flower crown to showers, weddings, festivals, or any other occasion, you can easily make your very own flower crown to wear over and over again. Learn how to make a flower crown to wear for any occasion!

When I was younger, my family went to a medieval fair. We had a fantastic time watching the bird show, eating turkey legs, and (my personal favorite) people watching.

As you can probably guess, there were a variety of vendors there as well. You could get your name written on a grain of rice, a glittery butterfly drawn on your face, or even purple streaks in your hair.

While all of those looked interesting, I had my eyes focused on just one booth – the flower crowns.

Choosing The Perfect Flower Crown

I can still remember to this day searching for the perfect crown while my (poor) parents patiently waited. There must have been hundreds neatly organized in rows. My fingers needed to examine each and every one of them to make sure I picked the best.

Suddenly—there it was. A delicate, circular crown with demure blue roses sitting atop a light blue ribbon with additional ribbons dangling down.

The One.

I tried it on to be sure. It fit perfectly and tilted down the back of my head so the ribbons could dangle down my back just right. The blue made my hair look even redder, which I liked. It just felt right.

Oh, the beauty! I couldn’t get enough of it.

I wore it proudly that day and for many days after. I’m pretty sure it went to show-and-tell with me. And to the fair again the next year. I still have that crown. Would it fit on my head still? I hope so. It’s in a box somewhere in a spare room.

After a decade (or two, agh!), it was time for a new flower crown. When my friends and I planned our trip to the bluebonnet fields, I knew it was the perfect time to make one of my own!

Piles of silk flowers on stems, next to wire cutters, floral wire and floral tape.

How To Make A Flower Crown

I read a ton of tutorials when I was planning how to make my crown. A lot of them were super complicated, and ain’t nobody got time for that. So, I decided to wing it and just go with the flow.

I tested three different methods. The first method just did not work at all. The second worked but was way too time-consuming, and the third worked and was pretty quick. Winner!

As I typically do, I adapted the process slightly to work for me. Now I’m sharing it with you so you can wear your own gorgeous bouquet around.

Supplies Needed

Here’s everything you’ll need to complete this project. I’ve included a few handy links to help make finding certain supplies easier.

NOTE: I recommend using faux florals instead of real flowers because they’re easier to work with for this project, and they don’t die.

Instructions

Just follow this simple process, and in a short time, you’ll have your own DIY flower crown to wear to a wedding, a special occasion, or throughout the summer!

Step 1

Use the spool of floral wire to create your crown base. You’ll want to measure enough wire so that it wraps around your head loosely 3 times.

pink wire cutters cutting floral wire

You’ll know you’ve reached the desired size when you have enough room for a finger to fit between the wire and your head comfortably.

To finish off the ends of the wire, you can either twist the ends together or create a hook on each side.

A circle crown made out of floral wire.

Step 2

Next, cover the entire crown in floral tape. If you haven’t worked with floral tape before, there’s a little bit of a learning curve because it only sticks to itself.

The outside will still be slightly sticky when you are through, which will allow it to rest on your head more securely.

Floral tape being wound around a wire crown.
A woman trying on a wire and floral tape crown on her head.

Step 3

Cut your flowers, so the stems are 2-3” long. You can always cut the stems shorter if you need to, so it’s best to keep them on the longer side for now.

Cutting down silk flower stems
The elements of a homemade flower crown including a wire crown and silk flowers with the long stems cut down.

Step 4

Create your pattern with your flowers until you are happy with how it looks. I chose a mix of large florals, small flowers, and greenery.

It’s totally a matter of personal style. If you go with bigger flowers, you can use fewer blooms to get a full crown.

Faux flowers, greenery, and wire.

Step 5

Once you have chosen your pattern, attach your flowers to the crown. I used floral wire for this. This was the hardest part for me, but it just takes some practice to get the hang of it.

What worked for me was to hold the flower stem with one hand while twisting the wire with the other hand.

Flowers being attached to a wire crown.
DIY flower crown with faux flowers attached.

Once you secure a flower, you can snip the wire off but be careful, it’s sharp!

Use your pliers to twist the wire so the pointy end points outwards. Otherwise, it will likely stab you in the head when you wear it.

Close up view of flowers being added to crown.
project in process image

Step 6 (optional)

If you feel so inspired, you can cover your crown with green floral tape to help cover any pointy wires.

I didn’t do this, but it’s a good idea if you’re making flower crowns for young children.

Step 7

Now your flower crown is done! Wear it with pride because you made a gorgeous bouquet for your head!

A woman laying in a field of Texas bluebonnets, wearing a homemade crown of flowers.
Person sitting in the midst of bluebonnets with a DIY flower crown on her head.

Making Flower Crowns FAQs

Here are a few questions that I’ve seen readers frequently ask. If you have a question and don’t see it answered below, please leave it in the comments!

Are there other ways to tie flowers to the crown?

I used wire to add flowers to my flower crowns. However, you could also use floral tape if you prefer working with it.

What flower types are good choices for making flower crowns?

You can use almost any type of flower! Although you can use real flowers, I prefer using faux blooms so that I can enjoy my crown over and over.
First, decide whether you want large blooms or more delicate small blooms. Then choose the specific types of florals you want to match the style of crown desired.
Roses, daisies, baby’s breath, and more work well. Stick with one type of flower or use an assortment to create different textures. The possibilities are endless!

Glitzen’s Very Own Flower Crown

When I got home from the Bluebonnets, I wanted MORE flower crowns.

I didn’t want to be greedy, so I decided to make one for my faux animal BFF – Glitzen, the reindeer!

Small wire circle on a wooden surface.
Wire crown base surrounded by white and pink faux flowers.
Multicolored silk flowers on a DIY flower crown.

Side note: Scott has pointed out to me that due to the horns on his head Glitzy is a stag…a.k.a., a boy.

But Glitzen looks fabulous with his golden horns and his crown of daisies – I love him just the way he is! 😉 Doesn’t he look nice all spruced up?

A mantle with various decor and a faux deer bust mounted on brick, wearing a faux flower crown.
White and gold faux animal head decor mounted on brick, with a DIY floral crown on top

You go, Glitzen. Work it! 🙂

I love surrounding myself with flowers and adding flower arrangements to our home. These crowns are just another way to add beauty to life. I hope you have fun making your own crowns!

More DIY Ideas

How To Make A DIY Flower Crown

Learn how to use faux flowers and make a gorgeous flower crown perfect for weddings, festivals, or any time!

Supplies

  • Silk flowers
  • Floral wire both spools sticks
  • Floral tape
  • Wire Cutters
  • Pliers

Instructions

  • Make a crown base with the spool of floral wire. Measure the wire long enough to loosely wrap around your head 3 times.
    Twist the ends together or make a hook at each end to finish off the wire.
  • Wrap all the wire in floral tape.
  • Take your flowers and cut the stems so they are 2-3 inches long.
  • Design your flower pattern until you are happy with the way it looks. You can use large blooms, small blooms, greenery, or a combination.
  • Holding the crown and stem in one hand, use the other hand to secure each stem to the crown with floral wire. Cut off any excess wire.
  • Option: you can wrap your finished crown in floral tape. It's not necessary, but probably good practice if the crown is for a child.
  • Enjoy wearing your crown!
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9 Comments

  1. You know, I’ve never actually worn a flower crown, but they are so beautiful that I really must change that!! And what better time than now with all of the flowers starting to bloom?! I loved reading your story. I remember going to fairs as a kid. I would always come home with a henna tattoo…probably because I knew I would most likely never be able to commit to a real tattoo!! You and Glitzen look absolutely wonderful 🙂

    1. Thanks Brooke! I’m glad you think Glitzen looks good too! I always liked the henna tattoos but was too indecisive to ever figure out what to get! 😀

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