How to Make Gorgeous Flower Crowns

These easy DIY flower crowns are made from dollar store supplies and are perfect for weddings, Easter and Spring decorating!
bright and colorful faux flower crowns

These flower crowns turned out so much better than I expected! I found most of the items at the dollar store, so they were very inexpensive to make.

And while I couldn't bribe my teenage daughter to pose for a picture...Millie was happy to pose for treats ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Not only are flower crowns cute on humans, but puppies too! ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒธ

puppy wearing DIY flower crown

Flower crowns also work beautifully in Spring home decor when you're needing a pop of pretty color! Hang from hooks, prop in front of a mirror, the possibilities are endless!

flower crown on vintage typewriter

While these flower crowns are easy to make, I did run into a few challenges which I'll share below. Keep reading for the step by step tutorial to make your own dollar store flower crowns!

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How to Make Flower Crowns

As I mentioned, the majority of the items I used for these DIY flower crowns came from Dollar Tree, which means they were incredibly affordable!

Supplies for DIY flower crowns

flower crown supplies

DIY Flower Crowns

I looked up some tutorials online, but didn't find one that made sense to me, so I experimented. I came up with a couple different methods to make these flower crowns, which I'll share below. Both ways had their challenges, but they were easy to overcome and I love the results!

I didn't use any hot glue (or glue of any kind) on this project!

Prepare flowers
The very first thing to do is to remove all the flowers from their stems. I sorted mine by color...don't they look pretty in this rustic basket?

basket of flower petals

Make crown base
Next you'll need to make the base of the crown. Here are the two different types of bases that I made.

completed DIY flower crowns

The crowns on the left were made on a base of moss-covered wire. The one on the right was made on jute-wrapped wire.

I'll show you how to make both, starting with the jute-wrapped wire crown.

How to make a flower crown with a jute wrapped wire base
I didn't want to use hot glue so my plan was to string the flowers onto the wire. I started by measuring out a length of wire to fit my head, and then doubled that plus added several inches to twist it closed (don't close it yet though!)

use wire to form base of crown

Thread flowers onto wire
The reason I doubled it was because my wire was pretty flimsy. Doubling it and twisting the end made it easier to poke it through the flower centers.

poke wire through flower center

It worked great until I came to the smaller flowers with stiff plastic stamens...there was no poking the wire through, so I had to remove the centers of those flowers.

remove plastic stamens

I continued threading flowers on the wire until I had the front of the crown covered. You could keep going until you've completely covered the wire all the way around; I needed to make three crowns and didn't want to run out of flowers, that's why I chose to end it here. I twisted the ends of the wire together to close the crown.

thread flowers onto wire

Wrap wire with jute
In order to make the crown stiffer, I wrapped the exposed wire with a couple layers of jute cord, just wrapping and twisting and then coming back over itself the other way.

This helped to make the crown less flimsy, and it also helps to hold the flowers in place.

twist jute around wire

I had fun mixing up all the pinks and purples on this crown. Isn't it pretty?

twist wire ends together to close

How to make a flower crown with a moss wrapped wire base
The crowns with the stiff moss wrapped wire came with a challenge too. Obviously I couldn't thread the flowers onto this wire because it's very thick.

I'm not sure what the weird long things are hanging off, any guesses?

I cut them off and repurposed them to tie the cut edges closed!

moss wrapped wire

Problem solving
After having a quick think, I decided to use the paddle wire method as before, and then wire the results to the moss base to attach it together. The only difference is I cut the thin wire shorter, about 3 inches past the flowers on each side.

Once I was happy with the placement of my flowers, I used the excess wire on either side to wrap the floral piece to the moss base by twisting the wire around it.

wrap wire around moss base to secure flowers

I promise that these flower crowns were really a cinch to make and I had 3 of them knocked out in about an Millie's tiny one! So I know that you can do this too!

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DIY flower crowns for Spring

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask in the comments section below or send me a direct email. I would really love to know if you try this tutorial and make your own DIY flower crowns!

DIY flower crowns in basket

I think DIY floral crowns would be adorable on tiny heads for Easter pictures! Hey, you can always bribe your little ones with chocolate! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒท

tiny flower crown on puppy


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  1. I love this idea! And your dog totally steals the thunder on this post. What a cutie!

    1. Thank you so much Monica!!! Yes, isn't she a cutie?? We think she's the bomb ;)


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