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Easy DIY Flower Crowns From Dollar Store Materials

DIY flower crowns made from dollar store items!
(perfect for weddings, Easter and spring pictures!)

DIY floral 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 comply ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not only are flower crowns cute on humans, but puppies too...

puppy wearing floral crown #dogsindecor

...and they work beautifully in Spring home decor when you're needing a pop of pretty color! In case you missed it,  you can see my Spring home tour here and my front porch decorated for Spring here. Plus I have several spring decorating tutorials including Rae Dunn lookalike Easter eggs, a succulent centerpiece and links to 30 spring wreaths that you can make!

floral crowns in home decor

But I know you want to know how to make floral crowns, so let me show you how!

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HOW TO MAKE FLORAL 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)!

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?

separate flowers from stems

Here are the two different types of bases that I made my flower crowns with:

two different methods

The ones 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.

FLOWER CROWN WITH 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

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.

twist wire ends

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 the flowers.

remove stiff 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

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 forgot to take a picture after it was finished (of just this crown by itself), but the image below will give you a better idea.

twist ends of wire closed

FLOWER CROWN WITH MOSS WRAPPED WIRE

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, haha...I cut them off and actually used them to tie the cut edges closed!

moss wrapped wire

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.

how to make floral crowns

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....make sense?

wrap wire to moss base

So I've probably over-complicated this tutorial! I tend to give too many details. These flower crowns were really a cinch to make and I had 3 of them knocked out in about an hour...plus Millie's tiny one! So I know that you can do this too!
easy floral crowns to make

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!

inexpensive DIY flower crowns

how to make floral crowns

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 floral crown

Happy crafting!

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2 comments:

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

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

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