DIY flower crowns are set to be one of the hottest DIY projects this summer and we’re here to show you how they’re done! With floral crafts enjoying a surge in popularity and weddings on the rise as lockdown restrictions slowly lift, expect to see more and more folksy floral headgear in the months to come. Flower crowns make a beautiful bridesmaid accessory, as well as a chance to capture some festival vibes at home, even if you do have to wait until next year to go to the real thing! We’ve pretty much been obsessed with them ever since we watched Midsommar recently (the 2019 film, set in a flower bedecked Swedish folk festival, may be a horror film, but the set and costumes are incredible).
Not only is learning how to make a flower crown an essential life skill – and fun for crafting with kids too – you’ll actually be making something that’s been popular for thousands of years. In ancient times, horseshoe or circular crowns were a symbol of power, status and glory. We can fondly remember learning how to make them at a summer festival a couple of years ago, and we’ve been wanting to feature a Flower Crown DIY here on Gathered ever since. So we’ve asked designer and illustrator Becki Clark to give you this step by step guide to how to make a flower crown with fake flowers.
Want to make a flower crown with real flowers? It’s so simple to just swap out the blooms you use with real ones – the technique is the same, it just won’t last as long.
For more fun craft project inspiration, why not explore our guide to the hottest craft trends ? You might also like our top 100 free craft patterns or take our quiz – Craft hobbies for adults – which is the right craft for you?
How to make a flower crown with fake flowers
All materials supplied by Hobbycraft.
You Will Need
- Wreath base
- Floral garland
- Faux flowers
- glue gun
- Florist wire
Take the wreath base and unpick to adjust to the size you’d like your flower crown to be. Use the original wire to secure in place and cut off any excess.
Take the flower garland length and begin wrapping it around your base to create your base layer of florals, secure with your hot glue gun.
You can then begin to add more flowers at the front of the crown by twisting wired stems around your base making sure your flowers are pointing outwards. Arrange your flowers so that are bunched together and create a more impactful front of your crown.
If you can twist your stems around the base use a hot glue gun to secure and mix between different colours so each of the floral colours pop!
Once you are happy with your crown (you can go as full or minimal as you fancy) then just tie up any loose ends and make sure all your florals are secure in place with your glue gun. Add a ribbon to the back of your crown for the ultimate whimsical summery look!
About Becki Clark
Becki Clark is a multidisciplinary creative designer based in the New Forest. Inspired by nature’s flora and fauna and seasonality, Becki’s signature painterly style lends itself to a vast range of projects from botanical painting and brush lettering to surface pattern design. She is continually inspired by the changing seasons and loves to create work and craft projects that reflect her love of nature.