How to Make Flower Crowns for All Ages
There's no better way to celebrate a little peace, love, and harmony with your family than to carve out some quality time for a fun project. Now it’s time to get into the groove by making flower crowns!
Flower crowns go great with so many looks, from smiley face kids shirts and rainbow and butterfly prints to funky, hippie clothes. In this how-to guide, we share why creating these fun headpieces with your loved ones is the perfect family activity. We also give you all the tools and tips you need to make your own. Plus, we show you our amazing selections of Bohemian and 60’s-inspired PJs to pair with every type of crown you create.
What Makes Flower Crowns So Special?
Flowers crowns are, simply put, floral decorated wreaths that can be worn on your head. Also known as a floral wreath, this unique fashion design can trace its roots all the way back to ancient Greece. They were often worn on special occasions to celebrate the gods. Centuries later, when 60’s culture was at its peak in the 1960s, flower crowns took center stage. These delicate haloes of flowers symbolized peace, love, and fertility, sentiments of the era that have lasted throughout the decades. It's the perfect companion for Posh Peanut's 60’s-inspired collections.
What Are Flower Crowns Made Of?
The answer is right in its title: flowers, of course! Fresh flowers are ideal, but there are other materials you can use so that your flower crowns last for a very long time.
The Best Fresh Flowers and Greenery for Flower Crowns
There are so many types of flowers that can be used in your floral wreath. Here's a list of options to get you started:
- Baby’s Breath
- Spray Rose
- Wax Flower
- Magnolia Leaf
- Cotton Flowers
If you're looking for alternatives to fresh blossoms, flower petals made of silk or paper are great choices. You can also choose flowers made from foam or ones made from latex, which can look just like the real thing.
How Do You Make A Flower Crown?
There are many ways to make a flower crown. The materials used will depend on the age and dexterity of your children. Let’s take a look at how to make a few different styles.
How to Make A Construction Paper Flower Crown
This is a great option for your littlest children. They can customize the color of their crown’s bands and add all sorts of personalized decorations.
- Light cardstock
- Glue or double-stick tape
- Flowers and leaf sprigs
Cut 1 ½ to 2-inch strips of green cardstock (or your child’s favorite color). Measure the pieces around your child’s head to gauge the right length of the strips.
Place the cut strips on a table. Place double-stick tape or drops of glue on the strips.
Let your children adorn the sticky strips with flowers and leaves. You can use faux flowers, or you can cut different color floral designs out of construction paper.
If you’ve used glue, let the strips dry completely. Then staple the pieces together. You’re done! Your child’s flower crown is ready to wear.
How to Make a Wire Flower Crown
If you have artistic pre-teens in your family, you can make flower crowns with wire bases and fresh flowers.
- Fresh flowers and greenery
- Natural hemp wrapped wire
- Floral wire and tape
- Wire cutters
Measure your child's head with a piece of yarn. You’ll use this as the guide to cut your covered wire to the right size. Cut two or more strips of wire just slightly longer than the size of the yarn.
Make your crown foundation. Braid two or more pieces of the cut wire together. Then bend the points towards one another and connect them to make a circle. Place on the head to make sure it will fit once your flowers are added.
Prep your flower attachments. Cut several pieces of floral wire and floral tape. You’ll use this to attach your flowers and greenery.
Get your greenery together. Gather and trim or pare your flowers, leaving about three inches to the stem.
Attach flowers to your wire foundation. Try using one or two large blossoms as your focal point and accent with several smaller flowers and foliage. Use the floral wire if you need a bit of extra security for your additions.
Flip your flower crown back and forth. While you are working, check to make sure your work looks clean. Once you’ve added all your flowers, examine your entire design to see if you need to fill empty gaps with more greenery or smaller flowers.
Place the crown on your child's head and make any necessary adjustments so it sits comfortably without slipping or being too tight.
You can extend the life of your child's flower crown by misting it with water and storing it in the refrigerator when it isn't being worn. Your fresh floral wreath should last up to five days.
How to Make A Flower Crown Just From Flowers
Get back to nature by creating a flower crown just with its namesake.
- Long-stemmed Fresh Flowers
- Floral Tape (optional)
Measure heads with a piece of yarn. You’ll use this as a length guide for making your free-standing flower crown. Cut the yarn to the right size.
Start with three thick, long-stemmed flowers, like dandelions. Hold them parallel to one another with the blooms together. Take one of the outside stems and cross it over the inside stem.
Take the other outside stem and cross it over the new inside stem to begin your braid. Follow this pattern about halfway down.
Add another flower in the space between the outside stem you’re about to cross over and the inside stem. Press it into the inside stem and braid over it, so it becomes a part of the braid.
Once you’ve braided the new stem in, break off the old stem it has been joined to and continue to braid down. Add new flowers in the same manner as needed. Tip: If the flower has a thin stem, you do not need to break it off.
Continue the braid until you reach the length of your yarn.
Thread the remaining stems back into the start of the braid to make a circle formation, and then tie the loose ends into a knot. You can reinforce your closure with some floral tape. Your free-flowing flower crown is ready to wear!
Want to add some extra embellishments to your flower crown? You can slip beads onto your wire crowns, or add ribbons to the back of any of these designs.
The Best Designs To Pair With Your Flower Crowns
From smiley face baby clothes to butterfly prints, there’s a flower crown style out there to match these fun and playful Posh Peanut designs. Here are some of our favorite looks:
It’s so easy to feel happy when you’re wearing a nostalgic smiley face shirt. Take your inspiration from the flower crowns depicted on most smiley face clothing. Use colorfully saturated blossoms of red, blue, and yellow mixed with white baby’s breath and greenery. We’re pretty sure you’ll be feeling groovy and totally daydreaming in this look.
Filling the world with sunshine, butterfly clothes that are full of energetic color are even bolder when combined with rainbows. Keep your flower crown simple by using fresh daisies, white cornflowers, and zinnias. This whimsical combination is light, bright, and airy, which allows your butterfly print to shine.
Tie-dye styles make us want to frolic in a field on a sunny day. Let your flower power reign with a crown bursting with pastel-colored flowers. This funky and fresh look will leave you wishing on a star, twinkle, twinkle!
An unexpected mix of greenery, like wildflowers, spray roses, buttercups, and forest herbs goes great with Boho-inspired clothing. Show off your little one’s free spirit in a matching set of Boho baby clothes that feel wild and wishful.
Making flower crowns are a great way to connect with your family while investing in a project that celebrates nature. They also look really adorable on your baby’s head. With our extensive collection of 60’s and Bohemian-inspired sets and outfits, available in a whimsical array of colors in luxe bamboo, you’ll have all the inspiration you need to create designs that are fresh and dreamy.
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