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Floral Crown DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

My friend Roxana’s daughter had a birthday, so I jumped at the chance to do a little something pretty and flowery. I love making party hats and crowns for children’s birthdays, and this sweet, floral head-wreath made little Maya feel like a princess for her special day.

Floral Crown DIY | Oh Happy Day!Floral Crown DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Morning glories (any soft and flexible stem, from Dandelions to Lisyanthus, would do), a variety of other small blossoms, small vintage fake flowers on wire, wrapped floral wire, scissors and seam-binding ribbon.

Step 1. Trim off extra greenery and cut long stems into three 8-inch lengths. Pre-cut a few 3-inch pieces of wire so you can just grab it and wrap it as you go. Pre-cut and make a little pile of blossoms and blooms with approx. 2-inch stems.

Step 2. Depending on the flowers you use, you may have to wire two or three stems together to get your initial base stems to create a circle. I found that a 5″ diameter was good for a 3-year old.  Gently pinch the stems together as you wrap the wire tightly around the stems. Cut off any extra wire, or tuck it parallel to the wreath so it won’t stab any little heads.

Step 3. Add your additional blossoms and blooms at regular intervals around the wreath. Tuck the ends gently into your circle and then wrap gently with more floral wire to secure them. I used some vintage purple flowers on wire and used the wire to wrap them to the wreath, creating an extra secure layer.

Step 4. Cut two 18-inch lengths of ribbon and tie a bow. Leave the extra length hanging down. I used seam-binding because it is lightweight, flowy, and comes in great colors.

Floral Crown DIY | Oh Happy Day!Floral Crown DIY | Oh Happy Day!Floral Crown DIY | Oh Happy Day!

This is such an easy and simple project, too, and the beauty of is that you can really use any seasonal greenery and flowers. Just maybe not evergreens and holly for a winter birthday! Voila! Go and crown your birthday girl!

PS. It’s best to make this right before the party starts, as the flowers will not have water and therefore will only last for a few hours – probably just long enough ’til the meltdowns start!

  1. The New Diplomats Wife

    August 2, 2012

    what a darling idea – i used to make so many dandelion wreaths for myself as a little girl. the lanterns also turned out beautifully,

  2. Fun Fun

    August 2, 2012

    This is so beautiful. It’s like a fantasy movie. And no waste.

  3. Dani

    August 2, 2012

    So sweet! What a pity I can’t do that for my little son 😉

  4. Christine Gibson

    August 2, 2012

    so pretty… I love that yard too. Are there more pics of the yard and the party decor?

  5. how2home

    August 2, 2012

    LOVE this tutorial! The floral crown is so adorable looks so cute with her curly blonde hair :)

  6. Gina

    August 2, 2012

    Loving this. I definitely want to try this out.

    http://www.eatblogpray.blogspot.com
    xo

  7. Tara of Mad Max and Family

    August 2, 2012

    This is so cute. I love this, thank you! I’m expecting a little girl in October so I need to start thinking about girlie things!

    -Tara
    http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com
    http://blog.chron.com/madabouttown/

  8. Gina

    August 3, 2012

    What a wonderful memory she’ll have! Adorable curls, party, crown and memory making!!
    We’ve been away so much this Summer, it’s fun to return and see a new contributor! I love the internet for bringing it all closer! Sweet.

    Reading the other comments, yes, I too have wonderful dandelion crown memories, too, and am so happy that our daughter’s childhood has been filled the yearly excuse for midsummer crown ( and dress rehearsals and repeats!) — if interested, it’s here
    http://www.willowday.com/2012/06/diy-midsummer-crown.html

  9. Elena @ Randomly Happy

    August 3, 2012

    This is so nice… I’ve been thinking about doing a grown up version of this… but haven’t quite worked out where I would be able to wear it… boho garden party? Hipster photo shoot? Do I even need an occasion?

    A great tutorial as always. Thanks!

    x Elena
    http://www.randomlyhappytoday.blogspot.co.uk

  10. Kristina

    August 4, 2012

    Such a wonderful idea! looks so pretty!

  11. Melissa - Keith Pitts Photography

    August 6, 2012

    That is just adorable! I will definitely try and remember this for the next birthday party. It reminds me of my first communion – my mom had a a beautiful flower crown made for me. It was really unique, something I will never forget. Thanks for sharing, the party looked great!

  12. Nicole | Outdoor Entertaining

    August 9, 2012

    Adorable – my daughter would love this. I could see having the kids make these and then do a little fashion show to :show-off” their creations…Maybe at the intermission during the movie!

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