Introduction: Braided Flower Crown

Flower crowns are beautiful statement pieces. Making one yourself can seem intimidating, though, because of all the supplies you "need," such as floral wire, floral tape, and pliers, all of which you have to buy, and the complicated steps involved. However, making a flower crown doesn't need to be this hard! It's easy and free to make one by braiding together the stems of wildflowers.


You need:

- flowers

- your fingers

That's it! You can use wildflowers, flowers from a garden, or even fake flowers. I used wildflowers to make my crown.

Step 1: Start the Braid

Pick three flowers. Begin braiding them together in a simple three-strand braid: left side over, right side over, left side over . . .

Step 2: Add a Flower

Add a flower to one side of the braid. Continue braiding as if the new stem and the old stem were part of the same strand.

Step 3: Add Another Flower

Now add a flower to the opposite side of the braid. Again, continue braiding as if the new stem and the old stem were part of the same strand.

Step 4: Keep Adding Flowers!

Keep braiding and adding flowers to your crown until it is long enough to place around your head with some overlap at the ends. If you'd like, feel free to add different types of flowers in different spots or to add more flowers in some spots.

Step 5: Find a Long-Stemmed Flower

Now it is time to tie together the ends of your flower crown. To do this, you will need a long-stemmed flower. The next step will be easier if the stem is both flexible and sturdy.

Step 6: Braid the Ends Together

Just one more step to go before you have a beautiful flower crown!

1. Overlap the ends of your crown a few inches, and place the long-stemmed flower between them.

2. Make a three-strand braid. The ends of your flower crown are two of the strands, and the long-stemmed flower is the third strand.

3. Once you have braided together the ends of your flower crown, twist the excess stem around it.

That's it! You've made it!

Step 7: Rock Your Crown

It's time to wear your flower crown! You will suddenly seem so much more beautiful to both people and bees. (Well, at least to bees.)

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