Braided Flower Crown

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.

Supplies:

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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    3 Discussions

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    snowf7
    snowf7

    1 year ago

    My mother used to do this with mostly long stemmed dandelions and daisies with a few shorter field flowers to add a pop of colour. She made them for me and for my little sister. She has since forgotten how she used to do it, so this instructable is very special and I can't wait to try my hand at it. Thank-you so much for posting it. You have my vote!

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    Kink Jarfold
    Kink Jarfold

    1 year ago on Step 7

    This so reminds me of my days in the 60s. Pardon me while I break into song: If you're going to San Francisco be sure to wear some flowetrs in your hair.....

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    WeTeachThemSTEM
    WeTeachThemSTEM

    1 year ago

    Thanks for sharing. Love the idea of using wild flowers! :)