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How to Make a Flower Crown

How to make a flower crown with adjustable ribbon ties | Megan Nielsen Patterns Blog

I recently had a very special mother daughter photoshoot with my girls in the gowns I made for us to wear to their auntie’s wedding and they both wanted me to make them flower crowns. I’ve made so many flower crowns over the years and now have a method and style that I really like using. They are so fun to make and surprisingly easy! This adjustable flower crown with ribbon ties is my absolute favourite as you can make it fit basically anyone, and i think the bow at the back really adds to the romance of the piece.

Supplies you'll need to make a flower crown with adjustable ribbon ties | Megan Nielsen Patterns Blog

These are the supplies you’ll need:

  • 18g Florist wire mine is 46cm/18” long
  • Florist tape
  • Flowers (I’m using artificial flowers today, but you can use fresh or artificial)
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Chopstick/Pencil
  • Ribbon (I’m using silk organza)
  • Measuring tape

I made a little video for you on Youtube that details the process to make these flower crowns. I used artificial flowers this time as my girls wanted to keep their crowns, but you can absolutely use fresh flowers instead. Usually i use fresh flowers from our garden, but my girls are always so sad when they have to throw them away after a few days. I have gone for a very natural and rustic look with a mix of different flowers – but you can use these methods to make a more symmetrical and repeating pattern if that is what you are going for.

I really hope you enjoy it and if you have any questions at all let me know in the comments! If you would prefer to make a continuous circle flower crown and want some tips for how to keep a fresh floral crown nice and fresh for a few days, check out my tutorial from a few years ago.

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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