i posted some pictures of my friends with flower crowns about two months ago (read it here), and a lot of you didn’t know how to make them. flower crowns are a gift to this world and you all deserve to learn how to create your own, so here’s a little tutorial. :)
first, of course, you need to pick flowers. the best ones for making flower crowns with are dandelions or clover, because their stems won’t break as easily. most flowers will work, though. i chose california poppies.
start by taking one flower and using your fingernail to make a hole in the stem.
how far up the stem you make the hole will change the appearance of the flower crown. if the holes are near the top, the blooms will be closer together, making the crown look fuller. but that method uses up more flowers. if they’re near the bottom, the flower crown will look more loose and relaxed. it will look pretty either way, so it’s really up to how you want it to look, and how many flowers you have.
take a second flower and put its stem through the hole in the first flower. make a hole in the stem of the second flower, and thread a third one through it.
keep going until the chain of flowers is long enough to wrap around your head.
for the last flower, choose one with a long stem. add it to the chain, just like you did with all the other ones. then find the first flower you put on and poke another hole in its stem. slip the last flower through the hole, joining the ends of the chain.
move on to the second flower that you added. make another hole in its stem and tuck the stem of the last flower through it. keep going down the chain, weaving the last flower through the other ones, until the stem runs out.
now it’s finished.
wear that flower crown and be the lovely queen that you are. :)
stay strong through your pain
grow flowers from it
you have helped me
grow flowers out of mine so
however you need
– to the reader
(milk and honey by rupi kaur)