Every time I think flower crowns are just about played out, they come roaring back with a vengeance. Whether it’s a festival, a wedding, or just a beautiful day, there’s always a reason to wear a flower crown, like this sunflower crown.
These DIY flower headpieces made from real sunflowers are so simple and easy to make. Your whole crew could make a flower crown that expresses their personality in practically no time at all. Plus, it’s a fun group activity that is practically failproof.
This sunflower crown tutorial is a perfect way to celebrate summer. Sunflowers are in season, and growing in abundance. Of course, this should go without saying, but never harvest anyone’s flowers without their permission.
You can easily find sunflowers at a local florist or a farmer’s market. You may even be able to find them at the grocery store if they have a floral department.
DIY Sunflower Crown Tutorial
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- 7–9 sunflowers (smaller varieties work best)
- 6–10 feet of florist wire
- Scissors or garden shears
- 2 yards of 1/2 wide ribbon
- 20- to 24-inch strand of moss-covered wire
Flower Crown Directions
1: Clip the stems of each sunflower about 1⁄2 inch away from the bloom and cut one piece of florist wire for each flower, approximately 6 inches each.
2: Feed one piece of florist wire through the stem and center of each bloom, creating a large hook with one end of the wire.
3: Feed the florist wire hook through the center of the sunflower.
4: Pull the wire all the way through the stem and bring the two ends of wire together. This will have a wire loop pulled taut against the center of the sunflower, with both ends fed through the stem.
5: Twist the two ends of florist wire tightly together behind the bloom to create a wire stem that supports the sunflower.
6: Repeat steps 2–5 until all sunflowers are secured to florist wire stems.
7: Begin building your crown by placing one sunflower stem against the moss- covered wire, approximately 4 inches from the end. Bend the base of the wire stem up toward the right.
8: Twist the wire stem completely around the moss-covered wire, moving from left to right.
9: Continue adding the sunflowers one by one, twisting the wire stems together and to the right, repeating steps 7 and 8 for each new bloom.
10: Once you have added all of the sunflowers to the moss-covered wire, bend it into a half-moon shape to form the crown.
11: Take the end of the moss-covered wire and create a loop at the end of the strand, preparing to twist the leftover piece around itself.
12: Once the moss-covered wire is completely twisted around itself, each side of the crown should have a loop that looks like this.
13: Cut the ribbon into two 1-yard pieces, one for each side of the finished sunflower crown. Fold each 1-yard piece in half, creating a loop.
14: Feed the folded ribbon through the moss-covered wire loops and secure with half-hitch knots on both ends.
Wrap the sunflower crown headpiece around your head, and tie with the ribbon. Leave the ribbon tails trailing down the back of your hair.
It’s the perfect piece for your summer events, right? Fun and fresh, yet not too difficult. Cut sunflowers will usually last a bit before they wilt too, so you could get a few days wear out of this flower crown. Just be sure to mist it with water, and if you have space, maybe put it in the fridge overnight.