a crown of flowers + DIY tutorial

Despite all of the controversy, I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a huge fan of Lana Del Rey--especially how well she can rock a crown of flowers. Cult Gaia makes some awesome ones but I wanted something bigger and fuller like the ones Lana would wear so I decided to make my own. When it comes to floral crowns, real flowers definitely look best, but I didn't want to put in a lot of effort for something I'd only wear once so I decided to pick up some fake flowers from Dollar Tree.

To see pictures of how I made the crown, see below the jump!

Making your own floral crown

What you need:
  • Bunches of fake flowers (I used 4 but did not have enough to do a full crown...I would recommend purchasing 7-8 if you want to go all the way around. I purchased each bunch for $1 at Dollar Tree).
  • Floral wire & floral tape. I already had these which I purchased at craft store Joann a while back for about $3 total I think.
  • A pair of sturdy scissors. I tried using a dinky Ikea pair at first but it didn't end up cutting it.  Literally...har har.

I picked flowers that I thought would look nice together.

I wrapped two pieces of the floral wire around my head approximately where I wanted it to sit and then twisted the two wires together to form a circle, adding an extra 1.5 inches of slack to account for the extra thickness once flowers are added.

I cut each flower, leaving about 1.5 inches of stem.  Some of the flowers had thicker stems than others and required heavy-duty scissors to cut.

All of the flowers once they were cut.

I wrapped the floral tape around each stem and the wire, working my way around the wire in one direction.

I don't know if it's because I've had the floral tape for a while or the hot humid weather but the tape wasn't sticking that well so every few flowers I would reinforce it by wrapping a short piece of wire around it.

Ta-da!  Unfortunately I ran out of flowers and couldn't go all the way around.  Haha.  So I just wrapped some tape around the rest of the wire and called it a day.

The dress I am wearing is from Akira Chicago.


  1. LOOKS AMAZING... i was recently inspired by Lana Del Rey to also DIY a floral crown.

    Here is the link to it

  2. wooow! first I just wanna say how lovely your look is!!! and second.. love the DIY tutorial! :D I remember I did the same thing.. but the flowers I used were a lot smaller than this :)

    Rhea Bue (Styles & Writes)

  3. This is absolutely beautiful! You did an amazing job. I wish there was somewhere near me that sold fake flowers as pretty as these ones- I will have to keep an eye out.

    Gorgeous photos as well.

  4. I LOVE floral crowns, and yours is perfect! You look so gorg in these pics. And I love your blog - was just scrolling through your older posts!

    xx, becs

  5. I've always wondered how to make a flower crown. I attempted once, it was more of a ball of flowers... Thanks for this!


  6. I love flowers! even in the hair! :)



  7. Love this outfit! Amazing dress and flowers! and I love your style and blog! ♥


  8. this is amazing, the setting is so perfect for your look. you should wear a flower wreath in you hair all the time!

  9. pretttyyyyyy... !! cutteeeee...!! and i love floral crown :)

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