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How to Make a Daisy Flower Crown with Real Flowers

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Little girl with a braided daisy chain flower crown on her head

One of my favorite spring and summer activities as a child was making flower crowns from wildflowers, dandelions and the daisy “weeds” that sprout up around March or April and keep blooming through the summer.

These easy daisy chain crowns made from real flowers are easy to make and if you can braid, you can totally make one!

Once you’ve got it mastered, you can also use this same real flower braiding technique to make flower bracelets as well.


This technique is great to teach to kids because you don’t need any special materials to make a real flower crown – it’s made with just flowers!


You can use this same technique to make real flower crowns with all kinds of flowers. 

I like the small wild daisies that grow in fields best but you can also use larger daisies, dandelions or any soft stemmed flower or greenery. Just about any flowers with a flexible stem will work to make a braided daisy chain crown or bracelet with!



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How to Make a Daisy Chain Flower Crown with Real Flowers

Daisy Chain Flower Crown Supplies:

  • Wildflowers – daisies, dandelions or any soft stemmed flower works
    (pick them with the longest stems possible)
  • Scissors if desired (I often just rip the stems with my hands if they are thin enough)

How to Make a Flower Crown with a Braided Daisy Chain Directions:

Daisy Chain Step 1: Pick the flowers

Pick an assortment of flowers with soft flexible stems.

My favorite flowers to use are the daisies that grow among the grass in fields. 

Dandelions, clover or any (non-endangered) soft-stemmed wildflower with a flexible stem will work.

Pick the stems as long as you can.

tray of wild daisies with scissors and string - supplies needed to make a daisy chain or flower crown with just flowers

Daisy Chain Step 2: Braid

Choose three flowers with longer stems and cross their stems over each other as shown.

Braid the stems together by taking the stem from the outside right and placing it between the other two. Then take the stem from the outside left and placing it over the other two.

This is the same as a standard three-strand braid. 


If you don’t know how to braid already, this is a very helpful YouTube video showing how to do a 3 strand braid.



Continue in this fashion for about an inch (or the width of a flower head, add a flower by laying a flower so the stem rests on top of the center stem.

Keep braiding, holding the new flower stem together with the center stem.

braided daisy chain flower crown

Continue braiding until you’ve gone about the width of a flower head.

Then add another flower as you did above. Continue this way until the chain is the desired size.

How to braid flowers together

This is what the back of your flower crown will look like:

what the back of a braided daisy chain flower crown looks like

If you are using small daisies like the kind that grow in fields, it might look more like this:

the back of a braided daisy chain

Daisy Chain Step 3: Finish

Once your chain is the desired length, braid the remaining ends and then tuck them in near the start to make a crown (or bracelet! or necklace!).

If you are having a hard time getting the end to stay tucked, you could tie it with a piece of thread if desired. (I usually have pretty good luck just tucking it back in!)

This lets you work your daisy chain until it’s the perfect length for whatever you are making.

How to make a daisy chain flower crown or bracelet with real flowers. This easy DIY tutorial shows you how to make a floral headband or crown from daisies, dandelions or other wildflowers. #creativegreenliving #daisychain #flowercrown #kidscrafts

Daisy Chain Step 4: Wear

Enjoy wearing your pretty daisy crown!

Step by step tutorial for how to make a flower crown from daisies. The DIY tutorial shows you how to make a daisy chain from wildflowers. This same technique works to make a flower headband or flower crown from any soft stemmed flower like daisies, dandelions or other wildflowers. #daisycrown #daisychain #flowercrown #naturecrafts

That’s it!

How to make a braided daisy chain flower crown with just flowers! The simple step by step tutorial teaches you easy ways to make flower crowns with daisies, dandelions and other weeds and wildflowers. It's perfect for making flower crown headbands or flower bracelets or necklaces. #daisychain #flowercrown #flowercrowntutorial #naturecrafts
How to make a daisy chain flower crown or bracelet with real flowers. This easy DIY tutorial shows you how to make a floral headband or crown from daisies, dandelions or other wildflowers. #creativegreenliving #daisychain #flowercrown #kidscrafts
Step by step tutorial for how to make a flower crown from daisies. The DIY tutorial shows you how to make a daisy chain from wildflowers. This same technique works to make a flower headband or flower crown from any soft stemmed flower like daisies, dandelions or other wildflowers. #daisycrown #daisychain #flowercrown #naturecrafts
How to make a braided daisy chain flower crown with just flowers! The simple step by step tutorial teaches you easy ways to make flower crowns with daisies, dandelions and other weeds and wildflowers. It's perfect for making flower crown headbands or flower bracelets or necklaces. #daisychain #flowercrown #flowercrowntutorial #naturecrafts

Boys can even enjoy flower crowns, too! 

This is my son wearing a crown he asked me to make him from field daisies and a dandelion.

It could also be fun to follow the same technique I show for flowers using ferns or other leafy vegetation.

How to make a flower crown with dandelions and daisies. This easy flower crown tutorial is a good intro to weaving and tieing knots for boys. Boys can wear fun flower and leaf crowns, too. #flowercrown #flowercrownforboys

If you love this braided daisy chain flower crown tutorial, be sure to pin it to save it for later!

How to make a braided daisy chain flower crown with just flowers! The simple step by step tutorial teaches you easy ways to make flower crowns with daisies, dandelions and other weeds and wildflowers. It's perfect for making flower crown headbands or flower bracelets or necklaces. #daisychain #flowercrown #flowercrowntutorial #naturecrafts

PRINTABLE FLOWER CROWN DIRECTIONS

How to Make a Flower Crown with Real Flowers

Yield: 1 daisy chain crown, necklace or bracelet

Author: Carissa Bonham

Estimated cost: $0

prep time: 20 Mperform time: 15 Mtotal time: 35 M

Learn how to braid flower stems together to create an easy daisy chain that is perfect for wearing as a flower crown, necklace or bracelet. This step by step tutorial doesn’t require any fancy materials – just flowers!

steps:

  1. Pick an assortment of flowers with soft flexible stems. My favorite flowers to use are the daisies that grow among the grass in fields. Pick the stems as long as you can.
  2. Choose three flowers with longer stems and cross their stems over each other. Braid the stems together by taking the stem from the outside right and placing it between the other two. Then take the stem from the outside left and placing it over the other two. Continue in this fashion for about an inch.
  3. Once you’ve braided about an inch (or the width of a flower head), add a flower by laying a flower so the stem rests on top of the center stem.
  4. Continue braiding until you’ve gone about the width of a flower head, than add a flower as you did above. Continue this way until the chain is the desired size.
  5. Once your chain is the desired length, braid the remaining ends and then tuck them in near the starter head to make a crown (or bracelet! or necklace!).
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About the Author:

Carissa Bonham is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. Her goal is to empower families to make easy projects and healthier choices that are beautiful and


The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she is an award-winning blogger and most recently won the ShiftCon Media “Best Green Lifestyle Blogger” award in 2019.

Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper’s Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living Tribe.

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This article was originally published in 2013. The photos were updated in July 2020.