How to Make an Instagram-Perfect DIY Flower Crown

Flower crowns are all over Instagram. From girly beach shots to portrait photos, they’re a fun way to spice up your Instagram photo.

But I’ve found myself looking wistfully at gorgeous photos with flower crowns (like this one or this one), wondering how they got their flower crowns. Aggie and Lisa, the two women from my examples, probably were gifted theirs since they’re renowned Instagrammers, but what about the rest of us? Where do you purchase a flower crown without breaking the bank?

Well last weekend I really wanted to have a flower crown in one of my posts- they’re just so gorgeous! Plus, it seems like all of the best Instagrammers out there are doing it.

And why not?

A flower crown meets so many “requirements” for a picture-perfect Instagram post:

  • They’re pretty
  • They have flowers (always a bonus!)
  • They’re unique
  • They bring color

Obviously those things are subjective, but long story short, I’ve seen them everywhere and decided to try my hand at making a flower crown!

Here are some step-by-step instructions on how to make your own with artificial flowers. The same technique can be applied to real flowers, you’ll just have to be more careful about being delicate with the petals.

girl wearing flower crown

Step 1

Gather your materials. You’ll need:

  • Wire cutters
  • Wire
  • Flower tape
  • Flowers
  • Scissors

TIP: get different sized flowers, it makes your crown more intricate.

Also, set aside at least an hour. It will most likely take at least that long.

Step 2

Make your wire circle by measuring a halo around your head.

TIP: It’s okay if you make it too big, but you’re in a tough spot if you make it too small.

Step 3:

Trim your stems. You’ll break up the bunches into individual stems using your wire cutters (or flower cutters if you’re using real flowers).

TIP: try to leave about three inches of stem so that when it comes to taping you have plenty of room to secure it.

Step 4:

Start taping the stems to the wire halo.

I started with the larger flowers and made my way around. You can roughly plan out your flower order before taping.

TIP: keep the green tape taut so that it does its job (it won’t stick if it’s loose).

Step 5:

Go all the way around. Measure it against your head circumference to ensure the right fit. If it’s too loose, you can tighten it by twisting a section off.

TIP: Make sure your flowers are all facing the same direction! You can bend the wire stems to make sure your flowers are facing out.

Step 6:

You can choose how you want your flowers to be spread throughout. I chose for flowers to be in front and leaves to be around the back. Feel free to do all flowers if you want!

I also tapered the size down (ie. big flowers in the front and smaller ones on the sides).

Et voila! You’re done!

The final product:

I loved the way mine turned out! It’s such a fun way to bring some girly romance into a photo.

girl wearing flower crown

Have fun with yours!



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Want that Instagram-perfect, photoshoot-ready flower crown? You can make one yourself! Check out this easy and cheap tutorial for creating a DIY flower crown. This gorgeous headband stands out in photos! You can use real or fake flowers as well as greenery. Whether it's for maternity, wedding, baby photo shoots, or anything else, this simple method works! Boho vibes, here we come :) #flowercrown #headband #diy #flowerarrangement #photographyhack

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