This has to be one of the most effective ways to make flowers crowns because this technique can be done with such a variety of flowers. From dandelions to daisies, it works with soft stems or hard stems, in long, medium or shorter length stems (like white clover). I also like this method for the fullness you can create, it is a good one for when wildflowers are abundant.
1. Start by collecting a small bouquet of wildflowers. I try not to over collect so that there is not waste.
2. Choose six or nine pieces from your bunch, and divide it as you would to braid hair. Start braiding.
3. As you braid, add another flower to the center, before each outer cross over, then cross over to secure the stem. This will add gradual fullness and length.
4. If you want your crown to be extra full, you can add a few flowers to the center each time. If one of your lengths is getting short, when it is in the center make note to add a very long stem flower into the braid.
5. When your braid is long enough to go around a head, stop braiding and tuck the extra pieces into the braid and flowers. You can also use a loose flower stem to help bind it. You might need to remove some of the stem if it is too bulky.
6. Once you have secured your circlet, if you wish, you can add extra flowers by threading into the braided mass.
7. Now wear your crown and spread the beauty of a flower child!
This crown was made using foraged wild red clover, buttercups, daisy fleabane, and something else I do not know the name of, maybe cow parsley? I am conscious that I do not pull up roots and that I leave plenty of flowers on each cluster for the pollinators.
Elle is wearing a very cute woven cotton bathing suit from I Love Gorgeous.