When I was younger I remember trying to braid flower crowns and leaves. One of my older sisters could do it, but I never quite understood how to add in more flowers without it falling apart, and it always fell apart. Now that I’m older though, I can do it. Today I am going to attempt to show you how, so pay attention.
You can make flower crowns for you or your dolls. The one I took pictures for I made for me, just because it was easier to take pictures of the bigger flowers.
Start by picking a bunch of flowers. The longer the stems the less you will have to replace flowers, but the shorter the stems the closer together the flowers will be.
Or you could just sit in a place with a bunch of flowers like I did.
Start with three flowers that don’t have super short stems. It doesn’t matter if they are the same length or not.
Cross the right flower over the middle flower.
Then cross the left flower over the new middle flower, what used to be the right flower.
Cross the right over the new new middle again, then the left, then the right.
Keep braiding until one of your stems becomes almost too short to use, but still long enough for one or two more crossovers.
Pick another flower and put it on top of the short stem.
Braid with the two stems until the first stem is all braided and all you have left is the new stem.
Keep braiding this way, replacing stems in that way until your crown is as long as you want it.
There are multiple ways to finish the crown. You can tie the ends together with string, you can tie each end to ribbon and tie a bow, or you can weave the ends into the beginning. I took the ends and wove them into the beginning of the crown.
There you have it! A braided flower crown!
For Gabi’s crown I used smaller flowers. I love the way it looks on Gabi!
These flowers are purple violets.
Here’s the top view. You can see it doesn’t all look perfectly even, but that’s okay.
If you try this comment below and tell me how it went!