Floral Crowns with Hollyflora

Around this time last year I spent an afternoon with my sister and Hollyflora making floral crowns as part of a project for the debut issue of Nourished Journal. Holly and Becky brought over buckets spring blooms, including lilacs, peonies and clematis, along with all the necessary materials (floral wire, floral tape, ribbons). The story ran in Nourished but I thought I would share a longer version here, along with the tutorial. It is lilac season, after all. Photography by Jeana Sohn.


1. Take three or four floral wires and bundle them together. Adhere them together using brown floral tape. Make sure to wrap the tape around the wires tightly.

2. At each end, make loops out of the wire and tape. Secure the hoops with more tape. This provides an easy way to attach ribbons for adjustable sizing.

3. At this point, your foundation is complete. Take the crown and gently shape it to the size of your head.

4. Now it’s time to decorate. Pick your flowers and foliage and start layering on. Use 2” pieces of wire to attach lighter leaves and stems.

5. Once you have completed the base layer of decoration, use a hot glue gun to attach any heavy or delicate blooms.

6. Finish by threading ribbon through end loops. Tie it onto your head as a headband or crown.