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How to make a flower crown

A flower crown filled with your favourite blooms is the perfect accessory for a Garden Day celebration on Sunday 11 October. Use spring flowers and pay homage to this season of new beginnings.

Here, travel blogger and photographer Natalie Roos shares her tips for bringing a selection of colourful blossoms together in a lush flower crown with a romantic ribbon tie back.

Photo credit: @Tailsofamermaid

Get friends and family involved for a day of crafting fun because there’s nothing not to love about a crown of fresh blooms made with your own two hands. Store your flower crown in the fridge and spritz it with water to freshen up the petals on Garden Day.

Catch Natalie’s adventures, beautifully curated celebrations, and personal musings on her popular blog Tailsofamermaid.com and Instagram @tailsofamermaid  

 You’ll need

  •   stub wire
  •   florist tape
  •   ribbon of choice
  •   selection of flowers

Photo credit: @Tailsofamermaid


  • Combine two to three lengths of stub wire with florist tape to create your crown structure.
  • Create 2cm hairpin loops at each end to thread through your ribbon.
  • Make sure the wire fits around your head, measuring from ear to ear.
  • Secure each flower stem onto the wire with florist tape.
  • Tape the wire strands together to strengthen your crown structure.
  • Add and overlap flowers to create a lush crown.
  • Tie the crown around your head and secure with the ribbon at the back.
  • Voila, it’s time to celebrate!

Photo credit: @Tailsofamermaid

Join the movement

To inspire South Africans to celebrate all things green, Garden Day will host a number of virtual events in the run up to Sunday 11 October including flower crown making workshops, so if you need a bit more guidance be sure to join one of the sessions. Once you’ve made your flower crown, snap a picture and share it across social media, using #GardenDaySA. 

On the day the movement will host its first Virtual Garden Day Gathering with a host of events, including a Q&A session with garden guru Tanya Visser, a flower crown-off with comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout and TV and radio presenter Zoë Brown, garden-inspired gourmet with Chef Karen Dudley and more more via Zoom and Facebook Live. The final programme and details can be found here.  

Catch news, updates, inspiration and a ‘’how to’’ flower crown making video  right here and at @GardenDaySA on Candide, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Tag your posts with @GardenDaySA and #GardenDaySA to share your green celebration with friends, family, and fellow plant lovers online.