How to Make a Yarn Flower Crown

Nothing brightens a day quite like beautiful flowers, and now you can create your own flower crown to wear anytime. This flower crown design by Sammi May over at Feather Box Art is great for little hands to help and you only need a few household supplies to transform your DGY fibers into wearable art!

Designer:

Sammi May from Featherboxart

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Materials Needed:

The very first step is to gather your materials.

  • Approx. 300 inches or 8.3 yards total of Darn Good Yarn Banana Fiber Yarn (as many or as few colors as you like to create the flowers, this tutorial uses Coral, Rich Magenta, and Sunflower)
  • Approx. 180 inches/5 yards of Darn Good Yarn Sari Silk Ribbon Yarn in Pickled Pear
  • A measuring tape
  • 1 pair of scissors

Don’t have the yarn on hand? Purchase the same yarn used in this tutorial here.

Key materials, including scissors, a measuring tape, coral, sunflower and magenta banana fiber yarn and sari silk ribbon yarn in pickled pear

Now you are ready to make your very own Yarn Flower Crown! Follow the tutorial below for guided instructions...be sure to grab yourself your favorite glass of wine :)

Video Tutorial

Written Tutorial

Step 1: Measure and Cut Yarn

  • Cut (3) 60” lengths of DGY Sari Silk Ribbon Yarn in Pickled Pear
  • Cut (6) 40” lengths of DGY Banana Fiber Yarn in chosen colors (this tutorial uses (2) Coral, (2) Rich Magenta, and (2) Sunflower)
  • Cut (6) 10” lengths of DGY Banana Fiber Yarn in chosen colors (this tutorial uses (2) Coral, (2) Rich Magenta, and (2) Sunflower)
Rotating images of cutting 60 inches of sari silk ribbon yarn, 10 inches of banana fiber yarn and 40 inches of banana fiber yarn.

 

Step 2: Create the Vine Headpiece

  • Knot the ends of the (3) strands of the DGY Sari Silk Ribbon Yarn together
Knotting the ends of the yarn
  • Braid until about 1” from the ends
  • Secure the end of the braid with a knot
Sari ribbon braided and tied at the end
  • Trim to even ends
Trimming Sari Silk Ribbon to make even at ends

    Step 3: Make the Flowers

    • Using one of the 40” strands of the DGY Banana Fiber Yarn, pinch one end between your thumb and pointer and index fingers
    Pinching ends of banana fiber yarn

    • Wrap the yarn around your pointer and index fingers to create a small loops of yarn
    Creating small loops of yarn using index and middle fingers

    • Carefully slide the loops off your fingers and set aside
    Carefully removing loops of banana fiber yarn from index and middle fingers to set aside

    • Take one of the 10” lengths of DGY Banana Fiber Yarn* and wrap around the set side loops you created
    • Adjust the 10” strand so the loops are in the middle**
    • Tie a tight knot to secure
    Tying loops of banana fiber yarn with another color of banana fiber yarn

    • Leave excess yarn to attach to vine headpiece
    • Repeat for remaining (5) 40” lengths of yarn, using the (5) 10” strands to secure the loops
    Completed assemblies: (2) sari silk ribbon braids and (6) tied loops of banana fiber yarn

      Step 4: Attach Flowers to Headpiece

      • Lay the braided vine down on a flat surface, divided evenly in half
      • Select a spot near the middle of the vine, and gently tug one of the braided strands to form a space
      Picking a spot in the middle of the braid to pull the sari silk ribbon apart slightly.

      • Take one of the puffy fluffy flowers you created, and slide one of the tails left from Step 3 through the lifted braid loop
      Take one of the puffy fluffy flowers you created, and slide one of the tails left from Step 3 through the lifted braid loop

      • Gently lift one of the braid strands next to the one you were just working with
      Gently lifting second loop in braided sari silk ribbon

      • Slide the other tail through the second lifted braid loop
      Inserting second tail from banana fiber ribbon through braided sari silk ribbon

      • Pull the tails tight and tie together to secure flower to the vine
      Tying banana fiber flower tails together

      • Repeat with the remaining (5) flowers, spreading the around the middle section of the vine
      Repeating flower attachment process for remaining (5) flowers

      • Trim excess tails/ends once knotted in place
      Trimming excess lengths of banana fiber yarn from flowers

        Step 5: Wear It and Show It Off!

        • Divide your flower crown in half
        • Place middle of the flower crown on the front of your head
        • Tie in a bow or knot around the back of your head
        • Enjoy!

        *Try mixing and matching the colors of the loops with the 10” lengths of yarn together!

        **If the loops slide out, simply untie the 10” length, rearrange them, and tie again!