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DIY Fall Crown

Crisp fall afternoons are my absolute favorite. The ones where the sun shines down just right, illuminating all that surrounds you in a way that’s nothing short of magic. Celebrate this beautiful season with a walk through nature, collecting foliage as you go. When you come back home, construct a fall crown with these pieces of nature. It won’t be bursting with color and fresh blooms as spring or summer would call for. This season is about being softer, and more delicate, and your crown will be, too.


Fall crown DIY materials

Greens and dried foliage of your choice (If you can’t find any in the wild, a local flower shop will have what you need)
Floral stem wire (enough to wrap around your head – you can find this at a craft store or flower shop)
Green paddle wire (I used 26-gauge – you can also find this at a craft store or flower shop)
Strong scissors


1. First, construct the crown base using floral stem wire. Cut it a few inches longer than the circumference of your head, and create a hook at either end. Hook both ends together.

DIY fall crown

2. Take your first piece of nature and cut it to your desired length. To attach it to your crown base, first wrap an inch or two of paddle wire around both the base and the greenery. Twist the remaining wire together, and then continue to wrap this around the crown base, as shown below.

Wire wrapping

3. Do this in two or three spots along the length of the plant if necessary, until the it feels secure.

Fall crown

4. If you’re using a thicker plant, you can first poke the paddle wire through it before wrapping it around the crown base. This gives a more secure hold.

Plant with wire

5. Continue attaching more bits of nature to your base. I loved adding twigs and dried plants to the crown to accentuate the feeling of fall.

Fall crown in process

6. Fill out the crown as much as you like. I liked keeping mine delicate because it felt more in line with the season to me.

Fall crown DIY finished

Girl fall flower crown

Any greens may start to wilt within the first day, so I’d advise to create it the same day you’d like to wear it! I think this can also double as a pretty fall wreath. :)

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meg -October 9, 2013, 9:06AM

Love this! So pretty.

Alexa Sonken {Invitations for Creatives} -October 9, 2013, 11:47AM
Joanne -October 9, 2013, 12:11PM

I love this I would totally do it, if I thought I could pull it off!!

MacK Mars -October 9, 2013, 12:37PM

This is so perfect!! Thank you!

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Shelley -October 9, 2013, 12:52PM

Gorgeous! We see floral crowns in the summer usually, but they look just as pretty in the Fall.

Maisie -October 9, 2013, 1:38PM

I’m so in love with this!

Juliette Laura -October 9, 2013, 3:56PM

Oh this is so so lovely! I have never even thought of doing this in the fall with fall colors, I am so obsessed!

xo, Juliette Laura

Alexa Rose -October 9, 2013, 8:28PM

This is absolutely gorgeous. The colors, textures and different plants are so beautifully placed together! I tried to do a DIY Flower Crown earlier this year and it came out great!

Natalie -October 9, 2013, 11:55PM

I love this, so delicate at pretty!! Such an amazing idea, as flower crowns are my favorite in the summer!!!
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mary | millay vintage -October 10, 2013, 11:31AM

So so gorgeous…definitely want to give this a go soon. I can just see the Boston wind blowing this right off my head though. Ahh, dilemmas.

Anna -October 10, 2013, 4:46PM

I was thinking about crown headpieces the other day, and wondering if it was still acceptable to wear them when the weather gets colder… Such a great idea for fall holiday parties!

Rebecca -October 11, 2013, 5:18AM

Gorgeous! This looks so cute!

JuleneTheGypsy -October 13, 2013, 12:52PM

Great tutorial. I’m making my own wedding crown and currently gathering all of the supplies. Thanks FP!

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Madison -October 15, 2013, 8:46PM

This is so great. Im inspired to create one.

Deborah -November 27, 2013, 4:08PM

Where would you wear something like this? What would you wear it with?

Carolina -September 2, 2015, 3:27PM

I love it! It looks so cute and easy to do!

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