How to Weave a Beautiful Willow Crown

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to weave a beautiful, rustic willow Crown which you can then decorate with flowers.

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to weave a beautiful, rustic Flower Crown.

 

We used sticks from our Weeping Willow tree but any pliable sticks or vines will work equally well. You will need 4 or 5 sticks for this project. The method is exactly the same as we used for our Simple Willow Wreath just with fewer lengths used, and with a smaller diameter. Perfect for sitting on top of a head.

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to weave a beautiful, rustic willow crown out of materials you can collect from your garden or out on a walk.

 

How to Weave a Willow Crown.

Weaving the willow crown itself is very simple. Take your first stick and weave it into a rustic hoop the diameter you want your crown to be. Make sure you leave the tail from where you started sticking out of your ring. (as shown in the photo below).

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to weave a beautiful, rustic willow crown out of materials you can collect from your garden or out on a walk.

 

Add the second stick to your ring a quarter turn away from your first, again leaving the tail sticking out for the time being. Continue turning your crown and adding sticks, and you will find that your headdress becomes rigid and takes shape very quickly. The photo below shows our crown after we have added, and woven in, the fourth stick.

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to weave a beautiful, rustic willow crown out of materials you can collect from your garden or out on a walk.

 

As you add in more lengths, you will find that the ring holds itself together under tension, and it’ll be easy to tuck in the smaller ends as you weave. Once the crown size is to your liking simply cut off the tails to make a neat finish.

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to weave a beautiful, rustic willow crown out of materials you can collect from your garden or out on a walk.

 

You can use your headdress as it is or add some embellishment. In the past, we have decorated them with feathers and leaves.

 

IIn this simple tutorial, we show you how to weave a beautiful, rustic willow crown out of materials you can collect from your garden or out on a walk.

 

Today we decorated ours with some beautiful wildflowers.

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to weave a beautiful, rustic willow crown out of materials you can collect from your garden or out on a walk.

 

These willow crowns only take minutes to make and are a lovely outdoor craft activity to do with kids. If you don’t fancy wearing one they look gorgeous around the base of a vase or candle for a table decoration. They also make a stunning wreath for a front door.

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to weave a beautiful, rustic willow crown out of materials you can collect from your garden or out on a walk.

 

Let your imagination run wild – this one ended up as a dragon nest!

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to weave a beautiful, rustic willow crown out of materials you can collect from your garden or out on a walk.

 

Fresh willow really is a pleasure to work with – for more willow weaving inspiration check out our Rustic Willow Balls and our Succulent Christmas Tree.

 

In this simple tutorial, we show you how to weave a beautiful, rustic willow crown out of materials you can collect from your garden or out on a walk. #willow #willowweaving #flowercrown #flowergirl #midsummersnight

 

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14 comments

Abbie June 24, 2019 - 10:05 am

We’re planning on making something like this at our school’s summer fair. Do you have any tips on where to get lots of young willow branches from?

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Sarah - Craft Invaders June 30, 2019 - 10:56 am

Willow likes damp conditions so it grows in some places better than others. I’d suggest trying to find someone with a weeping willow in their garden who doesn’t mind you giving it a trim 🙂

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Hannah September 7, 2017 - 5:12 pm

Sarah, beautiful, thanks for sharing, i would be making this for my sister’s daughter, she is crazy for the crowns.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders September 14, 2017 - 9:18 am

We went to an event on the weekend Hannah and made them with about 30 children – they all looked adorable and had such fun making and decorating them 🙂

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Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) July 10, 2017 - 12:57 pm

That flower crown is beautiful. I love the idea of using it to make a wreath as well. Will have to give this a try with my girls 🙂

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Sarah - Craft Invaders July 26, 2017 - 8:18 am

Thanks Louise, your girls will look adorable in them 🙂

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Mary June 23, 2017 - 12:09 am

Sarah you know I just love this. It reminds me of all those wreaths I make for May Day. Anything that is close to nature is on my desirables list!!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders July 5, 2017 - 10:04 pm

I think of your wreaths often Mary – they are so pretty 🙂

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Linda at Mixed Kreations June 22, 2017 - 11:01 pm

Your rustic flower crown is so cute. I bet your little girl had lots of fun making this crown. I sure wish I had a Weeping Willow tree so I could make some of the fun things that you make out of them.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders July 5, 2017 - 10:05 pm

Thanks Linda, she did love it – I do love our weeping Willows they’re a very pretty tree 🙂

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nikki June 21, 2017 - 9:38 pm

These are so pretty! I bet they would also look great as table decor for a dinner with friends or family. So fresh. It would be perfect in place of a bouquet, sometimes the vase of flowers is in the way for table conversation.

Definitely going to try this for our next get together. Thanks for showing me how!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders July 5, 2017 - 10:06 pm

Be lovely on a table Nikki, or around the base of a candle. You must share pictures when you make one 🙂

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Michelle June 19, 2017 - 12:46 pm

What a super idea Sarah. You’re little one looks like a fairy princess with her beautiful red hair and nature’s crown. You must be such a fun mom

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Sarah - Craft Invaders July 5, 2017 - 10:00 pm

Thanks Michelle, flower crowns are pretty aren’t they 🙂

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