It’s no surprise that I love a good flower crown for dogs or people. Although they are a little more bohemian than my go-to style, if you’ve spent enough time on Pinterest, you can’t help but love them.
A flower crown is the perfect feminine accessory for your dog on special occasions like photoshoots, birthdays or weddings. They’re easy to make with fresh flowers, leaves and branches or artificial supplies from the craft store.
As you can see from these photos of my dogs Lucy and Lola, a DIY flower crown will take your photoshoots over the top (in the best way!). These floral toppers can also be used to celebrate your dog’s gotcha day, birthday or your own wedding.
Flower Crown for Dogs
When I saw that a local florist was hosting a flower crown workshop I signed up immediately! The class was hosted by Stephanie of The Blue Daisy Floral Designs in Pittsburgh. Stephanie gave a great tutorial and helped us all through the process. She also had a beautiful assortment of flowers and willow branches for us to use.
>> Scroll down for tips on how to make your own flower crown for dogs or yourself. I also have an updated tutorial blog post that shows you step-by-step how to make your dog’s flower crown.
After the in-person workshop, I wore my completed crown out on the town! But naturally, I had more plans for my plants… and it involved the dogs!
I returned to one of my favorite photo destinations, Mellon Park in Pittsburgh’s east end, and captured some gorgeous photos of Lola and Lucy. Lola really got to shine in this photoshoot since she can sit still for longer (one of the perks of senior labs!), while Lucy constantly tried to knock the crown off.
Planning on Having Your Dog at Your Wedding?
I know there are tons of brides out there pinning this image to their Pinterest boards. So go ahead and click the Pin It button and it to your own “dogs at weddings” inspiration boards.
Keep scrolling for the DIY tutorial as well as links to a few of my favorite ready made flower crowns for dogs that you can find on Etsy. Many can be customized for your colors or to add on a matching leash.
And if you are planning on having your dog at your wedding, I have a few great podcast episodes that you should check out! I interviewed wedding videographer and dog mom Megan Sutherland who has some great tips about having pets at weddings. I also got to talk to viral TikTok stars FairyTail Pet Care who has created a whole business around caring for pets at weddings.
Make Your Own Flower Crown For Dogs
If you want to make your own flower crown, it’s fairly simple, but it takes time. Mine took about 90 minutes to make! You need floral wire and lots of floral tape (I recommend this wire and this tape).
DIY Flower Crown Instructions
Wrap a length of wire (long enough to fit around your head or your dog’s head) with floral tape. Cover it! Then make a whole bunch of tiny little bunch of flowers. Each of mine had 3 different flowers or branches. I used about 15 little bunches to create my crown.
Once you have all of the little bunches made, you attach them one at a time to the taped wire with more floral tape. You want to start at the top and work your way down so each bunch overlaps the one before. This way you won’t have gaps that show them the crown is rounded and placed on your head.
>> I made this crown in a workshop so I didn’t document the process. But I have an updated blog post that shows you step-by-step how to make this DIY project!
Tips: You can be as complicated or a simple as you want, but keep in mind that the more flowers you have the heavier it will be. I made my crown with fresh flowers, but if you use faux florals and greenery this will last for years of doggy photoshoots! Order a mix of flowers for the best results.
Here’s some cool lavender, succulents and peonies that would all be great in a flower crown! I also find great supplies at the Tuesday Morning store near me. I love that Tuesday Morning is dog friendly so I can take my pups shopping with me!
Ready Made Flower Crowns for Dogs
Maybe you’re not feeling crafty? That’s OK! There are tons of talented dog moms out there who’ve already done the hard work for you. I handpicked my favorite flower crown makers on Etsy who will get your all set up for your big day – these ladies specifically make flower crowns for dogs!
Flowers and Frosting makes this crown that’s super similar to the one I made! Pulelehua Designs will custom make you a Hawaiian inspired flower crown to fit your colors and vibe. If you think twinning is winning, then you’ll want to check out Ellis Originals who has a Mommy/Doggie matching flower crown or collar set!
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