Kids, Photography

DIY newborn floral crown


I took Clara’s newborn pictures last week. I know I’m her mama, but isn’t she sweet? I made a couple floral crowns (before she was born and the bags set in under my eyes) to use as photo props. Here’s how you can make your own:

DIY newborn floral crown photo props

I used white and pink (sorry, the link is nowhere to be found!) flowers from Hobby Lobby. I liked that they have a soft paper texture that is less likely to poke baby.


  • paper or silk floral bunch
  • floral tape
  • scissors
  • measuring tape
  • ribbon (optional)


  1. Separate one section of the flower bunch and cut it off.
  2. The average newborn head circumference is 13 3/4 inches, so I measured my flower bunch at about 16 inches to leave room for a small overlap.
  3. Wrap the end of the bunch with floral tape so it doesn’t unravel.
  4. Braid the strands tightly and tape where necessary to hold it.
  5. Wrap it around in a circle and tape to keep it together.

DIY newborn floral crown photo prop instructions

With ribbon

  1. Cut or pull out paper floral bunch. I used a thinner selection for this one.
  2. Braid the stems together tightly. Use floral tape where needed to hold everything in place.
  3. Cut the strand to 13 inches.
  4. Cut two 18-inch ribbon pieces and double knot them on the ends.

How to make a newborn floral crown photo prop

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4 thoughts on “DIY newborn floral crown

  1. Clara’s not just sweet, she’s so beautiful in her blanket cocoon wearing her crown of roses on her precious little head . . .

  2. She is precious. I can’t wait to make the floral crown for my new granddaughter who will be arriving soon. I also love the large floral wreath surrounding the baby. Can you please explain how you made it? thanks so much!

  3. Congratulations on your new granddaughter! Yes, I couldn’t wait to make a floral crown for my first baby girl. And the flowers surrounding the baby I made with a floral arrangement someone sent us after she was born. The stems were already cut fairly short, so I simply arranged them in a circle around her. First, I used a string and later removed it so it was a proper oval. Second, I placed the larger flowers spaced out evenly around the circle. Third, I filled it in with the smaller flowers and greenery.

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