How to create an upcycled plastic flower crown

A flower head crown is THE must have accessory.

But while fresh flowers will wilt, and plastic flowers will fall apart, this flower crown made out of plastic bottles will remain picture perfect.

Not only are you doing the planet a favour by upcycling used bottles, this project makes for a great crafternoon! This craft is perfect for teens and over - make sure if you're involving young children you pay close supervision. 

Here's how to make your own in just a couple of hours!



  • Large plastic bottles
  • Spray paint
  • Needle and thread
  • Hot glue gun
  • Headband
  • Buttons or thumbtacks


Step 1: Source some bottles from your recycling bin. I find large water bottles with no ridges work best. Each 2L bottle will give you about 6 flowers, and you'll need about 18.

Step 2: Using a flower stencil and oil based pen, draw your shape onto the bottle and cut out.

Step 3: Spray paint your petals. I find three colours works perfectly for three different layers. 

Step 4: Use a pin to pierce a two holse in the middle of each flower so you can thread through a button. Be careful if the plastic is thick.

Using a needle and thread (I used tapestry yarn) thread three flowers together. Tie a knot or use a button so you can thread the yarn back through the hole and tie at the back. Leave a tail so you can tie onto your headband. 



Step 5: Now tie these onto your headband. I also used a hot glue gun to attach to the headband for extra strength. Trim the ends. 

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