Here in Chicago, we endured a lot of April showers in order to enjoy the May flowers! Which, of course, means that it’s that time of the year for May Crownings! I posted a couple of years ago about May Crownings and encourage you to go back and take a look at that but I also have a few new details to share with catechists.
In particular, I’ve recently been wondering where and how you go about making or acquiring a crown of flowers for a May Crowning, particularly, a miniature flower crown for a small statue such as you might find in a classroom or home. Personally, my wife and I have a 16-inch plastic statue of Mary (that belonged to my late mother-in-law) in our back yard and I’ve been wanting to place a flower crown on it during the month of May.
I did find a miniature artificial flower crown from a company in the UK that specializes in miniature objects for doll houses – My Tiny World and was able to order it for under $10.
I also found that Lacy, over at Catholic Icing, has a number of links for creative ideas for May Crowning, including the following:
- a tutorial for making your own crown of real flowers
- a family activity for making your own crown for Mary
- a May crown with artificial flowers and beads
- Ideas for a May Crowning Procession
- a home May Crowning
Here is a video tutorial
Here are some flower crowns for sale at affordable prices:
Please DO share any May Crowning ideas or experiences you have!