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 to 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
Here is a video tutorial.
Please share any May Crowning ideas or experiences you have! And don’t forget to download this free poster of Marian Devotions, which comes with classroom handouts and can be a great addition to pre- or post-May Crowning discussions.