How to Make a Dandelion Crown For Your Dog…Or You!

Close-up of red goldendoodle dog wearing dandelion crown and title that says doodles and dandelions how to make a dandelion crown for your dog

How to Make a Dandelion Crown for Your Dog

(And You Too!)

Can you braid hair? Then learning how to make a flower crown with dandelions will be easy breezy.  Here are step-by-step instructions on how Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and I made a dandelion crown and had a joy-filled “doodle and dandelion” adventure together.


  • One fun-loving dog
  • Large blanket placed in a sunny spot or under a shade tree
  • Bunch of sunshine-yellow dandelions
  • Phone or camera for pics
  • That’s it!


Close-up of yellow dandelion on green grass with instructions pick yellow dandelions with long stems for first step in dandelion crown for dog

I picked dandelions with stems that were at least three inches long.

Red goldendoodle dog lying on vintage quilt in green grass with basket of dandelions and text that says find a comfy spot to work for making a dandelion crown using nothing but dandelion flowers

Happy Go-Doodle Chloe sat beside me on a blanket while I made the dandelion crown. Oh, and she barked at robins, got the springtime doodle zoomies, and played with her ball, too!

Six yellow dandelions with long stems on vintage quilt and title start with six dandelions

Tip: Dandelions can be a little messy. Choose a blanket or work surface that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Hands holding six yellow dandelions with stems crossed as the beginning of a dandelion braid and instructional text for dandelion crown that says divide stems into three groups of two

Braiding dandelions is a lot like braiding hair.  If you’ve braided hair, then you’ve got this!

Close-up of hands holding dandelions on a vintage quilt and next step to make a dandelion crown for you or dog

Here’s a short video showing how we created a dandelion braid. (Special appearances by scurrying ants and singing birds!)

The back of the braid is a pretty as the front…

Close-up of reverse of dandelion braided crown and text that reads "the back will look like a braid"

The loose ends of the dandelions will stick out. I like that.

Long braid of dandelions and groups of two dandelions for a crown with how-to instructions continue until you have made a long strand

I arranged dandelions in pairs, so that I could quickly grab two at a time to add to the braid.

Yellow dandelion crown and hands showing how to wrap dandelion stem around bloom to fasten the dandelion crown together

I finished the dandelion crown by looping the stems at the end of the braid around the dandelion blooms at the beginning of the braid. Tip: If needed, you can use an extra dandelion to tie the two ends of the braid together.


Bright yellow dandelion crown on green grass and text reading "a perfectly imperfect dandelion crown"

Our dandelion crown was perfectly imperfect!

Collage of goldendoodle dog wearing yellow dandelion crown and caption take plentry of pics and have fun

Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe posed for some silly pics! She has learned the stay command, so modeling the  dandelion crown was good practice. Of course the crown fell off, and that’s the fun!  Those smile-bringing moments are the best. (You can find more “a-dood-able” photos in Chloe’s gallery titled “You Crack Me Up, Dood.”)  Making a dandelion crown was pure “doodle and dandelion” joy.

Here are a few photo outtakes from our afternoon of flower crown fun

red goldendoodle dog with yellow dandelion flower crown falling off top of her head and punny caption hey look at me i'm turning that "crown" upside down


Red goldendoodle dog with yellow dandelions in hair


Red goldendoodle dog with tennis ball in yellow dandelion crown and caption hey, mom, this dandelion crown makes a great ball holder

For real. Chloe dropped her favorite tennis ball on top of the dandelion crown, so we put the “crowning touch” on our day with a fun-filled game of fetch!

Red goldendoodle dog smiling and wearing a blue bandana with title thanks for stopping by

P.S. While Chloe had no interest in eating dandelions, I researched dandelions to confirm that they are non-toxic for dogs. However, dandelions can sometimes be treated with chemicals. Pick them from a location that hasn’t been treated.

goldendoodle dog wearing a dandelion crown and a close up of dandelion flowers and handing braiding a dandelion crown and title how to make a dandelion flower crown for your dogHave you made a dandelion crown or a flower crown for your pup? We’d love to hear. Please comment below.

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39 thoughts on “How to Make a Dandelion Crown For Your Dog…Or You!

  1. What a fun way to spend a spring day! Chloe looks absolutely adorable in her crown, and her antics are so cute!

    1. Why, thank you!

  2. You look so pretty, Chloe & your Mom is very crafty! What a great way to spend the day outside & to recycle dandelions! I’ll send you some if you want. I see them growing out my window. I think Bessie, my minion, would wear a flower crown, but me – I don’t like things placed on my head much. A rose crown would look pretty on you I bet, too.

    1. Thanks, Valentine! We did have a happy day outside! Maybe you and your mom could make a crown or a bracelet together for her to wear on Mother’s Day!?! I’m glad you stopped by! EnJOY your weekend!

  3. Chloe, you and your mom added sunshine to my day! I look forward to hearing about your adventures. Since I don’t have a pet, I will enjoy your blog posts even more!

    1. Thank you so much! Knowing that you’re enjoying our posts, makes it even more fun to share our adventures!

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  5. That’s so fun! Bentley would destroy it in a heartbeat, but I do have a large supply of dandelions!

    1. Thanks! Yes, the dandelions keeping popping up around here, too! Maybe Mom will make more crowns for me…or dandelion ball holders…or dandelion treat holders!

  6. OKAY I must do this before the dandelions go away! I’ve always loved dandelions. I’m pretty sure Gonzo would wear and crown and it would look phenomenal on his black fur. Will would eat it. For sure.

    1. So happy to hear that you might make dandelions for Gonzo and Will. If you do, Mom and I would love to see a pic! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. This is a new and fresh idea to share with your pet. Chloe looks like royalty in her flower crown. Enjoy this warm weather and spring in bloom.

    1. Awww…thanks so much! Hope you get to have lots of fun in the springtime sun! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. This is so cute. I’m going to try it. The empty lot next to us is full of dandelions!

    1. So happy to hear that you’re going to try it! If you do, we’d love to see a pic! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Chloe, you are just adorable!! What a fun activity your mom came up with.

    1. Awww…thanks! Yes, we had so much fun together on our “Doodle and Dandelion” adventure! Thank you for stopping by!

  10. I love this idea! When I was a kid, we used to make daisy chains in a similar fashion. Never thought of doing it with dandelions.

    1. Oh, daisy chains would be so pretty, too! Mom thinks that it’s fun to do things that remind her of when she was a kid! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. This is such a cute idea! Might as well put all of those summer dandelions to good use. 🙂 I think the crown looks very pretty on Chloe. Maybe I will have to try this with my kitties! They probably won’t be big fans, but it would make for some hilarious photos.

    1. Thank you! Mom and I are so happy that you like this idea! If you try it with your kitties, please let us know! We’d love to see pics…the funny ones, too!

  12. This is absolutely adorable! A fun project for little ones to help with too. I remember making these when I was little. Loved all your photos, thanks for the smiles ❤

    1. Why, thank you! Yes, the whole family could have a fun dandelion day! Mom and I are glad we shared some smiles with you. Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Very cute! Dandelions are one my favorites, even though so many people think of them as weeds. Besides the pretty flowers, the seeds are so much fun!

    We used to make crowns by tying the flowers together, but the braids are much prettier.

    1. Thanks, Beth!
      We saw lots of dandelions going to seed when we were at the park. Mom took lots of pictures of them, but I was busy keeping a lookout for squirrels.
      Happy you stopped by!
      Tail wags!

  14. Dex sez that is cool and he thinks he can rock a dandelion crown. We may need to bling it out with some Swarovski, too. Love the step by step and what a cutie to pose like this, too. See you soon!

    1. Oh, yes! Dexter would look adorable in a dandelion crown complete with bling. If you make a crown, I’d love to see a pic. Thanks for stopping by, and see you soon!

  15. What a wonderful idea, thank you for sharing and umm next time we in a park where we find them am gonna try

    1. Thanks! If you give it a try, I’d love to see a pic!

  16. NEATO!! This is simply gorgeous AND it looks a treat.

    Well done for a totally fabulous post that made me grin from ear to ear.

    1. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  17. Very lovely! I can just see trying to put a crown of flowers on top of the girls head! It would be in pieces! MOL!

    1. Too funny! Thanks for stopping by!

  18. What a great DIY craft for a spring day- I’ll have to try with Kilo. Beautiful photos and Chloe looks adorable.

    1. Thanks! Kilo would look adorable in a dandelion crown!

  19. This is such a cute and fun idea! This would be such a fun way to spend the afternoon, and it makes for such adorable photos too! Enjoy your summer weather!

    1. Thank you! We did have a fun “doodle and dandelion” adventure together!

  20. What a fun post, I love it! We have tons growing in the yard and on the patch of grass in one section of our catio. We are so going to try this in the summer!

    Chloe you look too adorable with your golden crown mol!

    1. Thanks! Spring is just around the corner and so are dandelion crown days! If you make crowns, please share a pic! We’d love to see your beautiful cats adorned in crowns on the catio!

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