May Crowning Ideas For The Home (Fun Traditions, Activities, And Recipes)

May is the month of Mary. It is a tradition in the Catholic church to crown Mary with flowers during the month of May. It can be done at any time during the month, but May 1 (also known as “May Day”) is a very popular day for it 😉 You can use real flowers, or make a crown from fake flowers. I have a post here all about how to plan your own May crowning. Today let’s look at some May crowning ideas for at home from around the blogosphere! 

Check out this printable Mary statue craft for kids. It’s free to print!

Mary craft for kids graphic

 Find a great tutorial on making a crown from real flowers
on Project Wedding.
Hands holding a flower
I love this idea for a May Crowning Snack! I found this
over on Praying for Grace.
Rice Krispie Cake circle with blue frosting flowers and a candle in the center
Collect what you need to make your own crown for Mary at
The Dollar Tree with Family at the Foot of the Cross.
Circle of twine next to hot glue gun and fake flowers
Under Her Starry Mantel shares how to make this May Crown.
Finished fake flower Mary crown
Under Her Starry Mantel.
Statue of Mary in box of flowers
Find a beautiful Home May Crowning on Wildflowers and Marbles.
Mary and baby Jesus Statuette surrounded by candles


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Don’t miss all these amazing May Crowing Resources
from The Catholic Toolbox! 🙂
Hail Mary Board Game
Lots of May Crowning Ideas over on Waltzing Matilda
including this Mary punch 🙂
Blue punch in glass bowl
Find a May Day Craft over on Cottage Blessings.
Scissors, ribbons, and medallions of Mary
Find an interactive rosary activity to include in your May Crowning
over on Hang on Baby Jesus, This is Gonna Get Bumpy.
Statuette of Mary wearing flower crown

And last but not least, check out these amazing cupcakes!
There are no directions for making them, but I thought they’d
be magnificent at a May Crowning! If any of you make them or
figure it out, let us know how to do it ourselves 🙂
*Updated to say- Kate left us some directions in the comments!*

Chocolate cupcakes with white frosting and crown topper in blue wrappers
If you’re looking for more ideas, check out my other resources on how to honor Mary with kids.

More Mary Rescources for Kids


  1. Your ideas and compilations are just spectacular, Lacy! What a storehouse you have here.

    During the month of May I post a series called Something ABout Mary. I like to focus on Our Lady during her month, posting about her and I will be linking to this wonderful page of ideas for sure.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on the Mary dress.

  2. Lacy,

    Thank you for posting all these great ideas for May crowning. I really appreciate the tutorials for making the crowns… crowns are always awful.

    I am so excited! Cake, punch….we're gonna have a blow out party this year:D

    Good Luck next week:) I hope your delivery goes well:) Are you gonna post pictures on Facebook? Ive been really lazy about going there. Im starting a new project so Im not being very social:)

  3. just wonderful! I'll be trying some of these.

  4. Sarah Harkins says

    I'm going to have share your site on my blog for May. You have the best ideas!

  5. The cupcake crowns look like they're made of gumpaste.

    Just find a basic crown template (or draw your own- just a zig-zag) and cut it out of paper. Roll out gumpaste (you can buy Wilton's, although I don't recommend tasting their products- *especially* their fondant! YUCK!), or here's a good recipe:

    (Sorry, I don't know how to shrink URLs!)

    Anyway, roll out the gumpaste on a cornstarch dusted surface (fairly thinly), put your crown pattern on top, cut it out with a sharp knife, lift up the piece you've cut, and join the ends, making a crown. Use your fingers to smooth the join.

    Let your crowns dry completely (at least 3-4 hours, preferably longer), and then paint with gold luster dust mixed with lemon extract, vodka, or everclear to make a paint. (Not water! That will dissolve your gumpaste.)

    Here's a link to purchase luster dust:

    The colors on the tips of the crowns were also painted with luster dusts of varying colors. Global Sugar Art has those colors, too. Right, and the tylose that you'd need for the gumpaste recipe is available there, too. If you're lucky enough to have a baker's supply store close to you, you can get what you need there. Alas, I have to order most of my supplies online, as there's not a store near me! 🙁

    I hope that makes sense!

  6. Melissa from MN says

    I just posted my May Mary Crowning class and activities. Includes a paper Mary Statue, crowns, etc. Feel free to come visit

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    Thanks for the post -Britt

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