Create Your Own Flower Crown This Midsummer

Posted on June 20, 2022 by Andrea Forsberg

Create Your Own Flower Crown This Midsummer

May provides a hint of the summer weather to come, but June is finally our chance to really start enjoying the summer months in the U.P. One June holiday that has been celebrated for centuries is Midsummer. This Midsummer, show your love for everything summer by creating your own flower crown.


Celebrating Midsummer


Midsummer celebrations typically begin on June 23rd, which is referred to as Midsummer’s Eve. This solstice holiday is celebrated by many across northern Europe and Scandinavia. It is a time for feasting, bonfires, and merrymaking to celebrate the summer. Midsummer historically marks the midpoint of the growing season. This event is to celebrate the anticipated harvest since it falls between the planting and harvest times.


Midsummer is known for events that are full of fun, laughter, music, games, and, of course, different elements of nature. Flower crowns are one of the many traditions of this holiday, and they are often worn by individuals of all ages. This Midsummer, create your own beautiful floral crown with ease.


What You Will Need


Flower crowns are easy to make and maintain. They are also a great way to utilize flowers before they are discarded or composted. To create the perfect crown, you’ll just need a few materials. This includes:


  • Floral tape. This tape is ideal for wrapping fresh flowers together. It is available in natural colors to blend in with flowers and greenery.
  • You’ll need a pair of sharp scissors to cut down your stems, as well as your floral tape and wire.
  • Craft wire. This type of wire is easy to work with and can be cut easily. You will use this wire to tie the flowers to your crown.
  • Known as pliable twine or vine wire, this wire provides the base for your crown.
  • Flowers and greenery. You can get as creative as you would like when it comes to your flower selection. You can do a mix of different flowers to provide statement and filler flowers or use a specific flower for the entire crown.


How to Make It


Making a flower crown is easy, and it is a fun activity for beginners and people of all ages — you can get the whole family involved with this one! To create your flower crown, just follow these steps:


  • You’ll want to start by taking your wire and shaping it to the desired size. Give yourself a little bit of wiggle room to be sure it fits comfortably. Then, secure the ends with floral tape.
  • Use the floral tape to apply any greenery stems to the wire. If you want to focus on just flowers, you can skip this step.
  • It is easier to apply flowers if you put them in small bundles first. Select around three flowers depending on size and bunch them together using floral tape. Your stems shouldn’t be longer than 2 to 3 inches to make them easier to work with. You’ll want to wrap the bunch from bloom to the bottom of the stem to ensure they are secure. You’ll want at least eight bunches.
  • Once your bunches are ready, start attaching them to your crown using craft wire or more floral tape. Attach the flowers so that they face the same outward direction and overlap them to create a seamless look.


Once you are done, you can store your beautiful crown in your fridge until you are ready to wear it. This helps keep it fresh. Spray it with water before wearing it to refresh the blooms, and you are set for a fun-filled day of celebrating Midsummer. If you need help finding the perfect flowers for your Midsummer crown, contact us or just stop by!


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