It’s officially Midsummer and honestly, what’s not to love about time-honored celebrations, especially when it involves wearing wildflowers around your head, drinking vodka and dancing around a maypole? Naturally with our love of cultures, customs, and DIYs, we’ve partnered up with our friends at Kanon Organic Vodka on a sweet flower crown DIY for their annual Swedish Midsummer festivities and for the ultimate contest. Participating is as simple as liking Kanon’s Facebook page, picking your favorite Midsummer tradition, sharing it with your friends, and winning a chic Phillip Lim bag, gorgeous Pamela Love jewelry or much much more! Click here for more details. Good luck & SKOL!

Update: the Kanon Midsummer Contest is now over so here is the full tutorial!

You’ll need:

  • a variety of fresh flowers trimmed down to 3″ stems
  • 2 pieces of 16 gauge floral cloth wire
  • green floral tape
  • floral shears or scissors

To begin, you’ll create the base of the flower crown out of two pieces of floral wire. Mold and gently bend each piece into a half circle. Face the half circles opposite of each other to create a circle and lay it over the top of your head to check the fit. It should be quite snug as the addition of flowers will eventually weigh the crown down. Wrap both overlapping sections tightly with floral tape.

Before adding the flowers to the base, you’ll create several small clusters of flowers. This avoids having to attach each flower individually and overloading the crown with tape. Pick a flower and continue adding 4-5 flowers, each one nestled right below the other. Tightly wrap the base with floral tape. Trim the tips if necessary.

Once you’ve made 10-15 clusters, start adding them to the base. Position a cluster of flowers against the outside of the wire base and wrap tightly with floral tape. Overlap the second cluster over the first and wrap tightly with tape. Continue layering clusters in the same direction until the entire base is filled. Spray the crown with water or keep it in a cool place until you’re ready to wear it!

Your flower crown is finished!

Happy Midsummer’s Day! xx

(all images by Honestly…WTF)