DIY Midsummer Flower Crown

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)

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105 Comments

  1. Alice wrote:

    That’s gorgeous! Skol!

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    6.24.11
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  2. Lucía wrote:

    That’s such a great idea.

    6.24.11
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  3. Plami wrote:
    6.24.11
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  4. Denise wrote:

    omg this is just gorgeous… love it 🙂

    6.24.11
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  5. sarah wrote:

    fun! We just had our annual Midsommar party, and I’ve been posting the foods on my blog – the gravlax we cured, the beets we pickled, the rye, the salmiakki, the herring, the cloudberry cake, etc.

    but we also made flower crowns/headbands/corsages/boutonnieres for *every* guest this year.Here are our crowns:
    http://pacificrain.blogspot.com/2011/06/our-midsommar-traditions-floral-flair.html

    gotta love a holiday that encourages you to put flowers in your hair!

    6.24.11
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  6. Jessie wrote:

    i love fresh flowered crowns, they are so summery and beautiful.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

    6.24.11
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  7. Char wrote:

    Your links aren’t working, i’m being directed to the facebook homepage all the time :’)

    6.24.11
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  8. So lovely!

    6.24.11
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  9. Jade wrote:

    eeep fix the link please!! i wanna see the diy!

    6.24.11
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    • Erica wrote:

      @Jade & @Char – forgot to mention that you must be logged into Facebook and “like” the Kanon Vodka page to participate and view the DIY! xx

      6.24.11
  10. cool head piece, and Happy mid Summer everyone !!!!! xoxo

    Love,
    Beny Ricardo Sadewo
    http://www.purple-snap.com/

    6.24.11
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  11. daniela wrote:

    i did a facebook search for Kanon Vodka and it didn’t even come up 🙁

    6.26.11
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    • Erica wrote:

      @daniela, here is the link. Remember you must “like” the page in order to participate in the contest!!

      6.26.11
  12. I love the head peice.

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    6.27.11
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  13. Sonia wrote:

    Hmmmm I THINK I entered. The entire app and liking process gets a little confusing once you get to the Kanon FB page….hope it worked because that A. Wang bag NEEDS to be MINE!

    6.27.11
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  14. lauren wrote:

    everytime I try to click the kanon vodka link it keeps redirecting to my fb homepage? but adorable DIY, I’ve done one much like it 🙂 xx

    7.2.11
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    • Erica wrote:

      @lauren, it may be because you have to be logged into Facebook. and to participate in the contest, you must “Like” the Kanon Organic Vodka page. hope that helps! xx

      7.2.11
  15. Lorena wrote:

    I liked the page and all it says is that the contest is over, so it doesn’t give me the instructions for this awesome flower crown 🙁

    8.3.11
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  16. Piper wrote:

    I initially made this crown for halloween (I was Frida Kahlo), but the crown was so beautiful that i needed to use it in a photo shoot! So here is my flower crown:
    http://elephantsfoot.tumblr.com/post/12441408541/elephantsfoot-just-finished-an-amazing-photo

    11.6.11
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  17. See Piper’s wonderful Frida Kahlo costume on my blog @ http://dontmisit.blogspot.com/2011/11/diy-halloween.html
    Awesome DIY!

    11.13.11
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  18. yellowbean wrote:

    omg!!, i can’t stop to see all your work, your amazing!

    1.5.12
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  19. Gracie wrote:

    Awsome! I love it! Great idea

    5.30.12
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  20. sevannah wrote:

    ong i love it looks adorbs!!!

    8.7.12
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  21. Marquerite Maccarthy wrote:

    Which flowers are the safest? The answer is twofold. First, no flower is safe to eat or use on or near food products unless it has been organically grown. This means no chemical herbicides or pesticides have been used on or around the plant. Rose fertilizers that contain systemic toxins are included in this category, as are any fertilizers of the weed-and-feed variety. “This also means that edible flowers that are brought home from nurseries and garden centers are not safe to eat or use on or near food products unless they have been grown organically or sustainably. ‘

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    3.27.13
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  22. maria wrote:

    ooo it’s so cute…i like it.

    5.29.13
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  23. Isabel wrote:

    Love that you guys have done a Swedish Flower Crown! I’m Swedish myself and just bumped into your side as I was trying to figure out the English name for ” midsommar krans” – flower crown is as good as it gets!
    I’m making my own version this year as I’m celebrating back in Sweden!

    xxx/ Isabel
    http://www.shoebox-living.com

    6.20.13
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  24. Nat wrote:

    I just love how fun and cute they look.
    Such a cute summer look.
    Nat
    x x

    7.6.13
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  25. Riley wrote:

    I always wanted to make a flower crown like this, but I never knew how to till now.

    7.8.13
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    What flowers did you use this came out so pretty I want one exactly like it!

    6.1.14
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    11.9.14
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  30. liz wrote:

    OMG you just saved my life!
    Suddenly remembering about details for your project is so not cool!

    11.25.14
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  31. tina wrote:

    I love the idea of taping them into segment bunches first and then adding them to the wreath, it makes them look more full and lush! http://www.mingleandmansome.com

    7.16.15
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