A flower wreath is not only beautiful in the hair, it is also suitable as a decoration on a Midsummer table. You can easily do a Midsummer wreath yourself. We show you how to do it, step by step:
- Cut off all the flower stems so that the flowers have a length of 4 to 5 cm. This simplifies the binding of the wreath.
- Create a frame by measuring the head. Add a little more thread (thick thread) than you need so that you can make a loop at one end (the loop will eventually be used to close the wreath). Cut the thread with a wire cutter to the needed length (add a little extra to be on the safe side).
- Add the different flowers alternately to the frame. Use florist wire (thinner wire) to fasten the flowers to the frame.
- Try the wreath before you close it. Close it by bending the end through the loop.
It is possible to make the wreath a day in advance. You can shower it and stop it in a plastic bag, then tie the bag and place it in a refrigerator. You can alternatively wrap the wreath in a moisty towel and put it in the fridge.
If you spray the wreath with water a few times during the day, it holds the entire Midsummer day.
Have a nice Midsummer!
Video: Make your wreath step by step
The following video shows you how to make your wreath step by step. The video is in Swedish but it will nevertheless give you a good idea of how it’s done even if you don’t speak Swedish:
Photos: Make your wreath step by step
Source and photos: Blomsterlandet (our translation) – If you are in Sweden and want to make your own Midsummer wreath, you will get all the necessary flowers and florist wires from Blomsterlandet stores – there are 60 all over Sweden. – Last two photos: Euroflorist.se and Viveca Ohlsson Kulturen, Malmö