Celebrate Midsummer’s Eve with a DIY Flower Crown!

With the official first day of summer in only a week, we thought we’d celebrate the season with flower crown fit for a fairytale! (Or an outdoor wedding, summer festival, or any day you please.)

When it comes to constructing your very own flower crown, there really are no rules, but for our version we stuck with simple supplies to make a floral crown to last you through the summer.

Midsummer’s Eve Flower Crown

Materials Needed
Fake flowers
Floral tape
Floral wire
Ribbon or string

We swung by the local craft store to procure our supplies, even the flowers! When it comes to selecting flowers, you can go as big and bold or small and sweet as you’d like. We chose a variety of medium-sized pastel flowers in pretty shades of minty green and pale peach.

1. Measure the wire across the top of your head. Using your fingers as “markers,” determine where you want the row of flowers to end (we decided on a little past the ears). Cut the wire to the desired length. Then, lay out your selection of flowers in front of the wire, rearranging them until you find a composition that suits you.

2. Wrap the entire length of wire with floral tape. Then, create two loops at both ends by bending the wire and twisting it a few times (this is where you’ll attach your ribbon later).

3. Now, for the flowers! Simply tear off small segments of floral tape and begin wrapping each flower stem to the wire. We started in the center and worked our way to each end, so that all of the flowers faced forward.

Midsummers Eve Flower Crown DIY

(If you want a more subtle accent piece, you can opt to use only a few flowers, but for this festive crown we used enough flowers to wrap all the way around the sides.)

4. Attach two strands of ribbon through the loops that you created earlier, and snip them to your desired length.

You’re ready to go!

Let us know if you try this DIY — we’d love to see your festive floral creations.


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    Sarah 06/14/2012 at 11:09 am #

    It’s so cute! i’m totally going to make my own!


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    Rosaspina Vintage 06/14/2012 at 11:30 am #

    Oh, Erin! You have no idea of how this DIY comes at the perfect time, it will be extremely useful 😉 I’ll let you know how it goes! A big hug and thank you! xxx

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      Erin (ModCloth) 06/14/2012 at 12:59 pm #

      Oh good! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

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    Tara 06/15/2012 at 11:51 am #

    This is really cool, I think I might actually do it. The flowers you chose were really pretty, by the way 🙂 So cute.

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    Shannon Adams-Ferris 06/15/2012 at 12:03 pm #

    Love it! I think I might try making one for my little girl too! Though for her I might try pipe cleaner instead of wire. Thanks for the idea!

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    Melanie 06/16/2012 at 11:06 am #

    I wish I had time to put one together in time for the Shakespeare in the Park I am attending tonight! Maybe I’ll have time to cheat a bit and attach them to a headband I already have…

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