A midsummer outfit can be easily complemented with a folklore floral crown in your hair. Be inspired by symbolism and ancient customs. Flowers and plants that you find and pick at midsummer were said to have magical and healing powers. We reckon it's worth a try!
What are you wishing for this summer?
Looking for love this summer? Opt for roses in your crown. Persistence? Then use gladioli as the foundation. Protection? It would be a good idea to include delphinium in your floral crown. Whatever you’re wishing for, there’s always an appropriate floral crown that you can make.
You will need
- Optional basic ring shape
- Florist’s tape
- Possibly a tape measure
- Flowers and plants: we opted for ivy, cornflower, chamomile, hydrangea and rose
How to make it
You can choose to work with a basic ring shape made of rattan or plastic, for example, but you can also use the sturdier ivy as the basis for the floral crown. Measure the size of your head with a tape measure, and cut the ivy to size. It doesn’t need to be super neat - it’s fine to have a sprig sticking out. Attach the ends with green florist’s type. Then add flowers and plants to taste, and in keeping with the symbolism you’re aiming for.
Looking back - and ahead
Our floral crown looks back to the past, and simultaneously expresses a wish for the future. The hydrangea represents gratitude, grace and beauty. It elegantly expresses appreciation for the happy moments we have already enjoyed. The white rose represents true love, purity, innocence and dignity. It promises to be a fabulous summer!
If you’d like to find out more about the meaning of flowers in conjunction with midsummer, read our article about the history of this floral celebration.