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Midsummer’s Eve is a big holiday in Sweden and people traditionally wear flower crowns. Usually the flowers look a bit withered after a couple of hours, so I decided to create a crown that would last for several years. But I went to the pantry instead of the craft store to gather material for this project…
(Step by step tutorial further down in this post)
You could of course use ordinary paper when making this DIY flower crown, but I my choice was cupcake liners and napkins. Cupcake liners make sheer yet sturdy paper flowers and the flat circle in the middle has the perfect size to make flowers.
If you don’t have time to create a whole flower crown, you can make a hair clip with a single flower on. It only takes five minutes if you skip the leaves.
Here’s how to make the cupcake liner flower crown:
DIY CUPCAKE LINER FLOWER CROWN OR HAIRCLIP
For the flowers: white muffin liners (or white, stiff paper), white string, glue gun or strong glue, scissors, yellow paper or muffin liners. For the leaves: green paper / muffin liners + black pen or napkins with leaves on + decoupage glue.
- Cut out the flat circle that’s in the middle of a muffin liner (or use regular paper).
- Cut out another circle in the same way.
- Fold the circles in half.
- Fold them once again.
- And fold them yet another time.
- Cut out the shape of a petal according to step by step picture. Repeat with the other folded circle.
- Unfold the pieces of paper
- Put glue in the middle of one of the ”flowers”.
- Put the other ”flower” on top of it and make sure the petals don’t overlap.
- Punch out a small circle from a yellow piece of paper, e.g. with a hole punch. Attach the yellow circle in the middle of the flower with glue.
- Make as many flowers as you want by repeating step 1-10. Attach the flowers to a string with a glue gun or other strong glue.
- If you want green leaves in your flower crown you can either use napkins with a leaf pattern or green paper / muffin liners. With napkins: Cut out another muffin liner circle and cut out a leaf from the napkin. Put some decoupage glue on the muffins liner circle, attach the napkin leaf (use the uppermost napkin layer only), even out bubbles and let dry. Put on another layer of decoupage glue on top of the leaf, let dry and apply a second coat. If using green paper instead: cut out a leaf form and draw leaf veins with a black pen. Make as many leaves as you want.
- Cut out the leaves along their contours when completely dry.
- If making a hairclip: Attach two leaves on the backside of a flower. Attach the flower + leaves to the hairclip.
- If making a flower crown: attach leaves to the backside of the flowers with glue.
The cupcake liner flower garland also makes a cute Midsummer table decoration.