Flowers are very important in the celebration of Swedish Midsummer. On Midsummer’s Eve everyone makes flower crowns to wear in their hair. A tradition says that if you pick seven different flowers from seven different fields on Midsummer’s Eve and place them under your pillow, you will dream about your true love. I wanted to make a flower decoration that wouldn’t wither in a couple of days. This origami flower wreath is made of paper and will last forever!
35 to 40 paper squares
thick metal wire or a wire wreath form
glue gun and glue
- Choose paper in a light but colorful scheme and cut into differently sized squares, ranging from about 4”–2” wide. Since your flowers will be quite small, the paper shouldn’t be very heavy or it will be hard to fold. You will need about 35–40 paper squares.
- Fold into a few different kinds of origami flowers. There are hundreds and hundreds of different ways to make origami flowers and a simple Google search will bring you a lot of different options. (Instructions for the ones I used for this wreath can be found by Googling “origami carambola flower”, “origami lily”, and “origami twisty rose”.
- Make a circle out of thick metal wire or buy a metal wreath form. Your circle should have a diameter of about 9”.
- Use a glue gun to cover the circle in origami flowers until it is as full as you would like it. Make sure not to glue flowers in the same color next to each other and wait a few seconds for the glue to dry after gluing each flower.
- Hang it an dream of your true love!
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