How to Make a Floral Wreath with Wallpaper

Midsummer may be the most typically Swedish tradition, and we thought it would be nice to post a tutorial making a flower wreath with wallpaper. Most Swedes are celebrating by eating pickled herring, drinking schnapps and dancing around the midsummer pole. A Swedish Midsummer wreath in wallpaper is not only beautiful in the hair; it´s also a great decoration on a Midsummer table.

You will need

  • Wallpaper samples or leftovers
  • A pair of scissors
  • A pair of pliers
  • Glue gun
  • Optional diadem
  • Steel wire

Step by Step Guide

Step 1: Cut 8-10 pieces of 40 cm long steel wire pieces. The number of steel wires depends on how tight the wreath should be.

Step 2: Fold the steel wire in the middle and wrap it around the diadem with about 4 cm distance. Use a pair of pliers to press to the steel wire. The wire must be firmly fixed to the diadem for a good result.

If using a pair of pliers is not enough, you can attach the thread with glue from the glue gun. The steel wire should then stand up straight.

Step 3: Cut optional flowers and leaves from your wallpaper residue.

Step 4: Glue the wallpaper flowers on the steel wires with the glue gun. Spread out your wallpaper flowers and leaves along with the desired pattern.

Now you’re done with your flower wreath and ready for the little frog dance around the maypole.