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Simple Flower Wreaths to Celebrate Summer Solstice and Midsommer
Submitted by Pam on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 19:24
Summer solstice is here and Midsommer is arriving the 24th! Time to make flower wreaths for pretty little heads.
And I have had the good fortune to stumble upon a perfectly simple wreath making "recipe"!
In a bag of lovely yarns my mil gave me last summer, I found the lovely band on Macie's head (right). And I realized instantly it would be perfect for flower wreath weaving!
Another similar band, found in the same collection, was simply braided and one end slipped through part of the braid to create a simple adjustable closure. So I grabbed a scrap of bulky yarn and braided a band for Gracie's wreath.
Back view! Notice how nicely the slip-closure works! (For active cuildren a little barrette at the knot will keep it from slipping.)
And yes - poor Gracie is still wearing a safety pin at the back of her little frock! After three years, you would think I would sew on a button!
Weave fresh flower stems into the spaces between yarns. Sometimes a stem will stick and get a bit tangled in the yarn fibers, but just patiently work the stem past that!
If you are into something more permanent - Kathryn over at Pickled Herring shares a very easy technique for creating a flower wreath right here.
I am quite sure despite the allure of fresh flowers, many little girls would love a wreath made using Kathryn's method because they can wear it whenever they like! All day, everyday, for weeks!!
But if fresh flowers is a must - Kathryn's tutorial works perfectly for fresh flowers too!
For those who have not previously met Gracie and Macie: the doll pattern for Gracie is available from Ninimakes in Stitch Village Vol.1 here; and the knit pattern for Macie is available in "Knitted Dolls" by Arne and Carlos here.
Happy Summer Solstice! Happy Midsommer!
Celebrate! Weave a flower wreath for your hair!