Today is Midsummer’s Eve!
Can’t wait to get down and Swedish all day. I’m currently writing this post while watching David’s mom prepare meatballs. Awww ya.
Last night, David and I went creeping around the forest to take these photos. I worked on the crown earlier in the day, click over to check out a few DIY pics. I used Birch twigs for the base and then Daisies as my flower. According to Wikipedia, you are supposed to collect seven types of flowers and then put them under your pillow in the hope of dreaming about your future husband. Haha, I won’t be doing that particular tradition, but if I were about 13 I would be totally down.
Going to Stockholm tomorrow. Hit me up if I have any readers that will be around. Still looking for a shopping buddy. Amanda@CaptureFashion.com x
Crochet skirt, ALEXIS. Vintage feather vest, bought at Fly Boutique in Miami. Daisy Midsummer crown, by me.
DIY Midsummer Crown pics here…
Here is a short list of how I made the crown I wore in the “Forest Nymph” photos above.
First I gathered branches with the leaves still attached from a Birch plant. They are really bendy and still strong. I also collected a bunch of wild Daisies and found some string and scissors around the house.
Next, I messily wrapped the branches with leaves in a circle that fit on my head. It looks good in the picture, but in person it looked much messier. Point is, don’t worry if it’s not perfect. After you put the flowers in you can’t tell anyway.
Final step is just weaving in the flower of your choice. I picked daisies cause I like them and there are so many around David’s neighborhood. Be careful for ants and little bugs, they are sneaky and will hang out in your crown if you don’t give it a shake.
I kept mine in some water until we were ready to shoot. They don’t stay fresh looking for too long. Try storing in the fridge if you have to wait a bit. Or, you know, just use fake flowers. x