Summer Crafts

It’s finally summer in Sweden and Freja and I will take some time off from Internet and blogging. We promise to come back with new ideas and more fun projects in the fall. If you still like to craft almost all our previous crafts can be found here. We’ve also added some of our personal favorites below.

Summer

Emoji bead coasters, Floral sticks, Candy Mandalas, Fabric Spray Paint Summer 1

Candle plates, No sew Garlands, TP Crafts, Pom Pom Icecream garland

Summer 2 String Craft Stars, Pins for drawings, Printed t-shirts, Cardboard Cirkus Summer 3

Geometric Art, Paper Plate Maracas, Candy Sushi!, Dollface necklace

Have a great summer! See you again in August.

Midsummer’s Eve Pom Pom Chandelier

Midsummer crown In a few days we fill our Swedish homes and hair with flowers and leafs. It is Midsummer’s Eve and we will be celebrating all night long. Today we make a Pom Pom Chandelier to hang over the festive table setting.

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You need something to make the frame of, we have used metal strips with holes. You also need cotton fabrics and ribbons, yarn, scissors and a Pom Pom Maker.

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You need something to make the frame of, we have used metal strips with holes. You also need cotton fabrics and ribbons, yarn, scissors and a Pom Pom Maker.

Start by making the frame work. We use a metal strips with holes.

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Then make pom poms – lots of pom poms!

Here you can see how to make a pom pom using a Pom Pom Maker.

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You can also make pom poms in the traditional way. You can find a tutorial here.

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Tie the pom poms on the frame. Also tie ribbons or strips of fabric on to the frame to use for hanging. Finally, wrap strips of fabric around the frame to hide the metal.

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Our Midsummer’s Eve Chandelier is done and is already hanging over the table. We wish you all a wonderful summer!

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Midsummer’s Eve Flower Wreath

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In Sweden Midsummer’s Eve coming up. At Midsummer’s Eve we celebrate the start of the summer and the festivities lasts through the long, light and magical night. We raise maypoles, gather flowers and dance. Today we show an easy allergy safe wreath to wear in your hair through the festivities.

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You need egg carton, hobby paint, a brush, a ribbon, scissors, needle and thread.

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First cut out the egg carton cups. Then cut the cups to tiny flowers. Paint flowers with acrylic paint and let them dry.

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When the paint is dry, sew the flowers on to the ribbon.

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Tie the ribbon around your head, and the wreath is ready. All we ask for now is some summer temperatures and Midsummer’s Eve will be magical!

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