Re-Clutter your Life (#Terraintober Immersion marker Project) Part 25 – May Pole

This Part 25 of a series of a fair few posts, Part 1 (link here) gives an overview and the philosophy applied to the series – cheap, simple and fun. Today we are talking May Poles, or Midsummer Poles, as we call them in Sweden. The video below shows how they were installed.

Sorry for anyone who got an early version of Part 25 yesterday, a new version will be out on Friday (I finished a few items this weekend and this week is busy so most of it is already scheduled for issue, but I messed up Part 29, instead of scheduling I published – just life!).

Anyway some good memories of going to the local celebrations at Midsummer.

Some soldiers putting up a pole during the WW2 era.

Lets make one (this one being a large one in 15mm and a small one on 28mm, sizes of poles just like in real life varies)

Take a kebab stick and cut out a little part and install a crossbeam (I made mine from a coffee stirrer cut lengthwise in half).
Then I needed something for the rings, the solution was derived from an old note book.
Cut out and ready to install
I attached them with some Green Stuff (alternatively you could tie them with string and glue it and cut way any excess string)
I added green stuff all around the pole (again you could use string).
I then based the pole and then soaked the pole with superglue and applied Oregano (yes the spice) and the pole is done.
|Add some decorations (I used painted rice paper – the paint being 50/50 paint and pva), then shape it to give it some movement from the wind.
Nice height in this one
Ok very specific for Sweden but an example of taking something from your theatre and giving it that unique look.

Spend is still £24.42 in total.

Tomorrow, we will do something else…

/ Hope that was of some interest

11 thoughts on “Re-Clutter your Life (#Terraintober Immersion marker Project) Part 25 – May Pole

  1. Not specific to Sweden. They also traditionally had this style of Maypole in Finland (with the obvious cultural ties). Saw one two years ago almost to the day in the open air museum on Seurasaari, Helsinki.

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