Hey friends! Its been a busy start to the summer. I haven’t even had a chance to think about setting up my front porch for the summer season. But, I think things just might start to slow down this week. So, I thought it was time to create a simple summer wreath with you and I did it with little effort in no time. This lemon and boxwood summer wreath was the perfect combination for our busy summer lifestyle.
Whether you want a lavender wreath, a floral wreath, sunflower wreath, or even a hydrangea wreath, there are so many beautiful wreath options available and its super easy to make your own colorful summer wreath at home using basic materials.
Using a base wreath such as a boxwood wreath is the perfect way to start. You can easily reuse the same base wreath such as a boxwood or eucalyptus wreath by changing out the flowers or other accessories.
I am a huge proponent of being able to reuse my wreaths season after season. Wreaths are a great way to add a pop of color at the time of year you choose.
A front door wreath does not need to be complex and super fancy. I love a simple wreath with simple additions.
This lemon and boxwood summer wreath was created in an afternoon. I used real lemon slices. You could easily use faux lemons but I love the look of dried lemon and orange slices.
Want more cute summer wreaths? Make sure to check out all the great ideas at the end of the post, where some of my favorite bloggers are sharing their summer wreaths as well. They are all DIY projects that you can do at home.
This lemon boxwood wreath is an unique wreath and I think it gives all the summer vibes. To start this lemon wreath, I ran to the store and picked up a couple lemons. I thinly sliced them and dried them in the oven.
You can see how I do this right here where I make dried orange slices for my holiday decor.
The lemon slices only take a couple hours to dry depending on how thick you cut them. You could easily use a dehydrator for a better experience. I like to use my oven and the convection fan.
I have had this boxwood wreath for a couple of years. It gets useg it here and there depending on the season. When I think of summer I think of the bold colors of lemons, green apple, colorful flowers and the greenery of the outdoor trees.
Greenery wreaths such as a boxwood or eucalyptus are the perfect base for any wreath and I think boxwood is so versatile.
This lemon and boxwood summer wreath was really easy to make. Let me share how I did it.
First, I got a boxwood wreath form. This type of wreath can be used plain as it is, or you can easily add more to it to give it a different look through the seasons. You could add a burlap bow, or even a happy yellow sunflower. They are the perfect decorative wreath option. They can be interchangeable from a fall wreath to a spring wreath and even winter wreaths.
The next step is to get those dried lemon slices. You could easily use sliced limes, lemons or oranges or a combination of them all.
Once your slices are dried, you can start adding them to your wreath. You can either hot glue them into the wreath for a more permanent look or your can run a piece of wire through thee lemon slices and then tie them to the boxwood branches.
I chose to wire them in so that I can take them out depending on if I want to use the same boxwood wreath another time in a different way. I nestled the slices into the boxwood wreath.
The result is simple and a touch dramatic. The simple lemon slices add that touch oof brightness to my summer door wreath. It gives my guest a warm welcome. This wreath will stay on my front door for the summer months. It will be a bright spot on those hot summer days.
I love a good DIY wreath. Whether it is a rustic wreath , a farmhouse wreath or the most colorful wreath, its amazing what people can come up with. I love the way this boxwood wreath with lemon slices adds so much to my summer decor on the porch. I like to keep it simple. Imagine if you made two of these for a double door.
I think this would look amazing on a simple grapevine wreath as well. You could layer and glue the dried lemon slices onto the wreath form. You could add dried flowers too.
I love making DIY summer wreaths and I hope this gives you some sort of inspiration to create custom wreaths of your own. I dare you to make yourself a cute lemon wreath and then make some of my most favorite lemon bars to eat while you enjoy it all.