These days, its pretty busy around the house. The chickens, goats and garden are taking up a lot of time now that its summer, and honestly, I am not mad about it. I love where our life is at. However, I still love having a pretty home, and I have really prefer finding simple ways to keep it looking good through the summer season. Creating wreaths is something I enjoy, but I do like to keep it simple, and I want to show you some simple gorgeous wreath ideas today.
When it comes to wreaths I like to keep it simple. I created a really pretty Eucalyptus wreath in the spring that was super super easy, and now I want to share how I am going to transform it for summer with a couple dollars and about 10 minutes.
Also, I have tons of gorgeous summer wreath ideas! I am linking up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you some super cute summer wreaths that are easy to make!
But first, let’s talk about mine! Like I said, I have this super cute Eucalyptus wreath I made in the spring.
I am nothing if not thrifty, and I love being able to take one wreath and repurpose it for another season temporarily. I don’t want to store a ton of different wreaths when I can reuse one wreath for many different occasions.
So this is how I use one wreath for many seasons:
First, I do not use hot glue or any glue of any kind. I use floral wire. This way, if I want to change something, it’s as easy as cutting the wire and replacing it with something else. I like to use a grapevine wreath form as my base for my ever changing wreaths.
So I am going to use my Eucalyptus wreath and give it a bit more to make it perfect for summer. I was tempted to add some red flowers as well to give it a patriotic look but I could not find any red flowers that I liked, so I am using the two that I did like.
I let you in on a secret…I am not a big fan of fake flowers, so I have a hard time finding anything I like. Plus, they can be incredibly expensive and I am not a fan of paying so much for them either.
So I kept it simple and found some pretty blue berries and white flowers to add.
These are the ones I found at Joanns on sale.
What you will need to make a wreath like this:
Once I have the flowers, I like to break them apart. You can easily pull them apart with your hands usually. You can also use a set of wire cutters to cut each piece off, which I have done as well.
How I add these flowers to the wreath is super easy. I first pulled apart all the flowers and then I create small bunches with a little bit of each of the flowers I have chosen. I make sure to add some of the leaves as well to add some more fullness.
I then wrap wire around the bunch and use the pliers or wire cutters to tighten the wire so that it doesn’t loosen up around the flowers.
I then take the bunches and I secure them with the wire as well to the wreath.
I go in one direction, facing them all the same way, almost in a fan like pattern.
And this is how it turned out. I am super happy with how easy it was to add a bit to this wreath to make it perfect for summer.
A summer wreath is pretty much all I need on the porch right now.
I love the combination of the blue berries and the white flowers.
And it cost me about 5 dollars to add these flowers to my Eucalyptus wreath.
I think it turned out pretty great!
Want more summer wreath ideas? Check these out by some of my favorite blogging friends!
How to Make a Felt Succulent Wreath – My 100 Year Old Home
Wreath Alternative-Flowers In A Basket – Sanctuary Home Decor
Floral Explosion Summer Dollar Store Wreath – The Happy Housie
How to Make a Tulip Wreath – Happy Happy Nester
Summer Poppy Wreath – Finding Lovely
Hydrangea Wreath – Craftberry Bush
Easy DIY Patriotic Wreath – Dreaming of Homemaking
Gorgeous Summer Wreath Ideas – Twelve on Main
Patriotic Door Basket – A Blue Nest
How about some great summer decor ideas?
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