This time of year, 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. After the winter doldrums, I was so ready to enjoy the warm summer weather, but with it comes a lot of work and sometimes the home takes a backseat. I still love having a pretty home, and I have really prefer finding simple ways to keep it looking good through those hot summer days. Creating wreaths is something I enjoy. it was time to trade out the spring wreath for a summer wreath with the perfect combination of summer and ease. do like to keep it simple, and I want to show you some simple gorgeous DIY summer wreaths today.
I love a beautiful wreath on my front door. When it comes to my front door wreath 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 summertime 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 wanted to turn it into a quasi floral wreath using the eucalyptus wreath as the base. I want to have some simple poops of color that say ” welcome summer ” and that gives my home some great curb appeal.
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. In my opinion it is the perfect way to create reusable wreaths. I like to use a grapevine wreath form as my base for my ever changing wreaths. It is a great way to use a neutral backdrop for your DIY wreath.
So I am going to use my Eucalyptus wreath to make a summer door 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 want my wreath to give a warm welcome to anyone stopping by the house.
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 at the craft store. 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. I think it will help make an adorable summer wreath .
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. The simple flowers are a lovely accent to this pretty wreath. It has a touch of farmhouse style, which is so nice.
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. It is a good use of inexpensive faux floral.
And it cost me about 5 dollars to add these flowers to my Eucalyptus wreath and turn it into a summer flower wreath.
I think it turned out pretty great! It is the perfect wreath for the summer season and I think that I will enjoy a nice ice cream cone or summer drink, sit on the porch swing and enjoy it all.
From colorful summer wreath ideas to a rustic wreath, I have tons of great DIY projects involving wreaths and how to create them easily and inexpensively.
Want more cute summer wreaths? Check these awesome summer wreath ideas 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
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