When I was a little kid, I loved looking through the circular from Big Lots and picking out all kinds of seasonal decorative items. I’d save up my allowance and buy a few items to decorate my bedroom and bedroom door for various holidays and seasons. (And I still have some of those gems!) Although to a lesser extent, I still enjoy doing that. You know, there are so many other home projects I want to spend my money on these days!
Well I saved up my pennies once again to create a wreath for our front door to usher in the hottest of seasons, and my favorite, summer!
Summer really is my favorite season because my favorite temperature is hot car. And I get to experience that every day over the next few months!
A few years ago I made a DIY fall wreath that I still have and still love. It has an accent, if you will, on one side.
So I wanted to make my summer wreath a little different and have all of the color and fun evenly distributed. Here’s what I did.
I hit up the local craft supplies store and picked out a bunch of random flowers in various summery colors and sizes. I also got a large 25″ grapevine wreath and used a hot glue gun and wire cutters I had on hand.
I first took these wispy flowers and cut each stem off with my wire cutters.
Then I tucked them into the grapevine wreath randomly, making it look like it was a vine. I did the same thing with some ficus branches.
The pink geraniums and yellow sprigs were also separated into individual pieces. The way the geraniums were made only required me to pluck the bud off of the stem. Easy peasy.
I placed the geraniums on the wreath and worked with the spacing before I covered the bottom in hot glue and stuck them in place. I did the same for the yellow sprigs (Sorry, I don’t know what they are actually called!) until everything was just the way I liked it and adequately covering up the brown-ness of the grapevine wreath.
If you noticed in my picture of the materials I bought from the craft store, I had some white hydrangeas. I ultimately decided not to use those although it was hard because I get weak in the knees over hydrangeas! They didn’t fit in with my “color-all-over” vibe I was going for.
The pop of color on the front door is noticeable from the street and I love it! I see it as I’m pulling into the driveway in the afternoons and it makes coming home even sweeter. Plus it looks pretty good with my moss-covered house numbers too!
If this has inspired you to take on a summertime craft, check out these other bloggers I’ve partnered with this month to bring you some fresh, summery ideas!
Summer Matching Game – Free Printable // Wellies and Lemonade
Simple Summer Farmhouse Centerpiece // Making Joy and Pretty Things
Summer Mantel Inspiration // Sunshine and Munchkins
Summer Coffee Table Styling // Flourishing at Home
Front Porch Summer Decor // Restyle It Wright
Farmhouse Style Summer Tablescape // Craftivity Designs
Summer Tray Makeover // North Country Nest
Summer Entertaining Tablescape // W. Collective
Thanks for Checking In! ~ Chelsea