Simple Summer Wreath

Simple Summer Wreath @ She's Crafty.  See how to make your own at www.shescraftyllc.comI’m most definitely no wreath expert, but I play one online.  :-)  I made a yarn wreath for the holidays and liked it so when spring came around, I thought, hey why not make one for the summer too.  So I picked out my favorite flower, the simple yellow daisy, and yarn to match and got to work.  It’s really a very simple wreath, as I have no real wreath experience, but I’m happy with it.  You can easily make your own, in your own choice of flowers and colors.

To start, here is what you’ll need.
SUPPLIES

  • styrofoam wreath
  • yarn in the color of your choice
  • fake flowers of your choice
  • wooden ‘frame’
  • wooden letter
  • paint and glue
  • burlap (or other material) for bow

Now, here’s how you do it!




First, tie the yarn to the wreath, then spend way too many minutes, wrapping the yarn around the styrofoam until you are happy with the coverage.

Simple Summer Wreath @ She's Crafty.  See how to make your own at www.shescraftyllc.com

Next, place the flowers where you want them.  Push the stem into the styrofoam and it should hold fine.  If the flower you pick has a flimsy stem, you may need to hot glue them to the yarn.

Simple Summer Wreath @ She's Crafty.  See how to make your own at www.shescraftyllc.com

Next, I wanted to add an R for Rodgers, so I found a fun R at Michael’s Craft Store and painted it green to match the greenery in the shasta daisies.

Simple Summer Wreath @ She's Crafty.  See how to make your own at www.shescraftyllc.com




Originally this was how I was going to leave it, but since my door is a green/tan color, when you stood at my street you couldn’t see the R because it blended in.  This is when I had to figure something out, and since painting the door was a big job, I went with add something white behind the R to help showcase it. So I pulled the R off (I had hot glued it to the yarn) and added the white wood piece that I painted white.

Simple Summer Wreath @ She's Crafty.  See how to make your own at www.shescraftyllc.com

Simple Summer Wreath @ She's Crafty.  See how to make your own at www.shescraftyllc.com

Once I had the R added, I purchased a burlap ribbon that is about 4 inches wide, and made a bow and loop for hanging.  I have 0 skill in bow making, but I gave it my best shot and it turned out ok.  Overall, it’s not my favorite craft I’ve made, but I’m happy with it and will keep it on my door for the neighborhood to see.  :-)

Good luck with your version!  I’d love to see what you come up with.  .

Simple Summer Wreath @ She's Crafty.  See how to make your own at www.shescraftyllc.com

1 Comments

  1. How cute!! I am not a big wreath person and I think that is just because they always look like you are stuck in the 90’s but I so love this one!! This is definitely going on Pinterest! :)

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