If you love gardening, you’ll love this wreath that will transition your door decor from spring to summer. In today’s simple craft tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a summer wreath in 30 minutes or less.
Bugs and dirt are not my jam. The only perk to helping my mom weed her large vegetable garden was sneaking sugar snap peas from the vine and popping them in my mouth before she noticed.
I hated the feel of dirt under my nails and freaked at the sight of roly poly bugs hiding in the topsoil. But now that I’m a homeowner, I suck it up, put on gardening gloves, and dig in.
Whether you’re not crazy about gardening and prefer flowers that don’t require watering, or if you want to display your love for growing things, this summer wreath is a good craft for you.
Summer Wreath Supplies
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- Foam or straw wreath form
- Wide ribbon (I used two rolls of wired burlap ribbon)
- Floral pins or straight sewing pins
- Mini terra cotta pots
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters (usually on pliers)
- Hot glue gun
- Fake flowers
- Butterfly clips
How to Make a Summer Wreath in 4 Simple Steps
Step 1: First, secure one end of the ribbon to the wreath form with a pin. I used a floral pin because of my ribbon’s loose weave. You can see in the picture below that the floral pin looks like a staple.
Then, wrap the wreath form with ribbon, securing the ribbon with a pin occasionally. When the wreath is completely wrapped, fold over the end of the ribbon and secure it with a final pin.
Step 2: After you wrap your wreath, grab the mini terra-cotta pots and floral wire. Then, feed the wire through the hole in the bottom of the pot.
Dab the flower pot with a small dot of hot glue, then stick the pot in place on the wreath. The glue dot’s purpose is to hold the pot in place while you wrap the wire around the wreath, and keep the pot from wiggling. I don’t think hot glue alone would secure the pot to the wreath, which is why we use the wire, too.
Wrap the wire through the pot’s hole and around the wreath, twist to secure it, then trim with wire cutters.
Repeat this step for each flower pot.
Step 3: Now it’s time to add flowers to the flower pots. I used one floral pick per pot, and each pick has several flowers.
Trim the stem with wire cutters, then bend it to a “U” shape to fit inside the pot. Then apply hot glue to the bottom of the “U” and stick it to the bottom of the pot.
Step 4: Finally, it’s time to add butterflies to your summer wreath. These butterflies have clips on the back, just like hair clips. Simply clip each butterfly to the ribbon, and you’re done!
A Summer Wreath Perfect for Gardeners
After less than 30 minutes, you know how to make a summer wreath that celebrates the best parts of gardening: flowers and butterflies! Best of all, you don’t have to water these flowers. 🙂
This wreath makes a great transition from spring to summer! Try different flower and butterfly color combinations to coordinate with your exterior paint colors.
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