Make the perfect DIY wreath for summer! If you love gardening, you’ll love making this easy wreath to brighten up your front door. 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 of 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’ve realized that gardening can be such a joy. And, making easy wreaths is fun and quick. So this pretty project marries both my newfound love of gardening with my love of simple crafts.
And after a long and cold New England winter, flowers popping up in our garden not only add color but boost our moods, too!
Whether you’re not crazy about gardening and prefer artificial flowers that don’t require watering, or if you want to display your love for growing things, this easy DIY summer wreath is a good craft for you.
Supplies to Make a DIY Summer Wreath
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Here’s everything you’ll need to make a summer wreath. You can find all the supplies on Amazon.
- 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
- Hot glue gun
- Fake flowers
- Butterfly clips
How to Make a Summer Wreath in 4 Simple Steps
Step 1: Wrap the wreath with ribbon
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: Add the flower pots
After you wrap your wreath, grab the mini terra-cotta pots and floral wire.
Next, 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: “Plant” the flowers
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: Attach the butterflies
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!
An Easy DIY 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.
How to Make a Summer Wreath, Step-by-Step
This DIY summer wreath is so simple, and you can make it in 30 minutes or less!
- Wire cutters or very sharp scissors
- Hot glue gun
- Wrap the wreath form with ribbon and secure the ends with floral pins.
- Attach the flower pots with floral wire and hot glue.
- Plant flowers in the flower pots: 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.
- Attach faux butterflies to the wreath, using hot glue if necessary.
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Angie ~ ambientwares says
Everything about this is great and those butterflies are my fave 😀 Pinned & sharing!
Thanks so much, Angie!
Those mini pots are the cutest! I almost bought some butterflies the last time I was at the craft store. I should have listened to my instincts!
Thank you! Butterflies seem to make everything a little bit better. 🙂
Sonja Dawson says
Made the summer wreath. crocheted around wreath, crocheted violets for the pots and crocheted butterflies. I had to take the pots off three times till it worked, it came out real nice. Now it goes to the fair. Looking for a blue ribbon. Thanks for the pattern. Sonja Dawson, Canton, Ohio
That’s wonderful, Sonja! If you have a photo I’d love to see it. So glad you were inspired.