Hey there friends! Today I have a quick and simple summertime wreath to share with you. I love to change out my front door wreath every season, but I hate to spend a fortune doing it. Don’t you? So I have found using just a few floral sprigs and a grapevine wreath and I can have a new wreath for a fraction of the cost of ordering one online.
First off I headed to Hobby Lobby. They were having their florals 50% off. Love it when that coordinates with my projects! I had everything but the florals and the grapevine wreath already.
- Grapevine wreath
- floral wire
- wire cutters
- glue gun
- wired ribbon. I used burlap with a chevron pattern
- Long floral sprigs. I used 4 for this project.
- Long sprigs of greenery to fill in. I used 2.
- Short sprigs of greenery in different shade of green. I used boxwood.
- 2 hydrangea to fill in middle with bow.
- wooden letter. Mine was black so I spray painted it white.
Putting it all together:
- Thinking of my wreath as a clock, I wanted my bow at about 10:00. And I wanted my large E at about 2:00 to 4:00. That was the vision I had in the store when I was gathering my supplies. I needed a large bouquet of flowers since my E was so big. Plus I have a really large front door so I needed some volume.
- I started by cutting down my long flowers so there was just about 4 inches of stem at the end that I could slip in between the grapevine. Then I moved from one side to the other side to keep them even. Once I would slip the floral in the grapevine I would wrap my wire around the entire wreath at that point to keep them all tight.
- Once all the florals are inserted and held tightly I cut my wire and wrapped it around so it wouldn’t come lose or poke me later.
- Next, I started on the bow. Now, I am no professional bow maker and there are some great tutorials on Pinterest. This is just a quick and simple one that I like to use.
- I always use wire ribbon so I can fluff it up. I like a big fluffy bow! It must be the 80’s child in me!
- Start in the center and make two large loops. This will be the size of your bow. When you get them even and as large as you want then cut the back off and staple it on both sides to hold in place.
- Repeat that step one more time so you have two matching hoops.
- Then do an accordion fold in the center to pinch the bow together.
- Wrap wire around the pinched centers to hold that shape and set them on top of each other at an angle so they are full. I just did two, but I have gone way bigger by just layering more loops. Make sure the wire is plenty long. This wire is going to attach the bow to the wreath itself.
- Now make a small loop to fit the center of the larger loops. This is just to hide everything and the center of the bow. Staple it together and thread it in with the wire.
- There you have it! Quick and simple bow. Now just make some tails as long as you like and cut the ends at an angle and you are done.
- Next, two cut hydrangeas about 3 inches past the flowers and stuff them in the center, where the bow will go, towards the top and hot glued them into place.
- Then I hot glued the tails to the bow and wrapped the wired ends of my bow around the grapevine wreath.
- The large E was attached with hot glue at first. Then after I hung it on the door it began to move with the wind so I wrapped some wire around the center of it to attach it to the wreath. I used some white paint to cover up the green wire in front so it wouldn’t show up.
- After I hung the wreath on the front door I stood back and needed my flowers to follow the round curve of the wreath. They were a little too straight out (non-technical person here). So I just bent them until I liked how they fell in a more circular motion.
There you have it. This project took me about 30 minutes to put together. Easy peasy. Love the contrast with the black door and the summertime florals. All I need now is a sundress and a cocktail and I’m ready for a party!