1-Hour DIY Summer Wreath

DIY Summer Wreath I’ve always envied those adorable summer wreaths that people hang on their front doors. There’s something so sweet and inviting about them. But I have no wish to spend $45+ on a wreath or devote hours to making a fancy one. As fun as summers are, they’re busy and I just don’t have that kind of time.

So I created a DIY summer wreath that cost me only $5 and one hour of my time.

Supplies

DIY Summer Wreath Supplies

  • Grapevine wreath – You can find these online from $1.50-$15.00.
  • Felt – color of your choice – I only needed 2 sheets.
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Thin tip marker
  • Something round

Step 1

DIY Summer Wreath Step 1

You need something round to trace onto your felt. It needs to be about the size of a CD. Not want to sacrifice any of my CDs, I used a candle. You need as many circles as you want flowers. I choose seven.

Step 2

DIY Summer Wreath Step 2

Cut each of the circles into a spiral. Start thicker on the outside and get a little thinner on the inside. Mine each had about three rings.

Step 3DIY Summer Wreath Step 3

Now to create the felt flowers! I held on to the little round piece at the center, put a dot of glue just above my finger and folded the felt over. I kept wrapping the felt spiral around and putting dots of glue on the flat sides, which eventually helped it round out. After the first two or three rounds, I folded that little tab over and glued it inside the flower.

As the flower got bigger, I would add a short line of glue every half to three-quarter wrap. As you wrap, try to keep the bottom as flat as possible. This will help in the next step. Your flower will look something like this:

DIY Summer Wreath Flower

Aren’t they just so cute? You can also glue them to barrettes, headbands, pins, etc. for a cute summer accessory.

Step 4DIY Summer Wreath Step 4

After creating all the flowers, I laid them all out on the wreath. I suggest doing this rather than gluing them as you finish them because then you’ll have a chance to make any needed adjustments. Then I covered the bottom with glue and held the flower to its spot on the wreath for at least 30 seconds. As I added each of the next flowers, I added glue between flowers and around their bases.

When I’d glued on all seven flowers, I flipped the wreath over. As you’re glueing a lot of the hot glue will seep through the grape vines, this allows what’s not already dry to seep back where it belongs. I added a bit more glue to the back where I could reach and allowed at least five minutes for it to dry.

And voila! DIY Summer Wreath

You have a beautiful summer wreath for your front door or interior decorating. If you move really fast and know your way around a glue gun (I always manage to burn my fingers), you can probably finish this during the span of one of your favorite episodes.

DIY Summer Wreath Pinterest

What summer projects have you got on your to-do list? What colors would you like to use for your wreath? Do you have any other fast and festive craft ideas I should check out? 

Megan Gonzalez

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By | 2016-06-22T19:15:50+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Crafts & DIY|15 Comments

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15 Comments

  1. Betsy Todd June 24, 2016 at 5:00 am - Reply

    I love your diy

    Betsy Todd | http://www.missygowns.com

  2. Mia June 23, 2016 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    This is definitely my kind of project! I love simple, colorful decorations and like you, don’t want to spend a fortune and all day making something. 🙂

  3. Susannah June 23, 2016 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    This turned out so pretty! I need to make a wreath for my door! <3

  4. Jessica June 23, 2016 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    So cute! I love this and it’s something I think I could easily make!

  5. Kristin Cook June 23, 2016 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Cute 🙂
    I love DIY wreaths! I made two different ones this year and I’ve really loved doing it!

  6. Katie June 23, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

    How cute is that?!

  7. Nellwyn June 23, 2016 at 10:58 am - Reply

    So pretty! I love the idea of having seasonal wreaths on your front door.

    Nellwyn | http://www.thecardinalpress.com

  8. Samantha June 23, 2016 at 9:57 am - Reply

    That looks so cute and easy! I love how simple it is and not over-complicated. 🙂

    • Megan Gonzalez June 23, 2016 at 10:05 am - Reply

      Thanks Samantha. I really like the simple look… which also allowed me to make something quickly and inexpensively. 😀 I’m all for fast and simple when it comes to crafting and decorating!

  9. Alanna @ Alanna & Company June 23, 2016 at 9:50 am - Reply

    That’s super adorable. I never would have thought to make a summer wreath.

    • Megan Gonzalez June 23, 2016 at 10:00 am - Reply

      Thank you Alanna! It’s a great way to create a bright impression (and use that hook on my door that stays there all year long lol).

  10. Rachel Ritlop June 23, 2016 at 9:15 am - Reply

    How fun and festive!

  11. Shann June 23, 2016 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Super cute! I love those little yellow flowers! I’m not all that crafty, but your tutorial is very easy to follow. Thank you!

    • Megan Gonzalez June 23, 2016 at 9:56 am - Reply

      Thanks Shann. I’m glad you like them! I try to design crafts that anyone could do. My rule of thumb is “Can my mom do it?” haha. She’s the least crafty person I know. If she can do it, anyone can!

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