Summer is the time to add a big, lush, full-of-bloom wreath to our front doors! Don’t be shy… make a big, bold welcoming statement! This year I planted hydrangeas in urns flanking my front door so I wanted to create a wreath that would give a nod to them and also bring in that bright, citron green I love! Let’s get busy and make a pretty summer wreath… WITH AN INITIAL to personalize it!!!!!
One budget friendly idea for creating wreaths is to pull apart old wreaths and use parts of it to make new wreaths. I pulled apart my spring wreath to use the base and some bright green pom pom flowers the initial. Easy peasy!!!
Here’s the spring wreath…
Here’s how easy this summery wreath is to make!
1. Wire 2 grapevine wreaths together. This is a designer’s secret. Great statement wreaths often have 2 base wreaths wired together. Do it… you will be happy you did!!!
I kept the initial on the wreath. If you want to add an initial buy a wooden initial and paint it to work with your wreath and door. I painted my initial with a latex paint from Lowe’s called CRUSHED OREGANO. I had it left over from another painting project.
2. Add a bow. I kept the bow I used on my spring wreath. Burlap with bright green edging. If you want to see a tutorial for creating a bow like this click HERE.
Cut all but two inches of the stem off of four hydrangeas. Hot glue one hydrangea flower to the left of the bow, one to the right and two right above the bow. Make sure the edges of the hydrangeas are tucked under the edges of the bow.
3. Add stems of green blooms to either side of the hydrangeas. I used a hops-type bloom.
4. Add more flowers. I chose Queen Anne’s Lace and green pom-pom flowers to make the wreath full!
That’s it!!! Easy!
Now the wreath on my front door works with the pots of hydrangeas on the porch!
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