A wreath can quickly update your front door. But you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a pre-made wreath. Make your own summer wreath to welcome your guests with bright, summery images. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
What says summer better than flip flops? Grab several pairs of cheap flip flops. Check at the dollar store to save money. Cut a circle of cardboard to make the wreath form. Hot glue the flip flops next to one another around the wreath. Alternate the colors as you go around the wreath. Hot glue some flowers or ribbons on the wreath for accents.
Those little paper umbrellas are good for more than decorating your drinks. They make an inexpensive option for decorating a wreath. Start with a foam wreath form. Open up the drink umbrellas. Poke them into the wreath form. A small dot of hot glue can help keep the umbrellas in place. Press them in as closely as possible to cover the entire wreath form.
Get some scrapbook paper with fun summer patterns for this wreath option. Make the paper into pinwheels. Glue or pin the pinwheels onto the wreath form. You can also buy premade pinwheels and remove the stick for the wreath.
The beach is a favorite spot in summer. If you can’t make it to the beach, bring a little of the sea home with a beach wreath. Start with a grapevine or similar wreath. Add touches of blues and greens that remind you of the sea. Hot glue starfish and seashells onto the wreath. Drape a small piece of a fishing net over the net if desired.
Flowers are another big part of summer and are popular on wreaths. You can choose any artificial summer flowers for the wreath. Choose all one type or include a mix of different types. You can cover the entire wreath with flowers, or just use them as accents. For a simple option, cover a wreath with summery fabric. Hot glue or wire a few summer flowers in one part of the wreath.