OK…ready or not, we are moving on to what’s ahead. Warm weather, sunny skies, dirt under our fingernails and time spent outside. I decided to just forge ahead and pretend that there isn’t snow on the ground! I am determined to get my front porch cleaned up and hope to share that with you in the next week or so. Today we’re starting with the front door and a DIY Summer Garden Wreath. I have seen these on Pinterest for a few years and always loved them. I thought they might be a little complicated and time-consuming, but proved myself wrong on that. This project was fun, simple to do and affordable. Let’s get on with it!
18 – 20 in. grapevine wreath, greenery garland, 2 sizes mini terra cotta pots, nest/eggs, garden tools, seed packets, twine, florist wire, scissors, hot glue gun/glue. Other suggestions: garden gloves, silk flowers, small watering can.
1. First thing to do is wire your greenery garland onto the wreath in about 4 places. When the greenery is attached, place your embellishments on the wreath so you can see what you are doing…sort of a dry run. When you have everything where you like it, move on to step 2.
2. Cut a long piece of twine and start attaching the little terra cotta pots, putting the twine through the bottom holes and wrapping it around the wreath. Make sure to knot the twine well so it doesn’t slip. Another option would be to tie on the pots individually. I did that at the end and it was just as easy and quick as wrapping the twine.
3. Use a hot glue gun to attach seed packets.
4. Use wire to attach your other embellishments. This wreath is a bit heavy so be sure to double up twine or florist wire to make a sturdy hanger.
I’ve put together a list of sources below. Some are not the exact item that I used but I tried to get as close as possible. I got everything I needed during one trip to Hobby Lobby, with the exception of the vintage seed packets. I found those on eBay. Other suggestions would be the The Dollar Tree or other craft stores (like Michael’s.) From start to finish it took about 2 hours…but that included taking all the pictures. The total cost of my wreath ended up at just under $35.00. I bought a new grapevine wreath but you could save a little if you recycled one you already have. I know that if you purchased a wreath like this at a craft show or retail shop it would be three times the price of this one. Plus…you can say you made it yourself. Go ahead…brag a little!
18 in. grapevine wreath
mini terra cotta pots
small terra cotta pots
garden tool set 1
garden tool set 2
red garden tool set
vintage seed packets
new seed packets
Like I said at the top, I’ll be back with my front porch but I’m not sure when. I hope you all have a beautiful day and an even better week ahead. See you soon…
More inspiration for your front door! Just click the images below.