Easy Spring and Summer Wreaths

May 22, 2015


Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. It's time to lighten up the look and welcome the warm weather with some fun decor for your front door or entryway. No time, you say? Well, I have a few super simple wreaths that can be whipped up in minutes.

Spring and Summer Wreaths

A couple of them are constructed from scratch, a couple are reworked ~ updated with a new look for pennies.

Let's have a look, shall we?


Red Hydrangea Wreath

This one is my favorite. Gee. I wonder if you can guess why?

Red Hydrangea Wreath

It makes a super bold statement, it is easy to construct and with a few coupons it came in at a price far less than a catalog would charge. Oh yeah...and it's red! 

Of course, yours can be any color!


This is one of those fun do-overs I was talking about. 

Summer Floral and Twig Wreath

Breathe new life into an older wreath by adding a few painted wooden letters to it. I chose the word summer...or scummer (sometimes you need to get creative people!)...but I could add virtually any word I wanted to create a personalized accessory.


This is another wreath makeover. I bought this beauty for a song, but she needed a little work. I added a few bargain flowers to fill in her bare spots and a colorful ribbon for sparkle. 

Red and Pink Floral Wreath

So don't turn away from that bedraggled clearance or off season wreath. Even if the base colors are not your cup of tea, adding more of what you want and removing a few duds can be truly transformative!

Patriotic Ribbon Wreath

Memorial Day and July 4th are the traditional harbingers of summer, so add some fireworks to your front door with this super easy ribbon wreath.

Red White and Blue Wreath

Hot glue, ribbon and a wreath frame set the stage for a giant bow to pop! This one can be whipped up in a jiffy and looks good all season long...especially if you forget to change it out after Memorial Day and it stays on your door until Labor Day. But who would do that? Ahem. 

Certainly not us!



Easy DIY Spring and Summer Wreaths

Oops...almost forgot about my tulip filled rain boot! I used a kid's boot and stuffed it with faux dollar store tulips. A bright bow finished the project off in style! You can check out my article in Parade Magazine for the full tutorial.

Tulip and Rainboot Wreath


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54 comments:

  1. Hello friend! I love all of the wreaths but really love the hydrangea wreath (it's so you!). I would love to make the patriotic wreath for the 4th of July. Thanks for these wonderful ideas for a pretty wreath. I still have the spring wreath I made on my back kitchen door! Have a wonderful weekend.
    Julie xo

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    1. Hi Julie! I like that hydrangea one, too. It is me!! The red, white and blue one was super easy. You're so crafty you could have it complete by lunchtime. Enjoy the sun!

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  2. Kim, they are all pretty and fun, but I love your red one! This week, we have been making wreaths too in our down time. I don't have anything on my front door right now, because it needs to be repainted. The usual paint guy wasn't there, now the formulas don't match, so I have to wait until the right guy comes in to fix it. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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    1. My front door needs to painted, too, Su. I just cannot decide on a color…so I just cover it up with wreaths until I decide what to do! I hope your paint dilemma is cleared up quickly and you enjoy your long weekend!

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  3. All gorgeous Kim, especially the first! I'm bringing out my clothespin wreath for this holiday! Have a great one!

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    1. I have never tried one of those, Vel, but I think I would like to...hmmm. Washi tape anyone?

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  4. All pretty Kim. Have a wonderful holiday week end.
    Kris

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  5. Kim - they are all lovely.

    Why should a wreath be just for Christmas, a Wedding or special occasion. Perhaps we should make every day a special occasion with a beautiful wreath at our door?

    I particularly like your red one, it is stunning.

    Have a lovely weekend

    All the best Jan

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    1. Agreed, Jan. I always have something on my front door. That red one is in the kitchen so I can see it every single day!

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  6. Kimmie, you always inspire me to get my act together to doll up my house! I must make some more wreaths! I love the summer wreath re-do...adding the wooden letters is something I love! xoxo Jen

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    1. I like those letters, too, Jen. They are cheap and I could write anything I want on a wreath...like I love ice cream! ;) Not sure it would make much sense on my front door, but I could!

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  7. I always enjoy your posts, because I get to see the bright red header right away! All great, Kim, but ya know I love the red one best!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl! You know when I started blogging I was told to stay away from the red, or tone it down, nobody is going to read you with that blaring header, people don’t like red. Well, I like it and I’m glad I stuck with it! Thanks for letting me know that you do, too!

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  8. I love them all and it is hard to pick a favorite. The red hydrangea looks so beautiful in your kitchen (yes, I read the older post), but the "scummer" one is adorable and I love the patriotic wreath! The colorful floral enhanced wreath looks perfect for spring, as does the rain boot (yes, I know you didn't mention it, but I love it)! So many choices....all so beautiful! How about you make one for me...just surprise me! LOL Hugs!!

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    1. Thank you, Benita. Just name your choice and I'll send it along! ;-) I like that rain boot, too. I did that one for Parade Magazine. Maybe I should edit the post and add it!

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  9. These are all cute--especially the first one. I have nothing right now. I'm so bad!

    Enjoy the holiday weekend! :)

    Jane x

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    1. Truth be told Jane, up until yesterday, there was a spring wreath with robin's eggs on it...been there since March. Oops! Today I'm red, white and blue. Phew! ;-)

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  10. Love them all Kim, especially the hydrangea wreath. I've never been into wreaths, but I made one for spring and I really enjoyed it so I'll try my hand at making more. I love the idea of a patriotic wreath...that may be next on the list. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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    1. Thanks Krisit. I love that hydrangea one too…especially since it’s in the kitchen, front and center, and I get to see every day. The ones on the front door are in view only when I’m outside or drive by my own house! ;)

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  11. Love the hydrangea one, and they are all so pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Marty! I do like color!

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  12. How beautiful are those wreath. I'm am going to look for a pair of rain boots to make a wreath, it's so cute.

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! I’m kind of a wreath junkie! ;)

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  13. Hi Kim, love all your wreaths. Each one is special and I adore the rain boot.
    Thanks for stopping by. I am the daughter of a vet too. Happy Memorial Day!!
    Hugs CM

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    1. I hope you enjoyed the day and thanks for peeking at my wreaths! :) I like that boot, too, it reminds me of simpler days when the kids’ feet actually fit the boot! ;)

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  14. Great ideas Kim. I want to redo an older wreath. Thanks for the tips.
    Have a great holiday weekend! xo

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    1. Redoing old wreaths is actually my favorite type of DIY Kathy, so much possibility!! Good luck!

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  15. Hi,
    I love all the ideas. Thank you for the tips.
    I LOVE the rain boot idea and will be on the look out for some. Now I wish I would not have gave my boys away so long ago. They had the cutest Red Ladybug boots. :-)
    Carla

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    1. How totally sweet! They would’ve looked great on the door!! :)

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  16. I think I'd be called a Plain Jane for my front entrance. Nothing on the door, no wreaths in sight!
    I do have a pretty wall like window box to the left of the front with Illuminating Begonias, ferns and vines.

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    1. Well, that sounds very warm and welcoming in its own right, Lynne! I bet it's lovely!

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  17. Love the wreaths! I've got a plain wreath I've twisted together from some prunings on my door but it hasn't gotten any further. I need to paint the door too.......

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    1. Oh boy, we need to paint our front door, too! Your twisted prunings sound lovely. Very rustic and very appropriate for your (literal) neck of the woods! ;-) Sorry, couldn't resist!!

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  18. Kim, all your wreaths are beautiful, but surprisingly enough, would you believe my favourite is the third, enhanced multi coloured cutie?! The little boot filled with tulips is also adorable! Great ideas and great job!

    Thanks for your sweet comments at both Kris' and Poppy View!

    Hope you are having a gorgeous spring!

    Poppy

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    1. Thank you, Poppy! I like that simple tricolored one, myself. Simple and bright!

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  19. Such beautiful wreaths! I love that you leave no room for excuses! HA! =) Literally, some of these wreaths indeed CAN be made in minutes! (You do know it was YOUR doing that my front door has a wreath on it, don't you?! lol). Btw, love Love LOVE the tulip/boot one! adorable! Thanks for linking up to 'Favorite Things Friday' with Simply Rachel & Hip Homeschooling!

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I'm sorry about the wreath pressure...but I bet your house is smiling ear to ear right now!

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  20. That boot is fun! I will check out the link :)

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    1. Thanks Deb! I like that one too ~ reminds me of when the kids were little!

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  21. LOVE that boot! Thanks for sharing at SYS #15...Ron

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    1. Thanks for popping by to take a peek, Ron!

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  22. I LOVE the tuplip boot! That fits our decor, we have boots "adorning" the entire front entrance ;) Thanks for linking up at Favorite things Friday! Hope to see you again this week!

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Rebecca. Sounds like you've got a boot to get you started! ;)

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  23. Love them all, esp the rain boot. Couldn't help but click over as soon as I saw it at Jann's.

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    1. I'm so glad you came over to check it out, Marcia! Thanks so much!

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  24. I just love that sweet boot! We can't have anything on our outside doors as we live on an island and the ocean breezes would blow it up and away...but we could put something on the door to the porch.

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    1. Yes, we live close to the water, too, and the elements do a number on the outdoor decor. I usually put the wreaths in between the storm door and the front door…but it gets hot in there and things tend to melt! Ah, no perfect solution, but perhaps you would agree that it’s worth the price to live in such an amazing place! :)

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  25. Great ideas, Kim! Our front door has no overhang to speak of, so any wreaths I've ever used were worn out by the weather in no time (east-facing door). I should probably do lots of bits of nature to keep it looking fresh. Twigs and things. Only, not right now. lol

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    1. I get it Kimberly, I have no overhang either and a full sun exposure all day long. The elements ravage my wreaths. I keep them tucked between the storm and steel doors.

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  26. Kim, very creative! Great redo's and of course the red Hydrangea and the boots are my favorites! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann! I am partial to those two also!

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  27. Great ideas! That boot is just adorable. Thanks for linking up at Share Your Style! Amanda

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to pop on over for a peek, Amanda!

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