After the Holidays ended and our Christmas wreath was packed away, our poor front door was left looking a little naked and bare. Thus the hunt for a Spring/Summer outdoor wreath began!
I knew I wanted something with greenery and maybe flowers, however was worried about getting something made out of fabric because I didn’t think it would hold up to the Pacific Northwest elements very well. Despite a few weeks of searching though, I couldn’t find what I was looking for at a reasonable price. So… after some Pinterest research I decided to try and make my own!
That being said, I am NOT very crafty… though I wish I was! After many a failed craft attempt, I have learned my limits, and until my abilities greatly improve I attempt simple projects that I know I will have a shot at being successful at. So this wreath? Ya it’s easy. If I can do it, you definitely can!
- Branch Wreath
- Wire cutters
- Faux leaf garland
- Faux flowers
- Any other adornments you would like!
- Command Hook
I purchased all of my materials from Michael’s, except for the wire cutters that I found in my husband’s toolbox. All the materials cost me less than $25! I could have spent even less except I forgot to look up coupons before my trip to the store (#lifewithababy) and you can always find some sort of great coupn on Michael’s own website! Here is a link to the Michael’s coupon page. Make sure to check this page out before your shopping trip!
First, lay out your faux garland and find which side you will want to be see on your wreath.
Next, play around with the placement of the garland on the wreath. Figure out where you want the ends to be placed, if you’l have to tuck in extra garland, fluff any areas, etc.
Once you have decided on your placements, you are ready to attach your garland! All of the options Michael’s carried had circular ends, which were super easy to affix to the wreath. Cut off about 2-3 inches of wire, find a sturdy branch to attach your wreath, and wrap the piece of wire around the branch and the wreath end. Twist until tight. I then tucked the ends of the wire back behind the branch so there were no pieces poking out.
Next go around your wreath, wrapping wire around pieces of your wreath about every 5 inches apart.
At the end, tuck the last end of the garland into the wreath and secure with wire. You can leave your project as is here and have a pretty green, foliage wreath! I decided I wanted flowers on mine, so if you do to, continue on!
Time to add the color! The flowers I picked were actually one bunch attached together, and I clipped the flower stems from the green fronds that connected them.
I then laid out the flowers on top of my wreath, filling in any holes I saw and tried to distribute the color evenly.
Next, tuck the stems of the flowers into the branches of the wreath. Go back through and affix flowers with wire. I attached the flowers mostly to the garland instead of to the branch wreath below.
Mini Front Door Makeover
Here is the ‘before’ of our front door…
I found our front door mat at Target. It fills the front step more then the one we had previously, and has a little more personality. I also scrubbed the door itself with a Mr Clean Magic Eraser to get rid of some small scratches and marks. It worked great! (I use these all over my house. If you haven’t tried them before, I highly recommend them! I then used a Command Hook to hang the wreath on the door.
Someday we plan to completely redo the front of our home. We definitely would like a new door, but are even considering possibly building out the front entry. For now though, this was a nice little refresh that was easy, inexpensive, and a perfect update for Spring!
I would love to see your creations from this Easy DIY Outdoor Wreath tutorial!