After getting the porch all fixed up last month and planting some flowers, our apartment was looking much better, but it still could use a little more colour.
I took 10 minutes on Sunday morning and put together this little project to spruce the place up a bit.
I’ve never hung up a wreath in the summer (just in the fall or for Christmas), but I was surprised at how much I loved having a little bit of colour to greet you at the door. It helped that it was super quick to make and inexpensive – always a winning combination!
It all started with this wreath that I found at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago for $2.50. I had originally bought it with the idea of putting it away until the fall to make a wreath then, but the more I looked at it, the stripped grape vine looked like driftwood. And that’s summery, right?
A quick trip to the dollar store to pick up some fake flowers and I had everything I needed to make a wreath. I chose a bunch that mixed purple daisies with heather, to give the wreath a little variety, but without having to buy lots of fake flowers.
I took apart all the branches into little clusters of flowers and started winding them under the wrapped grape vine. I could have used some hot glue to keep it in place, but the pieces seemed to stick in-between the vines with no problems. One side was noticeably thinner than the other, so I decided to put the flowers on that side and cover it up.
After making a loop out of yellow ribbon I had in the gift wrapping bin, I was ready to hang this up on the window. Thankfully I still had the nail in the door frame from the Christmas wreath!
The bright purples were the perfect way to add a little punch of colour to the porch.
Not too bad for a 10 minute project I did on a Sunday morning! I love coming home to see it on the door. Wreaths are always a nice way to welcome people home 🙂
And the nice part is that it was really inexpensive too:
Grape Vine Wreath – $2.50 (Yard Sale)
Daisy & Heather Flower Picks – $3.75 (Dollar Store)
Yellow Ribbon – Free (Leftover from a present)
Plus by not using the hot glue on the wreath, I still can use it for other seasons. I want to start scoping out some ideas on Pinterest already!!!
Faux Pas Farm Gal says
I love this idea! It is simple but so pretty! I will have to try it out!
Angie@Echoes of Laughter says
Hi Amanda! Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me! I love your summer wreath….it is so pretty! I always love to meet other Canadian bloggers! I am following you on GFC and twitter now! Wishing you a wonderful week! Angie xo