DIY Summer Wreath for Under $10!!

DIY Summer Wreath

It is time…time to change out my Winter to Spring wreath.

Isn’t it crazy how expensive wreaths can be to buy already finished?

There are so many new ways to create a budget-friendly wreath floating around out there, but I’m a fan of the traditional flowers-on-grapevine wreaths.  Call me unadventurous I guess, but that’s what I like.

Creating this type of wreath can seem harder than it really is.  Sometimes I think  it’s just  knowing what stems to buy.

I’m going to show you what I used and step-by-step how easy it was to create my new summer wreath.

First you’ll need a grapevine wreath. You can buy one for around $3-$5.  I actually found mine at the thrift store:

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Perty, ain’t she?  Not so much.  But  hey, it was only 75¢!!

After I took all it’s clothes off, I had a perfectly good wreath ready for it’s makeover:

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The flowers I chose came from Michaels. They were part of  their “Garden Collection”.  Luckily they were on sale 50% off.  I paid $14 for all the flowers you see here and I ended up not using all of them!

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I chose colors that reflected what I have in my garden.  I started with these light green sprays:

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Using hot glue, I tucked one in this way and then one in the opposite direction:

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Then I fanned them out like this:

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This gives me a bit of a background to get me started. Next I used these:

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This was one spray. I cut all the stems apart from the “grass” stuff:

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Then I glued them in place individually, spacing them out evenly:

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Looks good already, right?

I did the same with these guys:

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And these guys:

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And Voila:

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Pretty easy, right??

I love it just like this, but I decided to add a bow:

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If you are hanging your wreath on glass, these work great! You can add a tiny touch of vegetable oil to the back and it will stay there forever…this has been up since Christmas!

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Here you can see where I drew my inspiration for the colors from:

Front Yard Garden

If you’ve seen our front yard makeover that we did last Spring,  you can see things have really taken off this year! I can’t wait to share more pictures with you.

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I ended up not using $6 worth of the flowers I originally bought, so this wreath including the 75¢ thrift store grapevine wreath, cost me less than $10!!! I already had the bow ribbon. Woo hoo!!

If you’ve been skeered to make a wreath of your own before, now you see how easy it can be!

Have a great day!!

XO,

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  1. Super cute! I’ll have to try this out after I move out of my apartment. :-)

  2. This is a beautiful wreath! I have a Fabulous Front Doors Pinterest board and I am pinning this for sure! :)

  3. Your wreath and gardens are gorgeous!

  4. Very pretty wreath! Love it! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  5. Rondell says:

    I’ve pinned this and can’t wait to try it out, love the bow too!

  6. The wreath is GORGEOUS! I love the sprays you chose.

    Thanks so much for sharing it at the party,
    <3 Christina

  7. So pretty and natural looking. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Christy this is beautiful!

    I just wanted you to know that I nominated you for the Liebster award. If you want to participate then hop on over to my blog to see the details!

    http://www.thehankfulhouse.com/2013/05/i-got-liebster-award.html

  9. You are very talented. Very creative.

  10. Great job on the wreath! It looks beautiful!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

  11. Wow, what a pretty wreath! This looks like something I may be able to handle and I love the way it looks! Thanks for sharing :)
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

  12. What a perfectly beautiful summer wreath and so easy.

  13. I love this wreath Christy! I have an old thrift store one just like this…bought about 2 months ago with the intention to redo it!! You’ve given me the inspiration to get it done! ;)
    Thanks so much for sharing it at Project Inspire{d} :) Pinning!
    Nancy

  14. I came over from HT to see the directions for this wreath. It’s beautiful, and so are your home and yard. laurie

  15. Your wreaths are beautiful! Unfortunately I am new to this and don’t know how to use pins or find directions for any of the others.

    • Welcome, Sheila! To pin something, you need to create a Pinterest board (super east!) by going to Pinterest.com. Then you can create boards like one just for wreaths, or one for outdoor projects. Then you can click on the “pin it” button that you see on most posts and add it to your Pinterest board. It’s like an online inspiration board:) you may have come here from another site and that’s why you don’t see directions for the other wreaths?

  16. G’Day. I love the colours and flowers you used. Also, your front yard is amazing!

  17. Suburbsmama says:

    What a beautiful wreath! If you get a chance, please link this up to my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/05/sunday-linky-party-9.html

  18. I just love this wreath Christy….Just wanted to stop in and let you know that I’m featuring it as one of my favorites from last week’s Project Inspir{ed} linky party.
    Nancy

  19. love it~! gonna go work on one for myself, following your instructions.

    I bet all your neighbors smile as they drive by, I know I would.

  20. Craftimax says:

    The updated wreath is by far much prettier than the original. The bow made the wreath go from pretty to great. Lovely job. Thanks for now giving me another to do idea to add to my list of things to do!

  21. Beautiful wreath! So smart to recycle from another! Thanks for sharing with us at Monday Funday! ;) Bonnie

  22. Hi Christy! Love your wreath and excited to be featuring it on the blog tomorrow :))) Shannon

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