Lemons and summer just seem to go together. To celebrate the season, I’ve put together an easy DIY summer wreath with lemons and hydrangeas. It’s a great knock-off wreath that won’t break the bank, so you can spend your money on vacation instead!
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DIY Summer Wreath
You know what didn’t fit the bill? The price tag! Gah!
That’s when I knew I needed a little DIY action. Aside from my lavender basket wreath, this is the easiest wreath I’ve ever made.
Before you begin this tutorial, I suggest you attach a hook to your wreath. You can use either a chenille stem (pipe cleaner) or floral wire for this purpose.
This will make it easier to plan the center and top of your wreath.
Step 1: Attach small greenery picks
I like to start with my greenery picks as the backdrop before adding any florals. Boxwood, seeded eucalyptus, or sweet grass stems work well to add texture and fullness to your wreath.
You can use floral wire to attach the base greenery. This will provide more stability as you add the remaining floral stems.
Tip: Always try to have an odd number of the same floral stems.
You can add the greenery in a spiral pattern to create a cohesive look. Before you secure anything, it’s always a good idea to plan out your design.
Step 2: Add hydrangeas, peonies, and lemons
Next, you’ll add the artificial hydrangeas and peonies, leaving room to insert the lemons. I used a combination of hot glue and wire to secure these stems.
Most likely, you’ll need to cut the stems with wire cutters before placing them on the wreath.
I decided to place my lemons in three groups of two lemons each, adding them in different directions for more visual interest.
Tip: Add more leaves from your floral stems to fill in any gaps on the wreath.
Note: I recently picked up this tool to prevent my fingertips from getting burned by hot glue. Such a great purchase!
Displaying your DIY summer wreath
I love the contrast of the yellow and green in the wreath with my black front door. To carry through the citrus theme, I also picked up this citrus pillow for my front porch bench.
Now, if you live in a climate where mosquitoes roam (like my native Houston), you might want to add this mosquito trap to your list. It has helped reduce our “wreath mosquitoes” dramatically!
You want your guests to linger and admire your wreath, after all.
More Summer Wreath Ideas
If you want to add a different spin on this tutorial, try including some of these options in your wreath:
- Oranges or orange slices
- Summer berries
- Lavender stems
For a totally different look, you can also start with a DIY burlap wreath instead of grapevine.
Feel free to tag me on Instagram if you decide to try making a summer wreath. You can also ask any questions in the comments below. Happy Summer!