DIY Summer Wreath with Lemons and Hydrangeas

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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!

Summer wreath with lemons, hydrangeas, and white peonies with text overlay reading "Lemon + Hydrangea DIY Wreath"

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DIY Summer Wreath

I got the idea for this wreath while scrolling through Pinterest one day. I knew I wanted to have a citrus theme in my summer home tour, and this fit the bill!

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.


I highly recommend using these hot glue sticks to make sure the florals stick to the grapevine wreath. With heat and humidity outdoors, other glue sticks just won’t do the job.

DIY wreath supplies, including faux lemons, hydrangeas, and greenery
Supplies for lemon and hydrangea grapevine wreath

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.

Attaching greenery picks to grapevine wreath in spiral pattern
Adding greenery to the grapevine wreath

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.

Gluing faux lemons on grapevine wreath with hydrangeas
Securing lemons to the wreath with hot glue

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!

Closeup of grapevine wreath with lemons, hydrangeas, and white peonies on black front door

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.

Front porch with citrus and hydrangea wreath and lantern

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.

Grapevine wreath with lemons, hydrangeas, peonies and greenery on black front door

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
  • Magnolias
  • Dahlias

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!

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  1. Such a fun and easy wreath, Crissy!
    I’d love for you to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday

    Followed and Pinned! 🙂
    Creatively, Beth

  2. Love this wreath Crissy! It’s so fresh and pretty with the bright lemons, and I bet it looks great from the street too. I’m looking forward to featuring your post this week at our Tuesday Turn About Link Party! Hugs!

    1. Awesome news, Michelle! Thanks so much for the feature. I’ll look forward to swinging by the party. I heard you’re taking a little break soon, too. I hope it’s restful and relaxing! Hugs back, Crissy

  3. Oh!! I just love this! And it’s so gorgeous against your black door!! Beautiful job, Crissy!!

    1. Thanks so much, DeeDee! I’m glad you liked it! That made my day. I’m really enjoying it on my front door this summer. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Crissy