DIY Spring-Summer Wreath with Initial – Tutorial

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DIY Spring-Summer Wreath with Initial and a Tutorial by TwoPlusCute

Coastal creme and blue wreaths are going to be all the rage this summer. With starfish and shells. And they are beautiful (I will show you my favorites soon – promise).

However, I am not ready for them yet. We had a surprisingly short and dry spring this year. It really felt like we went from winter straight to summer. I missed spring! So, when I decided to adorn our front door with a wreath, it seems that subconsciously I picked spring colors. My summer wreath looks suspiciously like a spring wreath.

In this tutorial, I will show you my DIY wreath and I will share a few tricks that help me when tackling wreaths.

DIY wreath & tutorial by TwoPlusCute

Our front door is painted in a grey with blue undertones, which is pretty dark. Any wreath for that space has to contrast with vivid and light colors. White, orange and yellow were my go-to colors and I added pale reds to soften the transition.

You will need:

– A wreath base

– Flowers & greenery of your liking

– Your preferred initial to monogram the wreath (could be L for ‘love’)

– Wire cutter

– Florist’s wire

– Ribbon

Optional: Hot glue

DIY Spring-Summer Wreath with Initial – Tutorial by TwoPlusCute

Trick: First arrange your creation until you find a design you like. Do not attach anything yet, this is just your sample and your inspiration. Take a photo (or more) and use it as a guide.

This was my guide:

DIY Spring-Summer Wreath with Initial & Tutorial by TwoPlusCute

Start by securing the lower layer onto your wreath. Cover the base well with foliage greenery and moss. I used a wired base so, I attached the branches with florist wire (green).

DIY Spring-Summer Wreath with Initial – Tutorial by TwoPlusCute
First I placed some moss, then I layered green/foliage branches and secure with wire.

Trick: Bend the wire into pins, tie around your flowers, twist and then bend the edges like this:

How to fold wire safely when making a wreath by TwoPlusCute

This is a pretty safe way to ensure that handling the wreath, won’t result in inappropriate for Ladies language.

Continue adding the second layer, and secure it too, loosely.

DIY Spring-Summer Wreath with Initial – Tutorial by TwoPlusCute
The butterfly didn’t make it on the final wreath.

Add the big statements. In my case the white flowers, which provided the desired contrast. Use wire and/or glue to secure the final touches.

Hold up the wreath and check its shape, shake it gently and see if anything needs more securing.

Turn the wire upside down and use a ribbon to hang your monogram. Tie a knot at the initial and at the wreath base.

DIY Spring-Summer Wreath with Initial – Tutorial by TwoPlusCute

Use a ribbon to attach your wreath to your door. You can add a bow to your liking. I hot-glued a bow but it was making the wreath a tad (a lot) bridal so, it had to go. Bye bridal bow!

DIY Spring-Summer Wreath with Monogram – Tutorial by TwoPlusCute

 

DIY Spring-Summer Wreath with Monogram – Tutorial by TwoPlusCute

 

 

DIY spring & summer Wreath (with tutorial) by TwoPlusCute

 

My summer wreath turned out more of a spring wreath but I love it all the same.
What about you?
Are you ready for coastal summer wreaths or are you still savoring the spring?

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35 thoughts on “DIY Spring-Summer Wreath with Initial – Tutorial

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  • June 8, 2015 at 2:22 pm
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    I love this wreath, it is SO cute! I always say I’m going to make one and never get around to it. Maybe this summer will be different.

    🙂

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    • June 8, 2015 at 8:13 pm
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      If you do make one, I’d love to see it! It will be something unique for sure. 🙂

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  • May 30, 2015 at 1:55 am
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    I absolutely LOVE this wreath. And your step by step tutorial is so helpful. Perfect details!

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    • May 29, 2015 at 1:48 pm
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      Glad you like it! Cheery was exactly the mood I was going for. 🙂

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  • May 27, 2015 at 1:34 pm
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    This is really beautiful and it looks easy to make! I’ve never made a wreath ( I don’t know why) wreaths are so beautiful and they transform any entrance! I especially love the monogram idea!

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    • May 29, 2015 at 1:29 pm
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      Ntina, it is pretty easy once you start going and gets easier after the first time. We don’t really hang wreaths back home (maybe that’s why you never made one) – besides the May wreaths we make with real flowers. 🙂

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    • May 29, 2015 at 1:27 pm
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      At least for early summer; I am *itching* to make a true summer wreath soon. 🙂

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    • May 27, 2015 at 12:28 am
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      Why, thank you for the invite, I hopped over and joined.
      Glad to meet you Carolyn. 🙂

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  • May 26, 2015 at 10:35 pm
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    Gorgeous!! I love all the pops of color and flowers! Thanks for sharing it and your green thumb at the Sensational Summer Outdoor Spaces Link Party!! Happy Summer! ~ Heather

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  • May 26, 2015 at 7:38 pm
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    Glad you stopped by Oh My Heartsie Girl, I had to come back over and check out a few more posts!!

    I love your finished wreath it is so colorful an inspiring. I need to get out and find me some new flowers and remake my wreath. Thanks for sharing your tutorial! Just updated and following you on Twitter, FB and G+

    Have a great week!
    Karren
    xoxo

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    • May 26, 2015 at 11:49 pm
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      Ohh thank you Karren, this is super sweet of you, following me in all these places!
      I can’t wait to see your wreath. 🙂

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  • May 26, 2015 at 1:41 pm
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    Very cute! I am sort of a “wreath-a-holic” and just love the initial hanging in the center!

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    • May 26, 2015 at 4:50 pm
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      Hi Jenna! You are in good company with another wreath-a-holic over here. 🙂

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  • May 26, 2015 at 12:59 pm
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    This is so cheery! Very cute!! Thought I’d stop by and say hello!

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    • May 26, 2015 at 4:47 pm
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      Glad you liked it Susan and very glad you stopped for a ‘hello’. 🙂

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  • May 26, 2015 at 10:21 am
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    So crafty! I like the fresh colors against your gray door. Did you use real or artificial blooms? I couldn’t tell!

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    • May 26, 2015 at 11:12 am
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      Artificial everything. I thought real ones would wither too fast on a wired base (no foam to keep them wet).
      Glad you like it, Carol! 🙂

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  • May 23, 2015 at 1:14 am
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    That is a gorgeous wreath friend! The colors you used are just wonderful and I love how you incorporated the C!!! It really shines and stands out against the color of your door! A job well done to you!! Wishing you a lovely long weekend! Nicole xo

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    • May 23, 2015 at 2:10 am
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      Good evening Nicole!
      Thank you for your sweet (as always) comment. I so enjoyed your garden earlier. 🙂

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  • May 22, 2015 at 9:06 pm
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    Awesome wreath!!! I love the colors you chose and it brightens up your door. Great instructions, I might even have to give it a try.

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    • May 22, 2015 at 11:16 pm
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      It does brighten it, doesn’t it!

      So glad you like the wreath. 🙂

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  • May 22, 2015 at 11:53 am
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    Beautiful and happy colors! I almost made a wreath about a week ago, but didn’t because lately ALL my projects have backfired. I probably would have burned my fingers using the glue gun. lol In all seriousness, I like the flowers and colors you chose. Maybe, just maybe, I might make one. M a y b e … it will help bring us sunshine. Four weeks of rain, rain, and more rain everyday is nice for everything, BUT I miss sunshine. It has been gray and blah here. Probably not the best time to quit coffee. 😉

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    • May 22, 2015 at 11:26 pm
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      I am sorry all your projects backfired, Julie. I am afraid it is us who stole your sunshine. This is the driest spring I have seen here. Which makes sense because I had planted grass. Figures! 😀
      Glad you like the wreath. How about you make one? You have great taste. 🙂

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