No Flowers Summer Wreath

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DIY no flowers summer wreath with tutorial by TwoPlusCute.com

I crafted our summer wreath! Wanting something different I decided on a no-flowers wreath. No flowers, no twigs, no moss. Polka dot ribbons and glass stones, instead. Predominantly blue with a touch of yellow because I have a lot of sun and sea in my mind.

It is a super simple and relatively low cost DIY. Here is the “how to” tutorial to make this whimsy and very summer-y wreath:

DIY summer wreath by TwoPlusCute.com

 

I had my husband drive me around to craft stores for supplies. He was supposed to keep The Cute (who recently turned two) occupied and free of whining. That didn’t exactly work as planned. It never does. On our way home, it was the usual picture. Me trying to be happy and funny in a gut wrenching effort to cheer everybody (I fail every time btw), The Cute complaining incessantly, the hubby was moody, brooding and silent.

Our typical outing to the craft stores – *sigh*. Anybody else having the same “fun” shopping or is it just me?

Things did improve vastly once home, with hot baths, reading time and – of course – food. With moods high and laughing once again, I set out to make our wreath inspired by these summer wreaths.

MATERIALS:

Foam wreath (white)

Ribbons (white burlap and polka dot ones)

Hot glue gun

Glass pebbles

Coffee (<- nothing happens without it)

Wreath materials for summer wreath by TwoPlusCute.com

 

PROCESS:

I wrapped the foam ring with white burlap to serve as background. Then I added the polka dot ribbons (using glue every few turns to stabilize them).

 

Summer wreath, wrapping polka dots ribbons, by TwoPlusCute.com

Wrapped 3 ribbon cuts of darker polka dot blue ribbon, to stylize abstract sea layers.

Summer wreath with tutorial by TwoPlusCute

Contemplated adding two dolphins (inspired by the ancient Greek Minoan civilization frescoes) to hang freely in the center of wreath but, after I painted them, I wasn’t much into them. So, I used colored glass pebbles instead, to represent splashing drops of water.

Summer wreath detail by TwoPlusCute.com

Finished with white ribbon loops on the top half of the wreath, glued in place.

I tried how it looked with an aqua colored glass in the center of the sun but I liked the darker blue better.

 

Beautiful DIY Summer Wreath (with tutorial) by TwoPlusCute.com

 

I secured the hanging loop with the help of my hubby, who noticed the black clouds gathering above my head and quickly came up with the solution: He screwed the loop in place. It is not visible at all and it is so sturdy I might do that to my next foam wreaths too.

Beautiful Summer Wreath made with glass beads and ribbon. Cute and easy DIY for this fresh front door wreath. How to - tutorial on the blog TwoPlusCute.com.

 

Quite the departure from our spring wreath, isn’t it?

 

Have a Happy & Cool Summer!

 

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27 thoughts on “No Flowers Summer Wreath

  • July 18, 2015 at 3:43 pm
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    My brother recommended I might like this blog. He was entirely right. This publish truly made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how so much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

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    • July 10, 2015 at 9:03 pm
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      They look very pretty up close. I really have to paint that door, it’s messing my photos. 😛

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  • June 29, 2015 at 7:43 am
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    That is a very nice and different wreath. Thanks for bringing it to the #HomeMattersParty
    Kathleen

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  • June 28, 2015 at 9:09 pm
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    This is so cute! I love the blues! I chose it as one of my features for the Merry Monday Link Party!

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  • June 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm
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    I love polka dots, and your color combo is perfect for summer….blue and white with a pop of yellow! And you are very brave taking your husband AND toddler on a craft shopping trip with you! I’ve discovered that my husband is a bigger whiner about it than my two-year-old, so I usually make my trips on Saturday mornings…..alone! 🙂

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    • June 27, 2015 at 10:24 pm
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      Ha! I thought about doing the same. I too, have deducted that it is hubby who is the bigger whiner. 😀

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  • June 26, 2015 at 6:10 pm
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    This looks so amazing! I can’t wait to try it. Pinned and tweeted! Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you, Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

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    • June 26, 2015 at 9:46 pm
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      Thank you for your sweet words and the social media attention. 🙂

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    • June 25, 2015 at 12:53 pm
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      Thank you Sinea!
      This was a good heads up too; I started following you in pinterest. 🙂

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  • June 23, 2015 at 6:52 pm
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    How cute! I love that you used those glass beads on your wreath, I love those things! Very fun!

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  • June 22, 2015 at 10:23 pm
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    It is stunning my friend! It feels like a bright beach piece that is so perfect for summer!! Well done! And unfortunately I don’t have great advice on the shopping trips with kids…except for suckers! When I have to take my beans to the grocery I give them each a sucker to help us get through the store in peace! Beautiful job! Nicole xoxo

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    • June 23, 2015 at 1:31 pm
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      Hehe, we bribe ours with pretzels.
      Nicole, you always find something super nice to say. Glad you liked the wreath. 🙂

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  • June 22, 2015 at 7:34 pm
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    This is great! Sometimes you just don’t want to have flowers on a wreath. This is a great alternative and refreshing twist.

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