There is something so welcoming about a wreath on a door. Wreaths are an expression of hospitality and personality of a home. I am very excited to be moving to a new home in less than two weeks, and I can’t wait to hang a summer wreath on my new door!
While on an errand to Michael’s, I found these fabulous cupcake liners in their $1.00 bin. Inspiration struck and I snapped up some in red & white stripes, and blue & white chevron for a patriotic wreath. However, wanting to make my wreath last longer, I wanted to be able to convert it to a summer wreath. I also found a wooden “Ahoy!” in the $1.00 bin. Perfect! I decided to transition my patriotic wreath to a summery nautical wreath.
This project is easy, inexpensive (I spent $6.00 total), and quick (60-90 minutes). Keep reading for the how-to.
2-in-1 Summer Wreath DIY
Assemble your supplies. Here is what I used:
- 12″ Styrofoam Wreath Form
- Cupcake Liners (about 125)
- Small, Hand Held American Flag
- Wood Cut-out Word
- Clear Fishing Line
- Straight Pins
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
*You’ll notice WAY too many cupcake liners in my photo. I didn’t know how many it would take, so I, perhaps, went a teeny bit overboard (that’s what a receipt is for). Each package had 75 liners, and I used a little less than two packages.
To save money, and to get the wreath to lay flat, cut your wreath form in half to get two wreath forms.
To attach the cupcake liners, turn them inside out.
Then, fold the liner to make a bit of a point (color inside).
Place a dab of hot glue on your wreath form and press the cupcake liner firmly to attach it.
Continue adding cupcake liners, alternating colors, until the wreath form is covered. You don’t need to place them incredibly close to get a nice fullness. Place them about 1/2″- 1″ apart.
Now, you have the majority of the work done. How lovely!
To be able to hang your wreath, attach your desired ribbon to the back of the wreath form using straight pins or another preferred method. I like to be able to change or salvage the ribbon from my wreaths.
Now, to create your patriotic summer wreath, perfect for Independence Day celebrations, use your American Flag. Detach the flag from the wooden dowel. Then, pin it to the back of your wreath form in the desired position. It should show through the center of your wreath.
Remember, the stars always go on the left.
Hang your wreath and admire your work.
But, what to do with it when you’re done celebrating the 4th of July? Make one quick change to turn it into a summer wreath with a nautical design!
Remove the flag and attach your wooden word. I looped clear fishing line through a hole near the middle of the word, then tied it to a straight pin on the back of the wreath to hold it in place. Simple!
Now, to enjoy your wreath for even longer! I’ll probably keep my patriotic wreath up through July, then transition it over for August.
Thanks for stopping by for my tutorial- I hope you enjoyed it!
Do you hang wreaths year round? How often do you change them? Join the conversation below!
Have a delightful day!
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