Decorating for Summer: Front Door Wreath

A couple of months ago I shared with you the baby girl wreath I made for my friend Cindi for her baby shower. Well since making the wreath for her, I’ve been wanting something similar for myself. And what better way to decorate my door for summer than with a summer rosette wreath?
Here’s how I did it. . .
You’ll need a straw wreath {I found mine at Hobby Lobby near the grapevine wreaths}, yarn, coordinating fabric, buttons and a hot glue gun.
To be honest with you, I don’t think I’ll EVER do the yarn part again. For my friend’s baby shower I wrapped the wreath with burlap fabric strips which was pretty simple. I like the way the yarn wreaths look but man, it was time consuming! I sat on my couch and wrapped the wreath for almost two hours! Seriously, it took the entire episode of American Idol to wrap this thing in yarn! Maybe it’s because I’m slow, maybe it’s because I’m a perfectionist, I don’t know. It took forever! Anyway, I taped the yarn to the plastic covering and started wrapping it around and around and around. I did three layers filling in the spaces as I went.

Next I made the flowers. I decided to use both rosettes and layered petal flowers for this wreath.Click here for photos and tutorials on making both these flowers. 
Once the flowers were finished I added the buttons to a few and arranged them around the wreath.

I used hot glue to secure the flowers and tied a grosgrain ribbon around the top to hang it.

And there ya go! My new summer wreath! 

24 thoughts on “Decorating for Summer: Front Door Wreath”

  1. I love how this came out. I have been dying to try one but I am not so sure I would be able to get the rosettes right. Might be worth a shot : )

    Cute fabric choices too!

  2. i'm obsessed with making wreaths!! I love your fabric wrapped flowers! I can't wait to try out your idea! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I agree with everyone else….GORGEOUS! I think it would have looked just as nice on the original look of the wreath.

    Now I have to learn to make those flowers! hehe

  4. Ooooo! I have a straw wreath sitting gathering dust, and some pale yarn. I may have to spend a couple hours of mindless wrapping! (hee hee) It looks so pretty!

  5. I have been on the lookout for a summer wreath to be inspired by. I LOVE yours!! I'm for sure doing a version of this. LOVE the layered flowers also!!

  6. This look so pretty!
    Thank you for a sweet comment, I can't wait to see my feature!
    New friend 🙂

  7. I've done a yarn wreath before and they do take forever!! You picked the perfect fabrics, the colors are fabulous! Love this wreath, found you at Lil' Luna! Hope you are having a great week!

  8. Looks great! Love the ruffly looking flowers! Thanks for linking up this week! I'll be featuring this tomorrow!

  9. Way cute! Looks like you are doing great being new to the blogging world! Congrats!! 🙂 Happy to find you. 😀

  10. I've seen this on several linky parties, but am finally commenting because I just love the colors and fabrics you chose. It's perfect for summer. I really want to make one but am too impatient for the whole yarn thing. Maybe burlap like you did for the other one?

    Thanks for sharing
    Stop on by!

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