Thursday, August 1, 2013

Summer Wreath DIY

Well its been a little quiet around here. Hubby and I have been dealing with a tragedy and blogging has been the last thing I have cared about recently. I think that I will eventually blog about what we have been going through both as a means of therapy for myself, and in hopes of reaching out and connecting to someone else who is going through the same thing we are.

But, for now I just want to talk about wreaths, and in particular my summer wreath DIY project.

I am not much of a DIYer, in fact my DIY Pinterest board is called DIY--I don't. I just don't seem to have the patience for DIY projects. However, in light of recent events I have been looking for some things to pass the time and distract myself, and I decided that I would make a new wreath for my front door.

I almost took a picture of my current wreath to show you how totally disgusting and in need of replacement it was, but then I realized was totally disgusting, and I didn't think you needed to see that. Let's just say we have a bit of a spider problem around our house, and my cheery yellow floral wreath had turned into haunted house halloween spider web fest. 

Luckily, I have a wonderful friend who is crafty and she helped me plan my design, took me shopping for supplies, and crafted with me. Its much easier (and more fun) to keep your patience and be crafty when you have a friend to enjoy it with. 

Here is my final product:

The original plan had been to wrap the entire wreath with the moss and use the burlap as my accent, but I ran out of moss and was not going back to the store (plus it was kind of expensive). All of my supplies came from Hobby Lobby.

The supplies I used are:
- styrofoam wreath form
- wide burlap ribbon (one 30 ft. roll)
- moss ribbon (three 3 ft. rolls)
- one package of floral pins
- three pre-made burlap rosettes
- hot glue

To make the wreath start by pinning the beginning of the roll of burlap ribbon against the back of the wreath form at a slight angle. Continuing wrapping the ribbon around the form being sure to keep it very tight. After wrapping twice around stop and add a pin on the back to keep the ribbon tight and in place. Continue until the wreath is covered (I ran out at the very end. I started the moss on the area that wasn't covered so you couldn't tell.) Follow the same procedure with the moss. Glue on your flowers.

The wreath was super easy, even for someone who is craft challenged like me. I love the look of the burlap and moss against my cheery yellow front door.

The good news is that my wreath is flat enough to fit between my front door and the storm door, so it is protected from the weather and the yucky spider problem. 

I think this wreath will be the start of my craftiness. Stay tuned for more projects. 


  1. Love love love love love! You did such a fantastic job with it, and it was a fun project! I can't wait to see what else you have in store. Soon we will be turning that Pinterest board into "DIY - I Do!"

    1. Thanks for being my crafting buddy, friend! I like the idea of DIY--I do. :)

  2. Crafts are great distractions! This looks awesome Sarah! Should I give you my address so you can make me one ;-) hehe jk

  3. I love that wreath, it's beautiful. Very clean and simple.

    My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    1. Thanks for stopping in and for your kind words and thoughts. :)

  4. That's adorable, Sarah! I'd never heard of moss ribbon before, but now I definitely want to try using it! I'm glad to see you crafting and blogging again. Take care. :)

    1. Thanks, Mollee. It felt good to work on a project. Hope you are doing well.

  5. That's adorable, Sarah! I'd never seen moss ribbon before, but now I definitely want to try using it! I'm glad to see you crafting and blogging again. Take care. :)