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Video: DIY Summer Decoration Or How To DIY A Pretty Wreath?
Invite the sunniest season of the year to your home by making a fresh and colorful summer decoration. Whether you are looking to show off your creativity or save some cash, summer wreaths are super easy to create and offer an unparalleled floral touch. From lavender, sunflowers, butterflies and various decorative elements, our DIY ideas will inspire you to compose fantastic wreaths that smell like the sun. So roll up your sleeves and get to work!
A fresh wreath as a splendid summer decoration
Nothing like greenery and butterflies to create a successful summer decoration bringing a natural touch to the front door. This lush wreath allows you to spruce up your decor in less than an hour and only requires a few steps to complete. Realistic in appearance, this DIY project is indeed made from artificial materials and can be reused every year. Here is the list of necessary equipment:
- Round ring for crown
- Light pink satin ribbon
- Mini low temperature glue gun
- False stems of gypsophila
- False butterflies (feather on wire)
- Artificial boxwood garland
- Green metallic wire
- Cutting pliers
The first step is to assemble the base of your summer wreath. To do this, start attaching the boxwood garland to the ring using the wire and continue until everything is covered. If necessary, use two garlands.
This is the end result of your base. If necessary, space the boxwood wreath a bit but don't worry if there are any holes because the butterflies and baby's breath will fill them.
Wrap metal wire around the “stems” of the butterflies and tie them to the boxwood wreath. Cut off the excess thread.
Using the wire cutters, cut the false baby's breath into small bouquets.
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Finally, fix the little strands on the crown using hot glue and that's it!
Bring a rustic touch to your summer decoration
Appreciated for its soft, pretty and romantic appearance, the eucalyptus plant is essential for winter but also invites itself into summer decoration to give it a fresh note. Find out what materials you need below:
- Decorative wagon wheel
- Faux eucalyptus and other type of artificial greenery of your choice
- Peach-colored buttercups
- Cutting pliers
- Mini galvanized metal watering can
- Hot glue gun
- Industrial adhesive
First, cut out the eucalyptus and the heads of the buttercups as shown in the image above. Then take care of the flower arrangements. Before proceeding to glue the decorative elements, we advise you to first play with their arrangement and take a photo of the desired arrangement.
Then, using the hot glue gun, attach the greenery to the decorative wagon wheel. For a summer decoration with a minimalist spirit, we encourage you to adorn one of the halves of the wheel. Then, glue the ranunculus flowers, playing with their sizes.
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Finally, glue the metal watering can using the industrial adhesive and let it dry for 24 hours. Then add the ribbon and hang your gorgeous summer wreath.
Aromatic summer decoration: how to create a pretty wreath from lavender?
What do you think of aromatic lavender to design a summer decoration that will not go unnoticed and that will delight the whole family? Very fragrant and with mauve flowers, this aromatic plant allows the creation of a simple but captivating summer decor. And to be successful, you will need a vine branch wreath, scissors, wire, and some fresh or dried lavender.
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As a bonus, shape small bunches of lavender and trim the ends to get an even “edge”. Wrap wire around the bouquets to secure them. Then start securing them to the vine wreath using the thread.
Tip: remember to use fresh lavender because this will dry out directly on the summer wreath, giving it a natural and rustic touch.
Eucalyptus and concrete ornaments for a summer decoration right on trend
Here is a traditional and simple summer wreath but nevertheless benefiting from a super elegant aspect and right on the trends. To bring this dazzling decorative element to life you will need a round wreath ring, eucalyptus branches, concrete dangling ornaments, twine, and other flowers of your choice, if desired. Sprigs of lavender and daisies will do.
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Start by tying the eucalyptus branches to the ring with string. Be careful not to add too much greenery because in the end we aim to achieve an elegant look reminiscent of the minimalist style. Then, still using the twine, attach the concrete pendant ornaments as you see fit or just copy our example. If you prefer this sleek and chic look, your summer decoration is ready to adorn the front door! If not, consider incorporating a few sprigs of lavender and daisies.
The summer decoration cannot do without succulents
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No matter the season, succulents are always welcome in both interior and exterior decoration. Ready in under 30 minutes, this pretty decor requires a vine branch wreath, succulents, and a hot glue gun. As for the stages of realization, you already know them: fix the plants on the base with hot glue and that's it! If desired, add decorative letters.
Summer decoration inspired by the beach
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What is the decoration like without a few details reminiscent of the beach? So, let's see how to DIY this summer umbrella-style wreath.
The necessary equipment:
- Polystyrene ring
- 5 polystyrene cones
- Polystyrene ball
- Wood stud
- Colored sand
- Mod Podge
- Painting (various colors)
- Washi tape
- Hot glue gun
- Paint the polystyrene crown in sky blue and yellow as shown in the example above.
- Apply a generous coat of Mod Podge to the yellow section. Then sprinkle with sand and pat lightly to remove excess.
- Use a different color for each cone and then let them dry well.
- Use the washi tape to better identify and paint the sections of the styrofoam ball. Let the color dry before proceeding to the next one.
- Color the wood stud brown and let dry.
- Finally, using the hot glue gun, assemble your summer wreath by arranging the decorative elements so as to create a parasol.
Summer wreath decorated with many seashells and starfish
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Here is another fresh summer decoration idea straight out of the beach! Ultra easy to DIY, this summer wreath requires the following materials:
- Vine branch wreath
- Hot glue gun
First, take your hot glue gun and attach the seashells and starfish. Let dry well for a few hours and finally tie the ribbon. Hang your summer wreath wherever you want and voila!
Summer decoration idea alternative to the crown as it is
Let's finish our article dedicated to summer decoration with a colorful idea that smells of the sun! What do you think of a basket full of your favorite flowers? So here's one of our three examples above. To make this summer craft, first line the inside of the basket with brown kraft paper. Then, place a wet floral foam in a zipped plastic bag and put in the basket. Finally, all you have to do is fill with fresh flowers and hang on a nail.
Please take a look at the gallery below to discover two more alternative ideas as well as several colorful inspirations!