Do you like to craft a wreath for every season? Each season has different motifs, colors, and themes. Winter wreaths are often inspired by snow or the holidays. Fall wreaths have the rich jewel tones of falling leaves. Spring wreaths are soft and filled with springtime flowers.
Summer might be the one season where the theme isn't as obvious or straightforward. It could be that there are so many themes to choose from because people's summer vacations are varied and unique.
Pick a summer wreath that speaks to what you like to do. For instance, a pool party-themed wreath would be perfect for families with a backyard pool. And a seashell wreath would be ideal for those who spend their weekends at the beach.
Here are 15 DIY summer wreath tutorials to inspire the start of your summer decor.
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Build a Flowery Tire Swing Wreath
Farmhouse style is a popular home decor trend, and there are plenty of ways to adjust the theme for summer. Think peonies, tires, chipped paint, and other rustic materials. Jennifer from The Craft Patch has a keen sense of the farmhouse style and does a wonderful job implementing it on her blog. Check out her tire swing wreath tutorial to learn how to add a similar charm to your home.
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Craft a Zesty Wreath With Lemons and Greens
Lemons are a fun choice for a summer wreath—evoking the lemonade that many drink on a hot day. But the choice of greenery matters, too. It should be fresh and succulent, rather than something like evergreens that can lean toward winter. Check out how Handan from The Navage Patch put this wreath together on her tutorial.
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Get Playful With a Mini Swimsuit Wreath
Utilizing miniatures is a cute way to personalize a summer wreath, and Virginia from Fyne Designs does this beautifully. Ideally, the bulk of the materials for this project could be found by looking through old kids' toys. If you don't have that resource, craft shops often stock miniatures, too.
Summer Wreath Idea—Swimsuits on a Clothesline from Fynes Designs
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Make a Paper Strawberry Wreath
If you want to make a wreath but don't have a lot of money or supplies, try this paper wreath idea from Lia Griffith. This wreath is also ideal if you love origami and other paper-folding crafts. The tutorial will teach you how to fold paper into sweet strawberries to make a cute summer wreath.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Wrap a Wreath to Look Like a Watermelon
Do you find yourself eating watermelon in the summer more than any other time of year? If so, try out this whimsical watermelon wreath from Cassie at Little Red Window. It comes together simply and with only a few materials. Yet it's totally recognizable as the melon of summer.
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Try Out an Unconventional Wreath
Not all wreaths need to be perfect circles. Try out a larger accent in the form of a seasonal flower for summer. Medina from Grillo Designs offers a wonderful tutorial that shows you how to make a large burlap daisy. It's made from inexpensive materials, yet it packs a large floral punch.
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Fold Colorful Paper Into Diamonds
This summer wreath idea also utilizes folded paper in bright colors. Victoria from A Subtle Revelry will show you how to make this colorful wreath for a party or a more semi-permanent seasonal fixture in your home. You can choose paper in colors and patterns that suit your design tastes, making the wreath customizable for events and even other seasons.
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Learn How to Crochet This Sun Wreath
If you like to crochet, you're likely on the lookout for new patterns to try. This free crochet pattern from Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me is perfect for infusing some summer elements into your crochet projects. You only need one color—a sunny yellow—to create this immediately recognizable design.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Get Nautical With a Seashell Wreath
Christy from Confessions of a Serial DIYer got the idea for this summer seashell wreath from Pottery Barn. And DIYing means you can make it for a fraction of the cost. You can even use seashells that you've collected on trips to give your wreath a more personal touch.
Pottery Barn Inspired Shell Wreath from Confessions of a Serial DIYer
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Use Miniature Props for a Unique Wreath
What's more summer than a bike with a basket full of flowers? Jen at Craft-o-Maniac has a great eye for detail, and it shows in her work. Her summer wreath inspiration uses festive fabric and an equally festive miniature bike with a basket of flowers. Check out her DIY to see how you can source a bike and make something similar.
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Hang a Mini Flag Garland
Sometimes, less is more. Don't get overwhelmed with the need to add tons of detail and pizazz to a summer wreath to make it look good. Take note from Sarah at Creative Ramblings, and stick to a simple design. Her tutorial will show you how to add smart, subtle details that will speak to the summer season.
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Select a Wreath With the Perfect Summer Palette
Putting together a cohesive color palette might be harder than it sounds. If you need some summer color inspiration, head over to Wendi's tutorial on H2OBungalow. She uses muted blue, green, and natural tones with pops of orange to give her wreath a coastal summer vibe.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Craft a Patriotic Flag for Summer Holidays
Decorating for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July is almost effortless. Simply infuse everything with patriotic colors and flags. This easy-to-follow tutorial from Amy at DIY Candy will get you started. Believe it or not, the whole wreath is put together with tape for a super easy project.
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Design a Simple Summer Hoop Wreath
Hoop wreaths are a popular way to make your wreaths look more modern and artistic. Laura from Make Life Lovely shows you how to put together an effective floral vignette that is perfect for summer and ideal for a hoop wreath base. It's also easy to swap out the decor on the hoop throughout the season if you want a refresh.
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Adorn a Wreath With Feather Butterflies
Butterflies go hand in hand with summer, but yarn is more often associated with winter. The team over at A Beautiful Mess does an excellent job of combining the two materials to create a cohesive summer wreath. The key is picking yarn in a bright summer color that coordinates with the butterflies.