Learn how to make this cheerful lemon wreath to welcome sunny days! This free step-by-step photo tutorial and SVG cut file will give you everything you need to make your own pretty summer DIY wreath.
This wreath is seriously simple to put together. All I did was add a few extra decorations to an existing wreath, and I love the way it turned out. It just looks so cheerful on my front door.
Supplies needed to make your own summer DIY wreath:
- Lemon Wreath or Lemon Greenery Garland and Wreath Form
- Unfinished Wood Plank
- Hand Saw and Sand Paper
- White Adhesive Vinyl
- Satin Edge Organza Ribbon
- Electronic Cutting Machine (such as a Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore Air)
- Weeding Hook
- Transfer Tape
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hello Sunshine Design – Download the SVG or PNG file (Free for personal use only.)
Step One – Make Sign.
To make the “Hello Sunshine” sign for the center of the wreath, you first need to cut down the wood plank to the right width to fit across the center of the wreath. I cut mine down to 11″. Smooth down any rough edges with sand paper.
Next, it’s time to make the decal for the sign. To do this, first download the free cut file from the supply list above. Then, use your Silhouette or Cricut to cut the design from glossy adhesive vinyl. (You can also apply heat transfer or iron-on vinyl to wood, and you can read more about that here.)
After the design is cut, use your hook to remove the excess vinyl from around the design, and then use transfer tape to pick the design up from the paper packing and apply it to wood surface.
Step Two – Add Sign to Wreath.
Use your hot glue gun to attach the corners of the finished sign to the wreath. Hold it in place for a minute or two as the glue dries.
Step Three – Attach Ribbon.
Wrap a short piece of ribbon around the top of the wreath and glue in place with hot glue. Then tie a bow in a second piece of ribbon and glue it in place onto the front of the wrapped ribbon. You can glue the tails of the ribbon in place along the wreath as well to keep it looking pretty.
And that’s it! Your cute, sunny, summer DIY wreath is all ready to hang!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.