I love the colors of summer!
The aqua blues of the pool, the reds and oranges of sun-melted Popsicles…
I knew I wanted to capture those bright colors, and hang them on my front door.
The best part about this project is that it requires one tool to complete: scissors. You can work on this project anywhere. It would be a good one to take with you to keep you occupied during a camping trip, or road trip. It would also be great for kids- they just need to be able to tie a knot!
Here are the supplies you will need to make your own colorful summer wreath!
- 14″ Metal wreath form
- Fuchsia Paisley Bandana (2)
- Yellow Paisley Bandana (2)
- Orange Paisley Bandana (2)
- Turquoise Paisley Bandana (2)
- (optional) “Summer Pennant Flag Banner.”
I did a Spring wreath earlier this year, with a tutorial for a “Spring” pennant banner created from felt. The banner on this wreath is the same, the letters “Spring” are replaced by “Summer.”
You can find the full tutorial and supplies needed here:
SPRING WREATH (<–click here)
Let’s get going on that wreath!
The first thing you will need to do is cut up your bandanas. Mine measured 22″x22″.
I cut the bandanas into thirds.
My directions might be over-complicating this thing.
Just fold your bandana into thirds! lol
I do not own either. I have been curious! I have an irrational fear of slicing my fingertip. Do you have a rotary cutter? Do you like it? Do I need one?
When you have all of your bandanas cut into thirds, stack the pieces, and begin cutting them into strips.
I did not measure these strips. I just eyeballed them. They were about 1″ in width. They do not need to be even or perfect. I bet that rotary cutter would have made quick work of it, but my trusty scissors worked just fine.
Continue cutting as directed with all of your bandanas. I used 8, 22″ bandanas for my 14″ wreath.
When all of the strips are cut, you can begin to tie the strips into the wire wreath form.
You will notice a change of scenery with my photos.
I took this project to the swimming pool! Yes, I did.
And, I had a lot of curious pool patrons checking on my progress over the course of the afternoon.
Continue in any pattern you like.
By switching up the colors you choose, you could alter the whole project. I think this would be a darling wreath in red, white, and blue for Independence Day, or in shades of red and green for Christmas.
Continue tying the strips until you fill your wreath form.
Add a “Summer” pennant banner, or customize your wreath how you desire.
You could hang a monogram in the center with ribbon, or add some silk flowers.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).