Soon we’ll be enjoying the long summer days, along with summer outings and fun!
So it’s definitely time to update the front door with a playful and fun summer wreath.
Last summer, we made this simple, playful wreath for summer, however we didn’t share how to make it with you.
It’s also perfect for your front door for the 4th of July and patriotic celebrations too with its red, white and blue color scheme.
Plus this easy summer wreath for your front door is affordable too.
In fact, most of the supplies came from the dollar store.
Summer Wreath for Your Front Door Video Tutorial
If you’d like to see a quick video tutorial on how to make this playful summer wreath for your front door.
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Supplies for Your Playful Summer Front Door Wreath
You’ll need the following supplies for your playful and patriotic summer wreath for your front door.
We purchased most of these supplies from the dollar store.
- 14″ metal floral hoop
- pool noodle
- packaging tape
- wired ribbon
- floral wire
- fishing line
- embellishments, such as small flip flops and swim googles
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Form a Pool Noodle Summer Wreath
Originally when we made this summer wreath for Steph’s front door, we formed the pool noodle into a circle and taped it together.
However after a few weeks it began to loose it’s shape.
It was no longer a nice round circle, but a saggy oblong wreath.
In fact, it looked pretty sad.
Clearly, we needed something to give it some structure in the the heat of the summer.
As we were looking for a solution, we saw small hula hoops at the dollar store and thought that would fix our saggy wreath.
Overall, it did give it structure to hold it’s shape, but it was too big and we had to piece together 2 pool noodles.
Which meant, we had two areas of packaging tape we were trying to conceal.
So, back to the drawing board…
As it happens a 14″ metal floral hoop is the perfect size for the length of a pool noodle.
Shazam, we had stability for the pool noodle wreath.
First, you will need to cut a slit to the center and the length of the pool noodle.
Next, slide the pool noodle over the metal hoop.
Then twist the cut edge towards the back, so it will not show.
As the ends of the pool noodle are pulled together, you’ll find you will need to cut an angle about 1/2″ off of the area towards the center of the wreath.
While a utility knife will work for this, scissors were much easier and did a great job.
This will ensure that it fits together nicely.
Finally, attach the 2 ends together with a pieces of packaging tape. You may find it helpful to enlist another set of hands to help with this.
Camouflage the Seam
Camouflage the seam by wrapping a piece of ribbon around the seam and secure with glue.
Leave this piece of ribbon long and it will form the tails for the bow.
Make a Bow for Summer Wreath
Personally, I think the easiest way to make a bow for this summer wreath for the front door is to make a 6 loop bow and secure it with wire.
You can see a tutorial how to make a bow here.
However, Steph already had this fun nautical wired ribbon on hand, but it was cut into lengths that ranged from 15″-24″.
Clearly, none of them were long enough to make the bow.
So, instead I took the cut lengths of ribbon and glued each one together forming a loop.
Then, I layered each loop together and secured it with glue.
Finally to conceal the glued loops in the center, I took a short piece of ribbon and wrapped it around the loops and secured it with glue.
Then the bow is attached to the wreath over the seam area with glue.
Since we used hot glue I worried with the heat of summer, that the glue would fail and the bow would fall apart and come off the wreath.
So, I then took some fishing line and secured the loops of the bow to the pool noodle.
It’s now very secure.
I definitely believe that making a bow and securing to the pool noodle wreath with wire would be much easier and more secure.
Embellishing Summer Wreath
Certainly, embellishing this summer wreath for the front door is the fun part.
A quick trip to the dollar store will provide lots of ideas for embellishing your pool noodle summer wreath.
We chose swim goggles and small flip flops.
They are easily attached by threading a long length of fishing line through a large needle.
First, pierce the heel end of the flip flop with the needle and pull the fishing line through.
Then insert the needle through the pool noodle under the ribbon and secure on the backside.
You may find it easier to push the needle through the pool noodle with a pair of needle nose pliers.
Repeat with the second flip flop.
To attach the googles, I looped the fishing line through the plastic slide. Then I threaded the fishing line through the needle and attached it through the pool noodles.
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Hang and Enjoy Your Playful Summer Wreath
One more step, is to create a loop for hanging.
To form a loop I threaded a piece of wire through the ribbon on the backside, creating a loop for hanging.
Now you can place your playful summer wreath on your front door and enjoy it all summer long.
How do you like our playful summer wreath for your front door?
Are you ready to start adding a little red, white and blue decor in your home?
We hope you found a little inspiration here today and will give this summer wreath a try.
And please let us know how you embellish yours!
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