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Easy Spring and Summer Wreath Ideas to Make for Doors and Mantels

Updated on April 7, 2015
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Do you enjoy DIY projects for different seasons and holidays? Are you always on the lookout for new ways to decorate your home without breaking the bank? Wreaths are an easy affordable project that you can put together in a weekend or even a few hours. Front doors and fireplace mantels are natural places to hang wreaths, but don't feel limited to these options. There are endless possibilities from kitchen walls to bedroom doors to patio railings. You should also feel free to mix and match the options in this article as you like. Find a picture or tutorial to use as inspiration and then put a personal twist on it to make it your own. Happy creating!

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Flowers

After months of gray snow and brown tree branches, everyone is excited to see colorful flowers sprouting up in gardens. There are tons of free tutorials for paper and fabric flowers that you can use for your wreaths. Stick to a single flower for a streamlined aesthetic or create a rainbow wreath with multiple types of flowers, colors, and patterns. Fake flowers are also readily available at craft stores. Look for sales or use a coupon to pick up a bunch for just a few dollars.

Lemons

Lemons are so cheerful and inviting. Guests will practically be able to smell the fruit when they see your colorful lemon wreath hanging from the front door. Keep it simple with a round of plastic lemons or sprinkle them among some leafy green sprigs. A small yellow and white chevron bow adds the perfect finishing touch.

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Easter eggs

There are so many ideas for decorating real eggs and crafting with plastic eggs that the possibilities for an Easter eggs wreath are actually a little overwhelming. You can make your eggs wreath as simple or complex as you like. Real blown out egg shells offer a delicate aesthetic while plastic eggs are great if you're crafting with kids or simply want a project that comes together in an hour or so.

DIY: Summer Chevron Wreath

Chevrons

The chevron pattern is all the rage right now, and it's ideal for spring and summer crafting. Colorful zig zags make a great focal or accent. Wrap a foam wreath base in a favorite chevron fabric or ribbon and leave it at that or add a little chevron embellishment to a spring or summer wreath with a different theme.

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Polka dots

Polka dots are another cheerful pattern that lends itself perfectly to warmer weather and brightly colored decorations. It is not hard to find beautiful fabrics and ribbons with polka dot patterns for all of your crafting needs. You can even spray paint or glue felt dots on a wreath form to create your own polka dot design. Take care when pairing polka dots with other patterns to avoid overwhelming the eye.

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Pastels

Pastels are light and versatile and will keep you going from March right through August. There are tons of DIY project ideas out there that feature pastel palettes. If you don't find a wreath with just the right colors, look for inspiration elsewhere online and then pull those colors for your wreath.

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Birds / nests

After months of cold weather with little wildlife in many parts of the country, it's exciting to see birds starting to build nests again in the spring. Think about using a twig base for your wreath. Whether you're constructing a nest solely for your eggs or you're putting together a more elaborate bird theme, the twigs fit perfectly. You can make your own base or buy a pre-made form.

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Peeps

Peeps put a smile on most people's faces, even if they aren't big fans of these seasonal sugary treats. If you're looking for a fun project that kids can put together during a rainy afternoon, a peeps wreath is a great option. Peeps are readily available and inexpensive during the Easter season and can be used for creative, temporary décor. If you plan to store your peeps wreath for the next season, take care to wrap it so that insects and small animals can't get into it.

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Grass

One popular material for grass wreaths is eyelash yarn. You should be able to find it at most craft stores, fabric stores, and dollar stores. Green eyelash yarn creates a cheerful grass aesthetic that comes together in minutes. Grass makes a great base for birds, bunnies, gardening supplies, and much more.

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Garden hose

Upcycling is quite trendy right now. Garden hoses are just one common household items that offers many possibilities for upcycling. A wreath is one great option for the leaky garden hose that you haven't gotten around to throwing away. Clean it up, cut off a few yards, and fashion it into a simple seasonal wreath base. You can leave it as it is or adorn it with a few gardening supplies.

How to Make a Garden Hose Wreath

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Butterflies

Butterflies offer a whimsical touch to home décor. A wreath or other single decorative element with butterflies adds just the right flair for the season without overwhelming a room. The easiest way to make your own butterflies is with a paper punch. Of course you can also cut out paper, felt, or fabric butterflies freehand or by tracing a pattern or you can buy pre-made shapes.

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Other ideas / materials to incorporate

You can use any of these additional spring and summer wreath ideas on their own or in combination with any of the previously mentioned ideas.

  • Bunnies
  • Fourth of July
  • Burlap
  • Initials
  • House numbers
  • Letters spelling out spring, summer, or other seasonal or holiday words

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    • randomcreative profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Clearfield 

      3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Sure, Ronna! Glad you enjoyed.

    • Ronna Pennington profile image

      Ronna Pennington 

      3 years ago from Arkansas

      I always forget about the mantel! Thanks for the reminder (and lots of neat ideas)

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      vespawoolf 

      3 years ago from Peru, South America

      What a nice collection of unique wreaths! I think the lemons sound nice, and what a clever idea to use peeps for décor! Since I don´t like to eat them, I might just try it. Thanks!

    • randomcreative profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Clearfield 

      3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks, Better Yourself! Sounds good. :)

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      Better Yourself 

      3 years ago from North Carolina

      Great ideas, love the Peeps wreath and will have to save the idea for Easter next year.

    • randomcreative profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Clearfield 

      4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      That's great, Seafarer Mama! Have fun with it. :)

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      Karen A Szklany 

      4 years ago from New England

      Very lovely hub, RandomCreative! I am now thinking of making a seashell wreath for my home's front door.

      Tweeted, Pinned & Shared!

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      Rose Clearfield 

      4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      That's awesome, RTalloni! Enjoy decorating your new space. :)

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      RTalloni 

      4 years ago from the short journey

      Neat round-up here. This time next year we may have a new back porch and I'm looking forward to making a large fun outdoor wreath, maybe using a water hose with clay pots for growing herbs.

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      Rose Clearfield 

      4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much, Thelma!

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      Thelma Alberts 

      4 years ago from Germany

      They all look beautiful. Thanks for sharing your excellent hub.

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      Rose Clearfield 

      4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks, dilipchandra and MsDora! I'm glad that you enjoyed the ideas here.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you for all these lovely, creative wreath ideas. The grass wreath surely gets my attention. Voted Up!

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      Dilip Chandra 

      4 years ago from India

      Useful info this is. A good hub and a good share.

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