Asked on Jan 16, 2014

Door Wreaths

Karen Hart
by Karen Hart
Hi, During Fall and Winter I am set with door wreaths, however when spring and summer roll around I don't know what I should put on my door. Any crafty ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  18 answers
  • Tonya Hull Sacco Tonya Hull Sacco on Jan 16, 2014
    Search for "Easy DIY Summer Wreath". There was a beautiful easy to do one posted earlier. Good luck :)

  • Unfinishedwoodco Unfinishedwoodco on Jan 16, 2014
    How about some hydrangeas and a simple monogram?

  • Cynthia E Cynthia E on Jan 16, 2014
    You could make living wreaths or monogram initial from plants either succulents or small pansies, petunias, ground covers etc. Or cover in moss and add a few faux spring flowers or birds in nests.. Can't wait to see what you make :)

  • Terri Austill Terri Austill on Jan 18, 2014
    I made a cute summer wreath with a vintage child's toy rake and some trailing silk petunias. Maybe you could find something unusual like that for your wreath base!

  • Lora (Howard) Cotton Lora (Howard) Cotton on Jan 18, 2014
    Karen, I too had your problem about a year ago. It's easy for the fall because there are so many holidays that you can decorate for and use that as the theme for your wreath, but come Jan 1, and the ideas just seem to dry up. I fixed this problem for myself by making a plain burlap bubble wreath. Now all I do is change out the decor, usually with stuff I make myself (I glue pin backs to the stuff and pin it on the wreath) or I pick up stuff at the $$ stores so I can change it out every few weeks if I get tired of it, or if I think of something I'd like better. It doesn't cost much after the initial outlay for the burlap ribbon and the wire form. If you'd be using silk flowers to decorate it, all you have to do is give yourself a decent amount of stem, then weave the stem part thru the burlap itself. Hope this can help you.

  • AGirland2Drills AGirland2Drills on Jan 18, 2014
    check out Lindsay Ballard's blog, Makely School for girls. She has a wreath tutorial that is awesome.

  • Dee Dee on Jan 18, 2014
    For spring try a little kids umbrella open it a little and tape to hold it .Put silk tulips or flowers you like in it. put a bow on the handle and hang it with the handle side up.For summer find a basket and put flowers in it and hang it. Hope this gives you something to think about.

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Jan 18, 2014
    I hit the dollar store and get grape vine wreath and silks there. cut the stems to leangth you need. You can hot glue the flowers on or just stick them in and change with the season

  • Judith Beumel-Card Judith Beumel-Card on Jan 18, 2014
    Here is one that I made, let me know what you think.

  • KathrynElizabeth Etier KathrynElizabeth Etier on Jan 18, 2014
    Pinwheels make cheerful wreaths; I made one with bright scrapbooking papers. You can also use store-bought pinwheels and the wreath can be customized for holidays, such as red, white, & blue for Independence day.

  • Judy Grecco Judy Grecco on Jan 19, 2014
    How about a Heart shaped wreath for Valentine's Day, you can get or make them out of grapevines, or you can cut one out of wood and painted red and a shamrock painted green for St. Patrick's Day. I have a wooden Turkey also for Thanksgiving.

  • Judith Beumel-Card Judith Beumel-Card on Jan 19, 2014
    thank you

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jan 20, 2014
    There is something going on all the time. A simple grapevine wreath can be changed out monthly! Pink bow with red hearts for February; Green bow and shamrocks for March; along comes April and why not motifs of rain for April showers (A cutout of a cloud with rain drops of sequins, which is followed by May flowers (daisies?)! June could be bridal month with some tuffs of netting and a pretty bow (remember something blue); July of course is flags, August is so filled with sunflowers and then comes September...a small yellow school bus and cutouts of kids? This takes you all the way to Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years'....and no shortage of ideas there! HAVE FUN!

  • Mary Davin Mary Davin on Jan 20, 2014
    ALL Great ideas! Nice that we're Springing ahead with ideas and not hibernating into winter! It's only 9 more WEEKS TO SPRING! YAY!

  • Melanie Melanie on Jan 26, 2014
    A very pretty cheap way is coffee filters dye them with food color let dry the\n push them though a clothes wire rack that's you put in a round shape

  • Karen Hart Karen Hart on Jan 26, 2014
    Melanie, Thank you!

  • Shari Shari on Feb 08, 2014
    I've made several as gifts. I also recommend the dollar store. Mine carries wreath forms & long strands of flowers, which I just wrap around the form. I get a couple of pastel bouquets which I then cut apart to fill in. Sometimes I wire on a little stuffed toy, like a rabbit for Easter. Then I make a bow out of wired ribbon, and for less than $10 you have a wreath that looks more costly, and will get you lots of compliments.