June 19, 2012

Summer Wreath {navy & yellow}

I had my first day of summer vacation yesterday, and the first thing I did was make my summer wreath.  Is that pathetic?  I don’t really care!  I am seriously in love with my DIY summer wreath:

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I’m a little obsessed with yellow and navy this summer – these images from Pinterest only make me love it more:

I am on a “no-spending spree” right now, so I had to make this wreath with materials I already had in my stash.  I had a wreath form from the Dollar Store leftover, and I had a navy blue fabric remnant.  I cut the fabric remnant (not exact, just eye-balled it) and wrapped it around the wreath, over-lapping every layer:

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I secured it every few inches with a little bit of hot glue on the back of the wreath.  I really liked how the fraying edges gave it some dimension and texture.

Since I love navy and white stripes, I wanted to replicate that on this wreath, so I took some white scrap fabric and cut it in 1 1/2 in strips with my rotary cutter.

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Then I made “stripes” with the white fabric and secured them on the back with hot glue.

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Then I dug up any fabrics that had yellow in them from my craft closet.  I shared this picture on my Instagram (follow me!!)



I made the big flower using this tutorial from Infarrantly Creative, and the white & yellow polka-dotted flowers using this tutorial from All Things Thrifty (I didn’t make them full flowers because I wanted them to fit alongside of the big flower), and made rosettes to finish it off just like I did with my plywood artwork.

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I placed the big flower, and then the rosettes on the wreath.

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Then I tucked the two other flowers in to finish it off:

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Hung it on my door with two ribbons placed on top of each other, and secured it to my door:

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I love my new summer wreath – it reminds me that it’s truly SUMMER every time I open my door! Smile

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I also really love that this entire project was *free*!

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In some weird way, I believe that *now* my summer can start! Smile

Like this post?  You’ll probably like these too:

1. Spring felt & bunting wreath

2. Double Fall Wreath

3. Giant Coffee Filter Flower

4. DIY Cedar Planked Wall

What have you done to prepare for summer this year?  Are you loving navy & yellow as much as I am this season?

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  1. So pretty! Such a good color combo 🙂

  2. WOW- I LOVEEE this!!!! You are so creative! I should get on making a new summer wreath but am currently happy with my moss “C” monogram Pottery Barn knock off one. Yours makes me feel like crafting again! Nice job!!!

  3. I LOVE this!!!!! You are so awesomely creative. I love the nautical style things- yellow and blue is oh so summery. 🙂 Hope you are enjoying your summer now, blog friend!! 🙂

  4. I LOVE THIS!!!! You are so creative!!!!

  5. Let summer begin!! Loving the navy and yellow…fresh and fun! You did great. Kind of makes me want to go make a wreath…okay, not really. But this one is great!

  6. I love the colors you chose! Its gorgeous!

  7. Oh my goodness, this wreath is amazing! I love the navy and yellow together — just great! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I’m visiting from Someday Crafts 🙂

    Charlie @ Match Made On Hudson

  8. I love this wreath! I’m a new follower and I’d love it if you’d share this on Tuesday’s Tidbits at Naptime Delights: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/06/tuesdays-tidbits-link-party-5.html?utm_source=BP_featured

  9. This is SO cute! I love it! The dark blue and yellow together are so Summery and fun. So glad I found your fun blog, and I will be following. 🙂

  10. This is adorable! 🙂 I love the colors!!

    I’ve been looking for a summery wreath to make – and everything seems either too springy or patriotic – this is a good balance 🙂

    Found you at House of Hepworths linky party 🙂

  11. S is for STICKER! I love the color, the stripes and YOU!
    AWESOME job!

  12. Love it! Navy +yellow = fun summer combo. Love your wreath. Pinning to my wreath board. Found you through HoH. xoxo

  13. What a beautiful wreath! Your flowers are amazing!!! Megan

  14. Just beautiful!
    I adore blue and yellow, too!
    Would love if you stopped by my linky party to link it up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  15. This is adorable. I just love the colors. It really gives it a nice nautical feel, but the yellow is such a nice touch on the flowers. 🙂 Really very cute!

    Jess @ The Delightful Crafter

  16. I love the colors of this wreath and a great tutorial! I would love for you to share at my linky party going on now at http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/06/blog-stalking-thursday-46.html Blog Stalking Thursday.

  17. I saw your link over at Serenity Now and I am in love with this wreath! Colors and all! I’m excited to start following your blog!

  18. What a fun wreath! I love the colors!

  19. Love this wreath. It is absolutely beautiful.

  20. Your wreath is so cute and summery. I love the yellow and blue combination.

    I’m a teacher, too! I hope you enjoy every minute of your summer vacation.

  21. I love this color combo and your wreath is FABULOUS! I think my burlap wreath needs to take a vacation so something this pretty can grace my door for summer.

    Hugs, Tanya 🙂

  22. Cute wreath! Love the color combo!

  23. This is beautiful and I love those little button flowers 🙂 Saw this over at Beneath my Heart !

  24. Shannon says:

    This is so beautiful! The bridal picture you posted was actually the inspiration for my wedding colors 🙂 You are so talented!

  25. I love this! I’ve been making wreaths lately, and need a new one for the door…something like this would be fun!

  26. I just ran across your guest post on East Coast Creative. I, too, live in the Philadelphia area, am a teacher, a seminary wife, and tiny apartment-dweller! Crazy! I really enjoyed browsing through your teaching posts and your posts on small apartment living.

  27. Looks GREAT!! Love it!

  28. Love, love this wreath! I’ve pinned to my Door Decor board! Love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing it! Found you via the Friday Flair Link Party!

    It’s Always Ruetten

  29. I am currently in the process of making a summer wreath with flowers made from scrap fabric and old T-shirts! I will have to check out the flower tutorials you listed.

  30. Hey Christina! Just wanted to let you know that I’m featuring your wreath in my Summer Wreath round up tomorrow! (If you would rather not be featured, no problem Just let me know.) It’s beautiful!


  31. Oh my word, I LOVE everything about this wreath! Navy and white stripes are my favorite and the yellow is the perfect, most cheerful accent color! Pinned!


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