Summer Sunflower Wreath

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Here in the south, outdoor living means lots of cook outs!

Whether you’re having hot dogs, hamburgers, or low country boil a southern party always starts with a front door greeting!

Summer Sunflower Wreath-DIY

SO you better make sure that front door is welcoming.

Today, along with some of my southern blogging friends, I’m sharing a summer sunflower wreath and some new porch lanterns.

We are continuing our fun series: “Oh My Word, would you look at that… Outdoor Living”

Be sure to check out what Christy, Laura, Debbie, and Melissa have going on today.  I will have all of the links to their blogs at the end of the post.

I love making wreaths, which I am sure you are aware!  This one is some what different from all of the one’s I’ve made in the past BUT I love it!  I already had the wreath, wire, yellow dot grosgrain ribbon, and burlap ribbon.  I just picked up the fake sunflowers and greenery.  I spent a total of $7 for those.

Summer Sunflower Wreath-Supplies

I wrapped the burlap ribbon first around the entire surface.  Next added the yellow dot only on about 1/4th of the wreath.

Summer Sunflower Wreath-Burlap and Polka Dot Ribbon

Next I wrapped the wire around the bottom making sure to stay lined up center with the yellow dot ribbon. By adding the wire this way I was able to cut the stems and slide them under the wire.  This way it’s not permanent and I can re use the wreath.

I cut the stem length depending on how far out from under the wire I needed them to stick out.  For the sunflowers up closer to the center, those stems are short.

Summer Sunflower Wreath-layering the greenery

Keep layering based on how full you want your sunflower wreath to be.

Summer Sunflower Wreath-Layering Greenery and Sunflowers

Summer Sunflower Wreath-Front Door Entrance

We also updated our porch lights and to say I am thrilled us an understatement!  I was at Lowe’s on Saturday with my husband getting wire for another project and saw these by accident.

The best part is that they match the lights on my stone patio that we built 2 years ago!  I bought three, 2 smaller one’s for the front and one larger one for the deck.

All three only cost $100!

Summer Sunflower Wreath-Porch Lantern

Totally worth the update!!

Summer Sunflower Wreath-Lantern Lights

In case you were curious….

Summer Sunflower Wreath-Porch Lantern before and after

As you can see, I have a small porch.  No place for rocking chairs or other decor but I still think it’s just as important to make it welcoming.  On the bright side, it doesn’t cost me very much money!

Summer Sunflower Wreath-Summer Porch

Here is another one of my most popular wreaths on Pinterest!

Natural Spring Wreath

Natural Spring Wreath

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NOW it’s time to see what my friends are up to:

Our Southern Home

Daisy Mae Belle

Top This Top That

Refresh Restyle

Linking up:  Love of Family and Home  Savvy Southern Style  Just a Girl and her blog

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    • says

      There is a farm near my house that plants them in an entire field and I pass them every time I drive to my sister’s house! Yo will love them Laura. ~Sonya


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