Summer Sunflower Wreath

 

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.

Oh My Word, Outdoor Living

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

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

Our Southern Home

Daisy Mae Belle

Top This Top That

Refresh Restyle

Sonya Signature with hearts

Linking up:  Love of Family and Home

Savvy Southern Style

Comments

  1. perfect summer wreath. I love sunflowers. just got done planting a boat load in my garden this year. maybe i can do something like this. happy summer.
    laura@top this top that recently posted…Summer Porch 2014…5 things every Southern porch should haveMy Profile

    • 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

  2. I love sunflowers and that ribbon had me at polka dot! Love it!
    Debbie
    Debbie recently posted…Outdoor Living IdeasMy Profile

  3. Oh how I love how you used the ribbon for a pop of color! Love those lights too!
    Kimm at Reinvented recently posted…Chalkboard Feature WallMy Profile

  4. LOVE this wreath! I’m always looking for new ideas for them and this one is perfect! Sunflowers are the perfect summer flower! Life to the full! Melissa
    Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle recently posted…Backyard TourMy Profile

  5. So pretty!!! I love that polka dot ribbon, friend! ~Christy
    Christy @ Our Southern Home recently posted…Easy Sharpie Embellished Citronella BucketsMy Profile

  6. Sweet summery wreath. LUV sunflowers!
    Hugs, Gee

  7. I love how you used the yellow ribbon as an accent instead of covering the whole thing with it! Great job!
    Pat @ LifeAtLydiasHouse recently posted…Amsterdam Part 3My Profile

  8. Sylvia Marie says:

    I just found your adorable site, the wreath and light fixture made me smile………….

  9. Love your light update as well as your pretty sunflower wreath. Adding the yellow ribbon to the top of the wreath was a great idea to add some extra interest.
    Paula@SweetPea recently posted…Beach Inspired Summer MantelMy Profile

  10. You are the wreath queen Sonya!! ;) Love it…and your new lights!!!

    Nancy
    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule recently posted…Summer Cash Giveaway–$650! {Enter to Win!!}My Profile

  11. Love the wreath! And the light, which reminds me that I need a new one, too. I love how small changes make a big difference!
    Jeanie @ create&babble recently posted…Junky Deck DecorMy Profile

  12. Sonya,
    I am happily featuring your Summer Wreath on my blog later today. I hope you will stop by for a visit.
    Make it a great day!
    Meegan recently posted…Sizzlin’ Summer GiveawayMy Profile

  13. I love your wreath and the new light. The yellow polka dot ribbon and the sunflowers are the perfect Summer welcome.

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