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
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! Since I already had the wreath, wire, yellow dot grosgrain ribbon, and burlap ribbon this was a bonus. I purchased fake sunflowers and greenery.
Wreath Making Supplies:
- Straw wreath
- Raffia Ribbon
- Burlap Ribbon
- Yellow Dot Ribbon or color of choice
- Floral Wire
- Faux Sunflowers
I wrapped the burlap ribbon first around the entire surface. Next added the yellow dot only on about 1/4th of the wreath. I held the burlap and ribbon in place with basic ball head sewing pins.
Next I wrapped the wire around the bottom one time 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.
Keep layering based on how full you want your sunflower wreath to be.
I hung the wreath onto an over the door wreath holder with raffia ribbon.
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.
Totally worth the update!!
In case you were curious….
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!
Here is another one of my most popular wreaths on Pinterest!
NOW it’s time to see what my friends are up to: