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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

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.

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If you don’t have time to create your own wreath or you need more wreath inspiration, check out this curated selection of front door wreaths that I’ve found for you. 

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. I held the burlap and ribbon in place with basic ball head sewing pins.

Summer Sunflower Wreath-Burlap and Polka Dot Ribbon

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.

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

I hung the wreath onto an over the door wreath holder with raffia ribbon.

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.

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

 

If you don’t have time to create your own wreath or you need more wreath inspiration, check out this curated selection of front door wreaths that I’ve found for you. 

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27 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.

    1. 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

  3. Oh how I love how you used the ribbon for a pop of color! Love those lights too!

    1. Thanks Kimm! I love yellow and the ribbon worked perfectly with the sunflowers! Have a great day ~Sonya

  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

    1. You are the queen of wreaths Melissa!! Thanks for your sweet words ~Sonya

    1. Thanks so much Christy! I thought the yellow would stand out well from the street!

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

  6. I love how you used the yellow ribbon as an accent instead of covering the whole thing with it! Great job!

  7. Sylvia Marie says:

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

    1. Thanks so much Jeanie! I can’t believe I let that light stay looking that bad for as long as I did!

  10. 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!

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

  12. Beautiful wreath, Sonya! I love sunflowers for summer and like how you used them with the greenery, yellow fabric, and raffia.

  13. I love the summer sunflower wreath. As I have never made a wreath before (had to start sometimes), my questions are elementary I feel certain, so please forgive me.
    1. What to you use to hold burlap and ribbon in place?
    2. How much wire to you need? Is it just around the wreath once to put flowers in?
    3. What is that you used on top to make the holder?
    Thanks so much for your help!
    Shirley Toon

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. After doing projects so many times I forget that others may not know all of the details. I have updated the post to include the answers to all of your questions. ~Sonya

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