Do It Yourself: Lemon Citrus Wreath for a Summer Door + Video๐Ÿ‹

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Do It Yourself: Lemon Citrus Wreath for a Summer Doorย ๐Ÿ‹ย 


As you all may have noticed, I haven’t posted on the blog or around social media since May 30th. No, this was not me staying silent, and no, this was not me ignoring what’s going on in the world. In fact, the world has done an amazing job of not letting anyone ignore it ๐Ÿ‘ย I took part in #amplifymelanatedvoices. Instead of sharing on my feed, I left it blank to allow eye-opening, informative, and useful posts to be seen. I took a lot of time this week paying attention to these posts, reading, learning, and reflecting on my past actions or thoughts, and asking myself “how I can be better in the future.” Not only did I take this time to learn truly, but also to unlearn. Some people have taken this time to educate others, and I love that. Just remember that this time is to come together, be better humans, put a stop to racism, spread love, offer grace, and to not take advantage of what’s going on right now to spread hate. Sometimes it’s easier for people to remain silent because of the comments that follow along with sharing something uncomfortable. Don’t push people to be silent by quickly attacking their posts. I think it’s beautiful when I see a comment section that is kind to one another, offering constructive criticism and resources. I know people are angry, RIGHTFULLY SO, I’m going to say that again, RIGHTFULLY SO, but use that anger and passion to spread knowledge of what is happening and what needs to change, forgive those who get it wrong or don’t have the right words to say, correct them kindly, hand then resources, share stories, inspire them to change, but just know many people are TRYING, spreading hate only pushes division. It’s a time to spread LOVE while demanding for change. I promise, someone will be more quickly to learn and change their thoughts with constructive criticism, and not the nasty comments. Let’s be better humans๐Ÿ’œ & keep demanding for change in the world. I stand with you. I’m listening. I’m learning. I’m changing.ย Before I get into today’s blog, take the time to head to my Instagram, and click the highlights tab “follow.” If you’re here today, it’s most likely because you enjoy reading blogs, and I’ve shared several WOC accounts you MUST follow. You’ll get lost in the blogs because they’re so beautiful, and deserve all the support. Diversify your feed. That’s a good place to start.
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Last Monday, I spent the morning browsing the internet for a lemon wreath. I think they’re so refreshing and the perfect touch for a summer door. I was taken back at the price tags that went up to $300. I won’t pay anything over $50 for a wreath, especially if it’s only going to be on my front door for a few months. I decided that I was going to just make my own. Plus, making wreaths is such fun. There’s nothing more satisfying than displaying something you made yourself in your home. I’m going to be making a 4th of July wreath next week, so stay tuned for that one!

I filmed the tutorial as well since it’s sometimes easier to SEE than READ. If you’re anything like me, I’m a “watch and do” type of person. diy, wreath, summer decor, home design, front porch, lemon wreath, do it yourself, lemon wreath, lemon decor, how to make, crafts, how to, home, citrus, decoration
All you need to make this wreath:
– Lemon Leaf Garland
– Twig Wreath
– Ribbon
– Faux Lemons
– Floral Accents
– Scissors / Wire Cutters
– Hot Glue Sticks
– Hot Glue Gun
– Floral Wire

I purchased all the items at Hobby Lobby. Right now, ALL of their summer and garden decor is on sale, plus they have the 40% coupon online (always.)

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My door gets really hot in the afternoons because of the sun, so I made sure to attach all of the items (minus the lemons) with the floral wire. Some of the little floral accents can be tucked into the twig wreath without glue, which makes the process way faster. ย I didn’t want the hot glue to melt and my wreath to fall apart. ย This wreath took about 25-minutes to make!ย diy, wreath, summer decor, home design, front porch, lemon wreath, do it yourself, lemon wreath, lemon decor, how to make, crafts, how to, home, citrus, decoration
Fun fact: I’ve never been good at making bows that go on wreaths, so I assemble it all by glue! I cut the pieces to make them look like a bow. I showed you the process in the video, but it’s definitely a good hack if you’re like me and can’t tie a bow!
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I loved how it turned out! ๐Ÿ˜Š I think it could be cute with little oranges, too! Maybe I’ll try that next year. If you want a little bit more color, you can try adding faux lavender accents. I was so close to doing it but chickened out.
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diy, wreath, summer decor, home design, front porch, lemon wreath, do it yourself, lemon wreath, lemon decor, how to make, crafts, how to, home, citrus, decorationI hope you enjoy the video tutorial and get inspired to make your own wreath! If you do, don’t forget to tag me in your photos! I love seeing your creations. ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ‹

Questions for you!


  1. Have you ever made your own wreath before?
  2. What is your favorite holiday to decorate for?

Comments

  • Angela Sharbono

    I appreciate your thoughtful response!

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  • Emma

    I really appreciate the emphasis you put on love AND the need for change. Iโ€™ve seen too many calls for increased love but no action or accountability. I also liked that you painted over the confederate flag rock to help show that racist images wonโ€™t be tolerated. I canโ€™t wait to check out the blogs you suggested and Iโ€™m glad to see that you’re addressing the issue at hand. Please keep it up!

    On another note, you mentioned wanting to buy fake lavender. If you already havenโ€™t, I highly recommend buying a lavender plant. Our bush doubled in size the first year, and the quadrupled itโ€™s first year size this year. Itโ€™s pretty, fragrant, and good for bees!

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  • Maureen

    Hi Taralynn,

    Since I don’t post often on social media, staying silent in the past week was not enough of an action for me, so I took the time to begin to listen and reflect. One of my first realizations was just how many black squares I was seeing last Tuesday, so I thank you for your recommendations! I now have several new blogs to follow (yay!) which provide the important perspective of women of color. THANK YOU!!!

    I usually love decorating for fall, but I’ve been wanting something new for my front door that does not take away from the beautiful hibiscus plants on my front porch. Looking forward to DIY-ing my own lemon wreath!!

    Gratefully,
    Maureen

    Reply to Maureen
    • Taralynn McNitt

      โ™ฅ๏ธ thank you for sharing that. I think it’s important to take time out to listen/reflect.

      Ohhh please share when you finish and have so much fun!!

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  • Ashley

    You are amazing, my friend! I couldn’t agree more with you about being a better human, and doing all we can now and moving forward. I’ve felt so bad for many bloggers because they’ve tried to reach out and say something, but then had so many people attacking them, and not constructively. ๐Ÿ™ I really hope that we can all stand together and help one another.

    Your wreath is beautiful!! I can’t imagine paying more than $50 for one either, especially when you can put them together yourself for a decent price.

    Reply to Ashley
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Ashley!

      Thank you for that. It’s often hard to say anything because everyone is human and any kind of mean comments do hurt, especially when everyone is just TRYING to be better humans at the end of the day. We all have the same common goal. Can’t demand change with hateful tones.

      I appreciate it! The wreaths are so fun to make!

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  • Brooke

    Girl, I love the videos! I just recently went back and watched a few of your videos after your cleaning one! Love them!

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  • Madeline

    Thank you for sharing accounts/blogs by Black women. I saw you painted over racist graffiti near you. Thank you for that as well.

    Have you ever made your own wreath before? Yes! Way cheaper than buying brand new and not too difficult or time-consuming once you have the materials.

    What is your favorite holiday to decorate for? Hmmm maybe Autumn/Halloween. I love pumpkins and pansies cascading down my front steps.

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    • Jen

      Hi there!

      You stood exactly what I’ve been feeloing,
      but haven’t been able to articulate. People are rightfully angry, but we can use that anger as fuel to keep moving us into a better world or we can use it unconstructively and stay exactly where we are.

      I clicked for the gorgeous wreath and got so much more! I’m still definitely going to be making this wreath though! So cute and bright.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Absolutely, Madeline! โ™ฅ๏ธ

      I so agree with you on that! A lot cheaper ๐Ÿ˜Š

      SAME!! FALL FOR THE WIN!

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  • Kristin

    Oh my gosh that is so cute!!! We never have wreaths up on our door. I feel like I need to make one now though!

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  • Jessie

    Super cute! I made a wreath in the fall (sad to admit that’s it’s still hanging on my front door). I think I’ll try making one with oranges. Excited to see your 4th of July wreath ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    This is way too cute, Taralynn! Love the bright yellow colour! โค๏ธโœจ

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  • Ashton Jury

    LOVE THIS!! I also saw you and Becca painted over a racist rock that’s awesome! Also thank you for sharing all of those other bloggers and people to follow. I’ve never made a wreath but this lemon one is adorable I want to recreate this one with maybe some lavender around it.. My favorite holiday to decorate for is Halloween! I love Fall, my husband is the king of Christmas and always does all the decorating for it. Hope you have a good week, can’t wait for your recap.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Ashton!

      Thanks so much! ๐Ÿ’œ Yes, that rock had to go! Thousands of people float down that river on the weekends and it’s sad they had to see that. We’re taking over that rock and making sure it’s never seen again.

      I think I’m with you on that. I LOVE decorating for FALL!

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  • Jennifer Wedin

    Yes! I followed your DIY fall wreath tutorial to make one of my own. My mom and friend loved it so much that I made one for each of them, too. Making wreaths is SO much fun – especially because I agree, they get so darn expensive in store!

    Christmas is my favorite holiday for decorating- I’m not a huge holiday decorator except for that! I don’t like tons of clutter and holiday decor can get overwhelming for me ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ™ˆ

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