Do It Yourself: Lemon Citrus Wreath for a Summer Door 🍋
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 👏 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 humans💜 & keep demanding for change in the world. I stand with you. I’m listening. I’m learning. I’m changing. 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.
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.
All you need to make this wreath:
– Lemon Leaf Garland
– Twig Wreath
– 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.)
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. I didn’t want the hot glue to melt and my wreath to fall apart. This wreath took about 25-minutes to make!
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!
I loved how it turned out! 😊 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.
The lemon wreath is also a cute budget-friendly gift idea! 🍋
I 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. 💜 🍋
Questions for you!
- Have you ever made your own wreath before?
- What is your favorite holiday to decorate for?