Hey y’all! It is John and Lindsey from Our Messy Table. We are so excited to be back here to kick off summer with y’all and share a DIY emoonade Themed Summer Wreath!
Lemonade Themed Summer Wreath
- Grapevine wreath
- 1-2 focal pieces: for this wreath, I chose the “Fresh squeezed lemonade sign” and the large burlap ribbon. I found both of these from Hobby Lobby.
- Wired Ribbon: I chose a pink, yellow striped, and a textured white ribbon. You can chose any patterns you want, just make sure you are buying wired ribbon. (otherwise, the bow won’t form correctly.)
- Artificial Flowers: I chose yellow, white, and pink flowers.
- Hot Glue Gun
You want to attach the large focal point pieces first. So, I attached the large burlap lemon to the center of the grapevine wreath. I wanted it to be a little at an angle.
I then wired the Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Sign to the wreath, allowing it to overlap on the burlap lemon.
The next step is to create what will be the “tails” of your bow. You can make these however long you desire. I took all three ribbon colors and layered them on top of each other. Before you cut the ribbon, hold the middle up to the center of the wreath and let the ends fall down on either side to determine if you need the ribbon to be shorter or longer on either side. I let the ribbon fall about half way down the wreath (you can always go back and make them shorter if you need too.)
Once you have the ribbon the length you want it, then use the same piece of wire and attach it to the sign in the center of the wreath.
Leaving a little ribbon left a the bottom, I bunch the ribbon and hot glued it in place. Then I added a flower.
It is time to add the top of the bow! Here is a video I shared last year on how to make a Christmas bow, but it is the same concept. You will make “loops” with the ribbon, the only difference is you will be using all three ribbon, instead of the one in the video. Don’t get discouraged if you have to do this several times! It may take a few tries, but that is the great thing about wired ribbon – it allows for you to make mistakes and just flatten it out and start over. Once you have your bow ready, then you will tie it onto the left over wire from earlier.
When you are tying the ribbon to the wire, the loops may get a little smushed. Don’t worry! Just go back through and fluff out the ribbon, when you are done.
Now that the bow is in place, you can go back and add in the flowers! I chose a long stem of yellow flowers. I placed it very close to the top of bow and let it come down along the right side of the wreath. To secure the flowers in place, I first wedge the stems into the grapevine wreath and then hot glue the ends in place.
Top view of the blow and flowers.
That was the final step! You can just back through and fill in spots that look bare by hot gluing the flowers in and around the bow.
I purposely made my bow a little off centered and lean towards the left side. In order to balance the wreath out, I had the flowers come down farther on the right side.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY Lemonade Summer Wreath as much as I did making it! If you have any questions or need any help when making it yourself, just let me know! I am happy to answer any questions you have.
Thank you so much!
Lindsey & John Lyons