DIY Summer Wreath for Your Front Porch

Hoooooooray, I have a DIY project for you lovely people today! It’s been a while, huh? My pregnancy brain is foggy on the details, but I think it’s been at least a few weeks since I shared a start-to-finish DIY project. Completely unacceptable! But I’m back at it today and this is a fun one–it’s a simple DIY summer wreath for your front porch. Now I realize I may be jumping the gun a little by talking about summer, but it’s a comin’ folks. May is almost halfway over, school will be out in a mere two weeks, and it’s time to start getting ready for the most wonderful time of year. Yep, I said it. I think summer is way better than Christmas time, but you all know this about me by now. Anyway, let’s get on to my project. As usual it’s super easy, affordable, and pretty darn cute if I must say so myself. Here’s what we’re making:

DIY Summer Wreath for Your Front Porch

Here’s what you’ll need to make this wreath:

  • 12″ wood “hi” cutout–you could also use a large wooden initial to make this, which you can find at any craft store
  • grapevine wreath–mine is 14″
  • floral stems–I found all of mine at Michael’s
  • hot glue gun
  • wire cutters
  • wire
  • coffee–because every DIY project needs coffee

DIY Summer Wreath for Your Front Porch

DIY Summer Wreath for Your Front Porch

The first step is trimming your floral stems so you’re left with just the top sections. You only need it to be long enough to stick through the wreath.

DIY Summer Wreath for Your Front Porch

Once that is done just start placing the stems around the corner of the wreath. I focused on the right side of the wreath only because I wanted to use the wooded “hi” cutout on the left side, but you can position the stems on the wreath in any way you like.

DIY Summer Wreath for Your Front Porch

They should all go completely through the wreath so you can see the stem on the other side.

DIY Summer Wreath for Your Front Porch

I didn’t have a plan for how I wanted the flowers to line up, I just sort of played around with it as I went. I also added bits of greenery too, which were actually already on the stems I purchased, to make it look a little fuller. I simply used a hot glue gun to secure all of the floral stems and greenery in place. Then I trimmed any excess off the back side of the wreath.

DIY Summer Wreath for Your Front Porch

Next it was time to add in the “hi” cutout. I got mine unfinished, so I put a quick coat of white paint on it before I got started. Then I simply laid the cutout where I wanted it on the wreath and used two pieces of wire to secure it in place. Super duper easy. Just make sure it’s nice and tight by twisting the wire together on the backside of the wreath, then tuck it back up inside so the wire is out of the way.

DIY Summer Wreath for Your Front Porch

I didn’t love how obvious the wire was, so I used white paint to help blend it in. Totally not necessary, but just something extra I did. And now would be a good time to take a sip of that coffee we talked about earlier.

DIY Summer Wreath for Your Front Porch

Here is the finished wreath!

DIY Summer Wreath for Your Front Porch

DIY Summer Wreath for Your Front Porch DIY Summer Wreath for Your Front Porch

Pretty cute, right? It’s definitely a fun little wreath for the front porch this summer and it was sooooo insanely easy to do. And keep in mind that you could do this with a wooden initial from the craft store instead of the “hi” cutout. Just do whatever your little heart desires! Either way it’s super simple and quick. I think it probably took about 30 minutes, start to finish. It’s the perfect afternoon project.

Well friends, I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial. Of course let me know if you have any questions, I’m always happy to help. And stay tuned to see the rest of our front porch, I’ll be sharing that post next week!

A few other posts you might like:

Beautiful Wreaths for Spring

DIY Wooden Wall Planter

DIY Painted Pots with Vintage French Labels

DIY Summer Wreath for Your Front Porch

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The Comments

  • Nikki
    May 11, 2017

    Cute wreath, Sarah. Thanks for the tutorial. ????

  • Anne
    May 11, 2017

    Hi Sarah! Your wreath is beautiful…I love the colors. I recently made a wreath for my daughter’s birthday and was trying to come up with an idea to fasten the “S” I used. I, too, didn’t like the look of the wire. I ended up using 2 clear decorating clips by 3M Command. I stuck them on the back of the letter and attached the wire to them. Worked perfectly!
    Thank you so much for your decorating ideas. You are such as inspiration!

  • Marilyn Soto
    May 11, 2017

    So cute -I loved that you used the simple “hi” and I am dying to see the entire porch -the wooden chair has got me swooning and all your little painted pots look so adorable.

  • Cindy Richter
    May 11, 2017

    So pretty and pink is my fave! I remember a long time ago you showing us your porch and the changes you’d made. Post a new pic of the whole thing again! I love that corner – what a welcoming happy feeling.

    • Sarah
      > Cindy Richter
      May 11, 2017

      I’ll be sharing this little stoop next week Cindy, stay tuned my friend!!

      • Gail Spruell
        > Sarah
        May 12, 2017

        I love that wreath!! Thanks for showing us how you did it!! ❤️

        • Sarah
          > Gail Spruell
          May 13, 2017

          Of course! Thank you for dropping by Gail!

  • kim baker jacovich
    May 11, 2017

    so cute! i always made my wreaths, but lost the creative bug. you’ve inspired me! xx

    • Sarah
      > kim baker jacovich
      May 11, 2017

      Give it a go Kim, this one was super easy. Just make sure you have the coffee handy! 🙂

  • Teresa O'Connor
    May 11, 2017

    Oh dear I love this so much , but for me Im about to head into my winter here in Oz..
    Well I suppose I can work on it for next summer 🙂
    Thanks for this , its beautiful…

    • Sarah
      > Teresa O’Connor
      May 11, 2017

      Oh I’m sorry Teresa! What is the winter like in Australia anyway?

      • Teresa O'Connor
        > Sarah
        May 15, 2017

        Im from Ireland and living in Australia 5 years now.
        The winter here in Queensland is pretty much like the hottest day in Ireland.
        But people get really cold here , i’m still not acclimatized yet so it feels like summer to me LOL!!!
        Im still finding it hard to adjust to the opposite seasons , ill get there eventually.
        Im very grateful that life is good 🙂

  • Tammy Ganci
    May 11, 2017

    Hi, love love love this post today. I am making a wreath for my kitchen door and I am using a large wooden letter G (last name initial) in place of your “hi” which i must say I do love. I have been making my door wreaths and even some for inside my house for years. So easy and so inexpensive. Well enjoy your day and Happy Mothers day!!!

    • Sarah
      > Tammy Ganci
      May 11, 2017

      You’re right Tammy, DIY wreaths are so easy and inexpensive. And so fun to put together. Good luck with yours!

  • Pam
    May 11, 2017

    Oh I love this wreath and the colors are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to give this a try!! Love all your inspirations and teaching tips!

    • Sarah
      > Pam
      May 11, 2017

      Aw thank you so much!! xoxo

  • Brenda
    May 11, 2017

    Love the wreath, it’s very pretty. I need to get my summer wreath out and think I will add our initial to it.

    • Sarah
      > Brenda
      May 11, 2017

      Great idea Brenda!

  • Rondell Konat
    May 11, 2017

    Beautiful wreath!

    • Sarah
      > Rondell Konat
      May 11, 2017

      Thank you Rondell! 🙂

      • blair hendel
        > Sarah
        June 1, 2019

        Do you know about how much in materials this was? Wondering if its worth my time or to order one similar style, i love this one though! Thanks for sharing

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    August 2, 2017

    How much did the supply cost to make it ??

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      I think maybe $20 or so.

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    Where did you get your supplies from, ie the flowers and hi sign?

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