I have a fresh and fabulous project for you today that is perfect for year round door decor. I’m showing you how to make a lemon themed home wreath that is sure to put your eyeballs in a good mood!
Lemon decor continues to be popular year after year. It’s one of those things that never seems to go out of style. The bright colors and freshness they bring make them a happy addition to anyone’s home! In the video below I’m showing you how to take an evergreen (yep, you read that right) wreath base and transform it into a lemon themed home wreath.
To do this, I used deco mesh, ribbon tails, and some awesome lemon picks and florals. Add to that a fabulous rag bow and you have a big and beautiful wreath that is also unique. The results are stunning! A lot of love went into this wreath and I can’t wait for you to see how it turned out.
How to Make a Lemon Themed Home Wreath
With summer on the horizon, lemon wreaths seem even more appropriate. They really work for everyday door decor but they seem especially fitting during the summer months. This wreath reminds me of an ice cold lemonade on a super hot day.
There’s nothing more refreshing than that! I am always amazed at how realistic florals and fruit picks have become and the lemons in this wreath are no exception. They look good enough to eat!
Another awesome thing about lemon wreaths is that they also work well for kitchen decor. If you have a kitchen with bright airy colors, a lemon wreath is a great addition. If the kitchen is a little on the dark side, a lemon wreath could be the perfect way to brighten it up and add balance. Using the yellow lemons with dainty white flowers is a fabulous way to bring brightness and airiness to a kitchen or entryway!
Let’s Talk Ribbons and Bows
The bow I used on this lemon wreath is an amazing rag bow. I didn’t make it myself but I really love it! If you don’t have access to a rag bow or don’t want to make one that’s ok. You can always make a regular wired ribbon bow and use that instead.
Just use ribbon that is similar to, or the same as, the ribbon you’ll be using for your ribbon tails. That will help tie your design all together. If you need a bow tutorial to help you on your way, we have lots of those! Check out our post How To Make Bows: 6 Bow-Making Tutorials You Need to get you started.
If you are nervous about choosing which ribbons to use, I can help with that too. I just posted a blog all about how to choose ribbon colors and patterns. In that post I explain how to use coordinate all of your wreath supplies. I give you lots of information and tips. I promise, it’s really not as hard or scary as you may think! I’m here for you, friends.
Lemon Themed Home Wreath
- Start by fluffing out your wreath base if you need to. Then take the 21" mesh and curl up on end then scrunch the mesh towards its center to make a ruffle. Starting on the top rung of your wreath, add the ruffle using your evergreen as twist ties. Then, make a poof that is tall enough to cover the pine and add it to the evergreen. Continue this until your top rung is full and then continue on to the second rung.
- Next use the rotary cutter to cut your two 10" meshes into 20 strips. It will depend on the size of your wreath how many of these you will need. Make ruffles one at a time and add them periodically through the wreath, alternating colors. To make a ruffle, curl in the ends of your strip of mesh then scrunch it up the center.
- Use the super glue to attach 4 mounting squares to the back of your sign. Once it is dry use pipe cleaners to attach the sign to the wreath. Then add your rag bow to the wreath.
- Now cut your ribbon into 14" tails and dovetail the ends. Decide how you want to group your ribbons together. I made two sets. One with 3 1.5" tails and one with a 4, 2.5", and 1.5" tail.
- Take one of each type of ribbon tail and place one on top of the other. Fold the tails in half and pinch the center together. Attach the center pinch to a twist tie on the wreath frame. Repeat with the remaining ribbon tails until your wreath is a full as you like it.
- Next, open up your white floral stems and use hot glue to add them into the wreath on the right side of your sign. Then trim another stem down into smaller pieces and add them to the other side of your sign.
- Then trim your lemon pick stem and use hot glue to add them into the wreath, working them in all the way around.
And that’s all there is to this lemon themed home wreath, y’all! Using the premade rag bow saved me some time and added so much to the overall look. This design was also a great way to use up an evergreen wreath that I had laying around. I always try to snag some on clearance after the holidays (and so should you!) but there is no reason to wait until Christmas to them. They add a lot of depth to the wreath and end up getting covered up by all the fun stuff anyway. Just another fun tip for you!
Just pin this DIY lemon-themed home wreath tutorial below to find the instructions later!
If you need any help with centerpiece-making, bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out more of our tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.
We would love to see your beautiful summer wreaths! Please share with us over at the How To Make Wreaths Facebook Group.