I have a fresh and fabulous year-round door decor project for you today! I’m showing you how to make DIY door wreaths with lemons that are easy to make and will put your eyeballs in a good mood as they brighten up any front porch!
Hey, y’all! Lemon-themed decor has proven to have staying power as it continues to be popular year after year. Lemons are one of those things that never seem to go out of style, probably because the bright colors and fresh vibe they add make a happy addition to anyone’s home!
In this post, 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 your customers will love. As a bonus, there’s even a video included so you can follow along as I make this wreath.
Note: If you (or your customers) love lemon-themed decor, we have several different door wreaths with lemons on this site to offer plenty of variety and inspiration. Check out our Grapevine Wreath With Lemons And Hello Sign, DIY Bless Your Heart Lemon Wreath and Lemon Grapevine Wreath With Florals designs!
With spring right around the corner and summer on the horizon, lemon wreaths seem even more appropriate. They work well for everyday door decor, but they seem especially fitting during the spring and summer months.
This wreath design reminds me of an ice-cold lemonade on a super hot day – so refreshing! Who doesn’t love that?
Another awesome thing about lemon wreaths is that they also work well for kitchen decor. If you have a kitchen with light, airy colors, a lemon wreath is a great choice. On the other hand, if your kitchen is a little on the dark side, a lemon wreath could be the perfect way to brighten it up and add balance.
Lemon Wreath Rag Bow And Other Bow Options
The bow I used on these DIY door wreaths with lemons is an amazing rag bow. I didn’t make it myself, but I really love it! Don’t worry if you don’t have access to a rag bow or don’t want to make one – you can always make and use a regular wired ribbon bow.
I recommend using ribbons that are similar to, or the same as, the ribbons you’ll be using for your ribbon tails to help tie your design together. If you need a bow tutorial to guide you, check out How To Make Bows: 6 Bow-Making Tutorials You Need to get you started.
Are you wondering how to choose ribbons for your projects? I just created a guide on how to choose ribbon colors and patterns. In that post, I explain how to use coordinate all of your wreath supplies, and it includes lots of information and tips.
I promise that it’s really not as hard or scary as you may think! I’m here for you, friends.
How To Make DIY Wreaths With Lemons On An Evergreen Base
In the last several years, I have been consistently amazed at how realistic florals and fruit picks have become! The lemons in this wreath are no exception – they look good enough to eat!
Here’s what you’ll need for this project. I’ve included several handy links to help make it easier to find items you may need.
- Snowy evergreen wreath base
- 21″ Deco mesh – yellow
- (2) 10″ Deco mesh – black and white check, light green
- Rotary cutter
- Rag bow
- Sign/attachment – lemon “home” sign
- 1″ Mounting square
- Pipe cleaners
- Super glue
- (3) 1.5″ Wired ribbons
- 2.5″ Wired ribbon
- 4″ Wired ribbon
- Floral stems – white
- Lemon picks
- Hot glue gun
Instructions For Making Your Wreaths With Lemons
Did the frosted evergreen base in the list take you by surprise for a spring and summer wreath? I used it because I found it on sale, and I knew I could cover up the frosted tips so that you’ll never notice them.
I’m always looking for ways to reduce my costs and increase my profit margins, which is key for any business that wants to be successful and sustainable.
Follow along with these instructions to see how everything comes together.
Start by fluffing out your wreath base if needed.
Next, tie the end of your 21″ mesh into one of the evergreen stems (using it like a twist tie) and make a pouf that is tall enough to cover the pine. Tie it into another evergreen stem. Make 6 poufs around the inside of your wreath frame, and then make 8 poufs around the outside of your wreath frame.
Now, use the rotary cutter to cut your two 10″ meshes into 20 strips. The size of your wreath will determine exactly how many of these you will need (I used 20 of each color).
Make ruffles by curling the ends of the mesh under and scrunching them in toward the center. Then insert one at a time and add them periodically through the wreath, alternating colors.
Use 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.
Next, add your rag bow to the wreath.
Let’s make some ribbon tails.
Cut your ribbon into 14″ tails and dovetail the ends. Create two sets of stacked tails (for me, one stack had (3) 1.5″ tails, and the other stack contained a 4″, 2.5″, and 1.5″ tail).
Fold the tails in half and pinch them together in the center. Insert the ribbon tail stack into a twist tie on the wreath frame. Repeat inserting the remaining ribbon tail stacks into your frame until your wreath is as full as you like it.
Next, take your white floral stems and use bolt cutters to trim the smaller pieces off the main stem. Then, using hot glue to secure them, insert your white floral stems into the wreath on either side of your sign.
Finally, trim your lemon pick stem and use hot glue to add the pieces to the wreath, working them in all the way around the design.
And that’s it!
The deco mesh, ribbon tails, and awesome lemon picks and florals combine with that fabulous rag bow to create a big and beautiful wreath that is also unique. The results are stunning!
A lot of love went into this wreath, and your customers will be able to see that as soon as you add your own wreath to your store.
Make Wreaths With Lemons For Your Store!
Using the premade rag bow saved me some time and added so much to the overall look of this lemon door wreath. This design was also a great way to use up an evergreen wreath that I had laying around from the holidays.
Although I always try to snag some on clearance after the holidays (and so should you!), there is no reason to store them all year and wait until Christmas to use them.
If you love this design for making wreaths with lemons, check out more of our warm weather and everyday wreath designs:
- Spring Grapevine Wreath Idea
- Everyday Grapevine and Burlap Wreath
- Simple Basic Grapevine Wreath Ideas
- Make A Bumble Bee Mesh Wreath For Summer
- How To Make A DIY Sunflower Wreath
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 wreaths! Please share with us over at the How To Make Wreaths Facebook Group.
Lemon Themed Home Wreath
- Start by fluffing out your wreath base if you need to.
- Starting on the top rung of your wreath, take the 21" mesh and make a pouf that is tall enough to cover the pine and add it to the evergreen, using the evergreen stems as pipe cleaners. 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 total strips. Take one strip at a time and make ruffles. Add them periodically throughout the wreath, alternating colors. Note: 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.
- 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 a set with one tail of each ribbon size.
- Take the ribbon tail stacks, fold the tails in half, and pinch the center together. Attach the stack to the wreath frame. Repeat with the remaining ribbon tails until your wreath is as full as you like it.
- Next, trim the white floral stems and use hot glue to add them to the wreath around 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.