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This DIY summer wreath is just the thing to add festive cheer to any BBQ gathering. Whether you are enjoying burgers solo, or grilling chicken for the family, this wreath will set the mood. 

There are few things I love more than grilling out in the summer, y’all. Yes, it’s hotter than Hades, but a nice cold drink takes care of that pretty well! I often joke with my friends that my favorite summer pastime is grillin’ and chillin’. Of course, I had to make a DIY summer wreath to share my catchphrase with the world. 😉

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DIY Summer Wreath – Chillin’ and Grillin’

This wreath starts out on a basic wire frame. I wanted to give this DIY summer wreath a bit of a more elongated look than a typical circle, so I squished in the frame a bit. Did you know you could do that? Well…you do now!

Follow along with this simple video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make this fun project in a little over an hour.

 

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DIY Summer BBQ themed Wreath

This DIY summer wreath is just the thing to add festive cheer to any BBQ gathering.
Yield: 1 wreath

Instructions

  • Take your wreath frame and smash the frame just a little bit. We want it to be more oval than round.
  • Fluff out your wreath frame.
  • With the 21" deco mesh, take the cut edge and fold it under and then bundle it up. When doing 21" poofs, always start on the top. Do 10" poofs all the way around. Now go around the bottom with 10" poofs as well.
  • Get your sign. Remove all the stickers. Add the mounting squares to each corner of the sign. Add the pipe cleaners to each mount
  • To reinforce the mounts, you can use your hot glue gun. Set aside to dry.
  • Take your 10" deco mesh and cut 20" strips using the mesh cutter.
  • To add the strips, use the "cruffle" method. Curl the ends and scrunch to the center and add to the top wreath ties and then the bottom wreath ties.
  • Add sign to the top center of the wreath slightly angled. Start with the bottom right of the sign, and attach the pipe cleaner to the metal frame and wrap nice and tight.
  • Next, tie the pipe cleaner on the top left to the metal frame nice and tight. This is so the sign doesn't move around. Tie the remaining corners.
  • Get your EZ Bow Maker and ribbons.
  • Start with 1.5" ribbon and make a 12" tail and (3) 6.5" loops on each side.
  • Next, with your 2.5" ribbon and make a 12" tail and (2) 6" loops on each side.
  • Next, with your 1.5" ribbon, make a 12" tail and (1) 5.5" loop on each side.
  • With your other 1.5" ribbon, make a tail with it facing the top right.
  • With the other 1.5" ribbon, make a center loop.
  • With a pipe cleaner, take 2 and twist together to make a longer piece. Wrap around center of the bow and twist off and tie nice and tight.
  • Add bow to wreath on the bottom of the wreath sign. Use the pipe cleaner to tie bow to wreath frame. Fluff your bow and arrange to your preference. Cut ends into dovetails.
  • Make a smaller bow.
  • Start with 1.5" ribbon and make a 8" tail to the top right, a 6.5" loop to the top left, loop to the bottom right, and tail to the bottom left.
  • Start with 2.5" ribbon and make a 8" tail to the top left, a 6" loop to the top right, loop to the bottom left, and tail to the bottom right.
  • Start with 1.5" ribbon and make a 8" tail to the top right, a 6.5" loop to the top left, loop to the bottom right, and tail to the bottom left.
  • Start with 1.5" ribbon and make a 8" tail to the top left, a 6" loop to the top right, loop to the bottom left, and tail to the bottom right.
  • Make a center loop with a 1.5" ribbon.
  • With a pipe cleaner, wrap around center of the bow and twist off and tie nice and tight.
  • Add bow to wreath on the top of the wreath sign. Use the pipe cleaner to tie bow to wreath frame. Fluff your bow and arrange to your preference. Cut ends into dovetails.
  • Next, take your 2.5" and 1.5" ribbon and cut in to 14" strips. You'll need 14 strips of each ribbon. You can use your ribbon tail board. Cut all ends into dovetails.
  • With the other (2) 1.5" ribbon, cut in 14" strips. You'll need 8 strips of each ribbon. Cut all ends into dovetails.
  • Get (1) 2.5 ribbon tail and (2) 1.5" ribbon tail (3 total), fold down the middle, scrunch, and add to outer edges of wreath. Alternate the 1.5" ribbon tails as you add to the outer wreath ties.
  • For your next set of ribbon tails, repeat previous step, and add to the left of your big bow.
  • Add next set of ribbon tails to the left of the wreath sign.
  • For the right side, fill in the ties on the right side of the wreath.
  • Add the rest of the tails to the top of the sign.

Are you ready for summer yet? I’m ready for grillin’ and definitely ready for chillin’!

wreath supply kit and full wreath

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.

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