Continuing on my quest to try to bring summer to Minnesota when some days it seems resistant, I decided making a beachy summer wreath with an outdoor theme was in order.
I wanted to mix up the colors of the flowers and vary the flip flop prints, so I decided to make 2 wreaths at a total cost of $10, making these $5 wreaths. A friend had just moved in to a new house and I thought she would love a touch of summer to brighten up her new front steps.
I started off with 2 swim noodles and 2 contrasting pairs of flips flops and 3 stems of flowers from the Dollar Tree. (The butterflies are actually from a stem of flowers.)
From Michael’s, I purchased the neon pink acrylic paint and 2 spools of ribbon from the dollar bin.
The rest of my supplies came from home, include scrap pieces of wood, hot glue, blue ribbon, a permanent marker, white glue, clear packing tape and colored sand.
Directions: I created the base of the wreath by creating a circle from the pool noodle and taping the ends together. Next I painted the piece of scrap wood with the neon paint. When it was dry I drew on the outline of a letter. Next I filled in the letter with white glue and sprinkled colored sand over it. Finally I added more color by using some leftover blue ribbon and hot glued it to the edges of the wood plaque.
Next I wrapped all but 6″ of a 9′ length of ribbon around the wreath form. I started and ended at where the wreath was joined and taped the ribbon in to place. Then I took apart the flowers and leaves. I took all the flip flops, flowers, leaves, butterflies and the wood plaque and arranged them on the wreath form. When I was happy with how they looked I hot glued every thing in to place. Finally, I used the 6″ of leftover ribbon and folded it to create a hanger that I attached to the back of the wreath with hot glue.
This wreath has certainly brightened up the look of the front of our rustic cabin!