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a summer wreath {tutorial}

    Changing out the wreath on our front door is one of the easiest ways to celebrate each season. I’ve done a fall wreath {burlap ruffles}, a winter wreath {the nonna wreath} and a spring wreath {linen ruffles} and so it seemed about time to try a summer wreath.

    summer wreath

    I’ve been in the beachy mood and jute twine feels rather nautical, so it became the inspiration for this project. Once your wreath is covered with twine, feel free to embellish however you like.

    Here’s what you’ll need:


    :: styrofoam wreath form

    :: jute rope {purchased from the craft or hardware store}

    :: hot glue gun, glue stick, scissors

    STEP ONE: glue end of rope and begin wrapping


    keep wrapping twine

    STEP TWO: as you wrap, add dots of glue to hold rope into place


    STEP THREE: glue end of rope to finish


    As you wrap, try to keep the rope tight and close together. You may have some spaces at the end {as I did}, so you can just cut a small piece of rope and fill in with glue, tucking the ends in to hide.

    spaces left over

    fill in

    And it is finished.


    Now you can play around with embellishing.

    flower on the wreath

    A simple silk flower looks cheerful

    pinwheels on wreath

    And a whimsical bouquet of pinwheels is playful {see the pinwheel tutorial here}

    I added a striped bunched flower, some dotty garland and the starfish to the wreath in the july giveaway.


    A large monogram would be great, or an assortment of sea shells. Really, just have fun with it and you can create your own version of the summer wreath.

    And just for a little more inspiration, look at these great projects using jute rope:

    ampersand jute bracelet

    jute pears vases

    drawer pulls jute chandelier

    {click on image for source}

    So fun {and cheap!} to recreate.

    27 thoughts on “a summer wreath {tutorial}”

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    2. I made this wreath Saturday night & I LOVE it!!! It was so simple & it looks so pretty on my front door :) My 4 yr. old son helped me make this & was so excited when it was done. Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas…keep em’ coming! I really like the “&” sign you did too!

    3. Hello!! Love the wreath, right up my alley :) I was sad not to see you at the Summer Snapshots Linky Party this week – hope you’ll come back next week! xoxo

    4. Hi Emily! You can’t imagine my excitement when I scrolled through your latest post and saw my anthro knock off dresser! I am huge fan and continue to be enamored by your creativity. Thank you.

    5. I would love to buy the “Make a Splash” art print would look fantastic in my kids’ bathroom! This weekend I am making the wreath for my front door, can’t wait!

    6. Love the wreath idea, but PLEASE tell me you are using that gorgeous fabric for something besides a table cover for crafts!!!! That is my current..favorite…gotta have it….can’t afford it fabric!!! Love your blog!

      1. Oh, that fabric. I love it. I saw it first at Holly Mathis’s house {in her dining room} and fell in love. I bought a yard and am not sure what to do with it … it currently sits on my dining room table. It is called Waggaman by Braemore Textiles.

    7. In LOVE! Any chance you will do a tutorial for the whale pillow? That would go perfect in my son’s room… that is if I dont win it in the July giveaway! :)

    8. I’ve seen some things wrapped in yarn, but wrapping in jute is so perfect. I can just see this wreath at a beach house in the Hamptons. Beautiful!

    9. Fantastic!! Emily, will you be putting the “Make a Splash” art print that’s from the July give away up for sale in the shop? I am dying for it, I love it so much!!

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