D.I.Y. Summer Wreath..

Crafter’s Level: Beginners

Hello there, I wanted to share this little project that I decided to work on for our home. If you’re anything like me, you’re into decorating the home for the seasons, as little or as much as you can just to spruce things up.

If you’re not very crafty, no worries because these are simple instructions for this project. Take a deep breath, get your materials together, turn on Netflix or music, and enjoy!

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 green foam ring (floral section of craft or dollar stores) any size is fine.
    • (I purchased a small ring at Dollar Tree for $1)
    • please make sure the width of your foam ring is wide enough to cover the battery pack of your lights.
  • 5ft – 7ft battery-powered string lights.
    • I purchased from Primark, but you can get them from Walmart or Target.
  • cocktail umbrellas
    • Cocktail, optional (haha)
  • Clear packaging tape: the width of the tape secures the battery pack to the ring best.
    • Please so not use hot glue guns in this project; the heat will melt the foam, as well as the plastic on the wires making the light. Doing so can be dangerous.
  • White or brown twine, to hang the wreath on a hook.

Steps:

  1. Remove stickers or tags from foam ring.
  2. Secure the battery pack to the back, using large clear packaging tape neatly.
  3. start to wrap the string lights around from the battery pack end up to the end, using tape every few inches to secure the lights.
  4. Start adding umbrellas at random, spacing them as close as you can without breaking the umbrellas; this will leave little to no gaps in between.
    1. Take off the bigger rubber band from the umbrella, but leave the small rubber band that’s on the toothpick, because the smaller rubber band is what you slide up to keep the umbrella open.
  5. Tie a double slip knot onto the foam ring, making sure the battery pack is at the bottom of the wreath.
  6. Turn on light switch from battery pack, on rear.
  7. Hang on door..
  8. Enjoy!

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This will surely bring a nice summer vibe to your front door…

Thank you for reading, and I hope this was really simple for you.. Any questions or project suggestions, please comment or email me @ p.reimersdesigns@gmail.com.

Smooches

 

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