DIY Lemon Wreath

DIY Summer Lemon Wreath

Summertime lends itself to bright, cheerful decor inside your home to match what is happening outside of your home. I am loving lemons this time of the year, and I am loving lemons in decor even more. Since my lemon glass plates bring me so much joy I wanted to expand on the idea, and bring in more lemons that are able to stay up longer than at a dinner time. Enter this DIY Lemon Wreath!

The technique is very simple, and you have seen it from me before with the DIY Speckled Egg Dollar Store Easter Egg Wreath. It is a showstopper as my children instantly noticed the new wreath with glee when they passed by to take their nightly baths and brush their teeth in their bathroom. I love its whimsy nature, pop of color against my white door, and reminder of the bright and sweet days that summertime brings!

I hope you enjoy bringing in a piece of summertime into your house with this DIY Lemon Wreath. Full tutorial with supply list below.

DIY Summer Lemon Wreath

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To make your own lemon wreath, you will need: *All of these supplies are based on an 18 inch wreath. If you want to make a smaller or larger wreath adjust your supplies appropriately.

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DIY Summer Lemon Wreath

Step 1: Hot glue and wrap your ribbon around the wreath to add a base layer of yellow for the lemons to attach to.

DIY Summer Lemon Wreath
DIY Summer Lemon Wreath
DIY Summer Lemon Wreath

Hot glue the ribbon to the wreath every third time you wrap the ribbon around the wreath.

As you wrap the ribbon around the wreath ensure it is very taut and that you overlap the ribbon so none of the original wreath texture shows through.

DIY Summer Lemon Wreath
DIY Summer Lemon Wreath

Step 2: Once the yellow ribbon is covering the wreath, (on the lowest heat setting) hot glue the lemons directly to the ribbon to the front face of the wreath.

DIY Summer Lemon Wreath

*I found it easiest to attach the lemons to the front of the wreath first. You can start to connect them to the wreath, and then to each other. Hold the lemons in place while the hot glue dries so that they securely stay in place.

DIY Summer Lemon Wreath

Step 3: Once you have the lemons covering the front face of the wreath, then slowly add them to the inside and outside sides of the wreath. It is crucial here that you hold them in place while the glue dries because gravity will bring them down before they set.

DIY Summer Lemon Wreath

Step 4: Then take a step back from your budding wreath and continue to fill in the gaps with lemons to create a full looking lemon wreath.

DIY Summer Lemon Wreath

*As a sidenote, since the lemons I purchased were made of styrofoam they expanded when the hot glue passed the lemon shell and hit the interior of the lemon. I fixed the unsightly styrofoam balls that seeped through the lemon coating by painting them a similar color with craft paint as you can see in the picture below.

DIY Summer Lemon Wreath
DIY Summer Lemon Wreath

Step 5: Bend your craft pipe cleaner and hot glue it to the back of the top part of the wreath to create a hanging system for your wreath.

Once the hot glue on the wreath hanger dries, it is time to enjoy your new, cheerful wreath!

DIY Summer Lemon Wreath
DIY Summer Lemon Wreath

Hope your wreath adds a little extra cheer to your long summer days!

DIY Summer Lemon Wreath
DIY Summer Lemon Wreath