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DIY Summer Wreath

June 6, 2014

Happy Friday!  Today, I have another wonderful guest poster here on View From The Fridge … Erin from The Blue Eyed Dove.  I’m so thrilled to have her here to share a fun and festive DIY Summer Wreath.  If you haven’t stopped over to Erin’s site yet … read this post first, the GO CHECK IT OUT!!  Her blog is such a blast!  From her DIY parties to her colorful home to her fun crafts, you’ll get lost in all her fun projects!

So … without further ado … here’s Erin …

Hello, View From the Fridge Readers!

I’m Erin, from The Blue Eyed Dove and I’m thrilled to be guest-posting for Katie while she enjoys this special time with her new baby boy!

Today I thought I would share one of my latest DIY Summer projects with you…my DIY Summer Wreath.

DIY Summer Wreath

It’s no secret I live and breathe color…don’t believe me? Check out my Home Tour :)

Since I am in full Summer mode I thought I’d add a little more color to my boring tanish-brown colored front door. And what says “Summer” more than a beach theme? And this is about as beachy as I can get because I live in Indiana…no oceans around here! But let’s pretend I live near an ocean, shall we?

Summer Wreath Supplies

I found a pack of bright-colored starfish at Marshall’s that I fell in love with! Bright colored starfish can be expensive if purchased individually. If you are looking for some I’d advise you to head to Marshall’s…like now :) I finally found the perfect driftwood wreath at Hobby Lobby. Then I bought some white seashell’s, a green fishing net, seaweed (aka greenery and moss) and a wooden cut-out anchor at Michael’s. I had some extra fabric lying around, so I used that to dress up the anchor and sealed the fabric with Mod Podge Outdoor Exterior.

And here’s how I put the wreath together…

Summer Wreath Tutorial


1. I started with the green fishing net, and draped it across the front of the wreath at an angle. Then secured it with hot glue in a few places. No need to glue the whole thing…just make sure it sticks!

2. Then I added the greenery and hot glued a few pieces of that to make sure it was secure too.

3. Next, I added a few shells, followed by the anchor. I wanted the anchor to stick out a little bit, so I added a shell to the wreath and glued the anchor to the shell.

4. I added green moss to the other side of the wreath. Again, hot gluing a few areas to make sure it was secure.

5. Then I hot glued the starfish to the wreath.

6. Lastly, I added the white shells around the starfish, and glued a few more pieces of green moss where needed.

DIY Summer Wreath

And it’s finished!

DIY Summer Wreath

DIY Summer Wreath

If you saw this DIY Summer Wreath on my front door would you feel like you were near the ocean?

Maybe…until you look to the left and see a corn field! I tried :)

You can also check out some of my latest colorful projects here:

The Blue Eyed Dove Posts

DIY Planted Flower Pots

Patio Furniture Update

Easy Thank You Gift

Thanks for having me guest-post, Katie!

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Erin's Signature

Katie here again … thanks again to Erin!  I’m so grateful for her help here on the blog while I’m enjoying some time with baby Ben (and my other two boys).  Like I mentioned earlier … go check out the Blue Eyed Dove.  Her Shabby Chic Bridal Shower, her Kentucky Derby Party, her Patio Chair Makeover, and her Purple Palace (Home Tour) will have you hooked!  

Have a wonderful weekend, and be sure to stop back tomorrow night for DIY Sunday Showcase (5pm CST).


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  • Reply Bette @ Somerset Lane June 6, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    What a gorgeous wreath… so colourful. Love it!
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  • Reply Antionette Blake June 6, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Another great seasonal wreath – thanks for sharing it with us at the #WWDParty. Have a great weekend!
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  • Reply Leslie June 7, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I’m loving the bright colors. How pretty & perfect for spring!
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  • Reply the cape on the corner June 9, 2014 at 11:08 am

    super cute! love how colorful it is, too.
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  • Reply Tanya June 9, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Your wreath is SO pretty and summery Katie!! Pinning & tweeting :)

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    • Reply Katie June 9, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      Hi Tanya! Thanks! I love it, too! Erin did a great job.

  • Reply Pauline Molinari June 9, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Fabulous! I LOVE this bright and summery wreath! Thanks for joining in on the Monday Funday Link Party!
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    • Reply Katie June 9, 2014 at 10:07 pm

      Thanks so much for the party and for stopping by! Hope you’re having a good week so far!

  • Reply Kayla June 9, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    This is soo cute! I love all of the colors and its just so creative :)
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    • Reply Katie June 9, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks, Kayla! I love it, too! Erin did a great job, and I could totally use this on our front door (it’s looking a bit naked right now .. ha!).

  • Reply Suzan June 9, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    What a perfect summer wreath – LOVE the bright colors – thanks for sharing :)
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    • Reply Katie June 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      Thanks, Suzan! Erin did a great job, and I was thrilled to share it here! Thanks for your note! Have a wonderful week!

  • Reply Krystal June 10, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Cute Idea!

  • Reply T'onna Peters (Navy Wifey Peters) June 10, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Cute wreath! I love the bright colors and the anchor!

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  • Reply Melinda @Home.Made.Interest June 12, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Stopping by from Cook it! Craft it! link party. I love the bright colors of the wreath. Usually any shell project it neutral, great pop of color! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney June 13, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    I’m really loving this wreath I’m totally into the beachy vibe right now and that anchor looks great on it. This would look great on the front door.
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    Thanks so much for linking up last week at the Creative Spark Link Party. Our link party is live again today we would love for you to stop by again! 
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    Great decoration. It looks sweet :)
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