Summer wreath with red, white and blue accents.

Summer Wreath

Sometimes it’s so hard getting to all the projects that are lined up for summer, but at least I finished my summer wreath. This is one I think we can enjoy all summer. It’s decorated with patriotic colors, giving it a cottage nautical look and vintage appeal.

Those patriotic colors also make this wreath the perfect decoration for the 4th of July. The summer wreath was intended for the front door, but I moved it inside with rain approaching. Now it looks so cute decorating my chalkboard that I’m keeping it indoors.

 

A summer wreath made from ticking fabric, colored string and scraps of bandanas.

 

To make this summer wreath, here’s a list of supplies and a few easy steps to follow.

Supplies

  • 1 yard navy blue ticking fabric
  • scissors
  • red and blue bandanas
  • red & white string
  • blue & white string
  • 12″ foam wreath form
  • a few straight pins
  • craft glue

For this project I tore ticking fabric into 2-1/2″ x 36″ strips. I only used about five strips of fabric so I’m saving the rest of the material for future projects.

 

Supplies to make a summer wreath.

 

Strips of ticking fabric were wrapped around the wreath form until it was completely covered. Then the colored strings were randomly wrapped over the ticking fabric and tied with a knot. Note: I used a few straight pins to hold the fabric strips in place, then removed the pins once the colored string was tied and knotted.

 

This is how to make a summer wreath.

 

The mini bunting was made from scraps of red and blue bandanas cut into triangles, then glued to red and white string.  Be sure to leave enough string on each side of the of the bunting to tie around the wreath.

The bow was made from three, 1-1/2″ x 36″ strips of ticking fabric folded and tightly tied in the middle with string. To make the bow, separate the folds and fluff, then tie it to the wreath. For streamers, I used the colored string tied under the bow.

 

Ticking fabric strips are folded and tied in the middle to make a bow.

 

Rag bow made with strips of blue ticking fabric.

 

Decorate a door with patriotic colors

 

Simple summer wreath to decorate a front door.

 

Of course now that the wreath is indoors, I’ll have to come up with something else for the front door. At least the flowers make a welcoming statement this summer.

 

Decorate a chalkboard with a summer wreath.

 

Blue and white ticking stripe makes a cute wreath.

Pin this for inspiration!

Here's a summer wreath to enjoy through the warm months.

The summer wreath is more of a fair weather decoration, and is probably better suited for a porch protected from heavy rain. For more wreath ideas click on Red, White & Blue Bandana Wreath.

I hope your summer is off to a great start. Thanks so much for stopping by. If you have questions or comments I would love to hear from you.

Cheers!

 

©2018 Summer Wreath first appeared on Thistle Key Lane™

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