Red and yellow summer wreath with a burlap bow

Red and yellow summer wreath

So you know I couldn’t keep my front door naked for long! Smile   It looks so weird to me to not have something up there.  And since I can FINALLY use any color I want on my black door instead of colors like red looking horrible on my burgundy door, I couldn’t wait to create a new colorful summer wreath.  I was excited to use red for the first time and thought mixing it with yellow and whites would be a great mix for the summer.

Red and yellow summer wreath

So I picked up the above bunches of flowers at Michael’s on their Memorial Day sale – they were 50% plus I got an additional 25% off so I paid around $10 for all of them.  I also added a white bunch of flowers from my stash while I was making it because I found it I needed some other larger flowers and some more white.

Red and yellow summer wreath

I have done a step by step tutorial on making your own grapevine floral wreath here.  But basically you cut off each smaller stem of flowers off the bush and begin placing them around the wreath.  Larger focal flowers first, then fill in with smaller flowers.

When I got done with the flowers, I decided I wanted to add some more texture and color with a burlap bow, so I removed a few flowers and made this burlap bow to go there.  I LOVE, love, love it on my black door!!

Red and yellow summer wreath

Next year when I plant flowers in pots I will probably add even more reds and yellows as I really love those colors and want more on my porch!

Red and yellow summer wreath

I will be hanging my wreaths with a wreath hangar now since the magnet wreath holder I had been using does damage to the paint.  I already had this pretty oil rubbed bronze one that I got several years ago at Kirklands.

Red and yellow summer wreath

I love the little butterfly that was included on one of the stems of the flowers.  So pretty!

Red and yellow summer wreath

Still loving my black door.  This wreath would have never had looked good on my previous burgundy door.

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Can’t wait to show you the whole house with my black shutters and my porch decorated for summer!  Posts coming soon!

Red and yellow summer wreath

Comments

  1. Looks great! I LOVE how it pops off your black door!
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    • Jean Summers says:

      That is so gorgeous. and professional looking. The black door is a much better improvement over the burgundy. Lovely!

  2. Hi Christina,

    I love your new summer wreath – the colors look great on your new black door! My favorite part is the burlap bow! Thanks for sharing…..looking forward to seeing your house reveal with the newly painted shutters and your decorated porch!
    Blessings,
    Lanita

  3. Love both the black door and the wreath! Great job!

  4. Sherri Smith says:

    Love it! These colors are great 🙂

    Blessings…~Sherri

  5. I am such a sucker for a great wreath! Your’s looks awesome against your black door! Well done!
    ~ Ashley
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  6. Great wreath and colors, love the touch of burlap!! don’t you j ust love getting those deals at Michael’s??

    Cynthia
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  7. What a difference the black door makes! So sophisticated and a perfect backdrop for whatever you want to display . . . like your lovely wreath.

  8. I just love it. How did you make the burlap bow? I can bow but I need to know how you make yours Please so I can make them. I help my mom make wreaths all the time. She has a Web page on Facebook it’s called G&G wreaths if you want to check her out. Please write me back thanks..

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