Quick and Easy Summer Beach Wreath

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Quick and Easy Summer Beach Wreath

Beach WreathOk, so I might be a little late with my summer beach wreath. After all, it is August and I still have my Fourth of July mantel decorations up. But better late than never and hopefully I will get my beach theme fireplace mantel up soon too!

This wreath continues with my theme of using burlap ribbon wrapped around a Styrofoam base to create a wreath for hanging on the door or over the fireplace. Quick and easy and anyone can do it.

Of course, when you start any project it’s a good idea to make sure you have all the supplies you need and enough of them. So….what do you think happened to me…I didn’t have enough ribbon and had to improvise. I’m getting ahead of myself, so let me start at the beginning.

Quick and Easy Summer Beach Wreath

There are not too many components to this wreath.

Here’s what you need:

  • Styrofoam Beveled Wreath (mine is 14″ x 2″ x 2-1/2″)
  • 1 spool of Natural Blue ribbon – You might want 2! (2-1/2 in x 5 yards)
  • A chip board anchor
  • Really Red acrylic paint
  • Some twine
  • Glue and glue gun

Here’s what you do:

Paint your chip board anchor. I used Really Red acrylic paint, but you can use any color. I painted the front, back and sides just in case any of it showed when on the wreath. You should put two or three coats on it, depending on how dark you want it.

Quick and Easy Summer Beach Wreath

 

Take the ribbon and glue one end to the base.

Quick and Easy Summer Beach Wreath

 

Start wrapping it around, overlapping a little bit. Quick and Easy Summer Beach Wreath

This is where I goofed. I only bought one spool of ribbon and should have bought 2. See….it didn’t quit make it all the way around even though I tried 3 times! Quick and Easy Summer Beach WreathI didn’t feel like running back to the store, and really wanted to finish this before I went on my Florida vacation, so I made do. I tried not to overlap the ribbon too much, but of course you have to a little bit. As you can see from the picture above, I almost made it!

This is where a mistake can turn out to be something good. I search for some ribbon or something to fill in the empty space on the wreath. I found some twine and decided to wrap it around. I love the way it looks!Quick and Easy Summer Beach Wreath

Once the anchor has dried, glue it to the wreath.Quick and Easy Summer Beach Wreath

I put a piece of twine around the wreath and through the hole in the anchor.


Quick and Easy Summer Beach Wreath

That’s it! I’m really glad I didn’t have enough ribbon because I think the twine adds a lot! Now I have a fun beach wreath to remind me of the ocean!

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Danielle Dortch
    August 7, 2015 at 10:11 am

    This is so stinking cute!! I love it and will definitely have to try to build a fun wreath myself!

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 7, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Danielle – Thank you! I hope you have fun making your own!

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    katie
    August 7, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Great post, great pictures, great blog! Will definitely be using this when I redo my bedroom 🙂

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 7, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      Thank you Katie! So glad you liked it and thanks for stopping by!

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    Stacey
    August 8, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Loe this – so simple and classic looking. Perfect for a beach place.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 9, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      Thanks Stacey! So glad you like it!

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    Alison
    August 12, 2015 at 10:51 am

    What a fun summer time wreath! I may have to make this for next year 🙂

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 12, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks Alison!

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    Connie
    July 30, 2016 at 6:27 am

    Where did you find your anchor?

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      Lisa
      July 30, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      Hi Connie – I bought the anchor at Hobby Lobby. It was in the chip board section. Thanks for visiting!

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