The perfect wreath for summer – it’s bright, colorful and super easy

This sunny, summer wreath is appropriately named Extravaganza Wreath. With an explosion of bright colors and textures, it looks like a summer party in a wreath. It’s summer easy to make, too. You’ll wrap up this wreath in an evening, easily. The hardest part might be sorting through your stash of fabric and ribbon scraps to find your favorites. Let’s get the party started!

Super cute for summer, and super easy, too.

Summer Extravaganza Wreath by Kathleen George.

To make a Summer Extravaganza Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” x 2” wreath
  • Fabric:
    • ½ yd. background fabric (Kathleen used bright yellow)
    • Two, fat quarters or ¼ yd. in contrasting colors (Kathleen used hot pink and a yellow print)
    • Assorted scraps
  • Ribbon, assorted scraps 2” – 4” long
  • Tools needed: Scissors; wooden skewer, awl, or other tool with a sharp point

To make a Summer Extravaganza Wreath:

1. Tear or cut the background fabric into twelve, 16” x 2-½” strips. Tie the strips around the wreath and knot them on the outside edge. Trim and fluff the ends. Add variety by:

  • Cut some tails in half up to the knot, creating four tails.
  • Cut some tails to a point.

2. Tear or cut the first complementary fabric into four, 16” x 1-½” strips. Tie the strips around the wreath at the top, bottom and each side, dividing it into quarters. Repeat with your second complementary fabric, dividing the wreath into eight sections.

Summer stash wreath -- use your favorite leftover fabrics and ribbons  to DIY this Extravaganza Wreath.

You partially wrap the wreath in fabric strips first, and then fill in the other areas by punching fabric pieces and ribbons into the foam wreath.

3. Cover the rest of the wreath:

  • Tear or cut fabric scraps into 2” squares and 2” x 3” rectangles with pointed ends.
  • Place a fabric piece on the wreath, and use the wood skewer or other pointed tool to push the center of the fabric piece ½” into the wreath.
  • Fluff the fabric piece.
  • Add assorted lengths and colors of ribbon using the same technique.
  • Continue to add fabrics and ribbons till the wreath is covered and you like how it looks.

The kids can help make this wreath, for sure. You can also follow the tutorial and make a wreath for other seasons and holidays. Every time you change up your combination of fabrics and ribbons, you’ll have a whole new look.

While sorting through your fabrics, pick a few favorites to make this sunshine bright Flower Power Wreath, too.

Make a spring flower wreath

Flower Power Wreath by Kathleen George.

Here’s another wreath packed with summertime color. If you’re a fan of duct tape (I am!) check out the Duct Tape Flower Wreath I shared a while back.

A summer bright (and summer fun) Duct Tape Flower Wreath. The flowers are made from Duck Tape Sheets fed through a die-cutting machine.

I made the flowers from Duck Tape Sheets. They worked perfectly in my die-cutting machine.

The summer celebration isn’t over yet. Next week, I’ve planned a week of crafts for the kiddos. I hope you’ll join me.

Will you be crafting this weekend?

Happy crafting.


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10 Responses to The perfect wreath for summer – it’s bright, colorful and super easy

  1. emilyingeorgia says:

    Happy, Happy wreaths!!! My favorite is your Extravaganza Wreath. Love the bright colors!!! Extravaganza makes me feel cheerfully happy!!! Can hardly wait for the kiddos to get here so they can help with the creation. Thank you for sharing!!!!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! Those brights are fun. Next week I’ll have more fun for the kiddos — I’m having a week of crafts for the kids. I’ll see you then! Happy crafting. Sharon

  2. Amy Pinion says:

    These wreaths look so cool! I’m going to have to try my hand at making one.

  3. Angie Dyer says:

    This spring and summer is all about bright and happy colors! The wreaths are beautiful! Got to tell you they are fun and cute!

  4. LOVE this explosion of fun wreath! WOWZERS!! Going to have to get to the neighbor’s house and raid her scrap stash!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

    • Sharon says:

      Maybe you’ll neighbor will be inspired to make her own Extravaganza Wreath with her scraps, too. Gorgeous weekend here, Barb, and I hope it is there. Enjoy, and happy crafting. Sharon

      • It has been a horrible week for me! I started getting sick last week and finally went to the dark side on Saturday! Today is the first day that I have actually started to think that I might be returning to the light again!! Fingers crossed! LOL

      • Sharon says:

        I wondered where you were, Barb. So glad you’re back and feeling better. Crafting is always good therapy, right? Rest up and take care! Sharon

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