6 Summer Wreaths to Dress Up Your Door

Freshen your home’s façade with any of these seasonal wreaths (some you can buy; others are DIY).


Patriotic Paint Chip Wreath

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Paint chips, free at hardware stores, are a crafter’s secret weapon—they come in tons of colors and a few different formats (from strips to chips), which makes them a versatile material to have on hand for whenever inspiration strikes. If you know how to trace, cut, and glue, you can DIY this star-themed wreath. Check out the how-to at The Project Corner.


Coastal-Inspired Shell Wreath

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This striking entryway piece, featuring iridescent seashells, is easier to make than you might think. All it takes is a flat Styrofoam wreath, burlap ribbon, cleaned mussel shells, garden twine, scissors, and a hot glue gun. Find the step-by-step instructions at Tilly’s Nest.


Burlap Patriotic Wreath

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An intricate design made with layers of red, white, and blue looped burlap—plus three wooden stars painted white—gives this door ornament a full, festive look. Comes with a wire loop attached in the back for easy hanging.

To buy: $50, Nature’s Doorway at etsy.comUnfortunately this item is no longer available, you can find a similar item here


Nautical Turks Head Sailor Knot Wreath

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Want your home to feel like a blissful beach house? This hand-woven rope accent sets a seaside tone at your front door. A sturdy design and mildew-resistant material make it weatherproof, meaning it'll last all summer long.

To buy: $65, Sailwinds Trading Co. at etsy.com.


Natural White Wreath

Photo by deliacreates.com

This shabby chic piece gets its whitewashed look from a pantry staple: dried white beans. Hot-glued en masse to a Styrofoam wreath form, the beans take on a pebble-like texture. Use wide ribbon to tie it onto a frame backed with festive fabric. Find out more at Delia Creates.


American Flag Toothpick Wreath

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No crafting skills? No problem. This flag-themed creation is made by sticking decorative toothpicks randomly into a Styrofoam wreath form to fill it out. An 18-inch wreath requires about 600 toothpicks (and an episode or two of Jeopardy—it’s mindless work while you watch!). See the tutorial at The Cavender Diary.