Simple Summer Wreath

mad in crafts summer wreath

Now that the weather is cooperating here in the Midwest, I can start to work on some outdoor projects again.  Up till last week, I have had to be satisfied just putting together ideas in my Front Porch and Deck pinboard. 
 
I am aiming to use one of these two color palettes from Design Seeds for my outdoor spaces.  Do you have a preference?
 
CaboColor
FloraBrights
If you haven’t already discovered Design Seeds, I am warning you that you will be sucked into the site on your first visit.  I don’t start new projects anymore without hitting up Design Seeds for color inspiration first.

twine and yoyo summer wreath

The easiest way to add color to the front porch is to update my front porch wreath.  I swapped out my stashbusting argyle wreath with a new simple summer wreath.

button and ribbon yoyos

All I did was wrap a Dollar Tree wreath form with twine (also from DT).  While my son was in the tub, I whipped up a few quick ribbon yoyo flowers and embellished them with buttons from the stash I just inherited when my parents moved. 
 
If you weren’t lucky enough to inherit a stash of buttons or if you need some ribbon to match your summer color scheme, hit up Michael’s ASAP!  Michael’s frequently has ribbon in $1 bins around the store, and if you click on the ad on my sidebar you get an additional percentage off.  Nice, right?
 
I am hoping to get my flower boxes planted in the next week or two.  I am kind of a doofus when it comes to growing flowers.  Do you have advice for creating foolproof planters?
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