July 4, 2012

Summer Blossom Wreath

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Thanks so much for making PS a part of your day!

Today’s project is another gorgeous creation from PS Contributors Bonnie and Trish of Uncommon. Y’all know I love wreaths, and this one is fantastic!


Hi Positively Splendid readers! We are Trish and Bonnie from Uncommon, and we are happy to be here again this month with a little project for you! Today I {Bonnie} will be showing you how to make this adorable…

Summer Blossom Wreath

Supplies Needed for Summer Blossom Wreath…

1 premade grapevine wreath 
4 different fabrics of choice {use outdoor fabric or canvas if possible}
brown floral stem tape
floral wire stems {2 different sizes}
pinking shears
thread {to match fabrics}
sewing machine

Step 1: Trace leaf shapes onto your fabrics and cut out each one. Each individual leaf will require 2 pieces of fabric {one for front and one for back of leaf }. I used 2 different styles of green fabric for my leaves. One is a lime green solid and the other is a funky, lime green zebra print!

Step 2: Trace the same leaf shape onto your other two fabrics that you will use to make the flower. Remember that each leaf requires a front and a back!

Step 3: Stitch each set of leaves together with a simple zig-zag stitch, using a thread color that blends with your fabric. Allow enough room to go back around each leaf with your pinking shears!

Step 4: Wrap each of your thicker green wire stems with the brown floral tape. Stitch a stem onto the center of each leaf with a zig-zag stitch to catch the stem.

Step 5: Stitch the leaves for the flower together with a zig-zag stitch with matching thread and attach to the thinner green floral stems with a zig-zag stitch to catch the stem. You will not cover these floral stems in the brown floral tape.

Step 6: You will now make your branches with the leaves! Take your individual leaf stems and decide where you would like each one to be on the branch. I used 7 individual leaf stems on each branch. Starting at the top, begin wrapping the stems together with the brown floral tape. Adding in stems as you move down the branch. When you have added all your stems you will have an individual branch for your wreath. I made 2 branches for my wreath. Therefore I had already made 14 individual stems. 

Step 7: Finally you will make your little blossom flower! Simply gather your flower leaves into a bunch. I used 5 patterned leaves and 10 solid leaves. Twist them together with the floral stems. You can adjust how they are overlapping once you have placed it in your wreath! 

Place your branches and little blossom flower in your grapevine wreath and secure with a little bit of the floral stems! I prefer to place mine a little offset to one side, the choice is yours!

I just love the way this turned out, and by using the fabrics, I can easily coordinate pillows for my porch to go with the wreath! This wreath is so versatile, simply pop out the summer colors and replace with your favorite fall ones! 

Thanks so much Amy for having us here again this month! We hope you all are having a great summer! Please stop by and visit us at Uncommon!


Bonnie and Trish are sisters-in-law from South Carolina that share a love of sewing, decorating, entertaining, and all things crafty.  On their blog, Uncommon you will find a great mix of projects including tutorials on crafting, diy home projects, and party styling. Their passion for crafting involves creating the extraordinary out of simple everyday and otherwise ordinary things. You can also find Bonnie at Trish on facebooktwitter, and pinterest!

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8 Responses to Summer Blossom Wreath

  1. Molly July 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    This is adorable! I love it!

  2. Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon July 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    Thanks for having us Amy! Happy 4th!! 🙂

  3. Finding Home July 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    Super cute! Simple bit colorful!

  4. Kathy Moody July 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    The wreath is adorable!! Happy Fourth! 🙂

  5. Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage July 4, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    That is so pretty. It’s fresh and simple but with an updated fabric. It’s perfection 😉 Great idea to be able to do pillows too!!

    Happy 4th all =)

  6. Mel the Crafty Scientist July 5, 2012 at 12:45 am #

    I LOOOOOOVE this! Bonnie and Trish are amazing and this is just such a fun, summer-y take on wreaths… and so different from so many other wreaths out there! I definitely want to make one like this because I just LOVE it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  7. Cassidy July 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    LOVE this!

  8. Crafty Mischief July 26, 2012 at 5:55 pm #


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