I just love summertime! It is a time to break out the flip flops, tank tops, and sunglasses! I love it so much that I thought what better way to show my love for summer than by making a sweet summertime flip flop wreath. This wreath will be perfect to hang on your front door this summer!
Summertime Flip Flop Wreath
What better way to welcome your guest this summer than by having a beautiful summertime flip flop wreath displayed on your front door! In this tutorial, I show you have to take a premade wreath form base and turn it into something fabulous. Working with a premade wreath form can really help you get quick wins in your shop and even help you when it comes to making your own home decor.
In this wreath, you will see that we are working with things that are beach-themed. That was my motivation for this wreath. In addition to the wreath base, I am adding fun things like a welcome sign and dolphins. The welcome sign has a cute teal color that will pull in the teal from the polka dots in the premade wreath base. Always remember to try to coordinate the best you can when adding things into your wreaths. Lastly, I added in a little touch of dolphins, which to me really helped make the perfect summertime flip flop wreath!
You will love this and it is super fun for the summertime. This will be so cute on your door and even for a beach house. You may want to make these to sell in your shop or gift to a friend.
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- Grab your rectangular floral foam block. Be sure your floral foam is big enough to hold your welcome sign and florals added later. Carve out a section in the back to help it easily attach to your Flip Flop Wreath base.
Attach floral foam to the mid-center of your flip flop wreath with your hot glue pot, making it nice and secure.
- Using pins, help secure it in place with 2-4 from the back, and some in front as well at an angle.
Be sure to grab some of the grapevine and burlap to help your foam stay extra tight.
- Grab your teal filler flowers and pull off sections. Cut off a few pieces with wire cutters to start with from the main bundle. Prep your florals by fanning them out.
- Determine first which way you want your “Welcome Sign” to be placed. Play with placement before you actually begin adding your flowers. Resting center, off-center, etc. You decide what you like best.
- Keeping your sign placement in your mind, begin to add your florals into your foam block in the directions that will accentuate your sign best. Pinch your florals at the end and dip directly into your hot glue pot.
Then, push right into your foam block at the appropriate angles. Begin with your longest piece of florals first to build your base. Repeat adding your teal filler flowers to your foam block making it nice and full, being sure to fan as you go. Make sure your florals are popping up as you place, so they are not flat on your wreath.
- Grab your sign, 18 gauge wire, and a staple gun. Remove hanging rope, if your sign has one. We won’t need it. Trim your wire to help you create 2 U-shape like pins that will be the correct height to fit securely into your foam block. This is more secure than an actual floral pin.
- With your staple gun, place one wire on the back of your welcome signboard, being sure your staples are not too long that they will go through your board. Repeat adding your second wire on the other side.
To help secure, add a dollop of hot glue on top of your staples. Bend your wires up to create a U-pin like shape on both sides of your board.
- Add a little more hot glue again before you add it directly into your foam. Push one on each side of your floral foam base, remembering the angle or placement you decided from the beginning to keep in line with the florals you have already added. Push it down, having the hot glue and wires secure it in place.
- Grab your hibiscus florals and prep by moving the leaves up towards your flowers.
Trim from the bundle, giving you 3 flowers to work with. Your flower stem lengths do not need to be the same length, so they will stagger as you add them. Use hot glue and a bend in the wire to keep it secure in your foam, as you add 1 up top and 2 down below your welcome sign.
- Grab your dolphin sprays and trim from the main stem with wire cutters, keeping all the accessories in the bundle. One dolphin goes left and the other right so their stem lengths will need to be a bit different.
Dip stem ends into your glue pot as you add your dolphin picks directly into your foam. Place them accentuating your top 1 hibiscus flower above your welcome sign.
- Adding More Filler Flowers and Eyeball where it looks best and supports your swimming dolphins and hibiscus in your wreath.
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