Summer Wreath How-to

Last week I put together a Summer Wreath while I was working on my summer mantel.

header for blogger

And today, I am going to share with you how I put it together.

I started with a square vine wreath but a circle would work just as well.


Step 1:

I began by laying out all of the components for a general idea of the direction I wanted to go in.  I used capiz circles found at a floral supplier, starfish, shells and driftwood pieces.


Step 2:

Take everything off and tie twine to the wreath to be able to hang it.

Step 3:

Hot glue all of the capiz shell pieces first.  Do be careful because the heat moves through the shell really quickly.  I did a first layer and then came back through with overlapped pieces.

Step 4:

Glue on the other shells and driftwood (very complicated, I know!)

Step 5:

Make twine circles.


Start by tying a knot in the end of the twine.  Then, holding it flat to your work surface with the knot facing up, begin creating a spiral to you reach your desired size.  I did all different sizes.  Once you are at your desired size, cover the whole back side with hot glue.  I tried a few techniques and this seemed to work best.  Just smooth the end of the twine into the glue once it is cooled enough but not totally hardened.  You can either leave the knot or cut it off at this point if it is the way of placement.

Step 6:

Glue the twine circles where you like them and I also added a twine bow in the corner.


And your wreath is ready to hang!


If you are looking for more summer decorating check out these other ideas.

I will be sharing this project at Beth’s Home Stories A2Z Tutorial Tuesdays.

and at


Stop by and check out all of the great projects.

I will be also be sharing at some of the parties on my “Parties I Attend” tab above, come on by!

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,


About Finding Home

Welcome to Finding Home Farms where we share our favorite DIY and decorating ideas and inspiration. We believe your home should be a reflection of you and your family. Our blog is the story of our journey - and what we find along the way. Thanks for joining us!

Leave Us A Comment

30 thoughts on “Summer Wreath How-to”


  1. i love this!! i’m going to florida soon and i think i’ll have to buy some shells…i would love to have something like this!

  2. Hi Laura!
    I love your wreath! It is sooo summery looking. I love that it is a new idea that I haven’t seen before, very beautiful!

  3. What a great idea!!! I have some seashells that I’ve had 4-ever,and you just helped me out!!!TY 🙂

  4. Beautiful! I’m following from Fingerprints on the Fridge…would love to have you link this up at my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. 🙂


  5. This is beautiful! I love a square wreath! The shell you used are so pretty and I love the nautical feel that the twine circles give it!

  6. I love everything about your wreath. I especially like the contrast between the twine swirls and the capiz circles. It’s so elegantly simple. I’m over from CSI. Congratulations on your recognition!

  7. Hi there!
    I’m from Reno, NV and having the hardest time finding a square grapevine frame! Can you tell me where you got this from or if there are online suppliers who carry square grapevines??!