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Lemon Zest

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Lemons are probably one of my favorite motifs of summer (reference my blog background) or in general really. They give off this vibe of fun, adorable, and a certain type of zest. My love affair with lemons inspired me to make them a part of my home. I also love wreaths, so a marriage between lemons and a wreath is just what I made.

It's another DIY project, but it is really easy and looks fantastic up on my front door! The materials you need are:

  • Grapevine wreath form or styrofoam form: you can buy these at Hobby Lobby or Michael's
  • Bag of plastic lemons or lemons on a branch: once agin, Hobby Lobby or Michael's
  • Hot glue
  • Zip ties
  • Bow: I like pre-made bows at any craft store, because they are perfectly tied and hold up great




Through my experience, I liked the way the lemons on a stick looked. I wanted the lemons to be the main focus, but I also wanted a pop of green from the leaves too. They were able to be shaped into the wreath form and I just attached them with zip ties. Depending on the type of material the lemons are made out of, the hot glue may not actually hold them down. It drove me crazy! But it ended up being fine if when I attached them to something other than the other lemons.




Basically the only instructions I have for you is shape them around the wreath form and glue them down really well. If you use the branch, I suggest using the lemons on a stick and shaping them into the wreath and tying them with the zip ties. Once you have glued on enough lemons to make you need a glass of lemonade, add the finishing touches like a bow. I chose a classic black and white striped bow, which I might add looks incredible. Wired ribbon bows work the best and hold their form better than anything else. Just add a pipe cleaner to the bow and attach to the wreath! Voila! You have a PERFECT summer wreath!




I promise you it'll look darling up on your door and evoke such a sense of happiness whenever you walk back in the house from getting the mail. I am going to be so sad taking it off the door when the Fall rolls around, but for now, I will just smile and enjoy. 





Home Sweet Blogging, 
Nicole

PS: don't forget use the 40% off an item coupon when shopping at Hobby Lobby and make sure to grab whatever weekly coupon Michael's is featuring. Right now, its a 40% an item, but check with your local store app to make sure you have a valid one!

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19 comments

  1. I love lemons too and this wreath is gorgeous! Definitely bookmarking for later.

    xo
    Alexis @ alexis-reliford.com

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  2. This is such a cute door decoration! The bow, I agree, looks amazing!

    Cassie
    My Pop of Color

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  3. Such a cute wreath and perfect for summer!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  4. This is a great idea! I've never made a wreath before, but I definitely want to. Thanks for sharing this tutorial!

    xo.

    http://apeachysonder.blogspot.com

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  5. How pretty! Would love to hang this for summer in Australia :)

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  6. I think lemons are so cute. I love this wreath idea, it's so cheerful and bright!

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  7. This is so perfectly cute! Love me some lemon print and accessories, and this is right on the money!

    Courtney//
    As We Stumble Along

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  8. I'm a huge fan of lemons! Seriously, lemon desserts are my favorite. I could eat lemon bars every day of my life. I love this DIY! The lemons really provide an awesome pop of color.

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  9. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I want to do this! It looks like something I can actually do, since I'm usually horrible with crafts.
    Lauren
    The Fashionista's Diary

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  10. This is absolutely the cutest thing!! Just like Lauren said in her comment, I also am not the craftiest (I think I am but am often terrible at it) but this totally looks like something I could manage. :-)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  11. This is SO cute!!! I really want to make this!

    xo Ashley

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  12. Lemons always make cute decorating displays... well they also make great lemonade! The wreath is really cute and the lemon scent always puts me in a cheerful mood.

    xoxo Dani
    www.glamrme.com

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  13. I love lemons especially in summers and this is so cute for decoration!!

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  14. This wreath is super cute. What a fun idea for a wreath, I would have never thought to add lemons to a wreath!

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  15. I love lemons too and I never thought of decorating with them! I love how the wreath turned out!

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  16. I love this wreath! I bought one that looked similar and hung it on the front door of my apartment. A few weeks later, someone stole it AND the command hook I put on the door! Who does that?!

    http://thealwaysblog.com

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  17. This is too adorable! Love the idea of a summer wreath, I think I know what project I'm taking on this weekend!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

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  18. I have been needing a new wreath... LOVE this one! You are so talented! Lemon decor is such a good idea.. My apartment is beige and boring, this could be the pop of color it needs!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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