I have been looking for a Spring wreath that incorporates lemons (because, duh, adorable). After spending an entire day driving to numerous stores looking for a lemon wreath, I never could find what I was looking for. I even looked on Amazon and couldn’t find what I wanted. And as with most DIY projects, when you can’t find it, you make it! After a quick trip to Hobby Lobby, I picked up some materials to create a 20 minute lemon wreath perfect for Spring!
Lemon Wreath DIY Project
All of the supplies were purchased at Hobby Lobby. Timing your purchases with sales and the 40% online coupon, you can easily make this wreath for less than $20!
Wrap the green ribbon around the foam wreath. Using the flat head push pin, secure the end of the ribbon to the wreath. The push pin will be at the back of the wreath.
Cut an additional 5″ strand of ribbon and tie around the wreath. This will give you something to hang the wreath on.
For this project I was making two wreaths, and the garland I chose was long enough for both wreaths. I cut the garland in half. Measure your garland before cutting.
Cut several 10″-12″ strips of floral wire. I prefer to use really long strips of wire because they’re easier to work with. Attach the garland to the wreath by tying the floral wire- the tighter the better. Trim any excess after.
Trim the yellow flowers with about 3″-4″ stems. Leave the greenery/leaves attached as they’ll provide filler in the wreath.
Working in odd numbered clusters, push the trimmed floral heads into the foam wreath. I created three clusters and added two blooms to each cluster.
Tip: If you want extra security, after pushing the blooms into the wreath, dab some hot glue around the base.
Before gluing, dry-fit your faux lemons on the wreath to find the perfect place for them. I tried to group a big lemon with a smaller lemon together. Once you’ve picked the right spots, add some hot glue & Gorilla glue to the bottom of a lemon. Place the lemon glue-side down directly on the wreath.
Tip: When gluing, don’t place the lemon on the greenery. Make sure the glue side is attached directly to the wreath itself.
The final step is to add the baby’s breath to the bare spots in the wreath. There is no science to this part, but I just tried to pick the spots that needed filling, especially around the lemons & flowers.
The final product is a cheery, inexpensive accent for your front door! Don’t pay $70 for some of the pre-made wreaths in stores when you can make them for a fraction of the price in just 20 minutes!