Late Summer Wreath

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This post shows you how to make a late summer wreath for your home. This is the perfect wreath to transition into fall.

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As much as I hate to admit it, we are almost in the month of August. This means that we are on the downhill side of summer. While I am in no way ready for all things “pumpkin” – I have to acknowledge that hydrangeas are blooming and the summer days aren’t quite as long.

So today, to honor these late summer season days, I am showing you how to make a late summer wreath. It’s a wreath that marries the foliage of summer with the trending color of fall.

Late Summer Wreath

This is one of the easiest wreaths to assemble! This one took me about an hour to put together. As with many wreath projects, you are going to start with a basic grape vine wreath.

Grape vine wreath

Supplies

As with any project, the first thing we have to do is gather our supplies. Most of these supplies are available at your local craft store such as Michaels or Hobby Lobby. However, for convenience, I have linked similar items found online.

Prepare the Foliage

The first step is to remove any price tags from the artificial foliage. This is the most difficult part of this project. Those pesky price stickers really adhere to the artificial stems!

Here is a TIP – if you can find artificial hydrangeas that have similar tones but slightly different colors, they will give your wreath more depth. Try to buy the hydrangeas in 2 or 3 different shades but in the same color family. I opted to buy 2 different shades of a rust -brown colored hydrangea.

Make the Wreath

Before attaching any of the artificial foliage, take some time to layout a design on your grape vine wreath. Try to group the hydrangea heads together and alternate with the ferns or leaves.

It’s always best to figure out your design before you glue anything into place.

Laying out the wreath design

While you are figuring out your design, now is the perfect time to snip the ends of any stems of artificial foliage that is too long. I used a pair of wire-cutter needle nose pliers. Snipping off the extra length on the stems will ensure you won’t have any sharp wire ends poking out of your wreath form.

Adding dried hydrangeas

After the artificial foliage was in place, then I started to tuck in the real dried hydrangeas. Secure everything with hot glue as needed.

Enjoy your Late Summer Wreath

Congratulations! You just made a late summer wreath. Hopefully, if everything went as planned, it took you less than an hour. Below are some photos of the completed wreath. Feel free to pin them for future reference.

Late Summer Wreath

While this wreath has colors of autumn, the foliage is from the plants of late summer.

Late Summer Wreath

So, it’s the perfect way to bridge the gap between summer and fall.

Late Summer Wreath

Late Summer Wreath

In Closing . . .

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If you aren’t interested in making your own wreath, I found some already assembled wreaths you can buy online.

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17 Comments

  1. This is such a beautiful way to transition from summer to fall. I could totally see this with pumpkins too! It’s amazing and I love that you used a grapevine wreath form as well. It has that whole rustic and refined vibe I adore! Big hugs, CoCo

    1. Thanks for stopping by Melanie! Hopefully your hydrangea will have plenty of blooms next year!

  2. Anna, This wreath is absolutely gorgeous! It’s so realistic and I love the colors! Your choice is perfect to transition from Summer to Fall! And it looks amazing on the mirror you transformed!

  3. Love your wreath Anna, the colors are stunning. I actually thought all of your stems were dried until I read further, they look realistic. I have one grapevine wreath and I think it needs a new look like this one.

    1. Hi Cara! Thank you for stopping by and for commenting. If you make a wreath, I hope you will share it with us.

  4. Your wreath is absolutely gorgeous, Anna. I love the colors of the hydrangeas with the gold leaves. I’m going to share a link to your post in my weekly recap tomorrow!

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