Five Minute Wreath Spring Summer Wreath

There are two doors leading from my screened-in porch into my home. One takes you into the family room, the other into the kitchen. During the summer, I tried to find a pretty wreath to hang on the door to the kitchen, but the prices I kept seeing were way more than I wanted to spend.

One day as I was bumping around inside a store we have here in the Atlanta area called Old Time Pottery, I came across some pretty wisteria garland…and a little idea hit.   I bought two pieces of garland for a cost of around $16 and within about 5 minutes of my arrival home…I had myself a wreath. What do ya think?

Spring Summer Wisteria Wreath

I just made a big circle out of the garland and using some green wire I already had, I wired the two pieces of garland together. One piece of garland would have been too skimpy, but two worked out just fine. The wire you use to hold the garland in a circle helps give the wreath support and helps it hold round its shape. If you wanted more flowers for variety or color, don’t see why you couldn’t just attach them with some additional wire. I wanted to keep my wreath color-scheme simple so it wouldn’t compete with the fabrics used out on the porch.

Spring Summer Wisteria Wreath

I really like the crispness of the green and white together. It also nicely compliments the basket of flowers on the other door that leads from the porch to the family room.

Basket  filled with Daisies

$16 + 5 minutes of labor = Instant Wreath. I think I like this equation!

Spring Summer Wisteria Wreath Made with Garland




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Comments

  1. I would love to win the chocolate pot. I made chocolate syrup today to add to warm milk for cocoa during the winter. The frother would be the magic touch.

  2. Lilly's Life says:

    It’s a beautiful wreath. You are clearly talented when it comes to home decorating and design. I lvoe looking how others are decorating and its even better wehn you make it yourself. Clever work!
    PS Love the music by the way – I stayed for a while just to listen….

  3. imjacobsmom says:

    Wow! Im first. I love your wreath idea! And it looks great. Congratulations for reaching 100 guests, You have a great blog so good news travels fast. Throw my name in the ring – I’m game. ~ Robyn

  4. Hi Susan, Everytime I visit your blog I learn something. I love your easy wreath instructions. I think the basket wreath is adorable too! Keep up the great work! 🙂 Pam (pc25)

  5. Hey Susan….I would love to win your chocolate pot! It would be even more special coming from you. Thanks for keeping up with Cindy and leaving encouraging comments on her caringbridge page. She is doing wonderful, starts radiation tomorrow, so hopefully we’re going down hill now. It has sure changed my perspective on everything. It does that when you realize that only by God’s grace she is doing so well. Take care…..we’ll have to catch up via email. I went back to work at Chick-fil-A so I’ve been busy lately, but I am going to get back to the simple things soon. Love ya girl.

    Vicki

  6. Our Four Sons says:

    Your wreath is beautiful! You are very creative. 🙂 I would love to win the give away.
    [email protected]

  7. I don’t really think I’m eligible, but the wreath is beautiful.

    By the way, change of plans. I’ll be in Georgia in March instead of at Christmas.

  8. Darlene - Our Creative Life says:

    Very pretty wreath! Oh and I’m all about chocolate..so please enter me in your drawing!

  9. Great job on the wreat. What a great idea you had with the light bulb. 🙂 Also I would love to be in your give away too. That would be a cute thing to have.

  10. Linda/ "Mom..." says:

    ~~Sweet Susan, the wreath is as cute n' as clever as you are! I think that "going that lil' extra mile" (okay, "extra GARLAND"!) is what really makes it look SOOO great ~~~ it's kinda like curtains… YOU know, ya just GOTTA hang them in extra thickness to add a SUMPTUOUS look!!! ~~~ I couldn't sleep & "snuck" up n' out of bed, leaving DH A-N-D DD (Dear DAWG) just a sleepin' awaaay!!! Sooo glad I came here, only NOW I'm thinking of a nice, hot chocolate!!! (And that means I wouldn't get sleepy til next Tuesday! Grins!) ~ Hope you are well & had a terriffic weekend! Thanks for all your "good reads"!!! Warm, healthy hugs, Linda

  11. Your wreath is a brilliant design solution. It really does coordinate nicely with the basket on the other door.

  12. I am just getting started. I came by your blog from Sarah’s “A Beach Cottage” You are both very inspiring. I would love to win the Hot Chocolate Maker.. I have a Canadian daughter in law who lives here in Australia and no doubt is at times home sick.. She loves Hot Chocolate and she has a birthday coming up.. That would be a great gift. I don’t think I have seen them here?

  13. Oh I forgot to mention I adore your wreath and it has given me some inspiration. I love wisteria not that it grows to well here near the beach. I currently have a shell wreath that I made from some beautiful shells i bought over in the States on a little island off Seattle.. it was the cutest shop with most beautiful quaint beachy gifts…

  14. decorator101 says:

    Congrats on having 100 guests visit.. Your wreath is beautiful.. It’s fun to be able to do things so quickly and so inexpensively.. winning the pot would be great..however, I feel I’ve already won having your friendship..hugs ~lynne~

  15. You are so smart susan and so talented too. Congrads on your blog sucess! vickydarnell

  16. Love the wreath and the hanging flowers, what a creative idea. I will have to do the same:)
    oh how I adore hot cocoa, please enter me in your giveaway. And of course, Happy 100th 🙂
    deezie

  17. Morning Susan…oh wisteria is one of my all time favorite flowers and the white one you found looks so fresh and perfect on that wreath. How generous of you to do a giveaway of such a nice gift!
    Love it, 😉 Bo

  18. I love your idea to use a garland for the wreath – seems like such a simple thought – wonder why it never occured to me!!! PAM

  19. Cathy Miller says:

    OOOhhh….hot chocolate! It’s in the 30s here this morning, so I’m thinking I NEED that hot chocolate maker! And I love the wreath! Very pretty, and such a fun blog to visit every day! Thanks so much!!

  20. Hi Susan. Your wreath looks great. I love the one color. And congrats on the 100 milestone!

  21. Morning, Susan! I love your idea and your wreath – it’s simply beautiful. Everything you do turns out beautifully!!

    Congratulations on your 100 folks! And by all means, drop my little name in the hat for the prize!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  22. Suzann @ Lavender and Roses says:

    Love that wreath idea – I’m going to be keeping an eye open for something like that around here.

    Please enter me in your giveaway. LOVE hot chocolate and this piece is precious.

    Thanks for always inspiring me to make my home more than it is.

  23. brettinsky says:

    That wreath is just beautiful! You really did a great job!

    Enter me in! Would love love a hot chocolate maker-thanks! oh, and congrats n #100!

  24. Your wreath is so pretty. I wish there was an Old Time Pottery near me, but there’s not. You can believe when I get near Atlanta or Pigeon Forge, I load up the car. Please enter me also in your contest.

    Hugs,
    Chris

  25. Susan, I’m redoing my living room so I’ve been carefully studying some of your pictures. You have such a talent for pulling it all together.

    Please include me in the give away. Need some hot chocolate!!

  26. Happy To Be says:

    OH Susan toss my name in the hat girl..I would love to win it just because it comes from such a special lady and a dear friend..Now I love your wreath and anything that nothing tak alot of time is for me any more..I love both your wreaths to me a door is naked without one..Congrats on your 100 guest WOW to cool girl..Have a great day dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  27. Love your wreath. And I love Old Time Pottery. Don’t have one here in Savannah, but there was one not to far from me when I lived in MO.

  28. Raspberry Lemonade says:

    Chocolate, did you say chocolate, goes well with strawberries! Enter me in your drawing!

    email: [email protected]

    or visit

    http://www.raspberrylemonadeandmore.blogspot.com

  29. Congratulations dear.I know you’re excited.That’s thrilling.I love the wreath,it’s gorgeous and does go with the other one marvelously.I want to enter the drawing too,of course,sign me up….Ann

  30. koopermom says:

    Great wreath! and AWESOME gift! We have already started in on hot chocolate season at my house and this would be so cool! I am new to blogland, and have visited your blog a few times now! Love it! Congrats on your first milestone!

  31. salmagundi says:

    The wreath is so simple, but elegant. Love it, especially the price tag. Put me in for the drawing. Have a great day! Sally

  32. What an interesting project. Even I might be able to handle this one. I usually have more luck in the kitchen than in the “craft” room. Of course I have a recipe to follow in the kitchen, and you have given me one (or a how-to) for this wreath.

    Please leave me out of the drawing. I don’t think it would be fair for me to be included.

  33. koopermom says:

    I would love to win that! WE have already started in on hot chocolate season around my house! and what a beautiful wreath!
    I am new to blogland, and have stopped by yours a few times now! Graet blog, and thanks for the creative ideas!

  34. Congratulations on your milestone, Susan. Everyone that visits your blog must love it. I know I do.

  35. What a beautiful wreath you made for $16! This is just another one of your great decorating ideas, love your blog.
    June

  36. Belle (from Life of a...) says:

    Great job on the wreath…PLEASE enter me for the chocolate pot!!

  37. Congrats on your 100th Susan – what an accomplishment!! Your wreath is simple and elegant all at the same time. The chocolate pot is a sweet little thing – and like someone else said, I’m all about chocolate.
    Have a good one.
    Lynette

  38. Oh my goodness, Susan, that wreath is gorgeous! I am definitely going to do that. How clever you are!! Fun give-a-way too!
    Kathy

  39. Good morning Susan… Your reaths are gorgeous…. congratulations of your 100th post…. please add me to your generous give-away list… oh, and by the way, I’ll be participating in your Tabescape Tuesdays, I already have my post on… pl/add my link: http://www.houseinroses.blogspot.com

    thanks, and have a lovely week

    cielo

  40. I kove the white wisteria on your wreath! it’s crispness and beauty just speak “welcome” all day long! It really goes well witht eh absket of daisies! Love them both!!! I am would be thrilled to win the hot cocoa maker! how cool is that! and congratson the milestone! Great blog! Carolyn

  41. I love your wreath and what a great idea to wrap the wisteria around it.

    Congratulations on 100 comments! Please enter me in the drawing.

    Gretchen
    birdnestcottage.typepad.com

  42. Susan,
    Congrats on the 100th visitor. Don’t know if I am eligible for a prize since I am not a blogger. Just a blog reader! Love yours and the wreath is wonderful.

  43. What a beautiful wreath for so little money and effort! I can’t wait to do this. And, as a chocoholic, I NEED that chocolate thingy! I didn’t even know (or maybe I just didn’t remember)that you had a guestbook. Congratulations on your 100th sign-in. I’ll have to check and see if I’m in there. If not,guess you’ll have 101! laurie (bargainhunr)

  44. Susan I love the wreath!
    What a wonderful idea…
    and you can take it apart when you get tired of it and do something different!
    Gosh you are so creative!!!!!

    Now I am overly thrilled to see this hot chocolate maker….
    YUMMY YUM!
    I am a hot chocolate LOVER!!!!!
    I would be thrilled to win your give away!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

    And keep bloogin…
    I love visiting! You always make me smile!

    Hugz, Dolly

  45. Wow, I love the wreath!!! I haven’t seen wisteria garland but now I’m on a mission. :0} Diane

  46. Twice as Nice says:

    Your new wreath is beautiful. Don’t ya just love it when it’s BEAUTIFUL and EASY!! Count me in for the giveaway. Thanks :o)

  47. Wow! Susan what a lovely give-away and just in time for the cool weather. Love the wreath for your home it is so “Perfectly Susan”. Love your touches and the heart behind them. I have been gone but I am back and visiting one of my favorite Blogs. I agree it is special to have #100, You have such a wonderful well deserved following. I am off to see what I have been missing the last couple of weeks. Smiles Kathysue

  48. Hello! I just wanted to let you know that I was going to be participating in Tablescape Tuesday.

    The wreaths are fabulous – I will definately have to try those out!

  49. Your wreath is beautiful..and its simpleness just makes it elegant. You are so lucky to have a porch!

    I would love to be entered into your drawing.

  50. Love your wreath. I always (daily) look forward to your great ideas and Classy Flea shopping trip! Count me in on your giveaway.

  51. Susan, I meant to tell you, I’ll be ready to do Tablescape Tuesday with you tomorrow.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  52. I love the wreath. It would not work here in the North country where we are expecting snow tonight! I have the flu, and that hot chocolate pot would be a great fix me up while I sit here coughing till my ribs hurt!! cough cough, sputter sputter..sigh…..
    ginny

  53. I love your wreath. Don’t you feel good when you create something that looks great but doesn’t cost a lot. I know I do. Love to enter the draw for the chocolate pot. Congrats on 100 posts.

  54. Love your wreath and the fact that you made it is even better. Of course, everything you touch turns out beautiful!

    Hot chocolate sounds delish right now, so please put my name in for the giveaway!

  55. The wreath is beautiful, and the price is even better…more $$ for the tablecloth! :O) I did like the lace drape idea…so much less $$!

  56. I love the wreath, so simple and yet so beautiful! Congrats on reaching a milestone, Susan!…Christine

  57. 9405018--Pat says:

    Hi Susan,
    I love the wreath great idea…thanks for sharing…
    Congratulations for reaching 100 guests…I love your home and blog….
    please enter my name in your giveaway!!!!!
    Pat H

  58. Susan,
    I don’t think Laurie needs the chocolate thingy like she says. She still has the “flu brain” and I think chocolate is bad for that. So I better have the thingy instead…you know, for her sake. LOL!!! 🙂

  59. Cami @ Creating Myself says:

    What a great idea for a wreath! It looks great!

    Could you add me to the participants for Tablescape Tuseday tomorrow Susan…thanks!

  60. What a wonderful idea to use garland and make it into a wreath. Love the idea! My favorite color combination too. I love hot cocoa too! What a sweet idea for a give away.

  61. The wreath looks beautiful on the door. Another great idea Susan.

  62. Congrats on your blog-iversary. That’s quite a milestone and you should be proud. Please put my name in the hat for the chocolate pot. It is just starting to turn cool here and I am craving hot chocolate. It looks so cute in the picture on your home page.

  63. Congratulations on your 100th post! I thought I left a comment here, but apparently didn’t! (Sure hope I didn’t leave it where it didn’t belong…getting old is tough!!!) I’d bet you’ve had WAY more than 100 guests though!!!

  64. Congrats on your 100th visitor. You have a wonderful blog-I always come away inspired. I also love chocolate! 🙂 Please enter me in your drawing. Linda

  65. CONGRATS on your 100th visitor Susan. Your homemade wreath is absolutely lovely as it has such a delicate charm.

    With respect to your previous posting; I enjoyed the tour immensely. As I have such a ‘passion’ for Victorian Homes I truly appreciate you sharing the photos.

    Wishing you a magnificent week!

  66. Hi Susan, Congratulations on your 100th visitor. And I would like to thank you. I made a comment on one of your Rate My Space postings and you invited me to view your blog. I didn’t even know what a blog was. But now you’ve got me hooked. I’ve had so much fun and have been so inspired by all. I’m not a blogger yet, just a reader for now. I just love your blog and home. I visit almost every day. I don’t know if I’m eligible for contests but would love to be. I like your wreath and am isprited to try that with some leaf garlands on sale now for 50 to 70% off. Keep up the good work. Carol

  67. I love your wreath… it looks perfect on your door!

  68. Susan, you’ve been Boo-ed! Come to my site and see what you get!
    Happy Halloween,
    Shelia 😉

  69. Lovely wreath… Wish we had an Old Time Pottery around here because I couldn’t stop myself from drooling during my visit there with Santamaker. Sadly, my suitcase could only fit so much.

  70. I’ll give you $30. for it right now. LOL You did great! I also love the crispness of it. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Penny

  71. Anonymous says:

    Congrats on your 100th visitor! I love your wreath and I am a floral designer so I admire your creativity and CENTS (HA,ha…get it??) The wreath looks GREAT!!! Please enter me in the drawing…since I don’t drink coffee I LOOVE hot chocolate in the winter!!! Hugs, Pinky

  72. Lady Katherine says:

    Your wreath turned out beautiful and you have a pottery barn! We just get the book. I love the door the flowers just set if off. By the way are the topairy trees real? I love them. I almsot forgot to comment. I was getting pulled back to the house tour.

  73. I just love your wreath…it looks fabulous on your door and looks so nice with the basket of flowers on the other door. You are such a whiz at decorating!!
    oooo, and, yes, mam…I NEED a chocolate maker….how generous this giveaway of yours is! So nice of you to give us a chance at owning this….many thanks.
    love,bj

  74. Sorry…it’s me again.
    I forgot to say that I will be playing the Tablescape game again in the morning. Thanks so much for doing this…it is such fun.
    bj

  75. Congrats on your 100th guest! How sweet of you to do a give away!

    I’ve been out of town over the weekend…are you doing Tablescape Tuesday tomorrow?? If so, sign me up, please!!
    Blessings
    Myrna
    p.s. LOVE your wreaths!

  76. Love everything you post Susan! I could only hope to come close to the type of talent and dedication you give to your family, readers, and others, along with your extraordinary work you do in everyday life. Yes, I know this sounds like a big old suck up for the chocolate pot thingie,(which I probably wouldn’t know what to do with!) but I am basically just expressing the admiration most readers have for you. Big hugs and a bravo!! You COULD will me part of your porch however… 😉 Jan

  77. We have a Garden Ridge in Little Rock and oh girl. I try to go at least every month or so. They really have some great finds. Your wreath looks great and so does your basket!

    Please enter me in your giveaway. As matter of fact it’s sooooo cold in Arkansas this morning I’m gonna go fix me a cup of hot chocolate right now!! Have a GREAT day!

  78. lvroftiques says:

    Goodness! How did I miss this? I think your wreath is perfect for your other door! And I tend to have those expensive lightbulbs go off in my brain too! Lol! So it’s wonderful to find an affordable (and equally beautiful)substitute for the wallet breaker! Love wisteria! One of my neighbors has a wisteria that covers the entire front of their house. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Vanna

  79. Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents says:

    Hi Susan! Congratulations on your milestone ~ and I’d love to win that hot chocolate maker! Shoot, you can even give me that gorgeous wisteria wreath as a consolation prize if I don’t win!! Great idea to use garlands to make a wreath.

    I sure am missing joining you in TT right now, but things are chaotic. I’ll try to get back soon!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

  80. Dawn Gahan says:

    Hot chocolate with froth! Sounds like something much needed here where it’s getting hot-cocoa-drinkin’ cold!

    Dawn

  81. I am just discovering your blog, and I’m really enjoying. The pictures are beautiful and I love the music also. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks – Tracy

  82. Hi Susan
    I would love to win your giveway. Count me in. Stop by and visit me because I am having a giveaway too.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  83. I'm just me... says:

    I am new to your blog, but I am loving it already! I love the wreath and can’t wait to see your other great ideas.

    Lovin the music too!

  84. Sweetpeas says:

    Count me in!

  85. Suzie Button says:

    I’ve never seen a hot chocolate maker! That’s cute! Thanks for hosting a giveaway! Suzie Button

  86. Cindy's Cache says:

    Wow! I just found your blog sight and love it! We have been listening to your playlist and reading all afternoon! The hot chocolate maker would be an added treat! I will be following in the future!

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