Welcome Spring With Lemons

Spring is definitely in the air! I LOVE it when the bleak winter skies turn blue and Spring colors start popping up everywhere. It’s finally time to put away winter. Bring on the SUNSHINE!!

I saw a wreath similar to this in a boutique…it called to me from across the store and I knew I had to make one for my front door.

Welcome Spring With Lemons

Here is what I used:

Large grapevine wreath

Several bunches of green foliage picks

Approximately  30 fake lemons

Sticks (for attaching lemons to the wreath)

Glue gun

Welcome Spring With Lemons

Make a hole in each lemon. I found that it was easiest with a drill, be careful though…don’t go all the way to the other side..just one hole…in each lemon!

Welcome Spring With Lemons

Take your glue gun and put some glue into the hole in your lemon. I put my leftover shish-ka-bob sticks to good use. I cut them in half and inserted them into my lemons…like this:

Welcome Spring With Lemons

and voila…you have lemons on  a stick!

Welcome Spring With Lemons

Next, take your bunches of greenery and cut them from the base of the pick. This should break them down into several branches.

You are going to stagger the branches all around the entire wreath until you’ve achieved a full even look. Start on one end and try to be consistent in your spacing of the branches. All of the greenery should be facing the same direction.  DO NOT glue them in place until you have spaced everything evenly.

Welcome Spring With Lemons

When the greenery is spread out evenly, break out your glue gun and glue them into place. Make sure to insert the greenery into the branches of the wreath to make sure they will stay put!

Welcome Spring With Lemons

Now for the fun part! Take three lemons and put them on your wreath. Place them in a triangle pattern like this:

Welcome Spring With Lemons

From this step forward you will be breaking down the space in between each of the lemons. Grab three more lemons and place one in between each of the first set of lemons until you have six lemons on the wreath. After you have your basic six lemons on your wreath, you can stagger the rest into place. When they are all where you want them, glue them on!

Welcome Spring With Lemons

There you have it! A bright and fresh wreath that welcomes sunshine…and all of your guests!! :)

Welcome Spring With Lemons

Happy Spring!!

Welcome Spring With Lemons


25 Comments
COMMENTS
  1. March 19th, 2012 at 6:27 am
    alison@howdoesshe.com says:
    Dawn that is so cute! It makes me think clean too! Cute post!!
  2. March 19th, 2012 at 6:53 am
    Shelley says:
    This makes me smile! I want one on my door!!
  3. March 19th, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    Nesleirbag says:
    The colors on this post make me happy! Thanks for a day-brightener!
  4. March 19th, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    Rachael says:
    I am totally going to copy you here. That is too cute.
  5. March 19th, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    Jennifer Young says:
    This is so gorgeous--love it!
  6. March 20th, 2012 at 7:37 am
    Rachael S says:
    Where did you get that awesome pineapple on your door! I have a slight obsession with pineapples. Love the wreath too thanks for sharing!
    • March 21st, 2012 at 9:18 am
      Dawn says:
      Rachael, I bought my pineapple door knocker at dapperfrog.com. I LOVE it!! I have an obsession with pineapples too! Good old southern charm & hospitality... :)
  7. March 20th, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    Lisa Fetty says:
    I love this wreath! As a FL native, I may make mine with oranges :)
    Thanks for sharing!!
  8. March 20th, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    Nancy says:
    Yellow and green definitely welcome spring beautifully! Thanks for sharing
  9. March 20th, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    Gail says:
    This looks lovely! I love lemons no matter how they are used and their use with the greens is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing this.
  10. March 20th, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    Christina at I Gotta Create! says:
    What a refreshing wreath! So cheery...I can almost smell the {fake} lemons! lol.
  11. March 20th, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    Gleeful says:
    That wreath is so bright and cheery! Perfect for spring.
  12. March 21st, 2012 at 8:39 am
    {Junk in their Trunk} says:
    I love this lemon wreath. Lemons to me scream spring. And it looks even better against your dark door. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now. junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2012/03/link-it-up-wednesday-21
  13. March 21st, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    Shelby @thebeansproutnotes.blogpspot.com says:
    Bright and cheery, especially against that dark door with the cute little pineapple door knocker!
  14. March 21st, 2012 at 8:00 pm
    EB says:
    Great idea and something I can't wait to do with my boys.
    Had to chuckle at your sleeping dog in one of the pictures--so cute!!-- :)
    E
  15. March 22nd, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    Oopsey Daisy says:
    Absolutely gorgeous! The lemons were genius. I love that you drilled holes in them! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!
  16. March 24th, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    Angie says:
    I LOVE this and am definitely going to try this! So pretty for Spring! Where did you get the bags of lemons?
    • March 26th, 2012 at 9:57 am
      Dawn says:
      Angie, I bought the lemons at Tai Pan Trading. But, you should be able to find them at any craft supply store.
  17. April 2nd, 2012 at 7:22 am
    Brenda says:
    I made my wreath this weekend and LOVE it! I painted a circle medallion with homemade chalkboard paint and hung in the middle with the same ribbon I made the bow with. currently is says "Welcome Ya'll!", but can be change to anything!
  18. April 3rd, 2012 at 9:12 pm
    Beverly in Mississippi says:
    Thanks for the Lemon Wreath. Your instructions are very clear.
    and the pictures are helpful too! From a distance, I thought
    it was going to be Easter eggs on a wreath, which could be cute also.
  19. April 23rd, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    Misha Carlson says:
    Thanks for the great inspiration! Wreath making has been my obsessions for the last 6 months. Getting ready to put my house on the market and this is surely a pleaser. I had already decided on a citrus scent in the house. This is PERFECT for on the fron door!!
  20. January 22nd, 2013 at 2:58 pm
    Ann Marie says:
    I just made the lemon wreath, and it came out really good. Thanks for the inspiration and easy instructions!
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