My front door currently has a wreath on it from winter. It’s true. Don’t judge. So I decided it was (past) time to update my front door with a pretty summer wreath. And because I am dreaming of the beach and the ocean and of a tropical vacation I am antsy to take, I decided it would be really fun to create a pretty, summer-inspired DIY lei wreath using Hawaiian flower lei!
DIY Lei Wreath Supplies:
When creating this DIY lei wreath, you can space your flower lei’s closer together or further apart. My wreath has the flowers fairly close together and I used 9 lei’s for the wreath and another lei to hang it. You might use more or less depending on how close together you put your flowers.
You will begin by cutting the lei with scissors and securing one end to the wreath form with your hot glue gun. Be careful as the glue can get very hot. Using something like a wooden dowel to hold down the end for a minute can help secure the end until the glue hardens while keeping your fingers from being burnt. Note that you will want to be sure that the string that is holding the lei together is glued down not just the spacers or the flowers.
Choose a new color flower lei and begin again, wrapping each color around the wreath, securing it with hot glue and then going on to the next color. Continue around the wreath form in the color pattern of your choosing until the wreath is completely full!
If you’re looking for other fun summer wreath ideas, check out this summer wreath with a watermelon crochet pattern.
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Ashley is an interior designer turned DIY / Craft Blogger located in the Indianapolis area. Her passion for interior design grew into a love of creating and one day she just decided to start blogging about it, at Simply Designing! Ashley loves power tools and her hot glue gun, but her sewing machine slightly scares her. She loves life and finds joy in the simple things! Ashley loves her family and friends and is a firm believer that a good cup of hot chocolate or ice cream cures most things. She is grateful for all she has every single day.