A Welcoming Summer Birdhouse Wreath

Do you have a naked front door? My front door has been wreathless since the holidays. Wreaths add so much charm and curb appeal to a home. A door with a wreath always says welcome, don't you think? Making my welcoming summer birdhouse wreath was long overdue.

The goal for my DIY wreath was that it had to be inexpensive, preferably using items I already had on hand and super easy to make in a jiffy. Most of the items to make mine were purchased at the dollar store or Goodwill - can't get much cheaper than that!

Welcoming Summer Birdhouse Wreath

It all started with this wooden birdhouse door hanger from Goodwill.

Summer Wreath Birdhouse Door Hanger

I contemplated leaving it intact and painting the houses in bright whimsical colors. I also thought about decoupaging each birdhouse with different floral napkins. But my mind kept going towards separating the birdhouses and creating two fun projects; one for our deck and this front door wreath for summer.

Summer Birdhouse Wreath

I'll be sharing what I did with the other two birdhouses next week. Hint, it's forever home on our deck hasn't been built yet but it's going to look adorable once it's finished.

So here's how I did it...

A Welcoming Summer Birdhouse Wreath

These are some of the supplies I used to make mine. 

Summer Birdhouse Wreath Supplies

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Staining the willow wreath form

I found the willow wreath form at Dollar Tree but wasn't fond of the light color. Using a foam brush and Tobacco Road Voodoo Gel Stain from Dixie Belle Paint Company, I darkened the wreath.

Summer Birdhouse Willow Wreath Stained

Adding faux rose stem leaves

I've had this stash of assorted faux leaves forever. I bet some of them go back at least 30 years.

Summer Birdhouse Wreath Leaf Tub

When going through the tub I found several leaves that were removed from the stems of silk roses used for our daughter's Rustic Wedding Centerpiece Boxes. I attached the leaves with florist wire and overlapped each one until I filled half of the wreath.

Summer Birdhouse Wreath Rose Stem Leaves

Attaching painted birdhouse

I chalk painted one of the birdhouses from the birdhouse door hanger old white and sage green.

Summer Painted Birdhouse Wreath

To make attaching it to the wreath easy I screwed two small eye hooks onto the back of the birdhouse and thread florist wire through the loop and onto the wreath.

Another option would be to staple the center of a long piece of florist wire onto the back of the birdhouse.

Summer Birdhouse Wreath Eye Hooks

Embellishing the wreath

The adorable feathered bird came in a package of six from Dollarama and was hot glued onto the wreath.

The mini grapevine birds nest was removed from the stem of an Easter egg pick also purchased at Dollarama.

Summer Natural Rustic Birdhouse Wreath

The mini roses came from a package of potpourri I've had for many years and hot glued onto the wreath.

Summer Birdhouse Wreath Dried Mini Roses

Hanging a banner

The wooden letter tiles were leftover from a banner I made for the DIY Rustic Wedding Card Caddy at our daughter's wedding. I believe I purchased them at Michaels. I simply strung the letters W E L C O M E through a strand of green jute twine and tied the ends onto the wreath form.

Summer Birdhouse Wreath DIY Banner

I love the added touch of a banner hanging inside a wreath like I did here in my Easy Peasy Fall Wreath.

Summer Birdhouse Wreath Welcome Banner

I much prefer DIYing seasonal wreaths because they are so much fun to make and much easier on the pocketbook.

Summer Front Door Wreath

I have such an affection for birdhouses. They take me back to my childhood where my paternal grandfather built a birdhouse village in the trees in their backyard. So no surprise that I decorate my home with them.

With candlesticks from the dollar store, I made Pedestal Painted Birdhouses for a Spring vignette in the master bedroom. I also made Dollar Store Birdhouses Decoupaged With Napkins.

Materials List

12-inch Willow Wreath Form
Tobacco Road Voodoo Gel Stain
Fabric Rose Petal Leaves (had on hand)
White Mini Roses (from potpourri)
Small Wood Birdhouse (thrift store)
Feathered Bird Pick (Dollarama)
Mini Grapevine Bird Nest (alternatives)
Mini Wood Letter Tiles (Michaels)
Green Jute Twine
Green Florist Wire
Wire Cutters
Eye Hooks
Hot Glue Gun

Items on the list that do not include a link can be found at the Interior Frugalista SHOP on Amazon.

Have I inspired you to take a trip to the dollar store for supplies to make an inexpensive natural rustic wreath for your front door this summer?

Perhaps you don't have the time or desire to make your own. Here are a couple of summer birdhouse wreaths I found that you may like.


A Welcoming Summer Birdhouse Wreath

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