Welcoming DIY Spring or Summer Birdhouse Wreath

Do you have a naked front door? Mine has been wreathless since the holidays so this Welcoming Spring or Summer Birdhouse Wreath was long overdue. Wreaths add so much charm and curb appeal to the home plus a door with a wreath just says welcome. The goal for my DIY wreath was that it had to be budget-friendly, made with supplies that I had on hand, and could be made in a jiffy.

DIY Farmhouse Birdhouse Wreath

Welcoming DIY Summer or Spring Birdhouse Wreath

I found everything to make my door wreath in my craft bin but most of the supplies were originally purchased at Goodwill and the dollar store. The inspiration for the wreath started with this wooden birdhouse door hanger from Goodwill.

Upcycled Door Hanger Birdhouse Wreath

I thought about leaving the door hanger it intact and painting the houses bright whimsical colors. I also thought about decoupaging each birdhouse with floral napkins.

But the DIYer in me decided I could get at least two projects out of this hanger, so the separation began. The other two birdhouses were used for my Nesting Together Sign.

DIY Birdhouse Summer Wreath

To make the welcome wreath more inviting I strung a mini banner across with small wooden tiles to greet guests when they arrive.

DIY Welcome Wreath With Mini Banner

I shopped my home for some of the supplies like these mini roses that I snuck from an apothecary jar of potpourri that I have in the bathroom.

DIY Spring Wreath Craft Idea

What I love most about this welcome wreath is its farmhouse charm and how easy it was to make.

I have such an affection for birdhouses and nests and use them often in my seasonal vignettes. They take me back to my childhood where my paternal grandfather built an entire birdhouse village in his backyard.

DIY Spring or Summer Birdhouse Wreath

These are the supplies I gathered to make the wreath.

DIY Willow Wreath Craft Idea

So here's how I made the birdhouse wreath

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 gel stain, I darkened the wreath.

Summer Birdhouse Willow Wreath Stained

Faux rose stem leaves

My stash of assorted faux greenery goes back probably thirty years and so I'm always happy to thin the collection for DIY craft projects.

DIY Summer Wreath With Faux Greens

These faux leaves are from the silk roses we used in our daughter's Rustic Wedding Centerpiece Boxes. I simply layered the leaves on just one half of the wreath and attached them with florist wire.

DIY Wreath Idea For Summer

Painted wooden birdhouse

The birdhouse was painted a warm white and sage green color with paint that I had on hand. To attach the birdhouse to the wreath I screwed a small eye hook onto the back and thread some florist wire through the loop and onto the back of the wreath.

Summer Birdhouse Wreath Idea

Wreath embellishments

The cute feathered bird came in a package of six from Dollarama and the mini grapevine nest was removed from an Easter egg floral pick. That floral pick is the pick that keeps on giving because I snatched a couple more nests for my Farmhouse Spring Nest Decor and used the picks on this 5 Minute DIY Easter Wreath.

Welcome wreath banner

The welcome banner is made with wooden tiles leftover from my daughter's DIY Rustic Wedding Card Caddy and simply strung on green twine and tied to the wreath form.

DIY Birdhouse Wreath With Welcome Banner

So what do you think?

I hope I've inspired you to grab a few dollar store supplies or better yet, shop your home for supplies, to make a pretty Summer door wreath for your home. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top. I love hearing from you!

Spring or Summer Front Door Wreath

Materials List

12-inch Willow Wreath Form
Tobacco Road Voodoo Gel Stain
Artificial Rose Petal Leaves
White Mini Roses
Small Wood Birdhouse
Feathered Bird
Mini Grapevine Nest
Wood Letter Tiles
Green Jute Twine
Green Florist Wire
Wire Cutters
Eye Hook
Hot Glue Gun

If you enjoyed this DIY wreath idea, I'd be so thankful if you shared it with a friend and pinned it to your Handmade Wreath or Summer Decor Ideas board on Pinterest.

DIY Birdhouse Wreath For Spring or Summer

Spring or Summer Birdhouse Wreath

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  1. This is so lovely, Marie! What a fabulous tutorial! Thank you bunches for linking up and sharing with us this week! xoxo

  2. Thank you so much Kristi, I'm glad you like my birdhouse wreath and appreciate the visit 😊

  3. This is adorable! It really does make a very lovely welcome xx Maria

    1. Thank you so much, Maria! I'm glad you like it and thanks for stopping by for a visit 😊

  4. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

  5. I love this, Marie! I really like the banner hanging inside the wreath, too. Cool effect. Pinning!

  6. Such a cute wreath! I love the birdhouse and bird nest! Lovely! Pinning!

    1. Thank you so much, T'onna! Appreciate the visit and the pin 😃I was happy to put the wooden birdhouse hanger to good use.

  7. SOOOO cute (and pretty!) Love the birdhouse and the letters you used! So fun that you still have two birdhouses for more projects!

    1. Thank you so much Julie! I was happy to put the wooden birdhouse hanger to good use. I made a Lovebird Birdhouse Sign for our deck with the other two.

  8. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

    1. Thank you Marilyn for the pin and share, much appreciated! xo

  9. I love this wreath, Marie. I'm making it. I have a larger willow wreath and bought a birdhouse for $1.50 at Michael's. I have a stash of rose leaves, too, from previous projects. Love the welcome sign. I have some Scrabble tiles which I might use for that. You are quite the genius!

    1. Yay, so glad you have everything you need to make your own version of the birdhouse wreath. Have fun making yours, Barb and I'd love to see it when your done!


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