Watermelon Wreath

I was thinking about making a summer wreath and one night, when I was laying in bed just pondering life, this idea came to me. I about popped out of bed to try to make it right then and there, but luckily, I didn't have any pink yarn... or I think I might have made it right then and there! But this is really simple and just combines a couple techniques and skills you already have to make something you probably don't!

This is another project where I experimented and went back a few times to change things so I don't have a ton of pictures, but don't worry, it's simple and even if you do things a different way, I think you can figure out how to make this just from seeing the finished product!


  • Wreath form (I used straw, still in the plastic wrap)
  • Light green yarn
  • Dark green yarn
  • Pink yarn
  • Black buttons (I used them in 2 sizes because that's what I had)
  • Needle and pink thread
  • Scissors
You start with your wreath form - if it's straw, leave it in the plastic wrap! - and take one of your green yarns, tie it around your wreath, and just start wrapping. I would make maybe a 1.5 - 2-inch section of one green wrapped around the wreath and then switch colors.

The only tricky part is this one, but I think you can do things another way and might even come up with something prettier! Basically, when you first start, you might grab the light green and wrap until you've got your chunk of light green. Then, you tie a knot as though you're finishing the wreath, but don't cut after the knot. Then, grab your dark green yarn and tie it right next to the end of the light green and start wrapping. I sometimes overlapped the two colors, but I don't think you need to. However, you do want to wrap around the end of your light green yarn - basically, drag it to the point where you'll start the light green again, hold it, and wrap the dark green around it. You could cut and re-knot every time you switch colors, but I just didn't want to mess with that!

If you forget to put the light green under the dark green, you end up with weird little strings that you have to pull across later... note the one the arrow points to above and learn from my mistakes!

Once I covered half the wreath with green yarn stripes, I tied knots and cut the green yarn. Then, I started the pink yarn and finished up the yarn wrapping. I originally thought about gluing buttons or black felt "seeds," but I wanted to make sure everything would stay put and avoid glue strings, so that's why I sewed... but I'm not sure I'd recommend it.

But it's very simple - grab your pink thread and needle and start sewing the button around the pink yarn in the same way you'd sew a button onto fabric.

The only weird thing is that you have to pull the yarn a bit to thread the needle under and through the yarn, but again, I'm sure you can figure it out!

After that, I just grabbed a light green and white ribbon, slipped it through the yarn on the back of the wreath, tied it in a bow, and hung it up to admire the summer-y goodness!

In terms of the time for this project, I'd say it's about 3 hours only because it took so long to wrap the yarn and then sew the buttons - but it was NOT a difficult 3 hours! You can definitely watch some TV while you do it... In terms of the cost, I had the wreath form, the green yarns, the thread and needle, buttons, and ribbon on hand, so the only thing I had to buy was the pink yarn for less than $3! But, even if you have to buy it, yarn should be around $8 total, a wreath form for less than $3, and then almost nothing for a couple buttons and thread and you have plenty of all of it leftover!

I'm linking up to some of my favorite conferences!

P.S. I didn't do the constellation thing here because no constellation starts with "W" and I think the watermelon name is pretty distinct - no chance you'll think I was talking about the lemonhead wreath or something!


  1. Hi chick!

    Super cute! I did a spring wreath a while back kinda reminiscent of this. Here's my link:

    Thanks for sharing!

    Found you by way of the Craft-O-Maniac Monday and following on GFC & twitter!

    Stay fabulous!

  2. Cute and very summery! So funny that the only thing stopping you was the lack of yarn :) I get crazy with my projects too!

  3. That is so cute. Very creative and beautiful!

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  4. Cute!

    I've been seeing a lot of summer wreath ideas lately! Guess I better jump on the bandwagon..as my front door currently looks pretty blah!

    Hey...can you tell me how to make a blog button...or one for my Etsy shop?

  5. i think that this is one of the cutest wreaths i have EVER seen!! it's going in my folder for things to make. if/when i do, i'll be sure to link back to you. speaking of links, i would love it if you shared this at my tip-toe thru tuesday party! :) andiejaye @ crayonfreckles


  6. love it very cute and colorful for summer time come visit me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  7. hey girl
    i was messing around in the settings to figure out the comment reply thing...i didnt find where to change it...sounds cool, i actually didnt know about it. how does it work?
    sorry for all the questions

  8. This looks yummy. I'm craving watermelon right now. Thank you so much for linking up to More The Merrier Monday. I can't wait to see what you come up with next week.


  9. There's nothing like watermelon in summer. Great project! Hopped over from Tip me Tuesday on Tip Junkie.

  10. That is so beyond cute! I just love that. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  11. So summery! Great idea! Saw you over at A Daimond in the Stuff.

  12. Turned out super cute! I love the colors and all the buttons. Great job:)

  13. This is absolutely the cutest watermelon project I have see. Great job! I'm so glad you were finally able to follow me, too!

  14. That is seriously adorable! I love the two colors of green and the buttons for seeds is so smart!

  15. It's just adorable. Love it! Thanks so much for linking up at my link party. Hope to see you Tuesday at the next link party.

  16. Yum, looks juicy, fun, & summery!

    caroline @ c.w.frosting

  17. I featured this on my blog! You are a La-Dee-Da Diva. Come grab a button!

  18. Hi! I LOVE this tutorial thanks for sharing I'm visiting from Eisy Morgan, I saw your link up there!
    Great job! I'm your newest follower! You can find me here:


  19. Very cute wreath! Looks great against the dark door.
    I'm a new follower on GFC. Hope you can hop by and see my project:

  20. That is adorable I pinned it :) Great job. I found you through a linky party! Come and say hi, enter my giveaway and vote for my picture. Thank you.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  21. So beautiful and creative! Love it!

  22. Would love to see you link up at my new party that will run through Sunday!


  23. Thanks for linking up your great wreath. The party is still buzzin over 250 links now! Hope to see you next week too, I will be having a special give away just for linkers. Next time if you could grab the button to add to your post or anywhere on your blog, or even a link back to the party, that would be great. This will spread the word on the party and be good for us all.




  25. What an awesome idea!! Great eyecandy for your door ;) Would love if you would link up with us on Friday!!

    Hope to see you there!

  26. What a great summer wreath idea. I especially love the seed buttons. Thanks for linking up last week. Can't wait to see what you have for thursday's party!

  27. I found you on Simply Designing. Creative people like you inspire me so I decided to follow your blog. This is a really cute and seems easy project that I could even do. The colors just pop and I love that. I hope you will follow me back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com I can be found in facebook too http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and twitter @DeniseLillaRose If you like/follow me there I will do the same for you. When you stop by my blog, please check out my kind of fashion (hair jewelry).

  28. Cute wreath! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week. Come grab my featured button if you'd like one.

  29. we LOVE this! thanks for linking up and congrats on making it to week 3 of june's finest!


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