Nothing says summer like lemons. From lemonade stands to fresh citrus lemons from the farmer’s market you know it’s officially summertime when these bad boys are everywhere. Not only do lemons themselves signify summer, but the bright yellow color they give off screams sunshine, warmth, and happiness.
To bring some sunshine and warmth to my front door, I made a DIY paper lemon wreath! I was going to buy some faux lemons from the craft store, but decided it would be way more fun to make them myself out of crepe paper. I also used an embroidery hoop as my wreath base. I love how easy (and affordable!) it is to create a wreath using such a simple craft supply. See how you can make your own DIY paper lemon wreath below–You’ll love just how easy it is!
- 12” Embroidery Hoop
- 6 2.5” Styrofoam Eggs
- Yellow Crepe Paper Roll
- Green Crepe Paper
- Faux Green Foliage
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Paper Wrapped Stems
- Wire Cutters
- Black and White Striped Ribbon
- Roll your foam egg on the larger end to reduce its size. Roll the other side as well to give it more of a lemon shape.
- Cut a piece of yellow crepe paper that’s 4’’ wide and cut it in half.
- Twist it in the center and wrap the crepe around the foam ball with the twist at the top.
- Pull the rest of the crepe paper around the rest of the foam egg, twist the ends at the top, and trim down.
- Use a wooden stick to push the cut ends into the foam shape.
- Cut a piece of wire 1 inch long, add hot glue to the end, and glue it to the top of the lemon.
- Cut two small leaves about 1.5 inches long out of the green crepe paper.
- Glue the leaves to the wire piece.
- Repeat steps 1-8 until you’ve made 6 lemons.
- Pop-out the center of the embroidery hoop.
- Add glue to your faux greenery and glue them to the hoop.
- Then, add glue to the back of the lemons and glue them on top of the greenery.
- Cut a piece of ribbon 8 inches long and form a loop at the bottom.
- Place the loop under the hoop and pull the ends through to secure it on the hoop.
- Cut a piece of ribbon 10 inches long, tie a bow, trim the ends down, and glue it on top of the other ribbon.
Wasn’t that easy? Once you make your own paper lemons, I think you’ll be hooked just like me. I’m trying to find other ways to incorporate these sweet citrus fruits into other home décor pieces!
- Meghan Quinones
Meghan Quinones is a Craft Box Girls contributor as well as a blogger, content creator and author of her blog Happiness is Creating!