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Summer Rainbow Wreath


posted: 06/06/12

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Summer Rainbow Wreath | A super easy to make rainbow wreath that will brighten up your door!
 Summer Rainbow Wreath | A super easy to make rainbow wreath that will brighten up your door!

There are three things I’m kind of obsessing over lately. I’m actually a little ashamed to admit it. The first is rainbows. Do I need to even explain myself? I mean, what’s not to love? Pinterest, per usual, has not helped at all with curbing this obsession. It’s really only encouraged it. I mean . . . . Pinterest basically begged me to plan a rainbow birthday party for Quinn.

What’s a girl to do?

Obsession two: pinwheels. I’m not sure anything screams summer more than pinwheels. And, I mostly blame my dear friend Erin for this obsession after making 120 pinwheels for the party to celebrate her wedding. (More on that later.)

Obsession three: wreaths. In the last six months I have made three wreaths (ruffle, egg, now this . . . ). Oh how I wish I had someone or something to blame this on . . .

These three obsessions came together in a glorious collision when I saw this from Neverland Nook.


Again, what’s a girl to do?

May I suggest . . . . this!

It’s so terrifyingly crafty, but I love it. It has brought new life to my doorway.
I won’t go into the nitty gritty details because Neverland Nook does a fantastic job of that. I will say this . . . when you are making the holes with the pin, for the love of all things holy, use a wine cork!  (I have just one or maybe two of those laying around . . . )  I made a fair number of holes in my thumb before figuring that out. I also covered my foam wreath in ribbon because I have a glass door and didn’t want to see styrofoam every time I walked past it. A nice 3 yard spool worked perfectly around the 12 inch wreath, and I just pinned it into place. {Edited to add . . . I recently saw on another blog a reference to this post and the sad result when she tried to follow my instructions . . . 3 yards was not enough! Ha! Oops. Sorry, all. Looks like it’s closer to 6 yards . . . Hmmmm . . . if only I had saved the spool I had used.}  I used 6 x 6 squares because that is a fourth of scrapbook paper. And if you are going to double side your paper, the thinner the paper the better. 

But look!! So pretty!!

{Cupcakes:  I know, I know . . . . if I stop using the occasional (or more than occasional) curse word and give up on cocktails, please hold an intervention. Thank you.}

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. TheTastyFork says

    SO CUTE!!!! If I make this, will summer come sooner??

  2. ackack7 says

    I’m pretty sure im making this today, after I take a trip to craft store…since I have my boys home from school on this sick day

  3. Krystie says

    fun and full of energy! love the vibrant colors on the wreath

  4. Amy Hermes Anderson (AHA) says

    This is so darling! Did you make the pinwheels or buy them? If you bought them, where are they from? Thanks!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I made them :) I bought a whole pack of paper that was rainbow colors and patterns. However, be careful the paper you buy. The thicker it is, the harder it is to make into pinwheels :)

  5. Ingrid says

    This is so colourful, love to make one for my frontdoor!


      Love the wreath! Know how to make pinwheels. However, tried push pins, straight pins & brads. When pushed in styrofoam, will not stay in, fall out and sare too tight against form to spin. What am I doing wrong?

      • Lisa Longley says

        Hi Eleanor! Mine definitely don’t spin, but they do stay in there with just the pin. Sorry I can’t be more help!

        • Jan says

          Would love to make this, but can’t seem to find solid color paper anywhere. Cardstock is too thick. Where did you find your paper? So cute!

          • Lisa Longley says

            Hi Jan! I got it all at Michaels. They seem to have an abundance of paper options!

  6. Cathy says

    I took your idea and used it for hanging pinwheel s for holidays.

  7. SHAMIKA Monique GAINES says

    This is awesome

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