12 August 2013

DIY Mid-Summer Wreath Makeover

So, seriously is Summer passing as quickly for you as it is for me?

Seems as though June was just here and I was busily preparing for 

the 4th of July. 

I enjoy the traditions of this holiday, the potato salad, cookouts and 

such and I always make a 4th of July for our front door and this 

year was no exception, but this Holiday is long gone and it is time 

to do a wreath makeover.

burlap wreath on antique secretary desk with mums, ribbon and bows

Well, Red, White and Blue are wonderful for the 4th, but not so 

much for the upcoming months.

So let me share with you how I took this Patriotic Wreath and 

transformed it into a Mid-Summer Wreath, that will easily 

transition you into Fall too.

red, white and blue wreath with stars, stripes, deco mesh and ribbon
As cute as this was, it had to be taken apart.

  Which I did, and only left the white deco mesh.  

deco mesh, burlap, beautiful late Summer and Fall wreath for your home

Oh, I was really so close to cutting off all of the deco mesh too,

but then it occurred to me, the fuller, the better.  I don't know why

I suddenly had this epiphany, I should have know this all along.

easy to make fall wreath for your home athomewithjemma shows you how

So, with snips here and there the old was gone and the new was in.

Just in time for welcoming Fall and a little cooler weather.(Please

cool weather come our way!)

decorate your home with wreaths,at home with jemma shows you how

You know the routine, a trip to wonderful, magnificent, colorful

Hobby Lobby.  Burlap, wire edges with an ever so subtle amount of 

glitz woven through.  Off white mums, and stripe ribbon for the

bow and I was in business!

striped burlap bow for your wreath or door

I am super pleased with this bow.  Bows aren't my true "thing,"  so

naturally I was a bit of a skeptic.  After cutting beige and white 

ribbon into 24 inch lengths, folding, wiring and then hot gluing, my 

bow was ready to place on the wreath.

Decorating your home with wreaths is easy

As usual I have moved my wreath from one spot to the other.  I 

really like the mix of grey on the antique secretary desk with the 

browns and creams on the wreath.  However, I also like the wreath 

on the black front door with the lead glass.

Decorate your desk, hutch, door with handmade wreaths

My Rooster is years and years old and is from an outlet mall, while

the cute little pewter clock is a gift from my oldest daughter.  These 

treasures are true keepsakes.  I found the little wire basket 

at an antique store- not really certain if it is an antique, but for 

$5.00, I felt as though I wasn't breaking the bank. 


Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.


  1. Love the wreath redo Jemma! I just picked up some florals to to redo my wreath for Fall as well.

  2. What talent you have for putting these together and patience too! Love the little vignette you created with your treasures Jemma. xo

  3. I love your wreath. I'm still in summer decorating mood, because holidays in France are until the end of August and I have friends coming for a week of holiday at the cottage next week. Once they leave, I'll remember your beautiful wreath!

  4. What a beautiful wreath!!! I love how you added the burlap and the bow is BEAUTIFUL!!! Bows aren't my thing either, I need to learn how to make them! Yours looks beautiful, and it really adds to the whole wreath! :)

  5. I love the new fall look for your wreath, very pretty.

  6. Jemma I love this wreath! I think I would want this up year round!

  7. Good morning dear Jemma! Your blog is so bright and beautiful, and has a wondrous blend of summer color with FALL! We are starting to feel the cooler mornings, and in just three weeks time, I go back to the classroom to teach French. What a lovely summer it has been. Thank you kindly for coming to visit and to rejoice with me that poetry can celebrate all things. Anita

  8. I love this, so pretty. I am so ready for fall and this is stunning. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  9. Jemma, Very pretty fall wreath! Thanks for sharing!


  10. This is my favorite 'Jemma Wreath'! Beautiful!
    :) Samantha

  11. Hi! What a lovely wreath! Is it really almost fall already (please say yes!)? I can't wait to see more fall decor popping up. I just found your blog and am a new follower! Looking forward to seeing more!

  12. I really like your wreath! It is so charming and I am ready to slip into fall...gradually.
    Hope you have a wonderful week and yes, I think the summer has gone by so quickly this year.
    Love, Linda

  13. Your wreath is so pretty Emma and perfect as we begin to transition into another season. It's still warm here but the days are beginning to get shorter and I think the temperature will begin to cool at night. It's wonderful to experience the change of seasons ~ even if it's ever so slight:) and to change are environment up. The wreath is perfect for this! xxleslie

  14. That is really pretty. Love the beige and white bow.

  15. Jemma, your fall wreath is beautiful. And I love the cute rooster. I wish I could be so talented, lovely makeover. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  16. Oh my gosh that is gorgeous - I love it and you are right the fullness is nice looking on it. And the beige and white bow so unique. I have all the items now to make my wreathe and it is still sitting there looking at me! Love, sandie

  17. Hi: That is a very cute wreath. You are so talented. Love your vignette! Blessings, Martha

  18. What a beautiful way to welcome friends, love your transformation! It's funny how different colors look pretty at different times of the year. I would not have like these colors in the Spring but now they look gorgeous to me :)

  19. ADORABLE! There are so many wreaths out there but this one is truly unique. Cute vignette with the rooster too :D


  20. This is great!! The colors are perfect for fall and I love anything with burlap ;) Stopping by from Transformation Thursday!

  21. So pretty and unique! Come link up to my party and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/08/centerpiece-wednesday-88.html

  22. Hi,...I'm over from Mrs. Olson's...
    I really like your pretty wreath...you did a great job...I am really not ready for fall...and like you, my summer FLEW by.
    I linked to follow you thru bloglovin' and Google Friends Connect.

  23. Jemma the wreath is perfect for Fall. Love the striped ribbon! I picked up a wreath at a thrift store last week. Thinking It will make a great new Fall wreath with a bit of tweaking. I am really thinking Fall also. Too bad it was 100 degrees today. lol! Sure feels like Fall in the morning. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  24. Jemma, I adore your wreath! Thank you for joining the Open House party and have a great week!



  25. Jemma, this wreath is amazing! Love the use of burlap, white mesh, flowers and that gorgeous striped ribbon. We're supposed to get a Hobby Lobby nearby next month. I can't wait! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

  26. Great wreath Jemma! I'm so glad Marty featured it because I somehow missed it last week! Love the striped burlap ribbon bow~I was in HL the other day and all kinds of things followed me home! Great re-purposing job!

  27. I think this is a knock out wreath. love, love, love the striped ribbon bow.

  28. Hi Jemma, just popping in to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC.

  29. Cute!! Love that striped ribbon ~ adorable!

  30. Just came from Share your cup...you wreath is just gorgeous I love the colors and that striped ribbon is just perfect! I host a party on Sundays at www.onemoretimeevents.com would love it if you came by and shared your talent some time. New follower. Tammy

  31. Sooo pretty! I've not yet made anything with the mesh stuff, but I will now ! Love how you made it interchangeable. Thanks so much for the BOW HOW TO.... I always make a mess of mine.

  32. Jemma I think you are the Wreath Queen! This is so beautiful and I love that you were able to reuse your 4th of July wreath.

  33. This is so pretty Joyce! I'm glad you brought this post back. Pinning and pinning.

    By the way, saw our friend Renee last night and she commented on how beautiful your photos are. :)


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