How to make a Fresh Lemon Wreath
The easiest way to make a fresh lemon wreath to adorn your front door. Gather your supplies, and let’s get going.
When the holidays are over, it’s time to switch up your decor and get ready for the new year. So why not do a DIY project like a fresh lemon wreath for your front door?
Not only is it an inexpensive wreath to make, but the lemon trees are full of lemons right now. With this simple craft, you can reflect the change in the season while adding a pop of color and cheer to your door. So grab some lemons and get crafting!
Why do we hang wreaths on our doors?
Wreaths are much more than decorations for holiday cheer – their fascinating history dates back to ancient times when they represented mourning and acts of homage. In today’s culture, these symbols have taken on an extra layer of significance: bringing joyousness during festive periods and remembrance throughout more challenging moments.
Throughout Christianity’s history, the intricate symbol has been used to signify Christ’s suffering and ultimate triumph over death – much like His crown of thorns on the cross. So hang this timeless statement on your front door or anywhere else to share its powerful reminder daily.
What does a lemon wreath mean?
A vibrant lemon-colored wreath on the front door is an ancient symbol of good luck, optimism, and abundance. Let this gorgeous decoration bring the joy of the season into your home!
Supplies you will need for a Fresh Lemon Wreath.
- 1-18 “grapevine wreath
- Two sprigs of faux Curly Willow
- Two sprigs of lemon fake lemon leaves
- Glue Gun
- Faux greenery of your choice
- 8-10 fresh lemons. You can use any variety of lemons, but choose the lemons with the thickest skins. You may also use fake lemons if you choose. You will have to hot glue them on instead of wiring them on.
- “Three yds. of 2.5” wired ribbon “Three yds. of 2.5” wired ribbon
Directions to make a Fresh Lemon Wreath
- Glue your fresh curly willow into the wreath in opposite directions on the left-hand side of the wreath. Two branches facing up and two facing down..
- Add the trailing greenery, one piece going in each direction. The third piece can be added later if you feel it’s needed.
- Add the lemon leaf sprigs, one going in each direction, just like the hanging greenery.
- “Create a bow: Make a small loop with the ribbon and hold tight with your fingers. Now, create a loop to the right of the small loop. Next, repeat this process on the opposite side, with your loops increasing each time. Continue making more loops by going back and forth until your bow is the size you want. Using wire, put it through the small loop of the ribbon and twist it tight to hold the bow together tightly. Now add a piece of ribbon about 45” long and fold it in half. Wire it to the bow. “Create a bow: Make a small loop with the ribbon and hold tight with your fingers. Now, create a loop to the right of the small loop. Next, repeat this process on the opposite side, with your loops increasing each time. Continue making more loops by going back and forth until your bow is the size you want. Using wire, put it through the small loop of the ribbon and twist it tight to hold the bow together tightly. Now add a piece of ribbon about 45” long and fold it in half. Wire it to the bow.
- Attach the bow with the wire to the left side in between the sets of greenery
- You can watch how I make a bow in less than a minute below in the below u tube video.
How do you attach lemons to a wreath?
- To attach the lemons to the wreath, insert a piece of wire through the lemon and wrap the wire around the wreath and twist tight.
- Repeat inserting the wires into the lemons and attaching them to the wreath until you like the look, around 8-10 lemons total.
- I use an individual piece of wire for each lemon. The lemons last several weeks, but if you want the wreath up longer than that, you will need to replace them.
- Simply remove the spent lemon and replace with a new lemon.
- You can also use fak lemons if you do not choose to use real lemons. I would attach them with hot glue.
Now, do you remember that little trick I said I would share? Here it is!
How to shine your dull and dirty leaves and fruit
The leaves on the left are dull and dirty. I use leaf shine which makes your leaves look vibrant and fresh. This is my favorite product. I use it on my live plants, topiaries, and patio planters. They always look they’re very best. Can you believe the difference?
How to Style your Lemon Wreath
Spruce up any space with a wreath! The front door is usually considered the best place to hang a wreath. Whether indoors or outdoors, it’s sure to add a welcoming atmosphere.
You can also lay a wreath on a table and use it as a centerpiece. Place a candle in the center for some added ambiance.
Hang the wreath upside down over a table for a fun look. I had created several wreaths for a baby shower and hung them in a tent.
You can read the full post here about the citrus decor for the baby shower.
What does a lemon wreath mean?
Welcome your guests with a fresh lemon wreath on the door. A vibrant lemon-colored wreath on the front door is an ancient symbol of good luck, optimism, and abundance.
Hang your wreath in the house
With all the beautiful possibilities for showcasing your wreath, it’s no wonder why people have unique ideas about where to hang them – whether on a door, wall, or window. Get creative and make this special decoration stand out!
Now that you know how to make a fresh lemon wreath, you can enjoy this decoration all season long! With just a few supplies and simple steps, you can make this wreath in no time. And if you have a lemon tree in your backyard, this is the perfect project for you! You can replenish those lemons all season long. I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful. If so, be sure to follow my blog for more inspiration like this in the future. Thanks for reading!
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I love the punch of color that yellow lemons have! This wreath is beautiful and would look amazing on any front door!
Thank you Missy!
This is such a great idea. I love the idea of fresh lemons. Can’t wait to share a link my friend.
Thank you so much, friend. I enjoy the fresh lemons even though you have to change them every 6 weeks or so.
Wendy, I love this idea. We are in the midst of citrus season here so what a wonderful thing to do with a bumper crop of lemons. I hope to share this on my Saturday Meanderings this week~if you don’t mind.
Thank you so very much! It would be best if you replaced the lemons every few weeks, but when you have a lemon tree, it is well worth it.
Than you so much for the feature.
This is such a cute wreath! Lemons are so cheerful!
Thank you so much, Kim.
Who doesn’t love the cheery look of fresh lemons! Love this post Wendy and that wreath is beautiful! XO
Thank you so much, Susan! Lemons are always so fresh after the holidays.
So pretty, Wendy. I have had lemon wreaths for years with faux lemons. Thanks for sharing the symbolism. Loved it.
Thank you so much, Leslie. there is something so refreshing about lemons and I too loved the symbolism behind them.
Wendy, how refreshing! I love lemons and this wreath is beautiful.
How did you attach your wreath to the glass on your white door?
I used a heavy duty command hook. Here is the link to what i used. https://amzn.to/3GIBmOK
It looks great Wendy! Love it hanging from a chandelier. Thanks for the leaf shine tip!!! I had no idea there was such a thing!
That leaf shine is truly my go-to all summer long. It makes those plants look like they are so healthy and happy!
What a beautiful and colorful wreath! I love the ideas of using fresh lemons and after they lose their color on the wreath I bet you could still cut and simmer them for potpourri. Thanks for sharing this adorable DIY!
Thank you, Stacie. I replace them every few weeks until there are no more lemons on the tree. Thank you for stopping by.
What a bright, fun colorful wreath! Lemons make all things a little brighter! Love this!
Thank you! I totally agree that lemons make everything better.
It does not have a very long life span before lemons start to go bad though and then how do you remove lemons to replace without destroying wreath?
Hi Louise, I wired each lemon on individually so you could easily replace them. I found the lemons to last about 3 weeks.
If you have a tree, this is helpful. :)) You could easily use faux lemons so you don’t have to replace them.