This Wednesday is full of watermelons, watermelons, and more watermelons. They just scream summer to me! Yesterday, I shared an easy (seriously!) sugar cookie recipe that I made and turned into watermelons.
Read those details here.
Today, I’m talking all about a festive porch makeover I did. I plan to leave it up through the month of June, and then it’ll be time for a patriotic makeover. Meanwhile, I’m really enjoying this bright and fun porch to kick off summer.
I was inspired to go with watermelons when I spotted this doormat on Amazon. I also had a lot of great watermelon ribbon from a previous party I did, so I was excited to put that to good use on my watermelon wreath.
I didn’t want the watermelons to be “in your face” so to speak, so aside from the doormat and ribbons, everything else is just in the watermelon color palette.
So speaking of the wreath, I recycled a previous wreath frame to create this wreath. I first pulled all the old decor off and stored it. Side note: I usually store my old wreath decor for at least a while, because chances are I can use the flowers again in a new combination for a wreath in the future.
Once the wreath was bare, I gathered my flower stems – for this design, I went with a pink and green hydrangea. I also explored Michaels in search of other decor options, and found a great wooden “Welcome” in pink and gold. It’s perfect!
I trimmed my flowers to be just long enough to tuck into the wreath frame, then added in a few hydrangea leaves fill it out. Next, I tucked in some watermelon ribbons, and then added the “Welcome.” To firmly secure the “Welcome,” I used some thin thread and tied it through one of the loops and around the wreath, in addition to hot glue. The wreath has been hanging for four days, and so far, so good!
As a final touch, I layered three different ribbons to create a statement ribbon that I then tied into a bow.
I let the hot glue firm up for a while, then hung it on the door.
As a final touch to the porch, I picked up some pink dahlias and green planters placed those on either side of the door.
And with that, the porch is summer-ready!
Check back tomorrow for a watermelon cocktail that you’ll want to sip all summer long.