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How to Make a Fall Wreath

Guys, I made this wreath two years ago. TWO!  We took this photo yesterday to prove HOW good it still looks. You can just go ahead and start calling me Martha Stewart because this is impressive. We pulled our fall wreath out over the weekend and marveled at how pretty it still was despite spending two brutal Florida summers in the garage. Seriously, this was one epic DIY.

So today I thought I would re-share this wreath DIY with you because it’s clearly worth doing! If you are looking for new door decor featuring fall colors, this is it. 

During the summer it just feels too hot to craft. I like working on projects on our back porch, but it feels impossible when it’s close to 100 degrees outside.  I am really looking forward to these next few months as the weather starts to cool down. For now I’ll just be strolling the aisles of my local craft stores dreaming of fall leaves until inspiration hits!

I hope you enjoy this epic craft. And PLEASE tag me if you make one of your own… I would love to see your masterpiece!

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Fall Wreath DIY

Step-By-Step:

WHAT YOU NEED:

1. Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks 

2. A Plain Grapevine Wreath 

3. Your Choice of floral wreath decor

4. Wire Cutters 


STEP 1

Come up with a plan! This might include your color schemes, favorite greens and flowers…etc… I knew I wanted my wreath to be really full, so I picked stemmed berries in 3 different colors, red peonies to match our red door, and metallic gold leaves for a touch of sparkle. I also didn’t want there to be a specific direction for the flowers. I wanted it to look a little more organic! You may want to do a pumpkin wreath with gourds or an autumn wreath with pampas grasses and fall leaves. The possibilities here are endless!

STEP 2

So as soon as I figured that out, I laid out a few pieces in a pattern that I thought might work. Once I confirmed the pattern I cut all of my stems short enough to fit inside the wreath form. 




STEP 3

Once I had all my pieces cut, I put a dot of hot glue on the stems and one by one placed them in the wreath! Don’t be nervous, you can move them around while the glue is still hot, so just go for it!

At first I was a little worried about my pattern, but once I really got a good chunk of the berries added it started to come together… so don’t be concerned if it doesn’t look perfect at the start. It will all fall into place, I promise!

STEP 4

Next, I placed my statement flowers, the red peonies. I wanted their placement to seem natural as well so I altered the angle of each one as I fastened them in.


STEP 5

Lastly, it was time for the sparkle! I cut the the metallic leaves apart to add in just a little sparkle here and there! I love the touch of glam it added to the wreath! 

Variations

There are so many DIY fall wreath ideas and in turn, there are many variations you can use to really make this your own. I love the idea of a leaf wreath with beautiful fall colored leaves or a flowers wreath with your favorite fall flowers.  You saw me use a grapevine wreath but you can also achieve different looks by using a foam wreath base and insert your foliage directly into the foam. And if you are looking for something more minimal you can try a hoop wreath and add foliage more sparsely. 

Fall Wreath Complete!

Now that you are a Martha Stewart wreath genius, go show off your gorgeous handy-work! 

Spoiler alert, everyone I know is getting a handmade wreath for Christmas, it’s my new favorite hobby. 

P.S. Tag me and let me know if you try it out, I’m dying to see your handiwork! 

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  1. I loved this blog post – it was the inspiration I needed to go to Michael’s to spend too much money on flowers to make a wreath, but it was well worth it!

  2. Gorgeous wreath—I’m definitely inspired to try making one! Can you tell me about the sizing for the cardigan? I love it! A lot of the reviews recommend sizing down, but I’m always hesitant to do that!

    • Thanks, Jane! I know the feeling, I switched mine out a few years ago and there’s nothing like a fresh wreath!

      xo – AB

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