I made this fabulous fall wreath awhile back, and my photo editing skills have improved, so I wanted to update this post for you, my awesome reader!
Wow, can you believe it’s already time to think about fall? I am soooo excited… Autumn is my favorite season! The vibrant colors, college football, and cooler temps all conjure up the warmest feelings for me. Both of our daughters were married in the fall, as were my parents. The culmination of fall is Thanksgiving, which is my favorite holiday, which leads into Christmas… which is ALSO my favorite! (I know… I sound just like Will Farrell’s character in ‘Elf’: ‘I love smiling. Smiling’s my favorite!‘)
Not only do I love the season, I love to decorate for fall! Give me some pumpkins, colorful leaves and a few gourds and I’m a happy girl!!
I’m also one of those who enjoys a wreath on my front door… for every season. So I’m going to show you how I made my fabulous fall wreath – the easy way!
How to Make a Fabulous Fall Wreath
You will need:
- 24″-30″ grapevine wreath
- 1 or 2 fall garland strands
- Fall floral/leaf stems (sunflowers, mums, and the like)
- Feather stems (real or faux)
- Florists wire
- Hot Glue Gun
I purchased an inexpensive 36″ grapevine wreath at the craft store. You might consider a 24″ or 30″, as the 36″ does span my entire door. I like big wreaths, but you don’t want guests to make contact with stray twigs/flowers as they come and go!
And I purchased the fall garland and some floral and leaf stems…
To make the essence of the wreath, wire the garland around, encircling the front of the whole wreath. This is much less expensive than filling with leaf stems all the way around and makes a great base to begin placing the floral and leaf stems at intervals. For the stems, I wired them in and used a glue gun in places.
You’ll notice that I made the bottom right a little ‘heavier’ with goodies: two mums are flanking the only sunflower on the wreath. I also let some of the grapevine peek through here and there… you get a wonderful mix of textures when you don’t cover the wreath entirely.
The finished result makes me happy, happy, HAPPY! And I love the fact that the door behind forms a cross in the middle of the wreath! Do you see it?
Now we’re ready to welcome the first fall guests into our home! Aren’t those colors simply beautiful? This fabulous fall wreath is economical ($30-$40, compared to $100+ for a pre-made wreath) and will last for many seasons to come!
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How are you decorating your front door for fall?