We each made a fall wreath for our front doors recently, and since there were three of us working on the project we wound up with three different styles.
All a bit different.
The key to this project is to gather your flowers together and hold them like a bouquet. If you like the way they look together then you’re all set to start on a wreath.
We used some leftover supplies from other projects and we purchased some pumpkins picks to fill in and make the wreaths have a fall feel to them.
Supplies for Making a Fall Wreath
We purchased large round metal embroidery hoops to use for our wreath forms because we loved the simple and dainty look of them.
Once we got started, we decided to add some grapevine garland around the wreaths to give them a little more fall feeling, and also to make them look a little more substantial.
Here are the basic supplies that you’ll need to get started:
- Assortment of flowers, berries and leaves
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
You’ll need the wire cutters for trimming faux florals and be careful since the edges can be sharp.
We used floral wire to attach the grapevine and a hot glue gun for adding the flowers once we had the base built.
Start off by wrapping your grapevine around your wreath and adding a bit of floral wire to hold it on. If you want to use your wreath form without covering it then just skip this step and go straight to adding flowers!
Lay your flowers out around your wreath form so you can get an idea of what they’ll look like when you add them.
Next, take your longest stems and lay them out on either side of your form. Trim the stems so that they’re not too long. Then, you’ll want to attach these stems with floral wire.
And don’t forget your snacks (in photo)! We simply cannot craft without some snacks but at least you caught us being healthy with some edamame!
Then just layer in more leaves and flowers to fill in any gaps and to give your wreath a full and balanced appearance.
We used floral wire for the bigger pieces and then cut the stems completely off and used hot glue for the finishing pieces.
Mums are a great seasonal flower for fall and you can find them in so many colors. We added in some dusty greenery and dark pumpkins for a little more interest.
It helps to back up and look at your wreath throughout the process.
If you can hang it up while you’re working on it that’s even better.
Once you’ve got the first round of flowers and leaves attached, hanging your wreath will allow you to see how the pieces lay when they’re actually hanging.
You may need to touch some of them up with a dab of glue so that they face upward and don’t fall.
These peony’s are always a beautiful flower and they look great in any season. We kept it simple by using a couple of colors and greenery for this wreath.
When you’ve got all your pieces arranged the way you like them it’s time to hang it up!
These bright yellow berries add a lot of interest to this wreath.
We loved how our colors looked against the worn barn wood on our little guest house.
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What are your favorite fall colors to use in your decor? Have you made a fall wreath for your front door before?
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