I love fall wreaths. The fall season encompasses both Halloween and Thanksgiving and can allow for many different combinations of wreaths. You can keep fall wreaths up for a few months and use them to add a lot of spice and color to your home.
I have really enjoyed decorating for fall this year. My family room was a major focus as it has recently been re-done during a major home renovation. You can see how I “fall’d” up my the hearth and mantel in DIY Fall Decor.
In addition to the hearth and mantel, I decided to try my hand at making my own wreaths this year. Below are the three wreath/wall hangings I created for my home using items easily found at craft and hobby stores like Michaels or A.C. Moore:
To make your own wreaths you only need a handful of tools, the base of the wreath, and the decor – flowers, ribbons, twigs, etc. – to go on it.
Wreath Making 101
Before you begin making your wreaths you will need the following items:
- Crafting Wire Cutters
- Paddle floral wire
- Colored string to match materials
- Wreath base – you can use a wire wreath frame, grapevine wreath, straw wreath form, or foam wreath form.
- Flower stems, berries, acorns, etc.
For the two wreaths I made I used the following wreath bases:
To find the right colors and types of flowers I wanted for my wreaths, I spent some time at Michael’s perusing their fall floral collections. They have so many options to choose from, I ended up with more than I actually needed for these specific wreaths. I’m not worried though, I can use them in future wreaths or as table decorations for Thanksgiving dinner!
Making the Grapevine Wreath
To make the grapevine wreath I started out with the grapevine wreath base.
Next, I began attaching the decor securing the decor to the wreath using colored string to match the grapevine wreath. I started with orange and rust berry stems for decor, tucking them into the wreath and tying them with the string to secure them in place:
And voila, my fall wreath was complete and ready to be hung on the front door:
Making the Wispy Grapevine Wreath
The wispy grapevine wreath is very similar to the grapevine wreath in terms of constructing it. For this wreath you will need:
- Wispy Grapevine Wreath
- Flowers of your choice. I used assorted Lantern and Amaranthus Bush, orange and yellow berry stems, and orange/red dahlias.
- Fall plaid wired ribbon
- Crafting wire cutters
- Beadalon Floral wire or paddle floral wire
First lay one stem of the Lantern and Amaranthus bush on the wreath.
Continue with two more of the Lantern and Amaranthus stems.
Next, add in the dahlias and the berry sprig stems, once again securing with the floral wire.
Finally, add the ribbon to the wreath covering the stems at the bottom curve of the wreath.
Hang the wreath on the wall and voila, you have a gorgeous wispy grapevine wreath in fall colors.
15 Favorite Fall Wreaths
If you’re not a DIY-er or just want to peruse beautiful fall wreaths, I have found fifteen fall wreaths that I absolutely love! Click on the pictures to learn more about each one!