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And just like that, I think it’s safe to say that Fall is finally upon us here in North Carolina. The weather is perfect – mild/warm days and cool mornings and nights. I’ve had many many [decaf] lattes, I’m wearing my ankle boots and chunky scarves and life is really good.
Today, I’m sharing a simple project that is really more of an updated project, but one that I am really pleased with – a simple DIY fall wreath that you can easily put together in an afternoon with the right supplies.
Truth be told, I originally made this wreath way back in 2011 when Hubs and I were engaged.
I still liked the leaves, but the bow was moving on past its time. Here is what the original wreath looked like when I started. See? It’s not terrible. But it’s not great either.
My sister recently stopped by and we did some work to her Fall wreath, which had me feeling totally inspired to spruce up my own. When I found an old bunch of Fall colored flowers in our craft cabinet, I knew I’d found the right supplies. I whipped out the glue gun and got right to work during nap time. I cannot reiterate enough how simple this project is.
I’ll walk you step by step the whole way – from the very beginning (which I don’t have photos of because that was so long ago…)
Easy DIY Fall Wreath
First things first. You’ve got to get the right supplies. Good news, you are almost guaranteed to be able to find everything you need at your local craft store. And if you don’t find it there, there’s Amazon for that.
- 1 grapevine wreath
- any size will do depending on your space
- Strand of leaf garland
- Fall colored flowers
- I think the craft stores technically call these “bushes”, but they look more like bouquets to me
- Hot glue gun
- Scissors (or pliers) to cut the garland into pieces
- Either burlap as-is if you want to make your bow, or you can buy a pre-made bow. Either will do. I bought mine from Hobby Lobby.
- Cut the leaf garland into smaller bunches, making sure to leave some of the “stem”. You’ll want to save this part for Step 2. I recommend leaving at least 3 or so leaves to a bunch. Do not cut into individual leaves.
- Using the “stems”, arrange the bunches of leaves around the wreath as desired, tucking the stems into the grapevine. This will give you something to glue to the wreath without gluing your leaves down flat.
- Use hot glue to secure leaves in place.
- While the glue is drying, pull flower off of the stems. Most of the time, these will come right off, but you might need to cut them.
- Once the leaves have dried, arrange the flowers on the wreath to your preference.
- Going one at a time, put hot glue on the bottom of each flower and press it to the wreath.
- Hold each flower for 15-25 seconds on the wreath to make sure the hot glue has time to set.
- Add your bow & enjoy!
I am really happy with how this turned out and I’m excited to use it for years to come to welcome friends and family to our home in the fall! I think the brighter orange and red really make it pop and I really like how the burlap bow looks with it.
Now, I want to know. Are you a wreath person? Do you prefer more traditional or quirky wreaths? Tell me in the comments below!
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