I love having a seasonal wreath on the front door and making the porch look pretty in general. This DIY Fall wreath is easy to make and adds a touch of the season to the front door.
A few years ago, I picked up a beautiful Fall wreath in some gorgeous colours from Walmart. Rodents got into the storage bins and we ended up throwing everything away. We didn’t want to deal with it. Last Fall, I added a few steps of faux flowers and a piece of burlap to a grapevine wreath but I was not too impressed with it. It looked boring. This year, I wanted to buy a new one such as the one I had before in all the vibrant colors, yellow, orange, reds, etc. I saw some gorgeous ones but they either had no yellow or too much yellow and just was not adding up to what I had in mind. The idea of the pops of yellow was to make it show up more. As I was walking by the Fall isle at At Home stores, I saw a garland and it immediately hit me that I would go ahead and make one rather than trying to find ‘whatever non-existent’ image I had imagined. I already had a grapevine wreath I purchased a while ago from the same store. Customizing it was super easy. Somehow, I thought the garland had a bit more yellow in it but it still makes a welcoming statement despite. The mini pumpkins were enough to add just a touch of yellow.
What’s needed to make it:
- 1 grapevine wreath (desired size)
- 1 faux Fall leaf garland in preferred colour long enough to cover the span of the wreath (or two to get the length)
- faux mini pumpkins, pinecones, acorns, squash, etc
- a hot glue gun
- work space
How to make it:
- Step 1: Attach one of the ends to one part of the grapevine wreath. This will help to keep it in place while you work.
- Step 2: Weave the garland around the wreath (front side only). Make sure there are no huge gaps between the garland.
- Step 3: Once you have put it in a way that you like, hot glue parts of it to keep it in place.
Check to see if the leaves are all over the place and need to look more cohesive. Use the hot glue to keep leaves down in places where it look like they are ‘out of control’.
- This is how it looks when once I was done with this first three easy steps. There is a few little gaps but fixing the leaves and adding a few other items will cover it all up.
- Step 4: Hot glue the faux fruit and pinecones to the wreath. Use a pattern if you’d like or just randomly put them. I started out with a pattern, but got mixed up along the way. So it ended up being with some in a pattern and others randomly glued. I don’t think they are spaced evenly as I started to do too but it looks great.
Step 5: Once everything is glued on, check to see if there are any more ‘wild’ leaves. Continue using hot glue to keep them in place.
That’s all there is to making this Fall or Autumn wreath – really easy in just a few steps. When it looked like this next photo, I decided it looked good enough for hanging on the door.
I gotta say, I love the vibrant colors and although there is not much yellow, this wreath looks awesome on the front door.
Don’t mind the plants in the posts. I had just brought them home and placed them in the pots for a second when I took the photos. I haven’t had time to transfer them fully since we were out of town for a few days.
So what do you think of this one? Do you add a seasonal wreath to your front door? Please share your ideas in the comments.