Hi fiends, today I’m going to show you how I made this Easy DIY Fall Wreath. I’ve had a few wreaths on my door but until now I’ve never tried making my own.
It’s not as hard as you might think so I encourage you to give it a try this year. I’ll show you how easy it is to make your own fall wreath below.
This project originally appeared on Today’s Creative Life as part of her Celebrate Summer series with a bunch of other creative guest bloggers. My post date was closer to Autumn than summer so I made a Fall Wreath.
My neighbors might think I’m rushing Fall since it’s still pretty warm here in Northern California. But I’m usually a last minute seasonal decorator so it’s nice to be ahead of the curve for a change.
School just started for the kids in our area and Halloween stuff is already in the stores. So I think I’m good 😉
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Step 1: Cover your wreath form.
Start with your burlap ribbon at a bit of an angle since you’ll be wrapping it around the wreath form. Use a glue gun and glue the end of the ribbon to the wreath form and secure it with a few pins to ensure it’s stays put as you begin wrapping.
I used a high heat glue gun this time and it took forever for the glue to dry. I’m impatient, thus the pins. For most projects I prefer my low heat glue gun, they don’t get as hot and the glue sets up quicker.
If there are gaps in the ribbon as you wrap just fold them over on the back side of the wreath and keep wrapping. This will keep the front looking smooth. You can see a few folds in the pic below.
Continue with the second role until the wreath form is fully covered. Cut with the your scissors and hide the end on the backside. It took approx 18′ to cover the wreath.
Step 2: Prepare foliage
Each stem usually has two or three bunches of leaves. Push each bunch up almost to the end and leave a little space between each leaf bunch.
Divide up the stems and lay them out in a spray pattern that you like. You’ll cover about 1/3 – 1/2 of the wreath.
Step 3: Attach the foliage to the wreath.
Cut the stem about 1/2″ from the bottom leaf and glue it to the burlap.
Layer a few and work toward the middle. Do the same on the other side leaving a small gap in the middle as shown.
Finally, to close up the middle use two leaf sets with a little longer stems. The longer stems created a pick that you can push into the straw wreath and hot glue in place.
Step 4: Add a decorative ribbon.
Lastly, add a decorative bow and hang your new DIY Fall Wreath on your front door.
If you like the bow be sure to check out my Five Minute Fancy Bow Tutorial, and make sure you watch and share the video.
Now I’m ready for Fall, I’m so glad to be ahead in decorating for once.
- Wrap ribbon at an angle around the form. Secure at the back with hot glue.
- Bunch leaves together and then cut from bunch with wire cutters.
- Use a glue gun to attach leaf bunches from the center out to cover 1/3 of the wreath.
- Add decorative bow in the center and a ribbon for hanging.
That's it, easy peasy and you're ready for Fall.
I hope you like my first ever Fall wreath!