See how I used a gold macrame ring to make a modern fall wreath.  It’s the perfect DIY modern fall wreath with moody fall colors.

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It’s the second Wednesday of the month which means it’s time for another month of Inspire me Creativity!  You can catch up on past months here.

This month, we are focusing on all things Fall.  Which I think seems pretty fitting.  I’m reluctantly accepting that Fall is in fact here.

I have to find all of my Fall stuff packed away somewhere in the basement.  But, to ease my way into Fall decor, I figured I could make a simple wreath.  Can you tell I’m not super thrilled Fall is here?

I love the trend of minimalistic wreaths.  They’re simple, sleek, and elegant, a welcoming break from the overly busy grapevine wreaths.  Though, there’s nothing wrong with grapevine wreaths necessarily (I’ve made a few wreaths with them!).  I just like the minimalistic trend.

To start, I picked up a gold macrame hoop.  There are a ton of sizes available so you’re bound to find something that works.  It’s the perfect base for a simple wreath.  Plus, the gold gives it a little shine and I would say falls into the category of Fall-like colors.

I wanted to make a “moody” wreath.  Not sure if that’s even the correct terminology.  When I think of moody colors I’m drawn to maroon, deep purple, and very dark blue.  Basically, since I’m not quite ready for Fall, I didn’t want to use traditional Fall colors like red, orange, and yellow.  The unconventional gold metal ring coupled with some moody colored flowers seemed to be the perfect “I’m not quite ready for Fall” Fall wreath 🙂

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I started by cutting the eucalyptus and lamb’s ear stems off, leaving a bit of stem at the bottom of the leaves.  Then, I cut the peony bulbs off of their branches so that they back of each peony bulb was flat.

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Using the floral wire, I attached the lamb’s ear to the gold ring.  I had the two ends meet without overlapping.  This are where they meet is where you’ll attach the bigger peony bulbs soon.

The floral wire extends almost the entire length of the lamb’s ear stem.  I wanted it to stay close to the hoop instead of being able to fall or drape down.

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Once the lamb’s ear was on, I attached a piece of seeded eucalyptus over top of the lamb’s ear using the floral wire again.  With this step, you want to try and keep the floral wire a little more hidden.

moody modern fall wreath | diy fall wreath | diy wreath | minimalistic wreath | modern farmhouse | gold hoop wreath

moody modern fall wreath | diy fall wreath | diy wreath | minimalistic wreath | modern farmhouse | gold hoop wreath

Now to the fun part!

I laid out how I wanted the peonies to go on the wreath before I actually glued them on.  Starting with the bigger burgundy peonies, I applied a generous amount of glue from the hot glue gun to the back.  Then I pressed them onto the area where the lamb’s ear stems meet.

Last, I added in the lavender peonies using glue gun.  I tried to place them along the wreath where the floral wire was most visible.

And, that’s it!  I did this whole project in about 20 minutes!

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I honestly think it looks amazing.  The gold ring with the moody, dark flowers is just perfect and really “fall” without being overly obvious.

moody modern fall wreath | diy fall wreath | diy wreath | minimalistic wreath | modern farmhouse | gold hoop wreath

I hung it on our front door using a cheap-o 3M strip hook thing.  Gross.  It’ll do for now.

moody modern fall wreath | diy fall wreath | diy wreath | minimalistic wreath | modern farmhouse | gold hoop wreath

moody modern fall wreath | diy fall wreath | diy wreath | minimalistic wreath | modern farmhouse | gold hoop wreath

moody modern fall wreath | diy fall wreath | diy wreath | minimalistic wreath | modern farmhouse | gold hoop wreath

moody modern fall wreath | diy fall wreath | diy wreath | minimalistic wreath | modern farmhouse | gold hoop wreath

moody modern fall wreath | diy fall wreath | diy wreath | minimalistic wreath | modern farmhouse | gold hoop wreath

Remember to check out what the other ladies of Inspire Me Creativity made this month for the Fall Theme!

Meredith  |  The Designer DIY
Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom
Missy  |  Gypsy Magpie
Meg  |  The Kusi Life
Kim  |  Creigh-ations
Candice  |  She’s Crafty


Next month we’ll be making something with…embroidery hoops!!  Check back next month to see what we make 🙂

Wishing you a joyful day!

40 Comments

  1. Anna

    This is so beautiful!! I love these non traditional fall colors too. That gold ring is neat too I had no idea you could buy just a plain gold ring!

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  2. Candice

    This is such a beautiful wreath! I love the non traditional colors!!

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  3. judy

    The colors and flowers are exquisite! I would have liked to have seen more of them on the wreath.

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Thank you so much Judy!! I thought about using them over the whole wreath but I loved that gold hoop too much and I thought it needed to show. It would look pretty with flowers all the way around, too 🙂

      Reply
  4. Debbie

    Can you just make me one and I buy it from you it from you?

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Hi Debbie! I’m currently not making and selling products right now but I’m flattered you would want me to! You could check on Etsy or I linked to the exact products I used and I promise it wasn’t hard at all!

      Reply
  5. Missy

    The burgundy and lavender pair so beautifully together! So pretty!

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  6. Linda

    Love the colors and simplicity of this wreath!

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  7. Suzy

    Beautiful choice of non-traditional colors for fall and I love the softness of the Lamb’s ear!…will be joining in next month!

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  8. Meg

    I love this wreath. I never thought to make one with a gold ring like this. Definitely going to make one now.

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  9. Christene

    I love this!! These are my fav colors for this fall. I think I may have to make one for myself. Great project idea

    >> Christene
    Keys to Inspiration

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  10. Meredith

    If you’d like to hang it from ribbon, a 3M hook is actually perfect, just move it to inside of front door and mount it upside down near top of door but low enough so door can close. Run ribbon up from wreath over top of door and loop end around upside down hook. Love the wreath!!

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  11. Marin

    Beautiful! Where did you get your flowers?!

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  12. Christine

    It’s beautiful!!! How does it hang so evenly? I imagine the florals would tip the ring?

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      So I completely overlooked that problem haha. I use tape on the back of the flower area to tape the back to the door. Alternatively you could just let it hang and have the flowers at the bottom instead of off-centered to the right!

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  13. Dani

    Hi! I’m wondering if you used one stem each of lambs ear and eucalyptus, or if you purchased two? I have a group of friends coming over for a craft night and we’re making these!

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      So exciting you’re using this for craft night!! It was one stem of each. There are two “branches” on each stem! Hope that helps!

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      • Dani

        Thanks! There are about 10 of us making them – we are all excited. 🙂

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  14. Britt

    Love this!!! Beautiful!
    Also, would mind sharing the color of your front door?! We are looking to paint and I love yours!

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  15. Tala

    This feels like a silly question but are the flowers real?? They look so real in the photo! Do they wilt or die over time? How long does the wreath “last”? It looks beautiful!

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      They are actually fake flowers! They’re from afloral.com and I linked to the exact products I used in the post! So it lasts forever 😉

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  16. Amy

    Love this!! But what color is the door in the photos?! I’m looking to paint my door and LOVE this..

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  17. Lisa

    Slightly off topic, but what is the paint color of the door itself. Love it!

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  18. Lisa

    I love these off-centered gold hoop wreaths! Any tips on how to get them to hang with the flowers at a strong off centered angle?

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  19. Jordan

    This is beautiful!! I love all these colors for fall! I featured this as part of a fall wreath diy round-up on my blog- if you’d like to check it out. Thanks so much the inspiration!

    Reply

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