DIY Traditional Fall Wreath

The crisp fall air has definitely arrived in Western PA, at least in the mornings.  I figured it was the perfect time to start some fall decorating, beginning today with a DIY Traditional Fall Wreath.

DIY Traditional Fall Wreath.

I decided to go for a traditional “fall” wreath.  If there is such a thing.

If you’re double checking to make sure you’re at the right blog .. you are 😉  It may be shocking to not see a rustic and/or farmhouse DIY wreath instead.  I promise it’s just one small lapse this time.

Why traditional?  I love the gorgeous fall leave colors.  The brilliant reds and oranges.  I just couldn’t think of a fall wreath without having those beautiful colors.

Fall Wreath Supplies:

  • Grapevine Wreath
  • 2 Faux fall leaves garland (found mine at Michaels)
  • 1 Faux berries (found mine at Michaels)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Floral wire
  • Twine to hang (optional)

I started by wrapping the leaves around the out edge of the grapevine, using my hot glue gun to spot glue a few places.  The first piece of “garland” I used to wrap around the grapevine wreath about 1.5 times.

DIY Traditional Fall Wreath.

DIY Traditional Fall Wreath.

I then used the second piece of leaf “garland” (and I’m using quotes because is it garland?  I’m not really sure?) and, starting where I left off, continued wrapping around the grapevine wreath.

This second piece went around about 2 times, since it was for the inner (and smaller) center of the wreath.

Again, I used my hot glue gun in a few places to secure the leaves in place.  I didn’t worry too much about making it look too perfect.  There’s no right or wrong way to make a wreath, which is why the actual process of making a wreath is so easy!

DIY Traditional Fall Wreath.

Next, I added some fall colored berry garland.  Instead of using my hot glue gun here, I weaved the berries around the leaf garland and in between some of the branches of the grapevine wreath.

DIY Traditional Fall Wreath.

Finally, the wreath was looking a little too wild so I used some old floral wire I had to tie a few pieces down to the grapevine wreath.

Here’s the “little too wild” version:

Ahhh so much better:

DIY Traditional Fall Wreath.

I hung the wreath using our made-up twine and duct tape method.  More details on this embarrassing but completely useful method here: DIY Farmhouse Wreath.

DIY Traditional Fall Wreath.

DIY Traditional Fall Wreath.

DIY Traditional Fall Wreath.

Ahh, doesn’t it just remind you of fall??  And so so easy to make.  I love seeing those reds and oranges and a few actual leaves falling from the trees.  Fall will be here soon, friends 🙂

If you’re looking for more DIY fall wreath ideas, you’re in luck!  I teamed up with some talented ladies and they all made some fall wreathes, too!  There’s bound to be something for everyone’s taste.

Fall Wreath Blog Hop 
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DIY Fall Wreath Ideas

That’s all for today, friends!

Wishing you a joyful (and colorful) day!




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This Post Has 34 Comments

  1. kelly

    This is so festive and beautiful!

  2. This is so pretty! I love the bright and burnt orange colors in your wreath. Your hanging method is awesome too! I love the look of the twine and you would never know duct tape is involved!!

    1. Thanks so much, Amanda!! I’m glad you like my hanging method haha. I figured, hey everyone has duct tape, right?? Thanks os much for stopping by 🙂

  3. shawnna griffin

    hey girl love the wreath! So pretty!

  4. Lora

    Classic and simple! Love how it looks on your door.

  5. Ariel

    I’m a huge fan of the non-traditional, but this wreath is gorgeous! I’d hang this on my front door for sure!

    1. You’re so sweet, Ariel! I’m normally all for the non-traditional, but for some reason was inspired to be traditional for the wreath. I’m so glad you like it!!

  6. Emily

    I am loving all of the bright fall colors in this! Gorgeous!

  7. Rachel

    So simple and pretty! Pinning. I love the contrasting color against your door.

  8. Kati

    I love your traditional wreath. It looks just like fall. And it’s definitely got a rustic flare 🙂 Pinned!

  9. Sabrina

    I love how your wreath turned out. It looks so beautiful and I love the colors!

  10. Sara

    This is beautiful! The berries really make the piece! Pinned!

  11. BonBon

    Very pretty wreath. A great way to welcome guest. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. I love your wreath (and you duct tape method, by the way!) and I think it looks especially great on your blue door! Pinning.

  13. Zan Turner

    It is so beautiful, Sarah. I love the veautiful colors, so rich and vibrant. Abd yes, traditional!

    1. Thanks, Shani! I was going to traditional fall so I think it hit the mark. I love the blank canvas a grapevine wreath is! It can be made into anything!

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