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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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.
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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That’s all for today, friends!
Wishing you a joyful (and colorful) day!