DIY Traditional Fall Wreath

This colorful Fall leaf wreath is perfect for your Autumn decor! It’s bright and colorful, welcoming, and most of all, easy! Learn how to make this Fall-inspired front door wreath with just a few supplies.

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.

A bright and colorful fall leave wreath hangs on a teal front door. The faux leaves are bright orange and yellow, with orange and red berries and twigs, all in a round grapevine 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 leaf colors.  The brilliant reds and oranges.  I just couldn’t think of a fall wreath without having those beautiful colors.

How to Make a Fall-Inspired DIY Leaf Wreath: Step-by-Step Tutorial

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DIY Fall Leaf Wreath Supplies

Step 1. Start on the outer edge of the wreath

I started by wrapping the leaves around the outer 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.

A grapevine wreath with a strand of fall leaf garland wrapped half way around. The leaves are a mix of bright orange and yellow.
A grapevine wreath wrapped in strands of leaf garland, with bright orange, red and yellow leaves.

Step 2. Work your way around the wreath with the leaf garland

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!

A vibrant Fall leaf wreath made from strands of orange and red Fall leaves wrapped around a grapevine wreath frame.

Step 3. Add fall berry garland

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.

The top of a DIY fall leaf wreath with colorful orange and red leaves and berries.

Step 4. Secure with floral wire

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:

A completed DIY fall leaf wreath with vibrant orange and red leaves and faux berries wrapped around a grapevine wreath.

Step 5. Hang the fall wreath on the door

A vibrant red, orange, and yellow DIY fall leaf wreath hangs from twine on a teal front door.

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.

This DIY Fall leaf wreath hangs on a door with strands of twine looped around the top of the wreath.
A completed fall-inspired leaf wreath hangs against a green front door. The wreath is filled with vibrant red, orange, and yellow leaves and branches of faux berries, and hangs from loops of twine.
A closer look at the details of this DIY leaf wreath - vibrant faux fall-colored leaves with strands of faux berries sprinkled in.
A completed DIY fall-inspired faux leaf wreath hangs from a length of looped twine against a grey-colored front door.

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 🙂

DIY Fall-Inspired Leaf Wreath

DIY Traditional Fall Wreath.

Learn how to make this vibrant faux leaf wreath, perfect for your Fall decor! Strands of Autumn leaves and berries with bright orange, red, and yellow colors bring the feeling of Fall to your home decor.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $50



  1. Wrap one strand of leaves around the outer edge of the grapevine wreath, using your hot glue gun to spot-glue a few places to secure the garland.
  2. Use the second strand of leaf garland to wrap the inner edge of the wreath, the same way as the first strand.
  3. Next, add in the sprigs or strands of faux berries. You should be able to wrap these around or secure them into the grapevine wreath.
  4. Use floral wire to secure down any "wild" pieces that are sticking out too much.
  5. Loop some twine around the top of the wreath and hang the leaf wreath wherever you'd like!

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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 wreaths, too!  There’s bound to be something for everyone’s taste.

Fall Wreath Blog Hop 
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A collage of Fall wreath crafts. Seven different images of various DIY Fall wreaths from different bloggers.

More Easy Wreath Crafts:

That’s all for today, friends!

Wishing you a joyful (and colorful) day!


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