Ultimate Guide for DIY Fall Wreaths
Wreaths are simple and beautiful, and fall is an ideal season for highlighting the versatility of these gorgeous decorative pieces. Whether you’re planning your next big event or are keen to spruce up your home, we have the ultimate guide on how to make wreaths that will stand out in the fall.
Fall Wreath Inspiration for Your Front Door
The beauty of creating a DIY fall wreath is that there is no limit to the styles, colors and materials you can choose from. Because there are endless possibilities as to what you can do, we’ve compiled a guide to streamline the main components and materials you’ll need to start your project. These are only a few of the options you have, but the aim is to inspire you to be bold and daring with your new decor.
For a simple yet sophisticated look, a monochromatic wreath won’t let you down. When you choose one color, whether green, orange, brown or yellow to emphasize the richness of fall, you’ll have one solid focal point that serves as the front door centerpiece. The material you choose is what sets this wreath idea apart and where you can really let your creativity shine.
Choose any of the following if you’re keen to explore this fall wreath idea:
- Pine cones
- Plastic ornaments
- Book pages
Just make sure all of the supplies you choose are the same color. Everything else is up to you!
Wreaths With Colorful Foliage
Foliage offers a range of opportunities to highlight the beauty of fall. You can use real or artificial leaves and shrubbery to achieve your desired look and combine different colors, textures and other elements that incorporate this lovely season’s charm and appeal. A few ideas for foliage wreaths include:
- Silver ragwort
- Pine cones
- Grass reed
Spray or paint the leaves in different colors to achieve a picturesque finish. Foliage wreaths are visually pleasing and inviting to the senses, making this specific wreath idea exceptional.
Wreaths With Blooming Flowers
Add a burst of color to your door when you outfit your wreath with blooming flowers. Combine different colors and flower types to create a distinctive arrangement and follow your heart’s decor desire. A few combination ideas you can play around with include:
- Roses and cosmos.
- Pansies and wisteria.
- Dahlias and anemones.
- Baby’s-breath and daisies.
- Orchids and hydrangeas.
While these are only a few suggestions, you have free reign to create a flower wreath that’s personalized to your tastes. Faux silk flowers are the perfect solution for your outdoor or indoor wreath since they don’t need water and maintain their color and vigor throughout the year. If you opt for foliage, keep them moist by spraying them with a plant protector at least once a week.
Pumpkin wreaths are ideal for fall because of the dual purpose they serve. Their colors are an accurate representation of the season, and pumpkins also signify Halloween and its festivities. Your creativity can truly flow with this fall wreath idea. You don’t have to use real pumpkin in your wreath, either — although it’s a fun idea! Instead, you could use plastic pumpkin ornaments, felt cutouts or printed ribbons.
Combine straw, wheat and other materials to complete the wreath look. Also incorporate Halloween-themed elements like a witch hat, spiders, jack-o’-lanterns, creepy ghouls and bats to entice all audiences.
How to Make a Wreath
Now for the fun part. Once you’ve decided on a fall front door wreath style, you’ll need the necessary materials and tools to make it. First, it’s time to choose a base:
- Foam: The most common wreath base generally comes in green and white foam and is lightweight yet durable enough to handle most materials.
- Wire: Versatile wire bases can be used with a foam base for extra support and can hold numerous heavier materials. Wire bases can likely accommodate bigger, fuller flower arrangements.
- Grapevine: Grapevine wreaths are commonly used over the festive season because of their rustic look and robust frame. The interwoven twigs provide spaces for material to be inserted with ease.
- Hoop: This wreath base is quite modern compared to the others and follows a minimalistic style where less is more. Materials are usually arranged on one side, exposing the rest of the hoop in its simplistic form.
- Straw: Not as popular as the rest, straw wreaths are harder to attach materials to and require pins or strong glue.
The rest of the materials you choose is entirely up to you and the look you are trying to achieve.
1. Prepare Materials
There are a few necessities you’ll need, regardless of the wreath style. We suggest you consider these items:
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Paddle wire
- Floral pins
- Shears or pruners
You may already have these items, or you might need to make a trip to the store.
2. Add Materials to Base
Regardless of the base you choose, it’s important to secure your materials as tightly as possible to keep them in their upright position. Generally speaking, you would use foliage or greenery as a foundation on which to attach the rest of your materials.
Follow these basic steps to add your foliage and greenery:
- Ensure the foliage is cut into small pieces to fit the entire base area. You may need to use more wire, pins or glue to secure items that are tricky to maneuver or unable to be cut, such as pine cones, bows, ornaments or cloth.
- Gather various parts of foliage or materials into small bunches and tie them to the base using wire or pins.
- Repeat this step, making multiple small bunches consisting of various materials. Tie it down to the base alongside the previous bunch.
- Follow the circular shape of the base by neatly stacking the bunches tightly together until you close the circle.
The base should no longer be visible through the thick of the material foundation. Here, you have more opportunities to add extra material to fill gaps that were missed before. Complicated items will take more time and effort to attach, so make sure you use longer pieces of wire.
3. Tie It Off
By tying the wreath off, you ensure it is fully secured for the final step of hanging it. Wrap the wire around the shape of the wreath a few times, being careful that it doesn’t show through the material. The end of the wire should be tucked behind the wreath or dug into the base, out of site.
Attach the wreath to your door or hang it with a string or ribbon, as desired. Then take a step back to admire your hard work and end result! This also gives you one last chance to trim any edges and add final touches.
Contact Jamali Garden for Your Home or Event Decor Needs
Jamali Gardens is your go-to for event and home decor ideas and supplies. Our foam rings and silk flowers provide an excellent base for your wreaths, allowing you to create stunning pieces for your home or event. You can also purchase supplies in bulk if you’re creating wreaths for a large event. Shop our selection today!