How To Make An Autumn Wreath For A Great Atmosphere

Wreaths are an excellent way to decorate the front door. You can find many types of wreaths that fit any style and season. However, the main entrance of your house isn’t the only suitable place to mount a wreath. You can upgrade your front garden driveway with one, your fireplace, your dining table or even make a wreath for your door.

A gold wreath on a green door

But, if you feel crafty and fancy DIY projects, then cancel everything for the weekend and roll your sleeves up because we have the perfect proposal. Make an autumn wreath your own! It’s very simple and not so time-consuming. We have the best tutorials to be inspired and make a wreath for a great atmosphere!

How to make an autumn wreath

A fall wreath is an easy and low-cost DIY project.

Needed tools and materials:

  • Wreath base
  • Flowers
  • Autumn leaves
  • Gold spray paint
  • Floral scissors 
  • Pinecones
  • Twine or ribbon to hang

Once you have gathered all the materials and tools you will need, you can follow the below-detailed tutorial, make your fall wreath, and upgrade your door decor.

A beautiful autumn wreath with leaves and berries

Step 1: Gather your materials

If you have a garden, you’re one of the lucky ones. Get out and look for autumn foliage such as branches, leaves, acorns and whatever you like. If you aren’t so lucky, visit the local park, florist, or even the supermarket. You’ll find everything you need for your DIY wreath.

Step 2: Lay out the foliage

  • First, fill a large bowl with water and let the base soak until it feels heavy.
  • After soaking, you can start adding the materials you have gathered from your walk in the garden or the park.
  • Then, push the stems of the branches into the base, making sure that you follow the same direction for all.
  • To make it more interesting, add a few different textures.

Step 3: Put the flowers

It’s time to add some colour to your fall wreath! Get the flowers and, using the floral scissors, cut their stem a bit. The flowers need to be about 8cm long to push them into the base. Since you have imagined your fall wreath in the first place, place the flowers either in clusters or dispersed. Once flowers are in place, get the gold spray paint and paint them.

Step 4: Attach a wreath hanger

It’s a specially designed peg in an s-shape form, made from metal or plastic. It isn’t very difficult to attach it. Just hook it over the top of the door. So simple!

Step 5: Hang it

Finally, hang your wreath. Use twine or decorative ribbon, wrap it around the top and hang it on the door. And that’s all! Here’s a perfect autumn door decoration.

Autumn wreath ideas to style your home

Wreaths aren’t only for the fall decor of the doors. You can use DIY wreaths for all times of the year. You can make a wreath to decorate your room for Halloween, a Christmas wreath, a spring wreath and with different materials, like dried flowers, faux leaves,  pumpkins, candy corns, and so much more.

Hopefully, fall wreaths can be used any time of the year and at any place in the house, not just as a door wreath. You can place one on a table, hang it on an indoor accent wall, or even above your fireplace. Depending on the home decor and the style you already have, choose one of the below wreath ideas to improve your home design.

Oak leaf wreath

Making an oak leaf wreath in a brown table

Some clusters of fresh oak leaves, pinecones and a ribbon are enough to transition your home decor to the season.

  1.  Get a base and attach the leaves with string all around.
  2.  Add some acorns, roses or small bottle gourds.
  3. Finally, attach a ribbon if you are planning to hang it.

Grapevine wreath

A grapevine wreath would make an impact on your door or the wall.

  1. Gather and untangle the vines.
  2. Form the vines into a large circular shape.
  3. Wind and secure the whole wreath. Use thick strands of vine and wind around the bundle by tickling their ends.
  4. When you finish, tuck the two ends together. Your wreath is ready!

EXTRA TIP: If the vines are dry, soak them in water for a few hours to make them bendy.

Eucalyptus wreath

It’s an all-time favourite idea that can add some greenery to the home decor. Plus, you can add many embellishments.

  1.  Gather several eucalyptus branches and floral wire and create the base. Create several of these clusters and put them one on top of the other on a base.
  2. Use floral wire to attach each one to the base, overlapping the bundles to hide the eucalyptus stems.
  3. Once you finish, fill any gaps with extra branches.

You can either hang it as it is or add decorative elements and make it more personalised. You can add berries, fall leaves, or even faux flowers. Ensure to add items that pair the rest decor. Or if you hang it outdoors, that matches with your plants.

Corn wreath

To make this type of wreath, you need to gather some corn leaves at the end of the summer.

  1. Soak husks in water and lightly blot them on paper towels.
  2. Wrap them around the base overlapping the edges to form the first layer.
  3. Secure the undersides of the leaves.
  4. Attach more husks over the first layer and use a hot glue gun to secure them.
  5. Keep doing the same until you get the desired result.

When you finish, get scissors and trim a bit the length and width of the husks.

Hydrangea wreath

A delightful hydrangea wreath on blue wooden background

  1. Pick hydrangea blossoms very short and remove any foliage. You will need between 18-20 flowers, depending on how big you want your wreath to be. You need to let them dry really, really well before using them.
  2. Get a straw or frame base and start wrapping around the wire. Wrap a small area at a time.
  3. Place a flower down on the wire and wrap the wire around it. Keep doing the same with the rest of the flowers. Fill any gaps with smaller flowers.
  4. Add a ribbon or a wreath hanger to hang it 

Burlap pumpkin wreath

A burlap pumpkin wreath is an excellent touch for your front door. If you’re a minimalist, this type of wreath is a perfect choice, which by the way, someone could tell it’s a Halloween wreath as well. You don’t need leaves and flowers for this type of wreath, neither a pumpkin—just orange and green burlap.

  1. Place one edge of the orange burlap on base. Cut some floral wire and put it through the orange burlap, like sewing the fabric on the base. Create a “bubble” with the cloth. And cut the piece of clothing.
  2. Keep doing the same until you cover the whole base.
  3. Once you finish, repeat the same pattern, making sure you leave a small gap for the green fabric at the top of the base.
  4. Do the same with the green burlap.
  5. Secure the ends of the fabrics with floral wire and add a ribbon to hang your wreath.

Red apple wreath

Red apple and flower wreath on wooden background

Another great idea for a wreath! Apples are mainly falling fruits. That’s why they’re the perfect choice for a fall wreath.

  1. Cover first the base with the fabric strips and secure them with hot glue.
  2. Next, stick your apples using hot glue.
  3. Hide any gaps between the apples by stuffing moss.

Voila! Your red apple wreath is ready to be hung.

Jump to your garden or the local park and collect leaves and flowers. But, even if you don’t have fresh foliage, you can still make your own fall wreath with faux leaves, flowers, and different textures. Make a wreath for each season or follow our tutorial and make a wreath that fits all seasons with fall leaves. Be sure that everyone will be impressed!

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