So you can tell I’ve been hit with the crafting bug lately. As if the DIY furniture makeover, DIY Jewelry Holder Craft, and Halloween Wreath tutorial wasn’t enough; we also have fun DIY projects coming up, as well as Halloween crafts and goodies. And in all that, I still had time to manage to squeeze in a fun and festive Fall Wreath! And let me tell you, you are going to love this one!
The best part about this wreath is how fast you can put it together. I love to have a new wreath or door decor for each season. And it was time to take down the Patriotic wreath and too early to put up the Halloween Wreath. So in about 30 minutes I threw this one together. Yeah, you read that right, less than 30 minutes.
Fall Wreath Tutorial
The hardest part is simply the shopping. I went to my Craft store and picked out the branch wreath. Then I seriously took the most time picking out the flowers I wanted to use on it. I got a few different options because I never know what I really want until I get it all home and laid out. But to get a good look for a Fall Wreath, look for darker colors, oranges, browns, deep reddish purples, and creamy whites. Look for yellows and reds and greens that have brown mixed in.
I visited the Holiday section and looked at the decor signs and picked one that I liked best. Bought it all and then came home and heated up the glue gun. Yeah, waiting for the glue gun to heat up took more time that actually putting this one together.
With all my supplies laid out I followed the same routine I do with every wreath. I start placing items on the wreath to see which pattern or layout I like the best.
I ended up using
- 3 silk flowers
- 2 Autumn Leaves
- An accent Stick with balls on the end thingy ( I seriously cant believe I just said thingy. But I haven’t a clue what those are called. They didn’t have a sign with a name at the store.)
- The Themed sign
- Hot glue.
- brown 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon (just enough to make a hanging hook).
And that is it. Play around with different layouts. I think I tried about 5 different layouts before I settled on this one. With the sign at the top and three flowers in lower left corner. With the accent “ball thingy” going up the side to the right.
After you know the layout, take each piece one at a time and put a good amount of super hot glue on the back. Then replace it onto the wreath where you had it before.
Allow the glue to cool.
Before gluing the sign on, I used the ribbon to make a small hook so to be able to hang the wreath. I wrapped it around the wreath to give it a stronger hold. Glued it in place. And then glued the sign on top to hide the ribbon. That was the last step.
Now after the glue is cooled you can hang it where your heart desires.
Seriously it takes no time at all. And the Autumn leaves are great for adding that Fall Wreath look, but mostly I used them to “hide” extra tips or glue spots that I had on the wreath. So they make great camouflage too.
And now you are done. I bet you could get one of these put together in less time than it took you to read this tutorial. I just love how easy this Fall Wreath was. And it’s my husband’s favorite wreath I’ve made so far!
What type of accessories would you put on your Fall Wreath?
Where would you hang a Fall Wreath?