I love wreaths, but I also love for my seasonal wreaths to match my seasonal decor.
That’s a tall order when I tend to go off the beaten path and use non-traditional color schemes! Because I used warm pinks and greens in my fall decor this year, it was highly unlikely I’d find the perfect wreath to match.
So when fall came around this year, I knew I needed to make my own wreath for our front door to allow my decor to flow from the moment anyone steps inside my home!
But then I put it off… until almost the end of October…
I guess better late than never, right? Not to mention the biggest pro of waiting which is the fact that all the fall florals and wreath decor were on a major sale! So not all was lost!
Anyways, before I get lost in chatting with you about how much I love a good sale, let’s go through the process of making your own wreath and why it’s beneficial for seasons to come!
MAKE YOUR OWN FALL WREATH IN MINUTES WITH THIS SIMPLE TUTORIAL
First things first, you need to gather your supplies. If you don’t have a base for your wreath, head to your nearest crafting store.
GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES
My favorites are these grapevine wreaths, but you could also choose a foam or metal base as well depending on what look you’re going for. The grapevine wreaths allow you to decorate it less, and a more minimal look was what I was going for!
Here’s everything you’ll need…
- Wreath base
- Floral stems (and/or whatever else you want to use to decorate your wreath such as pumpkins)
- Wire cutters
- Thin floral wires
And that’s it! I wanted to keep my wreath simple with florals that matched the fall florals I had inside my home, so I pulled from my stash and snagged a few stems at Michael’s due to the fact that they were 70% off!
Then I grabbed the rest of my supplies and got to work.
LAY IT ALL OUT
Start by finding a place on the floor or a table you can clear off, and spread everything out so you can see it. Using your wire cutters, cut your floral stems as you see fit. I usually like to cut all the stems apart so I can place them how I’d like instead of using the whole bunch in one spot.
Using your cut stems, lay them out on the wreath base to get a sense of your design. Play around with them until you love how it looks. Make sure to focus on color balance, add some greenery if you’d like, and create a focal point on your wreath.
For mine, I only wanted it to be partially decorated, so I added small florals along the sides and created a small focal point of 5 larger flowers on the bottom left, keeping it pretty simple!
SECURE IT ALL IN PLACE
Once you love the way it looks, grab your floral wires, and begin tying everything into place!
Simple feed the wires through your wreath base and twist them around your floral stems every 5-6 inches around your wreath. Twist them, then hide the leftover wire in the wreath.
By using this method, you are able to switch out your florals and ‘edit’ your wreath whenever you’d like! I’m all about DIYs that come with little to no commitment!
This way, next season, you can switch out your florals, add more (or take some away), or start from scratch if you’d like without having to purchase all new supplies!
HANG IT UP AND ADMIRE YOUR NEW CREATION!
It’s as simple as that! This wreath took me less than 30 minutes to create, and it now feels like my decor is unified from the outside of my home, in!
Not to mention, it costs way less than purchasing a brand new, handmade wreath from a nice store, AND you have the satisfaction of saying, “I made that!”
What do you think? Will you try your hand at making a wreath of your own? Let me know in the comments!
And if you’re looking for more quick and easy wreath DIYs, check out this hoop wreath tutorial!