Learn how to make a fall wreath for the front door that is perfect for fall and Thanksgiving. This easy tutorial will show you how to create a stunning autumn wreath in just a few simple steps!
Living in Southern California means that the seasons blend into one another without much fanfare. Most leaves stay green here in fall, crisp cool autumn days are practically non-existent, and I get overheated every time I even think about wearing my Ugg boots that are collecting dust in my closet.
If I want autumn, I have to make it myself. Good thing I’m crafty.
Not to brag, but a couple of weeks ago I made one of the prettiest DIY fall wreaths I’ve seen. This isn’t your typical pinecone wreath.
Hanging this autumn wreath on my door helps me feel like it really is fall, despite the bright sun shining and my daily flip flop wearing.
My rustic wreath is filled with all sorts of fall elements- dried flowers, bark in different shades of brown, acorns, berries, and even a few mini pinecones. I just couldn’t leave them out.
This stunning fall wreath is gorgeous and unique. Here’s one of the best parts- it cost me around $10 to make TWO of them!!
Fall wreaths like this one cost at least 10 times that amount. This is one is custom-made to look exactly how you want it to look too!
I made one wreath for me and one wreath for my mom for her birthday. She loves her wreath and it’s hanging on her front door as we speak. Did I mention that a DIY fall wreath makes a great gift?
Today I’ll show you how to make a fall wreath that will bring a bit of fall to your home!
How to Make a Fall Wreath
- Grapevine wreath (in any size that you want)
- Natural items (can be store-bought or collected by you)
- Glue gun
Gathering the natural items for the wreath
I found some amazing boxes of dried flowers, bark, berries, and more at Joann Craft Store. They are usually $14.99 each but were 70% off and I had an extra 20% off coupon, so each box only cost me about $3.60, which is a steal!
You only need one box to fill a wreath, and I bought two different boxes to fill two wreaths and to have more of a variety.
A grapevine wreath can also be bought at Joann for just a few bucks- don’t forget your 50% or 40% coupon in their app to save even more!
If you live near the woods, you might be lucky enough to have some of these pretty pieces of nature to find. Nearby oak trees are perfect for finding acorns that look right at home on one of these wreaths. Just be sure to cook the acorns beforehand to kill any critters that are probably inside of them.
Fall wreath ideas
Here’s a list of natural items that are perfect for fall wreaths:
- pinecones (mini pinecones look best if you’re using smaller items in your wreath)
- dried flowers
- fall leaves
- flowers in fall colors
- seed pods
- cotton (from a cotton plant)
- cinnamon sticks
- whole nuts
- spices (star anise and whole nutmeg would be pretty)
Assembling your fall wreath
Now comes the fun part. Putting together your wreath!
Assembling a DIY fall wreath is pretty easy, but it does take a little bit of time. Just put on a movie (I watched Ant Man while making my wreath) to make the time pass by faster!
Start with your bigger pieces first. Space them out on your grapevine wreath where you want them to go so that the wreath looks even. Use a glue gun to hot glue the larger pieces on.
Some of the pieces in my box set had wire on them, so I twisted the wire around the grapevine wreath AND used glue to make it extra secure.
Once all the larger pieces are on, start adding the medium-sized and smaller pieces.
Try to put contrasting colors together to make the wreath more interesting.
Put different-sized pieces together for variety.
Smaller pieces, like acorns and mini pinecones, make great filler. If you can see some of the grapevine or you need to fill in a small space, these filler items work perfectly for that!
Hanging your Wreath
Once your wreath looks done and is all filled in, it’s time to hang it up
This fall wreath works well indoors or out. I use a wreath hanger to hang mine on the door.
You could also hang your wreath from ribbon that is pinned with a thumbtack to the very top of the door so that no one can see it.
This makes a pretty Thanksgiving wreath too!
Now that you know how to make a fall wreath, what are some of your favorite natural things you want to include in your DIY fall wreath?
More favorite fall ideas-
- How to make an intoxicating fall stove top potpourri
- How to make mouthwatering bread bowls
- Fall party ideas
- Turkey cheese ball recipe