We are going through a major change. As the weather is turning from hot to cold, our home decor is also getting a cool new face lift. Out with the spring wreath and in with the fall. Wreaths are a cheerful way to welcome your guests and give your house some seasonal flare, but some people don’t feel crafty enough to make them. That’s why I am sharing this simple fall wreath tutorial, that anyone can do, with you.
Grapevine wreaths are a great place to start when you are new to wreath making, because they are so versatile, easy to decorate, and look beautiful.
What You Need
- Grapevine wreath
- Fabric leaves
- Accent pieces (pine cones, small scarecrows, fabric sunflowers, ribbon, artificial apples or pumpkins)
- Wire cutters
- Hot glue
- Something to hang the wreath (wreath hanger, suction cup hook, ribbon to hang on door hook…I used an “S” hook for mine)
1. First you will want to plan where you want to put all your decorations. You don’t need to be too specific, but it is good to get an idea before you begin cutting and gluing.
2. If using ribbon, start there (I will share another with ribbon when I post about my “fall wall”.) I started with leaves of various sizes. You will want to cut them with a little of the stem still attached so you can slide it between the twigs (if you purchase a sprig or garland–loose leaves will work as well if needed.) Layer the leaves around a corner using multiple sizes and colors. Add a little hot glue to the tip and stick it into place. If needed, add a little more hot glue into where the leaf was inserted to keep the it in place.
3. Begin adding your accents. I kept it simple, so I did not do a bunch of steps. I started with a little scarecrow, glued that into place, then added a few small pine cones. You can even add a few twigs or wheat sprigs.
Bonus tip: Great fall colors include darker greens, oranges, yellows, reds, and browns.
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-Have you ever made a wreath? What is your favorite color theme? Let me know in the comments below, then be sure to take pictures and share them on my Facebook page!