How To Make a Perfect Fall Wreath
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Hi there friends! I hope your week has been going great thus far. This one has been quite productive. I have been tackling things on my to-do list that I can manage at my parents’ house. I updated a few things on my website that were in desperate (and embarrassing) need of updating. So I am really happy that I was able to check those things off my list.
I also was able to find a spot (on my mom’s floor) to put together a lovely wreath perfect for Fall.
I thought this would be a great time to share how I put together a wreath in case you have ever had any trouble figuring out how to assemble one. It’s really simple and you don’t need to have an excessive amount of greenery to do so.
As always you can watch the video version of this tutorial on my YouTube channel.
The first thing you will need is a wreath form. I like to use the grapevine wreaths at Hobby Lobby. They used to be about $4, now they are running at $6.
I have seen these on occasion at Dollar Tree but they do run smaller and a bit flimsier.
Next, you will need a filler for the background. I chose these 2 leaf bushes from Walmart. They are $4 each. You can use some from Dollar Tree, but I did find these really large and full of leaves and going the Dollar Tree route would have given me less foliage to work with and I would have spent more money making up for it by buying more.
I wanted to include berries and I only bought 2 in the following colors. I also had one white berry bush (not shown) that I had in my stash already.
Since it was a fall wreath I wanted to be sure I included pumpkins. I found these cute braided raffia pumpkins at Dollar Tree that I wanted to use (a total of 3).
Note: It is always best to go with odd numbers for something like this.
I also had a few more smaller pumpkins to add that I will later show as well.
The first thing you need to do is cut the leaf stems down to smaller picks. I cut each stem down to two since there were 2 sets of leafs on each stem.
Since only one of the leaf picks would have the top “stopper” to prevent the leaves from falling off, I added a dollop of hot glue to the tip of the second pick to make sure the leaves did not fall off of it.
Next, you want to insert your picks.
I like to apply a bit of hot glue to the ends of the picks and then space them out evenly along the “face” of the wreath. To give the wreath a beautiful cohesive look, I insert all of the picks in the same direction.
Once my first line up is done I begin to fill in the remaining gaps with the leaf picks until they are all used up.
Next, I like to add the berry picks. I place them throughout the wreath first without hot glue. This “dry run” let’s me place them evenly along the wreath. Once I am happy with their spacing I remove them, add hot glue to the pick tips and then reinsert them.
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I do the same thing with the white picks. I only had one white pick bush so I had to space these out farther from each other.
And as you see, you don’t need a ton of each item. When you start with the larger foliage as a base, you can reduce the amount of items you need as you continue to layer them on.
Afterwards, I added the larger pumpkins. I started off by cutting the stems down. Then since the pumpkins were heavier and bulkier than the rest of the pieces I was adding to the wreath I had to make sure that they did not fall off. To do this I added hot glue to both the stem and the bottom of the pumpkin. This was so the stem would adhere to the inside to the wreath when inserted and then the area sitting on top of the wreath would also adhere to the face of it.
I had 3 off white sweater pumpkin clips from Dollar Tree which I had to reinforce with hot glue since they were kind of loose. Once that was taken care of, I added hot glue to the “mouths” of the clips so when they clamped down on the grapevines they would adhere onto them as well.
I placed these randomly throughout, keeping them similar distances from each other.
Next, I had some random greenery leftover from previous projects that I wanted to use up so I placed them throughout as well. This also added a new texture and a new layer of color.
If you like creating your own floral pieces for your home, you know you will always have extra pieces so when you have the ability to use some up, definitely do it!
The final step was to add tiny faux leather pumpkins (also from Dollar Tree) to the wreath. I used some of the stems from the large leaf bushes to create picks for them. I inserted them and adhered them on with hot glue.
Then I added them throughout the wreath in cute little nooks.
And that was it! All this can be done on one hour tops! Even if you’re a beginner.
I absolutely love all of the layers, colors and textures.
I placed this on my mom’s front door to take photos of it and I don’t believe I will be getting it back 😉.
I think the green adds something a little unique to the wreath and since not everyone experiences an actual “Fall” where they live it’s a nice compromise when trees outside may be green still.
As you can seen there is enough foliage throughout to cover the grapevine wreath yet still leave enough of it to peek through a few areas.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and if wreath making has ever been a little daunting perhaps now you have a little more confidence to try it out. It’s all about layering, proper spacing and adding different colors and textures as you go.
Hope you’re Fall is off to a great start and I hope you try this out!
Don’t forget to share this with your Fall loving friends!
The video tutorial can be enjoyed below as well.
I will see you soon!
Until then… adios!
That is so pretty!
You are one of best at doing wreaths! I don’t blame your mom I wouldn’t give it back either 😄Blessings Yami