Another day, another DIY. Today I have a super easy and inexpensive fall wreath DIY tutorial using mainly dollar store items. Don’t let the seasons catch you by surprise and get started crafting your fall home decor early while the stores are stocked!
I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVE fall season. I love the cinnamon-pumpkin-apple scented EVERYTHING. Most of my favorite holidays take place during the fall season and I’m just ready, quite frankly, to take a break from this Houston heat. My neighborhood stores are starting to fill their isles with orange leafy garlands, hay stacks, pumpkin and everything related to Halloween and Thanksgiving and this makes me OH SO HAPPY.
Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need
- Floracraft wreath (or a floral foam wreath) – This one is about $5 but if you purchase off season like I did then you can easily find great deals. I purchased mine from Hobby Lobby on clearance during Christmas time last year, it was already marked down 50% making it $2.50, plus it was slightly broken which marked it down another 30%
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Wire cutters
- Decorative ribbon
- Faux flowers
- Faux greenery accents
- Small decorative pumpkins
Here’s what my broken wreath looked like before my super fix with some tape
Time to get started
- Gather yourself and your supplies in a nice open and
- comfortable area, I often like to work on wither my dining room table or on the floor of my living room.
- **optional- Glass of wine** May cause you to forget to take step photos as you go along like it did for me…oops! Use at your own risk.
- Begin with cutting your flowers and accent greenery or filler bouquets with your wire cutters – I left about a 3-3.5 inch stem for inserting into the wreath. Don’t forget to remove the leaves from the flowers and reuse as fillers later.
- Play with the flowers and accent fillers until you find a patter or look you like.
- Begin by attaching the flowers to the wreath, now you can either insert them into the wreath by the stem or hot glue the buds only onto your wreath. I chose to hot glue the flowers for this project but either works fine. If you’re inserting the flowers by the stem wire, I suggest adding a dollop of hot glue to the tip of the wire to ensure the flower won’t “slip” out.
- *Don’t forget to leave a blank space the width size of your ribbon at the top of your wreath*
- Next, you’ll add all the accent greenery or flowers the same way.
- Grab a a leftover wire for each pumpkin you’ll be using from the flower bouquet you cut earlier
- Add a dollop of hot glue to the top end of the wire and insert it in the middle of your pumpkin and add another dollop of hot glue to “seal” the insertion point. You should have a pumpkin on a stick type of situation going on.
- Cut down the stem some if needed and then insert your pumpkins in the desired spot, again, securing the stem with a drop of hot glue upon insertion.
- Add a piece of ribbon to the top of your wreath, I love using the cow hitch knot because it’s fast and secure. This will be your “hanging ribbon”
Now it’s only August 23rd so I’ll be holding off on hanging this pretty for a few more weeks….in the mean time, time to find another craft to make.
thanks for visiting!