Fall is the perfect season to add some decoration to your home. One way of doing this is by making a Fall harvest wreath. Wreath making may seem difficult and intimidating at first, but with the right materials and a little bit of patience, you can make a beautiful wreath in no time. In this article, I will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to make an easy DIY Fall wreath, perfect for those new to wreath making.
- Grapevine Wreath Form
- Artificial Greenery- Depending on the picks or sprays you use, choose 1-2 types of coordinating greenery. If you need tips on how to choose the perfect greenery, get my free ebook here.
- Fall Sprays or Picks– Especially for beginners, picks and sprays are a perfect way to get a professional look without as much effort. They take a lot of the guesswork out of mixing florals and/or greenery. Many times you can also save money buying sprays versus having to buy the elements separately. For myself, as a designer, using premade picks and sprays is a huge time saver! You will need enough to cover the grapevine, depending on the size. For the wreath in the tutorial, I used three sprays.
- Bow or Wired Ribbon (Optional)
Step By Step Instructions
Step 1: Choose Your Materials
Before getting started, it is essential to choose the materials that you will need for your wreath. For this project, you will need a wreath form, Fall picks or sprays and greenery. You can purchase these materials at a craft store or online. If you need help finding quality supplies, this blog post lists some of my favorite places to buy wreath supplies.
Step 2: Attach Your Greenery
Using wire cutters, trim your greenery to the desired length and glue them to the wreath form. Try to arrange the greenery in a way that gives the wreath a full and balanced look. I like to place some stems to the front/inside, some in the middle and some toward the back/outer edge. You can also add some texture by using different types of greenery.
Step 3: Add Your Picks or Sprays
Once you have added your greenery, start adding your picks or sprays to your wreath. I use zip ties or floral wire and glue to attach them to the wreath form. For an asymmetrical look, you can place them on one side of the wreath or you can spread them out evenly like I did in the video. Be sure to fluff them up and arrange them to your liking, blending with the greenery you placed before.
Step 4: Add a Bow or Ribbon if desired.
After adding your picks or sprays, you can add a bow or other decorative elements to your wreath if you’d like.
Step 5: Hang Your Wreath
Once you have finished adding all of your decorative elements, it is time to hang your wreath. You can use a wreath hanger or some ribbon to attach your wreath to your door or mantel. Step back and admire your beautiful fall harvest wreath.
Wreath making is a fun and rewarding craft. With just a few materials and a little bit of time, you can make a beautiful Fall harvest wreath that will add some warm and cozy decoration to your home. Follow these simple steps and let your creativity flourish. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different materials and colors to make a wreath that is uniquely yours.
Hopefully this tutorial will save you time, money and frustration as you learn to make wreaths. Don’t be afraid to start…Remember almost anything can be redone if need be.
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To learn wreath design on a deeper level, you can also join my private wreath-making group, Teri’s Wreath Works, here.
If you liked this post, you may also like this blog post about my favorite wreath making tools.