I wanted to update my front porch with a fresh take on the Fall color palette. Today I want to show you a simple DIY wreath that inspired the rest of my Fall front porch design.
A couple of lessons from today’s DIY. The colors I used in today’s Fall wreath are not considered “typical” Fall colors. That is okay. It is okay to step outside of the box as long as it makes you happy. On my morning run, my eye gravitates toward the darker purples in the mums, bright pinks in the late blooming crepe myrtles, and the lighter green pumpkins that this time of the year brings. I wanted to create a wreath that reflected that. I also wanted to try a new technique with dollar store pumpkins that made a pretty base for the wreath: chalk style matte pumpkins.
In full disclosure I also wanted to share that this wreath was not what I originally had in mind. I didn’t like the shape it was taking with just the pumpkins so I decided to add leftover flowers from a different wreath to elevate the pumpkins, and I am so happy with the end result. This brings me to my second lesson, don’t be afraid to sit on your thoughts. Take a break and let your mind rest, and you will see your project in a new light and with new inspiration. Don’t be afraid to change your mind. You never know what you can end up with when your creative heart is open!
The beauty in this piece is that you can customize it to your liking. You can also use leftover items from other pieces to embellish it. I look forward to seeing how you customize your wreath.
Follow the steps below to make your own Fall farmhouse chalk style pumpkin wreath.