DIY Fall Wreath for the Newly Painted Front Door

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2 Hours

Remember last week when I shared 6 Easy steps to a freshly painted front door? I said all it needs is a pretty wreath for fall, and here it is! A DIY fall wreath for my new green door.

Materials needed for your fall wreath

I always start with a grapevine wreath as a base. It’s easy to hang from a hook or nail, and some decorations can easily be tucked into the vines.

The first DIY wreath I ever made was also a fall wreath, and I enjoyed it so much that I knew it would not be the last. Earlier this year, I also made wreaths for spring and summer.

The “toppings” of your wreath can pretty much be anything you like. Step one is to decide what color scheme you want for your wreath.

This time I considered what colors would best complement my newly painted green door.

Traditional fall colors (orange, yellow, and brown) are perfect – without the pumpkins, though.

I randomly gathered items that would fit in with my color scheme.

  • Faux orangey peonies
  • Faux leafy stems
  • Wire garland with yellow foliage
  • Pinecones
  • Pheasant feathers
  • Dried wheat sheaves (which I never used)

With a hot glue gun and soft florist’s wire, you can attach anything to your wreath.

I started by securing the garland with the florist’s wire. The hot glue might not be strong enough to keep it in place.

Decorating your DIY fall wreath

My advice? Play around! Arrange a few elements and decide what you like best.

I pulled the flowers from their stems and arranged them all around the wreath. Once I was happy with the placement, I glued them on.

The pinecones were enough to glue one in every opening between the flowers.

The pliers used for the florists’ wire also work great to cut the leafy stems into smaller pieces.

The leaves still have a bit of stem left, just enough to tuck them into the wreath, tightly, without the need for glue.

The leaves left over from the flower stems were also added, but they needed a bit of glue to stay in place.

I used only four pheasant feathers at the inner bottom of the wreath as a little added detail. It was slightly tricky to find the right place for them, but they are my favorite, and I just had to add some!

Aren’t they just gorgeous?? Those beautiful patterns, and a dash of rust, and a dash of purple.

Pure perfection!

A bit of ribbon with a cute little bow, and the DIY fall wreath is ready to be hung!

I love how these colors look against the green door.

The feathers and pinecones add great texture and soften the faux look of the leaves and flowers.

I hope this fun project left you inspired. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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  • Sue Sue on Oct 18, 2021

    It is beautiful. I was wondering what you used to attach to the door to hang it up on? Thanks


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