The beauty of this luxurious wreath is that everything on here can later be taken off the grapevine base and used again next year for something totally different. After finishing my fall tablescape styled around oak leaves and acorns, I was left I was left with a big bunch of faux leaves. If you missed it, I would love for you to subscribe to Celebrate & Decorate, so you never miss a post!
Make a Luxurious Fall Wreath
Begin with a big 24″ grapevine wreath. We want this wreath to be a showstopper for fall, so go big!
Begin with some branches. These are good size branches. I first used these on my chandelier for my Apple Tablescape. These are rather generic, kind of like dogwood leaves just starting to turn color for fall.
Cut the branches leaving just about 8″ of the plain stem. Bend the branch so that it will wrap around the curve of the wreath.
This is the easy part! You are simply going to stick the artificial stem of the branches into the grapevine wreath, in between the vines. Make sure it is secure by tugging on it gently. I you are making these to sell, you will need to secure the stems more. You can add a bead of hot glue all along the artificial stem to secure it to the grapevine.
This shows you the artificial branch woven down through the grapevine wreath. If you are making this for yourself and you want to be able to reuse the materials again later, but you need to make it more secure, you can use floral wire.
Here is a close up of how I wedge the artificial stems into the grapevine wreath.
Two branches have been attached. I will only need to attach two more to have my base foliage on the wreath.
The base is done, now time to add more! If we want this to be really luxurious, it needs to be REALLY full!
Here is this big pile of oak leaves (and a few maples) that I used for centerpieces for that tablescape on Tuesday. Most of these had already been cut down to short pieces for the centerpieces.
These are the size pieces I was working with. If you are using oak leaf bushes, you can cut them apart with wire cutters.
Tuck the oak leaf clusters in just like the longer branches. Space them out all around the wreath, trying to cover the grapevine wreath. You will add some oak leaves on top of the branches, some inside the wreath, some on the outside.
Look at the wreath with a critical eye. See where I have grapevine wreath exposed. That will need some more leaves in that spot.
When the wreath got to this point I hung it on a door to finish it.
Artificial plums were added to begin that rich look that a luxury wreath needs.
Fall fruit clusters were also added all around to build that richness. You could add any fruits you want to get the look you are going for.
A pair of small rustic artificial pumpkins were skewered onto heavyweight wires so they could be added to the wreath.
Instead of a bow or ribbon, the pair of pumpkins are the focal point of this wreath.
Your wreath is finished and ready to hang on your front door! Everyone will be amazed at this lush wreath welcoming guests this fall. If you would like to see more of my DIY wreaths and swags, visit here: Celebrate & Decorate Wreaths and Swags.