Fall is such a beautiful time of the year. The air is crisp, the leaves are turning colors, and the weather is much cooler. Fall is also a great season for decorating your home. There are so many ways to decorate your home for fall. One of those ways to decorate your home is to use fall wreaths. An outdoor wreath is such a beautiful way to decorate your home for fall. Today, I’m going to go over fall wreaths that may look nice on your front door. You can easily make these fall wreaths from scratch, but you can also buy them from certain stores that sell fall wreaths. Let’s begin!
Fall Leaf Wreath
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This autumn wreath would look beautiful on your front door. It is also very easy to make. To make your own fall wreath, you only need to follow three simple steps. The result is a beautiful autumn wreath that can be saved for year after year. Here’s how to make it.
- Faux oak leaves
- Grapevine wreath form
- Ribbon or burlap
- Cut off the smaller pieces from the faux oak leaves.
- Take a small branch of leaves and stick it in your wreath form. It should be secured on its own. Continue working your way around the wreath sticking in more leaves until it is full.
- Tie a ribbon around the top of the wreath. Burlap is a great material to use, as it has an autumn look to it.
Apple Grapevine Fall Wreath
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This next wreath is a very easy fall wreath craft to make. All you need is a grapevine wreath and some apples. If you want this autumn wreath to last for many years to come, use faux fruit. But if you are looking for an excuse for making a fall wreath every year, then you may want to use real fruit. The person who made this fall wreath used apples, but you could use oranges, pears, or any other fruit you’d like. Apples do have a fall look though. You can also add some nuts to the wreath if desired.
- Grapevine wreath
- Fruit (real or fake)
- Nuts (optional)
- Ribbon or burlap
- Hot glue
- With your hot glue, glue the apples onto the grapevine wreath. If you will be adding the nuts to it, now is the time to glue those on too.
- Use either ribbon or a strip of burlap to hang your wreath. Glue the ribbon/burlap to the wreath with the hot glue. And voila! Your wreath is ready to hang on your front door.
Chalkboard Fall Wreath
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This is another easy fall wreath craft to make. It can actually be used for many different holidays. All you have to do is erase what you wrote on the chalkboard. So if you need a Fourth of July wreath, all you have to do is erase what you wrote and write “Happy Fourth of July!” You can glue on some other decorations onto this wreath too. But as for now, here is how to make this chalkboard fall wreath.
- Chalkboard paint
- Burlap Ribbon
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
- Neutral fall flowers
- Craft feathers
- Begin by spraying the chalkboard paint onto the tray. If you need to, you can also paint the tray a different color. Gold is a nice color for a tray, but any color will work.
- Use your hot glue gun to glue on the burlap or ribbon.
- Glue some craft feathers onto the wreath. Position them anywhere you’d like on the fall wreath.
- Next, glue on the fall flowers and any other decorations you’d like on there.
- The last step is to write a message on the chalkboard. You could write anything like, “Welcome Fall”, “Happy Fall”, “Happy Thanksgiving”, or “Fall”. Hang your wreath on the front porch when finished.
Turkey Thanksgiving Wreath
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This Thanksgiving wreath is perfect for decorating your home for Thanksgiving. It is simply adorable, and it is very easy to make. Feel free to use any colors you want for this Thanksgiving wreath. Here is how to make it.
- Foam wreath (choose any size you want)
- Outdoor acrylic paint – Maple Syrup, Lemon Custard yellow, and Licorice black
- Small Styrofoam ball
- Small Styrofoam cone
- 2 small Styrofoam balls
- 1 red craft foam sheet
- Brown Yarn
- Red Tulle – 25 yards
- Orange tulle – 25 yards
- Brown tulle – 25 yards
- Yellow tulle – 25 yards
- Hot glue gun
- 3 Foam Paint Brushes
- Fabric scissors
- Length of cardboard
- The first step is to paint the Styrofoam. Because Styrofoam has a unique texture, it can be difficult to paint the Styrofoam with a paintbrush. Try dipping it into a small bowl of paint, and then use the paintbrush to even it out. Paint the Styrofoam ball brown, the Styrofoam cone Lemon Custard, and paint a small dot on the two small Styrofoam balls. The two balls are the eyes of the turkey. Then, using a piece of square foam, stick toothpicks into all the foam pieces and let them dry. Allow a minimum of 1 hour to dry.
- Next, you will need to cut the tulle. Decide how fluffy you want your “feathers” to be. You need tulle long enough to tie around the wreath, but short enough to fluff out after being tied. When you know the length of the tulle you want, cut out a strip of cardboard with a box cutter from a spare shipping box. Wrap the tulle around the length of the cardboard, over and over again. You will count until you have about 30 strips wound around the cardboard. Using the scissors, trim the tulle off the cardboard. Then cut at the opposite ends of the cardboard. This saves you time from having to cut each individual piece of tulle.
- The next step, which can take a while, is to wrap the yarn around the wreath. You don’t need to wrap the yarn around the entire wreath. For all the areas where the tulle will be tied you don’t need to add yarn. You only need to add yarn for about 1/3 of the wreath. Glue the ends of the yarn onto the wreath.
- Begin tying the tulle onto the wreath. Decide what pattern you want to do. Continue tying the tulle around the wreath until you reach the area where you wrapped the yarn. Once you reach the yarn, stop adding the tulle.
- If you kept the toothpick in the Styrofoam ball, go ahead and stick it into the wreath. Add a dab of glue to the ball so that it stays on the wreath. Make sure you position the ball in the middle of the section where the yarn is. The ball is the head of the turkey.
- Cut a strip of red foam that is the same width as the cone, but double the length. This will be the Snood of the turkey tulle wreath (the red flesh turkeys have under their beak). Glue it onto the Styrofoam ball, right below where the beak will be.
- Insert the turkey beak (the cone) using the toothpick. Add a dab of glue to the beak. Repeat this same process for the two eyes.
- Tie on a piece of tulle in a way so that it is like a hook. Hang this Thanksgiving wreath onto your door using this hook.
DIY Berry Wreath
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This autumn wreath is actually easier to make than it looks. You only need a few supplies, and it takes only a few minutes to make. Here’s how to do it.
- Foam wreath
- Fake cranberries with the stems
- Fake Baby’s Breath flowers
- Begin sticking the cranberries into the foam wreath by sticking their stems into it. If you want you can add some glue, but the stems should keep the cranberries in place.
- Add Baby’s Breath, following the same pattern by sticking the stems into the foam.
- If desired, add a ribbon for hanging the wreath. You are now complete. Have fun hanging your wreath!
Where to Buy Fall Wreaths
If you have been wondering where to buy fall wreaths, you will be glad to hear that fall wreaths are very popular and are sold almost everywhere. Pier One is a site that sells many decorations from fall wreaths, Christmas wreaths, fall foliage decorations, and even fall garland options. You can purchase Pier One fall wreaths for about $20. The Pier One Christmas wreaths cost a little more. Etsy is another site that sells fall wreaths. Although the prices are all different, you can get Etsy fall wreaths for about $20, although some fall wreaths cost more. Home Depot, Wayfair, and Target are other popular places where you can buy fall wreaths. Many local stores will have fall wreaths for sale too.
Decorating for fall can be very fun. Fall decorations can improve your curb appeal, and fall decorations can be fun to make. If you have been wondering how to make a fall wreath, I hope this article has answered all your questions. As you can see, there are many fall wreaths that you can make. If you don’t consider yourself as a crafty person, no worries! There are many stores that sell fall wreaths, such as Pier One wreaths. Looking for more fall foliage decorations? Click here to learn how to make your own autumn garland. Have fun decorating for fall!