Not everyone is big on making things. I know. It’s much easier to just buy something off the shelf and be done with it! Today, I hope to prove that you (yes, even you!) can make this easy fall wreath.
All summer, I didn’t find time to show you the summer door decoration.
The window reflection makes is hard to see that a simple twig wreath (about $7 at WalMart) is the base.
A simple strand of hydrangea blooms on ribbons (from Tuesday Morning) is hung on top of the wreath, and the Vintage Travel Trailer Door Decor DIY gets front billing.
I’m still smitten over vintage travel trailers. As a matter of fact, you’ll see how much in a post later this week. 😉
Let’s get on with building an easy wreath, shall we?
All you need is
- A grapevine wreath in an appropriate size for your door
- A leaf garland
- Some random pumpkins and embellishments of your choice.
- A fall “berry” wire vine.
- Thin but sturdy wire.
i found the pumpkin and squash medly, as well as the acorns at Michael’s on that trip when I bought the basket for the Fall Basket DIY.)
I love how these acorns each are made with different textured materials and colors. They have a hanging loop like an ornament. Double bonus – Christmas tree decorations!
Arrange the garland around the wreath and connect the beginning to the end. Attach the garland base (or “chain”, like mine) to the wreath on four sides of the wreath for stability.
Place the embellishments in the arrangement you like and attached each to the wreath with short sections of wire.
Arrange berry garland over top of everything, Weave it around, behind, and in front of the embellishments – all on different sides of the pumpkins, acorns, etc. Again, attach the vine with wire.
If your garland is a wired vine, use it to secure the embellishments – or disguise the wires you used to attach your squash and pumpkins.
I had named this post “Easy as 1-2-3 Fall Wreath” until I realized I didn’t add the bow step. So, here we go…
Add a Decorative Bow:
It’s time for what many think is the hardest thing – to Make a Decorative Bow! Better yet, make two and place the smaller on top of the larger one.
It took me years to learn to make a bow, but once I learned the technique, I’ve never struggled since. Double bows are a nice way to make them more interesting and full.
Doesn’t that look easy? It is, and you can use these steps to make a wreath for every season!
ID Diva was visiting when I put this wreath together. She immediately said she wants to make one. I’m sure she’ll choose different elements, though.
What different items would you like on your wreath?