Monday, September 28, 2015

DIY Fall Wreath

Hi, my name is Lisa, and I am addicted to wreaths.

I mean, really though... I don't think I could ever have too many wreaths, and although I am moving in less than a week, I really felt the need to break out my fall decor and DIY a new festive adornment.

When I made this spring ombre wreath, I really loved the way it turned out, so I wanted to do pretty much the same thing except using fall flowers.  It was easy to make and way less expensive than buying a wreath (which makes for a total win in my book!).



All you need are fake flowers, a wreath frame, a glue gun, and wire cutters.

I used a wooden flat wreath frame so that I wouldn't have to build flowers around the sides (AKA, a flat wreath frame needs less flowers).  When I made my spring ombre wreath I used a grapevine wreath as the frame which makes for a fuller wreath, but requires more flowers.


Begin by removing the flower heads from their stems.  
You may be able to pull them off, but others may require using a wire cutter.
Save some of the leaves from the stems for later on in the project!


Next, use the hot glue to fasten all of the larger flowers around the wooden frame.


Then fill in all of the empty spaces by gluing in the smaller flowers.


Finish by adding some of the leaves (from the removed flower stems) back into the wreath.


And ta da! 
With about an hour's worth of work you have yourself a beautiful fall wreath!


To keep the price of this DIY down, make sure you buy your fake flowers when they are on sale!  I bought these flowers from Michael's Craft Store and they were 60% off, and I had an additional 15% off to use on top of that.  

Make sure to check competitor coupons too (Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics, etc.).  JoAnn Fabrics will often have a 20% off the total purchase including sale which helps big time!



Add ribbon or a burlap bow to customize.  
Or! Incorporate mini pumpkins or gourds - sky's the limit!


This wreath will be a perfect transition from fall into Thanksgiving... so yay, for "saving" money, right?! :) :) Have you put out your fall decor yet?!

19 comments :

  1. This is so pretty! I love the colors you used in the flowers and how full the wreath looks!

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  2. Hi. I'm Sara and I'm addicted to your mad wreath skills. But actually - this is the perfect fall wreath!! You make it look so easy!!

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  3. That wreath turned out amazing girl! You are so crafty it's unfair! I would have never been able to make something that looks this good!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. You are the DIY wreath queen - this is another big success!

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  5. So pretty! I love that it's not too Halloweeny or Thanksgiving themed so you can use it for the long haul!

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  6. LOVE the colors you chose and how this came out. I agree with Brittany that it's perfect and not too centered on a certain holiday so you can use it through November! I definitely need to get crafting :)

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  7. Love it! I need you to make me one ;)

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  8. This is beautiful for all of fall - thanksgiving!
    I so badly need a new wreath on my door!

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  9. So adorable!!! Love the colors and can't believe you made this right when moving ;)

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  10. Wow that is so cute! And it seems so easy!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm pinning this for sure.

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  12. This turned out adorable! What would you say you spent total on the flowers? I always find them still expensive even when on sale! (Usually because each flower has about only 3 blooms on it)

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  13. This is exquisite! Every project you do blows me away! Please make one of these for me!

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  14. You are seriously amazing!!! The DIY queen ;)

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  15. Gorgeous I love it!! I have a wreath for every season so I may addicted them as well haha. Thanks for sharing and I hope that you had a great weekend!

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  16. I love the colours you chose! I DIY all my wreaths too and my fall one is all orange/yellow/red berries. Happy fall!

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  17. You are seriously the most crafty person I know. Love it! I've had the same burlap wreath up all year. Time for a change :)

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  18. You should start out your post by saying Hi I'm Lisa and I am the maker of all amazing things! Haha! Seriously... this is beautiful!

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