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?!