DIY Fall Wreath (Fall Themed Tour)
Love more traditional colors for fall? Here’s a DIY fall wreath you can make in an afternoon with all the vibrant colors of fall (and it smells good too)!
Last updated 9/3/19
You guys ready for FALL??
All decorated up? Ha! Me either…I’m resisting. Which isn’t hard considering it’s hot and humid still. :)
BUT it is about that time.
So I joined up with a bunch of other bloggers to create something for fall in a themed tour.
I decided to create a DIY Fall Wreath. I’m a crafty girl and make all sorts of things but I honestly can not remember if I’ve ever made a wreath.
How crazy is that?
Seriously, I have done every crafty thing you can think of in my lifetime.
But not a wreath. Hmm.
I had an idea of what I wanted it to look like…but not a clear vision.
But as things usually do (usually!) it came together and I ended up with this.
Not too shabby for a first-timer! ;)
You would have laughed had you been here during the making though.
Talking to myself the whole way through…working it out. I entertain myself often. ;)
But truthfully y’all, it was not hard. And it was kinda fun.
I think I want to make more.
Here is what I started with:
Picked this all up at Michael’s in case you want to duplicate this. (great when you can get it when they are 50% off!)
And here are some similar items online:
- Fall Leaves
- Fall Sprigs & Green Sprigs
- Grapevine Wreath
- Dried Orange Slices
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Pumpkins (similar)
- Mini Pine Cones
See the dried oranges??
I made those.
No, I have no tutorial for it because (1) it was simply slicing oranges and laying them on the oven rack at 200 degrees until they were “done”….and (2) I don’t think I ever want to do it again. lol They didn’t turn out as quite as expected but I used them anyway.
But hey, I did it, right? And it was doable, it just took forever!
I wanted to add those and cinnamon sticks because those are some of the things I think of when I think of Fall.
I had originally thought I’d tie twine around several (same with the cinnamon sticks) and add them to the wreath that way.
But that didn’t look good.
So here’s how I started.
…with a wonky side. I decided to put my “stuff” on that side to hide it.
I unwound the greenery from these bunches…..
…and separated all the sprigs from each other.
See my sweet oranges and cinnamon all tied up with twine?? (original vision)
Then I inserted the sprigs and greenery evenly on the “bad” side of the wreath I was trying to hide.
I literally just stuck it all in until it looked the way I wanted it.
Then I cut the greenery into sections and added a bit of that in too.
I started building the rest by adding 3 small pumpkins and a few of the leaves I bought.
See my working stash in the middle?
I laid things here and there on the wreath before I hot glued them to see how it looked first.
Which was a good thing because I did change my mind a couple of times!
Next, I added 4 orange slices …separately, not twined as I had originally planned.
I also stuck in a couple of cinnamon sticks near the orange slices.
I didn’t love the orange slice just sitting there so I added a leaf behind it, a small pine cone and orange seed pod(?) on top.
Next, I added a few small pine cones in various places and started layering additional leaves to the center area as well as behind the other 2 pumpkins.
I think I hid the “wonky” pretty well.
A few up close detail shots of what and how I added things….
and really up close….
So it actually smells like Fall with the addition of cinnamon sticks, orange slices and tiny pine cones that came scented with cinnamon.
That’s what I smell every time I come to my front door.
Too bad I can’t keep it here.
I can’t put too many things on this door because of the other door we have in front….the glass outer door.
It’s too tight a fit for most things.
So this is where I have it hanging instead. Which actually works pretty well and you can see it much better from the street too.
I even kind of like it on the inside of my door!
I’ve never hung anything on this side but it sure is nice to be able to enjoy the “pretty” from this side.
I might have to change that!
Have you ever made a wreath?
This was a first for me (I think, I am OLD now so the memory fades…I could have at some point and forgotten!)
Anyway, it’s totally do-able…….and also fun to create it exactly how you want.
PIN this DIY FALL WREATH (traditional colors!) to save for later!
I’ve been sharing all the lovely FALL DECOR from the tour over on my Artsy Chicks Rule Facebook page all week!
Be sure to take a look below and visit all my friend’s blogs to see their lovely Fall items!
See you all next week with MORE Fall goodness. My front porch decorated and a fun (and super simple!) fall DIY chalkboard art tutorial. If you follow on Instagram, you’ve seen a sneak peek already!
Want to see another DIY Fall Wreath idea?
Click here to see how to make this Coastal DIY Fall Wreath, too.
Don’t forget to visit my friends below and get inspired to decorate for fall. :)
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Ummmm, I’ve made a ton of wreaths! I can’t believe you haven’t considering all of your craftiness! Looks beautiful. Grapevine wreaths are my favorite to work with. ~Sonya
No, not that I remember anyway! ;) Thanks Sonya!!
Beautiful Nancy! Love the orange slices! I can almost smell that wonderful cinnamon orange scent now!
Thank you Lynn!!! Yep, that’s one of my favorite things about Fall/Winter..those wonderful scents! :)
Great first wreath!!! Love everything you added to it! Pretty!! ~Christy
Thank you Christy!! :)
It’s so pretty and fallish! I love the oranges and cinnamon. I’ll bet it does smell great. It’s been years since I made a wreath (pretty sure I’m older than you) but now I’m inspired to get out that glue gun and make one!
Thank you Angie!! It does smell great..I hope it lasts!! I know I want to make more now..never will my door be without a wreath again! ;)
Oh…and I will be 48 in February! So close to 50 now! Ack! lol
Nancy, that is one beautiful fall wreath for a creative novice! Your door has to have a wreath for sure! Just think of all the ideas you could put into another one soon. Your on a roll Nancy! Have fun and enjoy. You inspire all of us, thank you..
Thank you, Jane! :) xoxo
I “need” to go to Michael’s and Hobby Lobby today to get materials for some mosaic projects of mine. I just might get some autumn wreath stuff as well- thanks to you for inspiring me. I have made wreaths before. They are fun projects. Love yours, the combination of materials is perfect!
Oh yes, and I might add most of the Fall stuff I got was 40% off! ;) And thank you!!
That’s gorgeous Nancy! Especially for your first wreath… wow. I’ve made one wreath (4th of July) but I’m planning to make one for fall too.
Thank you Jen! :)
Glad I’m not the only one who is not a serial wreath maker…yet!! lol
I love a gorgeous fall wreath and you did a fabulous job! So pretty!
Thank you Leslie!! :)
Nancy, No one could even tell you were a first time wreath maker! It’s stunning! Plus you did what I think was the most important part, you took the stems apart. Beautiful job! ~Jeanette
Aw thank you Jeanette!! :)
Love! How many times can I come to your site and tell you that you rocked something? Okay…one more time…you rocked this wreath, girl! I can smell the delicious scent of Fall form 40 minutes away lol! Great job!
Aw…you are sweet!! haha Thank you Christy!! xo
Your wreath looks so pretty Nancy! I love the bright colors against your dark door!
Thanks Shanna!! :)
Beautiful wreath and definitely “A” work for your first time. You are smart to use scented items, that doubles the enjoyment!
I hung my fall wreath Tuesday night and was so sad to find it on the ground when I got home. I need to figure out a secure way to hang a heavy wreath. (A wreath hanger is too short for my door design.)
Aw thank you Paula! :) You are so right about the scented items!
Your new wreath is beautiful, Nancy! xo
Thank you Karen!!! :) (I somehow missed this comment..sorry!! ..if you could see the back end where I answer these you’d understand!! I don’t know why they don’t make it more organized…drives me a little batty lol)
Hope you are having a great week!
I loved your wreath and adding dried oranges is such a neat idea! You may not have liked how they turned out, but they are sure pretty on your wreath. You made me laugh since I’ve never made a wreath before this year either.. :) Beautifully done!
Thanks Wendi!! :)
Aw yay, I am not the only one!!
The wreath is beautiful!! I love it!! Thanks for the tutorial! I’ve been looking for ideas for a new fall wreath and I have a Michael’s gift card…yay!!
Thank you! Michael’s Gift Card…you’re all set!!! :)
So pretty Nancy- I love the addition of the oranges. What an interesting and unique twist!!
Thank you Krista!! :)
I love the colour of the leaves, in fact I love the whole wreath. As it is Spring in Australia, I’ll keep this one for next year, because it’s beautiful. I save my passionfruit stalks when I cut them back and then use them for my base. That, or the grapevine stalks, nice and plyable. In Autumn you ( in the States) have so many lovely colours to work with, and I really am Loving my posts from you Nancy, thanks, can’t wait to try half of the items on here. cheers Jean
Oh thanks so much Jean! :)
What a great idea for the wreath! I love the grapevine ones.
Happy Spring to you!!
That’s an awesome first time wreath!!! Actually that’s an awesome 100 times wreath! Amazing job! I make my little oranges every Christmas, I use a dehydrator, don’t bother with the oven, it makes the house smell amazing and I just adore these on a gift, in jars… pretty much everywhere.
Thanks Laurie! Lol …you are too sweet!!! :)
ahhh…a dehydrator is what I need! I did not like the oven method!
What a gorgeous wreath, Nancy. I LOVE the orange slices. I bet they smell good, too. Your Fall wreath is the ideal addition for any home. I would have never guessed you hadn’t made one before.
Make it a great weekend!
Thanks Meegan! :)
Hope you are having a great weekend!
Lovely! Those orange slices look good to eat. I hope the birds do not try and eat them. I have to make new fall wreath or repair my old one. The birds tried eating it last year. lol
Oh no!! lol I hadn’t thought of that!! I hope they don’t either…them or the squirrels! Ack! ;)
Beautiful wreath Nancy! I love those orange slices they are such the perfect touch! You did such a wonderful job on this :)
Thank you Dria!! :)
Oh my gosh Nancy, never a wreath! I never would have guessed. ha! Seriously, though she’s a beauty! And I can practically smell the clever baked orange sliced and cinnamon sticks through my screen. Happy Fall my friend!
Thanks Therese!! :)
Happy Fall to you as well!
Your wreath turned out great! And I love those oranges, even if you had no fun making them. :) I do not possess the wreath-making gene. I think Christy was born with it…You could give her horse apples and she’d make a great wreath. I think I’m leaving this to you experts. Perhaps someday I’ll be brave enough….
Thank you Andi!! No, lol, they were not fun to make at all!! Really won’t do it again. ;) And yes, you are so right, Christy is all gened up on the wreath making. She is awesome….everything she does is awesome though!
I’d bet you could make a wreath too…
This is fabulous! And I’ve never made a wreath so I totally appreciate you telling step by step how you did it. I will be copying it.
Thanks Alica! :)
Hope you enjoy yours as much as I’m enjoying mine!
I saw this wreath on Pinterest and immediately loved it. It is festive and elegant, and surprisingly easy to make! Thanks for making such a fantastic, easy to follow tutorial!
Thank you Stephanie! :)
Made my first wreath yesterday using yours as a guide! Have to say it turned out so beautiful and is the perfect ode to my favourite season!! Thanks for your inspiration!
Aw that’s so awesome Samantha! :) So happy to hear that!!
I invite you to share your lovely wreath at my Autumn Wreath Roundup Hugs!
I love your wreath!! I also have a front door with an outside glass storm door on it that I solved the problem of not being able to hang a wreath because their isn’t enough space between the doors. I use a clear command hook right on the glass door outside!! It works great, even in the winter in Michigan when it gets extremely cold! It even works in the spring and summer when extremely hot! When you want it down it comes off just like if you take one off the wall. The nice part about it is that you do not have to have one of those over the door hangers to get in the way of properly shutting the door!! Your welcome LOL!!
Thank you, Mary! That’s a great idea!! I have resorted to sometimes using fishing line and hooking it on the other side at the top. (you’ll see that in tomorrow’s post actually ;) ) But I will definitely have to remember that little trick too. Thanks!! :) xoxo
You did a wonderful job on the Fall wreath! Love the colors and the choices you made. It all came together beautifully! Great work!
Thanks so much, Char! :) xoxo
You’ve always been my fave wreath creator! Love seeing this one (I think I may have missed it… def before I started following you!) Pinned!
Aw, really?? Thank you so much, Julie! :) xoxo
Was just thinking it is time to trade out my summer wreath for a fall one. Every time I go in to GW you are with me as I now try to look at things with your eye.
Aw, that is so awesome!! I love that, Cyndy!! :) It’s fun, isn’t it?! So many treasures if you can just be open and see them. I love thrifting!! Have fun!! xoxo