What better way to bring in the fall season than with a new DIY front door wreath! This year I went with a non-traditional color theme: pink and white.
Ever since my daughter’s first birthday in September, I’ve been wanting to re-use the dried and paper flowers I fell in love with from her party. So this was the perfect opportunity.
It’s been a while since I made a wreath, so I did a little research (hello Pinterest!) before heading to my local Hobby Lobby for supplies. I had the main flowers and pumpkin I wanted to use but needed some foliage, etc. What’s great about this style of wreath is you can use just about anything and it’ll turn out beautifully.
- Glue Gun
- Wooden Hoop
- Wire/Craft Cutters
- Flowers & Foliage
- “Focal” Pieces
Originally, I was looking in the floral department for a wooden wreath hoop, only to find out Hobby Lobby doesn’t sell them. So, I improvised and looked in the sewing section and found an 18-inch embroidery hoop for only $6! That’s a win.
First, start by wrapping half the hoop in your choice of twine, jute, or cord. I already had some beautiful white cotton cord I’ve been wanting to use, and it turned out perfectly.
Tip: I alternated between wrapping and applying hot glue, every other “wrap.” This helped my hot glue to last and still held the cord in place.
Before gluing anything else to your hoop, play around with the layout, (I’d call this the “planning stage”). This is the most important step and will probably take the longest time. As long as you have the main focal pieces laid out where you like, the filler material is much easier later on.
Begin by cutting the stems as close to the flower as needed (depending on your design). I cut my stems down to the nub and used that as the surface area for the hot glue.
Glue down the main flowers and any other focal pieces. Keep in mind that the wreath will be hanging up so make sure you’re gluing down the pieces at the correct angle (I know, seems obvious but I had to correct a few because I wasn’t paying attention).
And voila! A super easy, DIY fall wreath. Enjoy.