3 DIY fall wreaths – simple to craft and so seasonal

Full of autumnal colors and textures, these DIY fall wreaths are easy to craft and perfect to hang inside or out.

Fall fold hoop wreath with small pumpkins
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Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons and with so much color and texture all around, it's only natural to want to bring it into your home, These DIY fall wreath ideas are simple to craft and the perfect way to add seasonal decor to your home.

Hang your creation alongside cool shop-bought fall wreaths from your mantle to enhance any other fall decor buys and you'll wow guests all season long. Whether you want to use fresh or dried foliage, mini gourd or even wooden beads for a contemporary finish, there will be a fall wreath to suit your home. Cozy up over a weekend or on a chilly weeknight and enjoy trying out these three simple crafts.

1. Simple Fall Hoop Wreath

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Make this in just a half hour to add a gilded touch to your interiors or to the exterior of your home! You just need to pick up the following supplies to make your DIY simple gold fall hoop wreath and you're golden:

2. Fall Wood Bead Wreath

DIY beaded fall wreath hanging indoors

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This is one of the more contemporary DIY fall wreath ideas that still lends itself to creating an autumnal feel that's close to nature, around the home. 

Pick up your supplies and craft it yourself on an afternoon with a hot chocolate in hand!

3. Classic floral and foliage fall wreath

How to make an autumn wreath

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A classic fall wreath look plentiful of burnt orange florals, red berries and delicate foliage. This will work so well outside to make an entry to any houseguest around Thanksgiving and even Halloween.

Step-by-step:

Method:

1. gather your flowers and foliage 

Have a look round your backyard, visit the local florist or supermarket or even the local park (don't pick it, just pick it up off the ground) for some lovely autumn foliage. Branches, leaves, berries whatever takes your fancy. 

For the flowers, Bloom & Wild (opens in new tab) make stunning fall bouquets that you can pinch a few stems from to give your autumn wreath even more depth. For this particular wreath, the Orla bouquet (opens in new tab) was used. If you want, you could spray some of your foliage gold to add a touch of glam.

How to make an autumn wreath

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2. Arrange the foliage 

Soak your oasis first until it's full and feels heavy. Then start off by adding your foliage. Go around the circle in one direction, pushing the stems of your branches so they all mostly lie facing the same way, you can add a bit of texture by alternating it every now and then. 

How to make an autumn wreath

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3. Add in your flowers 

Take your flower stems, trim them at an angle so they are about 8cm long and push them into your oasis. Do plan how you want it to look beforehand though to save damaging the flowers and the oasis by pulling them out – think about whether you want flowers dispersed all around the wreath or in clusters. 

How to make an autumn wreath

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4. Hang the wreath

Then all that is left is to hang your wreath, just use some twine or get some decorative ribbon to wrap round the top. Or, of course, you could use it as an autumnal table centrepiece or hang it on a wall indoors. We love fresh flowers and foliage for this, but of course faux flowers and foliage will give it an all-year-round appeal!

What do you put on an autumn wreath?

The beauty of fall wreaths is that they can be styled in so many different ways whether you're filling yours with foliage, painted tiny pumpkins or fresh florals. 

When it comes to hanging your wreath, the classic option is above your front door, and it can be combined with pumpkins and ghouls for Halloween, or left as is for Thanksgiving.

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Go for an LED-lit version and it'll glow in the evenings, welcoming your dinner guests. Or, hang your wreath indoors, above your mantle: if it's a more minimalist style, it'll make an easy transition into Christmas if you add in holly and other evergreens.

  • Thank you to the lovely folks at Bloom & Wild for the third stunning final wreath.

Dori Turner writes blog posts and feature articles on affordable design and DIY from her home in the heart of Oklahoma. She has a passion for teaching others how they can transform their home on a budget.

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