How to make a classic floral fall wreath

This DIY classic floral fall wreath is super easy to make at home with just a few supplies.

DIY fall wreath: How to make an autumn wreath
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If you're in the mood to make a classic floral fall wreath over a weekend or on a chilly weeknight, you'll be pleased to know that it really couldn't be easier.

With leaves turning colors, DIY fall wreaths are all over Insta and Pinterest at the moment. And there's a lot more to wreaths than leaves: you can add autumnal fruits, nuts, and flowers for a rich and opulent effect.

The lovely folks at Bloom & Wild have given us a hand with this super easy 3-step guide to making your own stunning classic floral fall wreath, perfect to display alongside other fall wreaths you've bought or as a standalone, custom feature.

How to make a classic floral fall wreath

Whatever your home's style in cozy season, whether you're into the latest fall home trends or prefer a classic look, there's a lot to love with this make.

You will need:

1. Oasis naturebase biofoam ring

2. Flowers

3. Autumn foliage (head to the park people)

4. Gold spray paint

5. Floral scissors 

6. Twine or ribbon to hang

1. Gather your flowers and foliage 

How to make an autumn wreath

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Have a look around 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 fall foliage. Branches, leaves, berries whatever takes your fancy. 

For the flowers, Bloom & Wild makes 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 was used. If you want, you could spray some of your foliage gold to add a touch of glam.

2. Arrange the foliage 

How to make an autumn wreath

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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. 

3. Add in your flowers 

How to make an autumn wreath

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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. 

Displaying your floral fall wreath

How to make an autumn wreath

(Image credit: Bloom & Wild)

All that is left to do is to hang your wreath.

You can use twine or get some decorative ribbon to wrap around the top. Or, of course, you could use it as an autumnal table centerpiece or hang it on a wall indoors. We love fresh flowers and foliage for this, but faux flowers and foliage will give it an all-year-round appeal!

The beauty of classic floral wreaths is that they can be styled in so many different ways, alongside more fall home decor buys for maximum effect.

The classic option is to display yours on your front door, then why not enhance it with pumpkins and ghouls for a Halloween wreath make later on in the season?

The options are endless!

Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.