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 an autumn-inspired wreath from your mantle alongside other fall decor ideas ready to 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.

Simple Fall Hoop Wreath

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We're in love with this minimal DIY fall wreath. that only takes about a half hour to make. It work well with all sorts of home decor and particularly if you like laid back interiors that are a little less fussy. Hang yours in your hallway or even over a mantle.

Supplies:

  • Gold hoop wreath
  • Two fall floral stems
  • Mini pumpkin
  • Floral wire and cutters
  • Hot glue gun

Fall wreath DIY supplies

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Step-by-step:

1. Wrap the floral sprigs

Starting with the floral sprigs, hold them in your hand, opposite of one another and wrap with floral wire to secure them together.

2. Prepare the pumpkins

 Poke floral wire through the bottom of your mini pumpkin and reinforce with hot glue.

DIY fall wreath

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3. Secure your pumpkins

Allow it to dry then place in the center of the floral arrangement and wrap the wire around to secure the pumpkin.

Fall wreath DIY midway

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Green mini pumpkin for DIY

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4. Piece together

Use floral wire to attach the floral arrangement to the bottom of the gold hoop wreath.

Fall wreath DIY supplies wire

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5. Hang the wreath

Hang on a door, over a vintage window, on a mirror or a vintage printer's tray!

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. 

Supplies:

  • 16 - 2 1/2" Unfinished split wood beads
  • Cardboard wreath frame
  • Fall floral sprigs and greenery
  • Two mini pumpkins
  • Rub 'N Buff, paint brush
  • Floral wire and cutters
  • Hot glue gun

Step-by-step:

1. Prepare the wreath frame

Start by laying out your wreath frame. Then Using hot glue, attach the split wood balls to the frame, butting them up against each other until you get 3/4 around the frame. Leave the rest open for the DIY fall wreath floral arrangement.

Beaded fall wreath diy

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2. Divide and arrange the florals

Cut and divide your florals evenly, reserving a flower for the center. Form two equal arrangements and secure with floral wire towards the bottom of each bouquet.

Lay each bouquet opposite of one another, overlapping the stems and secure them together with floral wire.

Making a floral DIY fall wreath

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3. Paint your mini pumpkins

Next, paint your mini pumpkins with Rub 'N Buff. Allow to dry completely then poke floral wire through the bottom of each pumpkin and secure with hot glue. Wrap the pumpkins around the floral arrangement, one on either side, covering the stems.

Assembling DIY fall wreath with beads

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4. Secure the reserved flower

Poke floral wire through the flower that you reserved from earlier. Secure with hot glue and attach to the center of the arrangement.

5. Attach your arrangement to the wreath

Now you're ready to attach your arrangement to the wreath. Spread hot glue over the part of the wreath you left uncovered. Press the arrangement onto the frame and then use floral wire on either side of the arrangement to finish securing the floral arrangement to the wreath.

Fall wreath DIY

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6. Hang the wreath

Hang your beautiful new wreath on a door, window, hook, or mirror and enjoy!

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 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 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.

Fireside with Wreath. Garden Trading

Fireside with Wreath. Garden Trading

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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.
Hebe Hatton
Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer. As a renter, she is always looking for creative ways to make her flat feel like home. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration.

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