If you fancy making a DIY 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, autumn 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 guide to how you can make your own stunning fall wreath in just three simple steps.
For loads more ideas that are perfect for this time of year, head to our fall decor feature.
You will need:
- Oasis naturebase biofoam ring
- Autumn foliage (head to the park people)
- Gold spray paint
- Floral scissors
- Twine or ribbon to hang
Step one: 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.
Step two: 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.
Step three: 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.
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!
Fall wreath ideas: our favourite designs this year
The beauty of fall wreaths is that they can be styled in so many different ways. 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.
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.