My friend and I have been wanting to tackle a DIY wreath for a long time and the fall season felt like a fitting time to give it a go. And just so you know, I am not an expert wreath maker, in fact this was my first attempt at one, so if I can do it, you can do it too! It was a fun little craft night together with my friend and I was very pleased with how it turned out.
What you need:
- Grapevine Wreath
- Fall Garland
- Floral Wire
- Wire Cutter
- Additional Decorations (if desired)
While we were shopping for wreath supplies at Hobby Lobby we picked up a Grapevine Wreath and we picked out a Fall Garland that we both liked, it had a mix of leaves, berries, and acorns. We didn’t want the wreath to be really full so we decided to buy one garland for our two wreaths.
Next we cut the garland up into smaller sections using a wire cutter. In the picture above you can see the shorter section I cut and started to curve to be the same shape as the wreath.
This next picture is a little laughable and shows my lack of expertise. Once you have sections of the garland cut you take the floral wire and just go to town twisting it around branches. For as chaotic as it looks in the photo, all of that twisted wire is on the back of the wreath and not visible, and it felt snug and sturdy.
At Hobby Lobby, in the same aisle as I found the fall garland, I found a wide variety of fall accents. These accents have little stems on them that could be used for floral arrangements. I snagged this orange glittery pumpkin and used the stem to attach to my wreath.
To attach the pumpkin I shoved the floral stem through the grapevine wreath, used the wire to wrap it a few times, and then also used a small white zip-tie.
Another decorative accent I bought for the wreath was a 5″ Wood Letter. I painted it with some gold glittery paint and let it dry. To attach the letter I used our staple gun on the back.
I put two staples in the back of my wood letter and you can see that the staples came out a little weird looking, but I can tell you that they felt very secure.
Then I just used the floral wire and strung it through the staples and twisted it around the wreath just like I did for all of the garland branches.
I am so pleased with how my first DIY wreath turned out! It is the perfect addition to our front door, and the wood letter is visible from the road, which I was happy about. I encourage you to create one yourself, store-bought wreaths don’t come cheap and it is fun to take pride in something you created yourself.
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