Do It Yourself Decor: Beautiful Fall Wreath! πŸ‚

Guess what happens this weekend?Β It’s officially FALL! I’ll be putting up my decor, ordering my first PSL, and eating my pumpkin bars! I may even tap into an oldie and watch Hocus Pocus. I’ve been doing a lot of DIY projects this past month. My most recent project was putting together a couple of fall wreaths. My mom and I used to make wreaths every year when I was a little girl, and it was so much fun. Storebought wreaths can be pretty pricey, so it pays off to make your own. Plus, it’s easy and so much fun to do it yourself! What a better way to kick off Fall? Let’s get started!
A couple of weeks ago, I headed to Hobby Lobby to pick up everything I needed for the wreaths. Hobby Lobby and Michaels usually has their seasonal stuff half off, and a 40% off coupon for a full-priced item. I typically screenshot it before heading to the store. If you don’t have those crafts stores near you, you could try Joan’s Fabric and Walmart too.

I bought two wreaths, burlap, ribbons, floral wire, hot glue sticks, and the wreath decor in the seasonal section. The store wasn’t busy, so I laid the wreaths down in the aisle and placed the flower piecesΒ on top to get a feel for how it would look.Β 
The bow comes first. You can watch tutorials on YouTube for traditional wreath bows, but I wanted to do something a little bit different. I love the black gingham with the burlap, so I decided to combine the two.

I used floral wire to create the bow’s center loop. If you are going to use floral wire, make sure you have wire scissors. You won’t be able to cute through this wire with regular craft scissors.Β 
Figure out where you want your bow to hang on the wreath, and attach it to the wreath with the wire.Β 
I cut ten-inch burlap and ribbon strips.Β 
I attached them together with hot glue at the ends.Β Β 
I used four loops for the first bow and three loops for the second.Β 
The first bowl had two loops hot-glued and tucked under the center loop with extra strips hanging. I spread out thee of the loops for the second bow. You can get creative and do whatever you think looks best!
I used the wire cutters to remove the stems from the floral pieces.
After the bows were attached, I placed all the flowers and decor where I wanted them to go before gluing them onto the wreath.
I used a ton of hot glue to attach the pumpkins and flowers. The pumpkins were made out of foam, so they weren’t heavy.
It only took me 35-minutes to make both! They each cost me around $23.00 to make! The ones I had my eye on were well over $60, plus it’s more special when you make them yourself.
If you’re going to use hot glue to attach everything, make sure you don’t put the wreath up during HOT days because the glue could melt. I learned my lesson last year.
I love how the wreath looked on my black door, but I also loved it on my mom’s blue door!Β 
I’m going to work on my front porch decor this weekend, so I’ll show you the whole look with the mums, new doormat, and other porch decor when it’s finished! I’m hoping to have that on my weekly recap on Monday.Β 
I hope you guys feel inspired to get a little crafty this weekend!Β 
Questions for you!

  1. Would you like to see a Christmas wreath tutorial?
  2. What was the last DIY decor project you did?
  3. Team white pumpkin or team orange pumpkin?

Comments

  • Kristin

    I am so not a DIY person but you make me want to try this! This is so pretty!

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  • vIV

    Beautiful work!

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  • Stacy Leigh

    I would love to see a Christmas wreath tutorial! My last diy project was only a few weeks ago. My girlfriend and I made 40 paper flowers made from coffee filters. They were the center pieces for my wedding 😊. I’m actually team both white and orange pumpkins. I enjoy a variety.

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  • debbie in alaska

    These came out GREAT. Super impressed. Nice job.

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  • Krista

    These are so pretty! I was never much of a decoration person, which was alright with the stringent HOA rules of my neighborhood, but with everything going on this week (it was a very rough weekend, and we have to say goodbye to a pet this week, most likely), this looks like a really good way to keep myself occupied. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and projects on here, it’s always so fun to see the process!!

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  • Brooklyn Murtaugh

    This looks like so much fun. I’m not the most crafty person around, but I still always have fun doing it πŸ™‚

    http://www.justbeingbrooklyn.com

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  • Ellen

    TEAM WHITE PUMPKIN!

    The last thing I crafted was a fall blanket for my grandma

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  • Samantha Bunker

    Oh how I love fall time!! Seeing fall decor tutorials literally makes my heart swell!

    1. I would love to see you do Christmas wreaths! Or any christmas decor tutorials. Give us all the things!!!

    2. I’m currently working on a dresser I got off Craigslist. We’re turning it into a dresser/changing table for our nursery so I’m excited to get it all done and put together!

    3. Team BOTH. All the pumpkins. They each bring something to the table so I like to have a mixture of the colors. I’m just so excited that it’s finally acceptable to HAVE pumpkins out. Since I live in Tucson I have to rely on fake pumpkins until we get a little cooler weather.

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  • Tess

    This is outstanding. Can you make me one?

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  • Liz

    I love this! I’m in Tucson so it’s going to be hot for a while longer. Today it’s 91 degrees. Any suggestions for what I can use instead of hot glue?

    What are your tips for doing crafts with the dogs around? Do you do them in a room with the door closed? Every time I try to get crafty my cat is all over everything. She loves the sewing machine. Or at least the thread and the fabric with the pins 😹

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      You can use the floral wire! πŸ™‚ Just wrap it around the stems and the sticks πŸ˜€

      Well, I do mine on the kitchen table so the dogs can’t get to them! If you allow your cat on tables, you may just want to lock her out lol

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  • Angela Hendricks

    Fantastic tutorial and thanks for sharing! A big yes to the Christmas wreath DIY and I will always be team orange πŸ™‚

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  • Jen

    Yes to a Christmas one!

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  • Kail

    You are so crafty!

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  • Rachel

    I want to make one of these tomorrow! Can you get this stuff at Michaels?

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  • Kristina Walter

    Would love to see your take on Christmas Wreaths!
    The last DIY I did was my door wreath & entry way, for fall this past Wednesday.
    I always have some sort of wreath hanging. I change put the flowers and decorations every holiday/season. I just feed the wires through and secure the stems with a bend. Then when I want to change them out, I gently pull them and insert new ones.

    Loving the white pumpkins and sunflowers. Looks more organic to me and I love the simplicity with the added textures.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      I may do a couple different Christmas ones! My mind is going in way too many directions with ideas πŸŽ…πŸŽ„

      I bet your house is so Fall-ready and cozy!

      Using the same wreath with the different flowers and wire is a great idea!

      ❀️ thanks so much!

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  • Linda @ the Fitty

    Team white pumpkin!

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  • Bri

    So crafty and cute! I love that you and your mom used to do this when you were little. I think that’d be a great tradition for me to start with my girls. Thanks for sharing, Taralynn!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Bri!

      My mom always set up fun crafts for her and me to do! I loved them so much 😊 I bet you and your girls will have a blast!

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  • Emily

    I LOVE this wreath! I’ve made one similar to this, but did not have near the fall decor glued to it. I plan to make one more Thanksgiving or Christmas themed this year!

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  • Jessie

    It’s gorgeous! I’m team both!

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  • Violet

    Beautiful fall wreath! And def team white pumpkins! And also I loved the white sunflowers,
    Actually when I was reading this post was thinking about a Christmas wreath I’ll love that too! I think Christmas decorations last longer than fall decorations no?
    About decor projects I haven’t but I’m working on headband bows for my baby girl now!

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  • Katie Meshko

    Team white pumpkin over here!! Girl you did an awesome job!! I am going to try and make something like this over the weekend!! I love the idea of the gingham with the burlap! Have a good weekend!!! πŸ™‚

    XO, Katie | http://www.meshkomoments.com

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  • Kayla

    Totally team white pumpkin! I am going to try my hand at this tonight. I bought the wreath from Hobby Lobby last year but chickened our and left it empty! Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

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  • Jennifer

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! I miss your crafting posts!

    Yes! I want to see a Christmas wreath and anything else you come up with! I actually found a picture of a Hocus Pocus painted board that I think you would love too. It looks so easy! I’m thinking of making that as well!

    My last actual craft I did was my macrame wall hanging. I’ve been so busy I haven’t even had time to think about crafting, but I have some spare time this weekend and totally want to head to Hobby Lobby now! Thanks for the idea! I plan on picking up some mums too to put on my apartment patio!

    Team white pumpkin! Also team weirdly shaped sage/green pumpkins. Love those too!!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Jennifer!

      I’m back in full-force! πŸ˜ƒ

      PLEASE send me that!!!! I need to see this. I love all things hocus pocus!!!:D

      I hope you have an amazing craft-filled weekend!!:) It’s the perfect weekend to do it!

      lol I love the weird pumpkins too!

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  • Emma

    Ooh, I love this! Such a great DIY. I’m so excited to start decorating for fall πŸ™‚

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    I love the look of this wreath! Really gives me warm, fuzzy feelings. Kinda wishing I had a front door and porch to hang one up something, haha! πŸ™‚

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  • Hannah

    This looks like something out of a magazine!

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  • Sarah

    Hi Taralynn!

    I love this! You’ve inspired me to head to the craft store to make my own DIY tomorrow. Your wreathes are gorgeous, and I love how you made one for your mom, too.

    1. YES
    2. Hanging yarn holders for some plants I put in my living room
    3. Hmmm… team orange, cause classic. But love the look of the white on the wreath

    Hope you have a good night!! πŸ™‚

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Sarah!

      I can’t wait to see how yours turns out! You must send me a picture πŸ˜€

      Ohhhh that sounds like a cool project!!

      ❀️ πŸŽƒ

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