Guess what happens this weekend? 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 pieces on top to get a feel for how it would look.
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.
Figure out where you want your bow to hang on the wreath, and attach it to the wreath with the wire.
I cut ten-inch burlap and ribbon strips.
I attached them together with hot glue at the ends.
I used four loops for the first bow and three loops for the second.
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!
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.
I hope you guys feel inspired to get a little crafty this weekend!
Questions for you!
- Would you like to see a Christmas wreath tutorial?
- What was the last DIY decor project you did?
- Team white pumpkin or team orange pumpkin?