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As I got home from work the other day, I went to unlock my door and looked up to find that my pink and white summer wreath was staring me in the face… I’ve been so busy with work (and life in general!) I completely forgot to update my door with a fall wreath.
So I went to the store to start looking for one I liked and (of course) all the wreaths I found that I really liked and could see myself buying were well over $50.
Well. Not one to shy away from a challenge, I told myself I could make a wreath that I liked just as much and that was cute and festive and would put me in a fall mood, for WAY less than what some stores were charging for them. So I went to Hobby Lobby (all fall floral and decor is on sale right now, btw!!) and started buying the things I would need to make my fall wreath. The total cost to make the wreath was $22.15, which was definitely cheaper than most of the wreaths I could find in store that had all of the glitter and glam I wanted! So I wanted to share with you guys a) how my fall wreath turned out, and b) how I went about making it. Let’s get started!
Fall Floral Branches (I used this glitter leaf/berry arrangement and a feathery leaf branch arrangement.)
Happy Fall Sign
Floral Wire & Wire Cutters (I already had these things so I did not add them into the cost of making the wreath!)
Step 1 – Take your wire cutters and start cutting the stems from the floral arrangements. Begin layering the leaves and berry branches and arrange them on your wreath so that there are some on both sides and the leaves and branches are aimed to the bottom of the wreath. (I picked a point at the top left corner of my wreath to be my “focal point” and placed the ends of the leaves and branches there.)
Step 2 – Cute a piece of floral wire and use it to secure the leaves and branches to the wreath. (I tried to just use hot glue at first and it was apparent it was not going to hold. The wire made sure it was secure and would not fall apart when hung!)
Step 3 – Take your wired ribbon and floral wire and make a bow for your wreath, making sure to leave about 4-5 inches of wire left over on the back of your bow after you finish fashioning it together. (I went by this picture on Pinterest to learn how to make one!) Set the bow in between where the leaf ends touch towards the top of the wreath. Use the leftover wire on the back of the bow to secure it to the wreath.
Step 4 – Take the small pumpkin (there should be a stick in bottom if it’s the same one I linked above in the “Materials” section!) and place the pumpkin in the wreath right below the bow so it looks like the bow is resting on the pumpkin. Push the stick in the bottom of the pumpkin through the wreath until you see the pumpkin is firm against the wreath. Next, take a piece of floral wire and secure the stick through the back of the wreath. (Again, I tried hot glue on this at first to secure the stick through the back of the wreath, and I just wasn’t positive it would stay so I added the wire to ensure the pumpkin wouldn’t fall off.)
Step 5 – Take your happy fall sign and use floral wire to secure it on the wreath, opposite the branches (I put mine in the bottom right). I also used floral wire to attach a few glitter leaves behind the pumpkin so it didn’t look so plain and lonely! Hold it up to make sure everything is secured down and that’s it!
You’re done, and all for under $25. I hope you enjoy your new fall wreath! If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment below. 🙂 If you want more fall decor ideas, check out my post, “3 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like Fall” to see more ways to decorate your home this season!
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