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Cheap and Easy DIY Fall Wreath

In case you didn’t know, I adore fall! It’s probably one of the seasons when you will see the most tutorials and printables on the blog. Like today. This is a tutorial for a -very- cheap and easy DIY fall wreath to go along with the ‘Hello Pumpkin’ DIY doormat I made a couple of weeks ago.

Summer in Florida is the relentless season. Fall is the fleeting season. We never know when it’s coming, and when it does, it stays for a very short time. But that’s not stopping me from making crafts, decorating, and eating all things pumpkin! So, it might be 90 degrees outside my porch, but it looks so stinking ‘fall cute’.

And I planted beautiful yellow mums, too.

yellow mums

Tools and Materials

Whenever I need inspiration, a trip to Michael’s gets me all fired up. It can be pretty dangerous to go there during the fall. So many beautiful things and supplies, so many sales, so little time!

Make this super easy DIY fall wreath in under 15 minutes with just 3 materials and 1 tool. No glue or adhesive needed. Easy to DIY fall decor for your home!

To make this easy DIY fall wreath,  you will only need a grapevine wreath, fall bushes, and floral wire cutters. I picked up the floral supplies, at Michael’s, except for the wire cutters which I own. All fall floral was 50% off and I used their 40% coupon on the grapevine.  I spent a total of $15.00 on this project.

fall bush

I picked up two types of fall bushes. Three sets with orange pumpkins and berries, and three sets with white pumpkins, lighter maple leaves, and white berries.   

fall craft

One white cotton bush was enough and I had leftover stems that I will be using on another project.

cotton stems

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Below is a list of resources linked to Michaels. Adapt the design to your preference!

Step 1. Separate and Cut the Stems

Take one fall bush at a time, separate the stems and cut them with the wire cutter. 

fall wreath craft

Cut the stems at the very end as shown in the picture. The longer the stem, the better. You can always make it shorter if you need to.

2. Insert Stems in the Grapevine

Here is why this is a very easy DIY fall wreath tutorial.  All you have to do now is insert the stems on the grapevine. My favorite part is that no adhesive or hot glue is needed.

grapevine wreath

Starting on the left and center, insert the stems one by one. I started with a stem with berries, followed by a pumpkin stem, followed by a cotton stem. 

fall wreath grapevine

Insert the first two stems, with the stick facing down. As you work your way down or up the grapevine, you will need to turn them a little sideways or facing up. This gives the wreath a natural and uneven look.

grapevine wreath

Play with the design, there is no right or wrong here. Just make sure to alternate colors and texture for an even look.

fall wreath

3. Taper the Stems

To achieve the tapered look, start adding fewer stems once you start approaching the mid-top and mid-bottom areas of the wreath.

fall wreath

Notice the mid-top area of the wreath has barely any clusters of berries, or pumpkin, and more leaves.

fall wreath

4. Fill in Gaps

When working with flowers, whether they are silk or real, it is always good to step back and look at the arrangement from a distance.

Easy DIY fall wreath. You can make this wreath in under 15 minutes.

Take a look at the wreath, and if necessary, fill in any gaps.

Easy DIY fall wreath. You can make this wreath in under 15 minutes.

For this particular fall wreath with a tapered look, pay close attention to the left of it and make it full in that area. This is where we want to have the most amount of floral accents.

5. Hanging the Fall Wreath

Because I preferred a more minimalist look, I did not add any bows or ribbon to the wreath. But, feel free to do so. It’s easy to thread a ribbon through the vine and hang it.

Easy DIY fall wreath. You can make this wreath in under 15 minutes.

I decided to just press the grapevine through the nail on my front door.

That is all for this easy DIY fall wreath tutorial! If you have any questions about materials, leave a comment below, I will be more than happy to help you! 

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