Pheasant Feather Fall Wreath
With dimension and texture, this feathery wreath is sure to make a statement on your door this fall. Start by hot-gluing small faux pheasant pinfeathers to a few of the branch ends of a store-bought twig wreath. Attach Brazil nuts around the center opening before inserting medium-size pheasant feathers into the wreath, all facing the same direction as the twigs. Secure feathers using hot glue.
Divide about a dozen long tail feathers and use half on each side of the bottom of the wreath, gluing them horizontally to resemble whiskers on a cat's face. Attach a large satin bow between the tail feathers to finish.
Leaves and Pinecones Fall Wreath
Make gorgeous wreaths that last from Halloween through Christmas, like this brown-and-gold arrangement. Wire dried artichokes, lotus pods, and pinecones to the bottom of a grapevine wreath. Tuck brown- and gold-tint leaves between the wreath's twigs, securing with hot glue if needed.
Twig Door Wreath with Berry Branches
Create an inviting look for your front door by tucking colorful berry branches and live greens into a basic twig wreath. Tie a burlap ribbon bow around the bottom and add a faux turkey feather (available at crafts stores) for a natural finish.
Editor's Tip: Save your twig wreath when the season's over -- new decorations can be added for a different look each year.
Persimmon-and-Pomegranate Leaf Wreath
Use exotic fruits, such as persimmons and pomegranates, to add unexpected flair to a seasonal wreath. Nestled among waxy leaves and red branch trimmings, the fresh produce adds dimension to this fall wreath. To attach the fruit, simply work wire through center of the fruit, leaving extra wire to secure to garland. Tie a bow at the top of the wreath using burnt-sienna-color ribbon.
Editor's Tip: To make your fresh fruit last longer, ensure the wreath is hung in a cool place. If you'd like to keep the wreath for next year, use fake fruit instead.
Chrysanthemum Floral Wreath
Use cut and styled chrysanthemums to showcase fall's beauty indoors and out. This gorgeous wreath combines golden, maroon, and burnt sienna mums of various shapes and sizes to create a cohesive look. To make, simply saturate a foam wreath with water, wrap with twine, and pack mums into the wreath, intermingling various blooms.
Editor's Tip: Spritz your wreath with cool water as the flowers dry out.
Hedge Apple Grapevine Wreath
Take advantage of natural fall colors and incorporate chartreuse hedge apples and rich, orange bittersweet into your fall decor. Simply adhere your decorations onto a grapevine wreath using thin-guage wire. The combination of apples, bittersweet, and pinecones makes a beautiful variety of colors and textures for a festive door wreath.
Autumn Raffia Wreath
Take a simpler approach to fall decorating and opt for a clean design. All you need is some orange-color raffia and an unadorned twig wreath. Bundle strands of raffia and pinch in the middle. Twist thin-guage wire around the pinched center and attach to the wreath. Continue all the way around the wreath, being sure to fluff both sides of the raffia bundles so they flow in the same direction as the twigs.
This eye-catching wreath will brighten your front door for the entire season with two-tone apples and bold red berries. To make, bend a 4-foot length of heavy-gauge wire into a circle. In a pretty pattern, skewer the apples on the thick wire and attach pinecones using thin-gauge wire, then bend the ends of the heavy-gauge wire into C hooks and connect them. Finish the wreath with a bouquet of pine boughs, a few sprigs of scarlet bittersweet, and a festive bow.
Editor's Tip: Once skewered, real apples have a short shelf life. We recommend skewering real apples for a short-term decoration and using faux apples for a wreath that will last all season.
Fall Pumpkin Basket Wreath
For a nontraditional door decoration, let a wrought-iron basket do the work. Fill with an arrangement of gourds, silk flowers, acorns, and colorful feathers for a fall wreath that will be a hit all season. Crafts wire and heavy-duty glue dots make assembling the arrangement a breeze.
Twig-and-Flowers Fall Wreath
Brighten the autumn season with a fresh fall wreath made from twigs and flowers. For easy construction, simply weave strands of flowers into a bushy twig wreath. Secure using a hot glue.
Editor's Tip: Because fresh flowers fade quickly, consider purchasing look-alikes at a crafts store and make a set of longer lasting wreaths.
Juniper-and-Bittersweet Rake Wreath
Add instant color to your front door for fall by tucking strands of bittersweet, juniper berries, and the feathery tips of Eastern red cedar into the hollow stem of an old rake head. Wrap jute around the bottom of the rake head and tie it into a bow for a simple rustic touch.
Editor's Tip: If red cedar isn't available, use any type of fir for a similar effect.
Reenvision a cornucopia as a colorful fall wreath. Using wire and hot glue, attach miniature pumpkins, squash, and gourds to a foam wreath form. Accentuate the seasonal colors with autumn leaves -- either fresh or store-bought.
Pussy Willow Wreath
For long-lasting wreaths that are both simple and striking, turn to pussy willow trimmings. The soft buds add luxurious texture, while the direction of the branches give this wreath great shape. To make, bundle your collected branches with paper-covered wire and attach to the wreath base. Save extra trimmings for filling in any openings between your bunches.
Welcome fall with a splendid wreath made from leaves and nuts. Use hot glue to attach artificial leaves, walnuts, or other hard-shell nuts in a ring around the front of the wreath. Add hazelnuts to the inside center of the wreath to finish the look.
How to Make a Nuts-and-Leaves Wreath
Use twigs, nuts, and other natural items to create a harvest wreath perfect for the season.
Wheat Welcome Wreath
Spice up a traditional harvest wreath with metallic spray paint and a friendly welcome sign. To make, divide one bunch of dried wheat into three groups. Use a light touch to paint each group a different metallic finish (we used gold, copper, and brass). Wrap a foam wreath form with twine. Tuck unpainted stalks into the twine, adding the painted wheat sporadically as you go.
Indian Corn Fall Wreath
Warm up dark doors with natural fall wreaths. To make this one, secure red silk leaves and miniature Indian corn (husks included) to a purchased twig wreath using hot glue or wire.
A simple, chic wreath of pinecones and kumquats adds a natural touch to your mantel or door. Alternate rows of your decorations for an unexpected graphic effect.
Fall Leaf, Apple, and Kale Wreath
Capitalize on the gorgeous leaves that accompany fall with this bountiful wreath made from apples and leaves placed around a head of kale. Secure the kale head to the inside of a foam wreath base using straight pins, adding apples around the perimeter using generous amounts of hot glue. Surround the fruit-and-veggie wreath with fiery red dried leaves and twigs, attached with florist's wire, and hang on your door.
Sunburst Cornhusk Wreath
This easy decoration celebrates the subtle colors of fall and will last year to year. Start with an 8-inch straw wreath form and add husks one by one. Spread hot glue on the bottom half of the husk and wrap it around the wreath from back to front. Repeat around the wreath until the colorful husks cover the form.
Mimic a bright, blazing sunburst with this wreath. Choose Indian corn with multiple colors but of similar lengths. Gently pull the husks so they point straight out from the tops of the cobs. Hot-glue the ears of corn to an 8-inch straw wreath. Fan out the husks for a truly impressive display.
Editors Tip: Most straw wreaths have a rounded surface, so look for one that has a flat surface to glue the corn onto. If your wreath is rounded, attempt to flatten a little for easier gluing.
Bright Bittersweet Wreath
This bold wreath and its stunning fall colors will turn heads this season. To make, strip leaves from fresh-cut bittersweet vines and stems of Chinese lanterns. Bend and twist the bittersweet vines into a circle, keeping the berries intact. Wrap more vines around the circle, then tuck in Chinese lanterns. Secure loose pods or stems with a bit of hot glue, and hang the wreath away from bright light and heat to preserve its color.
Gourds-and-Corn Fall Wreath
Welcome fall with this natural wreath fashioned from an old wire tomato cage and adorned with seasonal vegetables, fruits, berries, and greenery. Snip off the top layer of the tomato cage, leaving the adjoining spokes attached. Bend all the spokes out, and wrap the wire circle in jute to stabilize it and give your wreath a finished look. Slide small ears of corn and gourds onto the wire spokes in a pattern, and top off the shorter gourds with cranberries to hide the wires and give the wreath a splash of color. Fill in the circle with snowberries as needed. Finish the wreath with millet, small pine boughs, and snowberries, wired together. Add an autumn-hue ribbon bow for a nice flourish.
Gourd Wreath with Maple Leaves
Weave real or artificial maple leaves onto a wreath form, then wire on a cheery assortment of small gourds in shades of green and white.