Monogrammed Bittersweet Wreath
Irresistible and easy, a wrapped bittersweet wreath gains a personal touch with a monogram inside. Purchase a twig-and-bittersweet wreath (fake bittersweet branches look just as good as real and last far longer), and wrap a few times with satin ribbon. Have your wreath on hand when you pick out the monogram for sizing -- ours is a lightweight cardboard letter that we wrapped in twine and wired on three ends.
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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 leaves between the wreath's twigs, securing with hot glue if needed.
Pheasant Feather Fall Wreath
With dimension and texture, this feathery fall wreath makes a bold statement. Attach Brazil nuts around the center opening of a twig wreath. Insert medium-size pheasant feathers into the wreath, following the direction of 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. Attach a large satin bow between the tail feathers to finish.
Spider Mum Wreath
Mums look great flanking your front door, but how about hanging them up? A sprawling ring of white spider mums is a showstopper. To make the fab fall wreath, press 1-inch spider mum stems into a foam wreath form. For added flair, hang the wreath with a tartan scarf. Spritz your natural wreath with water every few days to make it last longer.
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20-Minute Fall Wreath
Leaves, twigs, and acorns circle up in an incredibly easy fall wreath.
Kale is not only fantastic in fall salads, it also makes a gorgeous wreath. Tap into your gardening skills to construct this beauty. For this wreath, you'll need:
- 14-inch living wreath form with a lid
- Sphagnum moss cloth
- Moisture-holiding potting mix
- Ornamental kale seedlings
Remove the lid from the living wreath and line the edges with cut moss cloth, moss side out. Fill the wreath with dampened potting mix. Fold the moss ends over the mix and reattach the lid. Poke holes in the moss and tuck in the kale seedlings. Leave some growing room between the roots -- the plants will fill out within a few weeks.
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.
Editor's Tip: If red cedar isn't available, use any type of fir for a similar effect.
Twig Door Wreath with Berry Branches
Go big and graphic (but not heavy) by tucking colorful berry branches and live greens into a basic twig wreath. Add personality with a burlap bow around the bottom and add a faux turkey feather (available at crafts stores).
Editor's Tip: Save your twig wreath when the season's over -- new decorations can be tucked in for a different look each year.
Rim a wreath with cornhusks to mimic the golden autumn sun. You'll need a flat wire wreath form and a stash of dried cornhusks. Starting on the outermost ring of the wreath form, spread hot glue on the bottom half of the husk and wrap it around the wreath from back to front. Move inward on the wreath, folding the husks over the previous layer.
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-gauge 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 with a clean, monochromatic 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-gauge 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 fall wreath will brighten your front door 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.
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 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.
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.
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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.
How to Make a Nuts-and-Leaves Wreath
Achieving this elegant fall wreath is so easy with the help of our video (and a little hot glue).
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.
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.
Channel a blazing sun with this fall wreath. Choose Indian corn with multiple colors but 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, which will make gluing easier.
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. Hang the wreath away from bright light and heat to preserve its color.
Gourds-and-Corn Fall Wreath
Welcome fall with this quirky natural wreath fashioned from an old wire tomato cage. Snip off the top layer of the tomato cage, leaving the adjoining spokes attached. Bend all the spokes outward, away from the circle. 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. To finish the wreath, use a ribbon to tie on a grouping of millet, small pine boughs, and snowberries.
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. This simple fall wreath would also look gorgeous in shades of gold and red.
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 the 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.
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