Natural Fall Wreaths
Autumn's colorful display of foliage and produce is the first place we look when decorating for fall. Made with (or inspired by) bittersweet, cornhusks, apples, twigs, and other natural embellishments and textures, these Pinterest-worthy fall wreaths are perfect for welcoming the season.
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Ornamental Grass Wreath
Ornamental grasses add a feathery texture to flowerbeds; just consider what they could do for your seasonal wreath! To create this carefree wreath for fall, wire 10-inch-long bundles of explosion grass and purple fountaingrass seedheads to a straw wreath form. Overlap the cut ends of the grasses and vary their directions to create a wispy pinwheel shape.
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Gourd and Artichoke Wreath
Artichokes dazzle on a fall wreath, even if they aren't your favorite veggie. Grab a grapevine wreath and begin tucking in the stems of real or faux greenery until the wreath is mostly covered. Attach the gourds by piercing a 3-inch piece of galvanized wire (18 gauge) into one end of a gourd. Wrap the wire around the grapevine to secure the gourd in place. Continue securing gourds to the wreath until you're happy with the arrangement. While this wreath was made using faux greens with buds and artichokes already attached, you can wire these add-ons to the wreath with the technique used to attach the gourds.
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Ombre Fall Wreath
This fiery wreath combines tree leaves, mums, dried yarrow, oak leaves, and pinecones to create a rainbow of autumnal hues. Soak a 10- or 12-inch ring of floral foam in water. Group like-color materials together, and insert their stems into the wreath. Secure the materials in place with hot glue or T pins.
Succulent Monogram Wreath
Watch how to turn old signage into a contemporary succulent wreath.
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The trendiest veggie around can garnish more than your salad. Repurpose kale by using it in a showstopping wreath that can decorate your door throughout the season. Find everything you need to DIY this leafy wreath linked below.
Editors' Tip: Save money on this project when you start kale seedlings from a pack of seeds in late summer or early fall.
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Bittersweet Orange Wreath
Step up your decorating game with this inspiring fall wreath that features an unexpected fruit. Outline a foam wreath form with dried oranges that are attached to the form with wire. Complete the look by wiring bittersweet branches, yarrow, safflowers, and green aspen or birch leaves to the remaining spaces of the wreath.
Brighten your guests' day with cheery marigolds attached to an 18-inch grapevine wreath. Watch this video tutorial to learn how.
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Indian Corn Wreath
Take advantage of Indian corn's many colors by using it to embellish a plain straw wreath. Hot-glue ears of corn to a store-bought wreath, leaving the husks sticking straight out from the tops of the corn. Fluff the husks to create fullness around the edges of the wreath.
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This natural fall wreath can be made on a budget, because you can find a majority of the supplies in your yard. Gather fallen leaves, and cut a small slit in the center of each with a pair of scissors -- save time by cutting into a stack of leaves at once. String the leaves onto a store-bought wire wreath frame until the frame is hidden. Use a festive plaid ribbon to hang the wreath on your front door.
Embellished Moss Wreath
You can't go wrong with multipurpose autumn wreaths that can transition into a festive centerpieces.
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Acorn Fall Wreath
Make a sweet fall statement with this natural harvest wreath. Start by hot-gluing acorns to a grapevine wreath (it's helpful if you hot-glue the caps on first). Plan for around 100 acorns to get a full look. Add a handmade burlap bow to the top of the wreath. For a touch of glamour, add a dusting of metallic gold glitter.
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Apple Harvest Wreath
This easy harvest-time stunner is formed from simple materials: a burlap-wrapped wreath form, faux apples, a neutral mossy filler, and plenty of hot glue. The best part about crafting with fake apples? You'll have a stunning wreath that lasts multiple seasons with no juicy problems later!
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Fall Wheat Sheave Wreath
Looking for a last-minute way to add personality to your front door before those first holiday guests arrive? This quick trick will impress them at first knock. Gather a bunch of dried wheat and secure together in the center using a rubber band. Use scissors to trim ends to the same length, and finish with a thick silk or velvet ribbon.
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If you're looking for a neighborhood conversation starter (as in, "Why, yes, I did create this myself!"), you've found the wreath for the job. Salvaged driftwood pieces create incredible texture, and variegated wood colors give this wreath can't-look-away appeal. A wreath form and hot glue are the only additional supplies. We also love this wreath for its versatility: Place it on your door, your mantel, or wherever you'd like an edgy, outdoorsy touch.
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Vivid Moss Wreath
Simple, striking autumn wreaths pop against dark-color doors, and this lime green stunner surely fits that description. But don't hold your breath for complicated instructions -- crafting this wreath takes just two steps. To make your own, hot-glue tufts of spongy reindeer moss generously to a grapevine wreath form. Hang with a strip of burlap, then stand back to admire the lovely shade variations.
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Romantic Rake Wreath
Who knew garden rakes could look so dreamy? This fuss-free wreath is a breath of fresh country air. To re-create this charming door decoration, wind strands of autumn berries (like these scene-stealing beautyberries and ivory snowberries) through rake tines. Finish the look with a wispy bow of dried garlic tops and twine.
Natural Hydrangea Wreath
Dried hydrangea blooms are the eye-catcher in this stunning fall display with a large vine-wreath base.
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Twig and Rosette Wreath
Welcome the last warm rays of autumn to your home with this sunshiny wreath. Tightly wound yellow rosettes line the interior, anchoring orange buds on spindly branches. Multilength twigs form a striking outer sunburst. If you gather sticks from your own backyard to fashion this wreath, scrape off excess bark before assembling to create a clean-looking final design.
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Two-Wreaths-in-One Fall Foliage CraftShop more wreaths now!
Vivid faux foliage and slender branches combine for a lush door display. But there's a secret to this wreath's exceptionally full appearance: It's two wreaths in one! Double up skimpy purchased wreaths by stacking and binding them with easy-to-camouflage pipe cleaners. Fluff the foliage afterward, and no one will ever know! Use this clever hack with coordinating or identical fall wreaths for instant fullness.
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Popcorn Kernel Wreath
Save some kernels from your popcorn noshing -- there's crafting to do! This festively simple wreath is coated in orange-and-white kernels and suspended from a canvas-and-muslin ruffle. It's a charming addition to fall mantel displays or living room vignettes ... and who'd guess there's a burlap-covered pool noodle underneath?
3 Tips for Your Fall Front Door
A large wreath, varying heights of stacked gourds, and symmetry combine to create a spectacular front door. Here's how to get the look this fall.
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Paper Plate Rosette Wreath
This attention-grabbing wreath is decidedly not your run-of-the-mill, store-bought variety. To form the rosettes, soak paper plates in brewed coffee (this gives them the aged look) and ball them up for wrinkles. Let dry, then cut them in spirals. For aged edges, burn the ends with candle flame. Finally, roll the prepared paper into tight flowers and dust their centers with cookie sprinkles. Leave this unique wreath as is, or tuck in a few Halloween decorations for a quick festive upgrade.
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Twig and Pom-Pom Wreath
The next time you're out for a stroll, collect some branches for this classy wreath! Arrange slender twigs and branches to form a starburst, and add yarn pom-poms to the center. For coordinating entryway decorations, string a few pinecones and gold ornaments into garlands and dangle them on either side of your door.
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Gold Magnolia Wreath
Take nature up a notch by turning what was once green into gold. Add a couple coats of glitzy gold spray paint to large-scale magnolia leaves that were formed into a wreath. The layered metallic leaves make a statement all on their own -- no embellishment required.
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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.
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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.
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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 the tails into a bow.
Editors' Tip: If red cedar isn't available, use any type of fir for a similar effect.
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Monogrammed Bittersweet WreathShop our fave wreaths now!
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 it 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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Raise a glass to autumn -- and while you're at it, save the cork. Natural cork stoppers, with their beautiful varied shades of tan and amber, make attractive and sentimental wreath decorations. Wine-stained cork tips add color. To make the wreath, hot-glue collected corks to a straw base, varying the corks' sizes and angles for a chunky, jumbled effect. For maximum visual interest, keep cork labels facing outward.
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Leaves and Pinecones Fall Wreath
Make gorgeous autumn 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.
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Spider Mum WreathShop welcoming doormats now!
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.
20-Minute Fall Wreath
Leaves, twigs, and acorns circle up in an incredibly easy fall wreath.
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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.
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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.
Editors' 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.
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Pussy Willow Wreath
For long-lasting fall wreaths that are both simple and striking, turn to pussy willow trimmings. The soft buds add luxurious texture, while 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 the bunches.
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Silk Leaves and Indian Corn 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.
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Silvery Acorn Wreath
Need a change of pace from huge, hearty wreaths? Try this slender DIY beauty. Tiny acorns are drilled, threaded, dusted with glitter, and looped into a simple wreath. Tie it with a burlap bow for understated entryway glamour.
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Burlap Flowers Wreath
If you have burlap in a variety of festive autumn colors and a few coordinating buttons, you're well on your way to creating this cheerful wreath. Strips of tan burlap wrap around a wreath form, and colorful burlap flowers with bright button centers adorn its side. This minimalist wreath also conceals a clever secret: The flowers are attached to alligator clips, so switching wreath decorations is as easy as unclipping the old and fastening on the new.
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