How to Make a Rustic Fall Wreath

Give your home some rustic style this fall with a DIY wreath you can make in under an hour. Accented with faux magnolia leaves and flowers and a burlap bow, this simple twig wreath is the perfect front door decoration for fall.

If you live and breathe rustic farmhouse decor, this DIY wreath is for you. Starting with an inexpensive grapevine wreath, we used fake magnolia leaves and flowers and burlap ribbon to create a rustic twig wreath in an asymmetrical style. Using faux greenery and flowers means the wreath will last all fall and for seasons to come. Follow the step-by-step directions below to make this easy farmhouse wreath DIY project for yourself.

How to Make a Rustic Fall Wreath

Supplies Needed

  • Grapevine wreath
  • 12-gauge crafting wire
  • Wire snips
  • Artificial Magnolia leaves
  • Floral wire
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Artificial Magnolia flowers
  • 3-inch wide burlap ribbon
  • Scissors

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Step 1: Form Hook for Hanging

Before beginning to decorate your grapevine wreath form, you should add a hook to the back for hanging. Snip a 10-inch length of craft wire and bend it in half. Then, fold each end back up toward the top as shown.

Push the two ends of the hook down and through a small bundle of twigs. Pull up and twist the ends onto themselves to secure. Hold the wreath by the hook to test strength.

Step 2: Attach Magnolia Leaves

Once your hook is secure, prep your faux magnolia leaves. If your leaves come on branches, use wire snips to cut them off the branch. Work with smaller stems that contain one or two leaves. Pick one point on the wreath to be the focus, and arrange the stems so the leaves radiate in either direction from the center. Use wire to secure the leaves to the grapevine wreath.

Step 3: Add Flowers

Next, add your faux magnolia flowers to the mix. Place the flowers at the stems of the magnolia leaves to disguise the floral wire used to attach the leaves to the wreath base. To secure the flowers, use a dab of hot glue on the cut stem, stick it into the twig wreath, and hold until glue is dry. 

Step 5: Add a Bow

To finish this rustic wreath, add a large bow made of burlap ribbon. Place the bow at the spot from which the magnolia leaves radiate to cover any remaining visible stems and wire.

Editor's tip: You don't have to use burlap ribbon for your bow but there are several good reasons to. It lends to the rustic vibe, is seasonally appropriate, and the thick, sturdy fabric easily holds a bow shape.

2 Comments

  1. They would look like magnolia if they were not flattened out. Do not look like a real magnolia. It's still okay.

    1. Looks real and very pretty to me. Where are the pictures of your perfect wreath?

  2. Those are not poppies, they are magnolias.



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