We currently live with my in-laws, so I don't get to do any decorating because, well, what's the point? But I decided I wanted to make something to make our home a little more festive during my favorite season of the year. So I came up with this very simple, yet adorable fall wreath. I love that it's for all of fall, so I can have it up from September through November. I am so happy with how it turned out and I'm excited to share it with you today.
To get started, here's what you'll need:
- 1 straw wreath - mine is 14", but you can use whatever size you want
- faux leaves - I bought two different kinds to add interest
- embellishments - I used faux pumpkins and beads, but you could use acorns, mini squash, Indian corn, really the sky's the limit
- twine and fabric for pennant banner - I used some linen I had on hand
- a paint pen
- hot glue gun and glue
I also didn't bother to cover up the inside or outside of the wreath too much. I think the straw fits in perfectly with the fall theme, so I wanted a little bit of it to peak out.
When you're done, add your embellishments. I was going for a little more simple, so I did a cluster of 3 faux pumpkins with some beading and called it good.
Then create your bunting. I hot glued the fabric to the twine, tied knots on the ends and then hot glued it to the wreath, right underneath the knots.
To hang my wreath, I wrapped a long strand of twine around the top and tied a double-knotted bow at the end. Then I looped it around a command hook hung upside down on the inside of our front door. I love doing it this way because I can adjust the height of the wreath so it hangs exactly where I want it too. With a window on the door, an over-the-door hanger would have it too high up and it would just look funny.
And there you go! A very simple, inexpensive Fall wreath. This cost me just under $20 to make. While I was at the craft store, I looked at the premade wreaths they were selling; I didn't love them and they were upwards of $200! So this was definitely a better route for me to go. If you make one and share it on your blog or site, link to it in the comments. I would love to see your finished products!