Today I made this super easy fall leaves wreath, even though I am not a big lover of seasonal decorating. Gasp…yes, I said just that. I simply don’t see the point in getting everything up and running, to only put it back into storage a couple of weeks later. BUT, I do enjoy a happy wreath on my front door.
I made some wreaths so far, and in the beginning I tried to make them out of fresh plants, leaves, and flowers I brought home from walks. It was a lot of work and after only a couple of days they looked really really sad (some even plain ugly), so I quit! Until I decided I’ll be making wreaths to last! The secret is finding either dried nature goodies that won’t wither and die or good quality fake material to create wonderful seasonal wreaths.
Why don’t you take a look at this lovely spring wreath I’ve made last year.
Many years ago I made an impressive Christmas wreath out of gazillion Christmas ball ornaments. It’s so gorgeous, but let me tell you one thing: If you buy the straw wreath too big (which obviously I did), you end up spending big Dollars on filling every gap with those wonderful colourful ball ornaments.
To cut a long story short:
- If you’re looking for a quick and easy tutorial on how to make a fall leaves wreath, you’re at the right place.
- Also, scroll all the way down for my FIRST EVER video tutorial.
How to Make the Easiest Fall Leaves Wreath, Ever!
- vine wreath (a friend made mine from fresh garden cuts, you could also use willow or other bendable twigs, or simply buy one)
- fall leaves garland (I found mine in the thrift store for 3 Euro)
- hazel nut nests (help me out? what are they called?)
3 Simple Steps to your Fall Leaves Wreath
Step 1 – Install Hanger
Don’t you love the curly bits of this vine wreath?
Tie a piece of burlap to the wreath. Make sure it is long enough, so you’ll be able to hang your lovely fall wreath from your door. It’s easier to cut excess material than make it longer, once the wreath is done.
You need to decide if you want it to be a sling or just one length of burlap. I have a nail on the top of my front door, so I can simply hook the nail through the burlap. No sling needed.
Step 2 – Add Fall Leaves Garland
Will you take a look at these colours?!
Push one end of your fall leave garland through the vine wreath. This should be enough to fix it. If you feel the need to secure it really good, use some wire. Now start wrapping the fall leave garland around the vine wreath.
Pay attention that you work somewhat evenly…you don’t want to end up with empty patches. Push the end of the garland through the vine wreath. If need be, arrange the leaves until you’re happy with the outcome.
Step 3 – Decorate with a Bow
Make a bow from the burlap. Use a piece of ribbon to do so. Apply some wire to one of those crazy looking hazel nut nests (do you know how they are really called?) and tie it to the bow. Make sure the wire is long enough to tie the bow to your fall wreath.
Now go ahead and watch the video tutorial
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Done! Now go, put your lovely Fall Leaves Wreath up on your door.
Have you ever DIYed a wreath before? For what season? And what material did you use?
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