One of the items on my Fall Wish List that I shared a couple weeks ago was making an autumn wreath for our door. One of the main reasons for making my own wreath was to make something that looked nice since I was tired of searching for a wreath that wasn’t downright ugly. To be honest, I haven’t done a crafty project in a long time so I was a little hesitant when it came to gathering all of the supplies, but I’m so happy I decided to do it because it couldn’t have turned out better! I was inspired by a couple blogger friends (Casey from Champagne Dreams, Boxed Wine Budget and Alyssa from The Glossy Life) to do a diy post since they always share such wonderful projects!
1 | Start with some inspiration; I used a photo of my favorite wreath that I shared a few weeks ago.
2 | From that determine what supplies you need. Since it was my first time making a wreath I really had to guess how much I would need. I was shocked when I finished and realized I’d bought the perfect amount! If you’re really unsure, I recommend buying more, you can always return what you don’t use. That’s a much better alternative than being halfway through and realizing you don’t have enough.
What I used (all from Michaels):
- 1 Large stem of tiny purple berries
- 2 Stems of tropical grass
- 2 Stems of ivory berries
- 2 Stems of large cranberries
- 2 Stems of raspberries and blackberries
- 2 Stems of coral berries
- 1 8 foot vine of leaves
- 4 pine cones – I decided not to use them in the end
- 18 inch grapevine wreath
- Hot glue gun
- Wire cutters
3 | Start by removing the leaves and berries from their main stems. I kept the majority of my leaves in pairs and the berries in small clusters. This is where the wire cutters come in handy, some of them had really thick wire in the stems.
4 | Decide which item you’d like to use to form the base. I went with the tropical grass since it was a main part of my inspirational photo. Start by placing the grass around the wreath and once you’re happy with how it looks, glue each piece into place.
5 | Next distribute the leaves around the wreath and glue into place. Remember you don’t want the grapevine to be completely covered yet since there’s still a lot more to put on it, so don’t feel as though you have to use all of your leaves in this step.
6 | Now onto the easy part, once you have the base of grass and leaves on the wreath, you can go to town with all the berries. I glued them on in clusters looking to cover any empty patches on the wreath. Don’t be afraid to mess up, no matter where you place the berries it’ll still look great! Remember it doesn’t have to be perfectly distributed, in fact it’ll probably look even better if it looks as though they were just randomly placed.
That’s it, all done! Just hang and admire!