Fall is in full swing here in Minnesota, which means the cool weather is here, and Thanksgiving will so be upon us soon. Since we are hosting the big Thanksgiving dinner this year, I am trying to add additional fall elements to the house. I love the idea of holiday wreaths to decorate the front door. Just hate the price tag. I have a hard time spending $60 or even $80 on something that I can make myself with a quick trip to the craft store. This tutorial for a fall door wreath is simple and inexpensive. My two favorite requirements for any DIY project. This post contains affiliate links, click here to learn more.
This year, I decided to actually do it! Make my fall door wreath without spending a fortune. I bought all of these items either at my local Michaels store, Hobby Lobby or on Amazon.com, but you can go to your local craft store to find most of these items. Or just search your house and junk drawers.
- Wreath Frame; I chose a 14″ grapevine wreath
- Fabric for wreath (I chose a patterned burlap ribbon)
- Pipe cleaners (pick a similar color as your background fabric)
- Flowers, leaves and other trinkets to decorate and accessorize.
- Tacky Glue
- Jewelry wire
- Cut pipe cleaners in half, about 6 inches in length.
- Cut strips of burlap (or other fabric) in varying lengths, about three inches wide. For my wreath, I used burlap ribbon that was four inches wide and cut the strips between 6-8 inches long. The number of fabric pieces you use will depend on how big your wreath is, or how full you want it to look.
- Scrunch the ribbon like a messy according and attach the center of the fabric to the frame with pipe cleaners. Just twist in place.
- Now continue to add scrunched pieces to your frame until you have the fullness you want. I went back a few times to add additional pieces in some areas.
- Cut any the pipe cleaners short so they are hidden in the wreath.
- Glue leaves, flowers or other items to your wreath. I bought sunflowers, fall leaves, tiny acorns and pine cones for this fall wreath.
- Attach a letter using thin wire.
- Hang on your door, using a large ribbon or over the door hanger.
The Progress Continues:
In total, the wreath took me less than an hour to put together, and I was just making it up as I went along. I spent about $20 on all the supplies and had enough for a wreath with a ton of extra burlap, leaves and flowers. Which means I am going to need to make some Thanksgiving centerpiece with the leftovers. What other Fall DIY projects are you working on?
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