Fall is in the air. The time has come for summer to end and for fall to make its appearance. Already, the temperatures are starting to drop and we are welcomed with crisp mornings and the beginning of leaves changing. If you are like me, fall is your favorite season. There are so many reasons to enjoy autumn and all it has to offer, whether it is baking apple muffins, attending fall fairs, or decorating your home. What better way to welcome fall than making a DIY Autumn Wreath to hang on your front door. This craft is a great way to spend the afternoon as you gather all of the colors and inspirations of fall into one location.
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DIY Autumn Wreath
What you will need
- Wreath frame
- Burlap ribbon
- Leaves, pinecones, pumpkins, and more
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Fairy lights (optional)
- Command hooks
Putting your wreath together
Once you have all of the necessary supplies bought and gathered, it’s time for the first step. Take your burlap strips and begin wrapping them around your wreath. Continue until the entire wreath is covered. You can either hot glue along the way of simply glue the beginning and end of the burlap strip. I found that winding the burlap tightly held it in place so I only had to glue the very end in place.
At this point, you can either leave the remaining burlap on or cut it short. We will need it later to create the loop to hang the wreath from. I found cutting it off worked out best as it gave me the flexibility to move the wreath about as I added the decoration to it without that strip getting in the way.
Next, it’s time to add the leaves. You can find craft leaves in most stores now. So pick out several different varieties and colors. The best thing to do is to lay out the leaves and other decorations on your wreath to see how they look. Continue to play around with the layout until you are completely satisfied. Now, you may begin gluing those items down. Remember to overlap some to create some depth to your wreath. Make sure you leave a gap at the top of your wreath for where the loop will go.
Now it’s time to add the loop that your wreath will hang from. How long this look is will depend on your personal preference. I made my loop about 10 inches long. Before you cut the burlap to length, hold it up on your door to make sure the length is good. Then cut your burlap. Next, it’s time to glue it in place.
The spot where your burlap loop is attached may stand out. To hide this, I glued on a big leaf. To make this loop blend in more to your wreath, add some leaves to it. I found a rope of leaves that worked perfectly for this.
It’s time to decide whether to add lights or not. I found hanging my wreath for a few days as is helped me to decide whether to add them. Initially, I wasn’t going to, but then curiosity got the better of me. So, I grabbed a string of orange lights and carefully wrapped them around the wreath. I do feel like they add something to the wreath, however, I think I prefer the version without the lights more. If you want to add lights to yours, you can hide the battery pack in the burlap loop so it’s not visible but still easy to access to turn the lights on and off.
If you don’t have a hook on your door already, I highly recommend using Command hooks. They are strong, cheap, and easy to remove when you no longer need them.
This DIY Autumn Wreath is a great project to put together to celebrate the arrival of autumn. Add your own flair to the wreath to make it your own and hang it on your front door with pride.