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How to Make a Fall Wreath

One of my favorite crafts to make for fall is a wreath. I love wreaths for fall and christmas in particular. Have you ever wondered how to make a burlap wreath? Or any wreath for that matter? They are very easy to make and of course you can make it to suit your own tastes and your home’s decor. 

Close up of the DIY fall burlap wreath hanging on a door
DIY fall wreath hanging on a blue door

This year I’ve opted for traditional fall colors with a cream burlap wreath. Well, the wreath was meant to be cream burlap but I couldn’t find any and opted for cream denim instead. Similar idea :-)

What You’ll Need:

materials needed to make the fall wreath

I purchased all materials at my local Michael’s craft store.

How to Make It

wreath form covered in burlap

1. Cover the Wreath Form

Wrap the foam wreath with your burlap or denim, overlapping each piece slightly. You will want to hot glue the first first piece and the last piece to the wreath. 

crossing the wheat over each other to start

2. Attach The Wheat

Separate the wheat into 2 groups of 4 or 5 stalks. Using wire or string, tie it around the bottoms. You will most likely need to cut several inches off the bottom of the wheat so that they are short enough to attach to the wreath without sticking way out.

wheat on the wreath form

3. Add More Color

Do the same as above with the red twiggy bits (I don’t know the technical term!). Play around with placement, cutting the ends of both pieces as needed to fit the wreath.

add color into the wreath

You could hot glue the wheat and twigs in place but they are kind of awkward to glue. I found that wrapping string around the wreath secures them perfectly while still allowing me to readjust them later if necessary.

cut the flowers off their wire stems

4. Add Faux Flowers

Pull the flowers off their stems, making sure the plastic bit at the bottom of each flower is removed, too.

tie wheat to the wreath using twine or string

Start gluing your flowers on. (TIP: If you’re not great at visualizing where the flowers should go, grab some sewing pins and pin the flowers in place. That way you can move them if necessary. You can always go back and hot-glue if you want – or just leave the pins!)

close up of faux flowers glued to the fall wreath

Keep gluing/pinning flowers until you’ve filled in all the gaps. Then add the burlap flowers.

fill in all the gaps with faux flowers
close up of the burlap flower attached to the wreath

5. Add Greenery

Remove some of the leaves from the faux flower stems, again making sure all plastic pieces are gone. Fill in any remaining gaps, or just pick a few places to add a bit of color.

adding details to the wreath
The edge of a wreath, wrapped in burlap and a roll of copper-colored twine

6: Embellish With String

Finally, add some copper or gold ribbon to the opposite side of the wreath, wrapping it around just like you did with the burlap. Secure each end with hot glue.

wrapping copper string around the wreath
the finished wreath

7. Hang it up!

That it’s it! Now you know how to make a burlap wreath that’s perfect for autumn decorating!

flat lay image of finished wreath
Fall wreath hanging inside front door

Planning on making this burlap wreath? Then don’t forget to pin it!

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DIY Fall Wreath

How to Make a Fall Wreath

Yield: 1
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Easy DIY fall wreath with autumnal colors

Materials

  • Foam Wreath 
  • Cream burlap or denim
  • Faux flowers
  • Burlap flowers
  • Yellow Wheat
  • Crimson Red Twigs
  • String of choice

Tools

  • Hot Glue Glue

Instructions

  1. Cover the wreath form: Wrap the foam wreath with your burlap or denim, overlapping each piece slightly. You will want to hot glue the first first piece and the last piece to the wreath. 
  2. Attach the wheat: Separate the wheat into 2 groups of 4 or 5 stalks. Using wire or string, tie it around the bottoms. You will most likely need to cut several inches off the bottom of the wheat so that they are short enough to attach to the wreath without sticking way out.
  3. Add more color: Do the same as above with the red twiggy bits (I don't know the technical term!). Play around with placement, cutting the ends of both pieces as needed to fit the wreath. You could hot glue the wheat and twigs in place but they are kind of awkward to glue. I found that wrapping string around the wreath secures them perfectly while still allowing me to readjust them later if necessary.
  4. Add faux flowers: Pull the flowers off their stems, making sure the plastic bit at the bottom of each flower is removed, too. Start gluing your flowers on. (TIP: If you're not great at visualizing where the flowers should go, grab some sewing pins and pin the flowers in place. That way you can move them if necessary. You can always go back and hot-glue if you want - or just leave the pins!). Keep gluing/pinning flowers until you've filled in all the gaps. Then add the burlap flowers.
  5. Add greenery: Remove some of the leaves from the faux flower stems, again making sure all plastic pieces are gone. Fill in any remaining gaps, or just pick a few places to add a bit of color.
  6. Embellish with string: Finally, add some copper or gold ribbon to the opposite side of the wreath, wrapping it around just like you did with the burlap. Secure each end with hot glue.
  7. Hang it up!: That it's it! Now you know how to make a burlap wreath that's perfect for autumn decorating!

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