Inside: Make your own fall wreath with the abundant designer look using just a couple of supplies from the craft stores. Step up your front door decor in 10 minutes to welcome guests and the autumn season! ➡
You know those gorgeous fall wreaths. The ones bursting with autumn beauty on the front doors of magazine homes. The ones that make the entrance say to the world, “come on in, it’s cozy up in here!”
What really hooks me is how full and large these beautiful wreaths are. But they can really cost a pretty penny. And personally, I like to change my wreaths too often to make that investment.
The good news is that we don’t have to spend a lot of money or time to get a similar look!
Is the title overpromising? Is it the easiest way ever? Well, if you can stick some faux stems into a grapevine wreath, you got this. And you won’t even have to worry about hot glue burns with this super simple craft.
Ok, it feels a little silly to even call this a craft. It’s more like inspiration for us not-so-crafty crafters that want the fun and satisfaction of making our own handmade autumn wreath, but want to spend as little time as possible to get to the result.✅
SH&H Tip: Making seasonal wreaths this way is a great way to save money and storage space. You can easily take everything back off and reuse the wreath for the next season. This is a big deal if you have double doors like me and have to make two wreaths!
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What you’ll need to make this 10 minute fall wreath.
- A grapevine wreath
- 5-6 medium or large fall foliage faux stems or bushes (for a medium-large size wreath)
- 4-6 smaller faux stems (optional)
- Scissors, wire cutters, or garden clippers to take apart the stems
The easy peasy fall wreath tutorial.
The secret behind this wreath making method being so quick and easy? The grapevine. All of those wonderful, wild grapevine twigs bundled together as a wreath are a perfect stem holder.
My grapevine wreath was formerly another wreath. After about a decade of falls on the front door, it was time for a new look, so I pulled everything off.
I did keep the pip berry garland on it, thinking it would be a nice addition (and too much work to take off). In the end my wreath is so full it was mostly hidden but it peeks out a tiny bit.
So let’s get to making this ridiculously easy front door wreath!
- Prep the picks. I bought 6 medium sized natural fall stems at Hobby Lobby. To make them go further, I separated each pick into three pieces.
2. Insert the picks into the wreath. Stick the end of the first stem securely down into the grapevine. Then fluff it out bringing parts to the side and forward to make it have as much dimension as possible.
If the grapevine is the secret to making it quick, fluffing the stems is the secret to looking full!
Follow with the second pick right next to it, fluff it, and then repeat this all the way around the wreath.
3. Hold up the wreath up to assess and make adjustments. When you hold it vertically, you can see where you want to move things around, the bare spots, and what’s loose.
4. Add additional different picks if desired. You could stop here but that second fall pick will make these wreaths more bountiful!
I used large leaves from a mini magnolia wreath that brought in a size and shape the other picks didn’t have. I took it apart and separated it into 3 leaf individual picks. Then I inserted a few here and there around the wreath.
5. Hang it on the door and make final, final adjustments.
And you’re done! In just a few minutes, you’ve created a beautiful wreath with that same big warm welcome of the designer ones.
And after the fall season is done, you can remove everything (saving it for another wreath or project) and start on a door for the holidays using the very same grapevine wreath.
How do I make this wreath last longer?
If your creation becomes your favorite fall wreath ever, and you can’t bear to take it apart, preserve your creation by attaching the stems to the wreath using a hot-glue gun, floral wire, or zip ties.
SH&H Tip: If the stems are too short or flimsy to keep the foliage in, attach them with mini zip ties like this, and cut off the tail of the zip tie after the pieces are secure.
What other fall materials can I use for an easy fall DIY wreath?
Here are a few fall foliage ideas to get you started with your planning:
- Pine cones
- Fall leaf wreath in different colors
- Monochromatic wreath with fall leaves in one shade
- Wheat wreath for a light, neutral look
- A trendy, soft pampas grass wreath
- Any combo of fall flowers
- Magnolia leaves, dried or green
See this same technique for a 10 minute spring floral wreath based on a grapevine twig wreath here.
I’m feeling creative. What are some other simple fall wreath ideas?
- Only cover part of the wreath and let the grapevine or a straw wreath form show
- Use a garland instead of picks and stems and attach it with floral wire or zip ties
- Make an Indian corn wreath by attaching ears around a wire wreath form with floral wire
- Hot glue dollar store orange pumpkins in a circle on a foam wreath form for cute door decor
- Add a bow with a fall print or burlap ribbon
How can I hang a wreath on my front door?
I always use large command hooks to hang wreaths. They don’t damage the door and there’s no placement commitment. I don’t actually have a choice because I hang my wreaths on glass, but even if I did, I would still use them!
SH&H Tip: If you don’t like the command hook on the front of the door, hang it upside down on the inside of the door. Then tie fishing line to the wreath, bring it over the top of the door, and hook it around the command hook.
There are several options here.
- Go no hanger at all with a grapevine wreath and simply stick it on the hook
- Tie a pretty ribbon around the top of the wreath and let the wreath hang down from the hook a few inches
- Fashion a hidden loop on the back with floral wire or a zip tie
If you’d like to see more of my fall porch, hop over to Easy Fall Front Porch Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank.
Sometimes simple is best. I’m every bit as happy with these wreaths as I would be if I’d ordered professionally made ones. Probably even happier because I didn’t pay designer dollars!
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