So, with all the traveling this summer, I totally missed my summer wreath transitioned and definitely still had my "spring wreath" up on the front door. With the temps finally cooling down in Houston (cool = in the 80s), I was inspired to figure out a new wreath situation for our front door.
I'm not a huge fan of all the "red-orange-yellow" going on in the Fall wreath selection, so I decided to go ahead and try to make my own. So I headed to my local Hobby Lobby, made some quick floral selections, and went ahead to DIY my very first Fall wreath.
Approximate Cost: $20 for wreath + florals, $10 for cutters and wire (one time purchase)
- Grapevine Wreath
- Florals (I chose two colors of faux Goat's Tongue, 4 stems of green and 2 stems of burgundy, and 2 stems of dried blue eucalyptus)
- Wire Cutters, Shears, Floral Wire
Once I had all of my supplies, I just started using floral wire to attach the stems to the wreath. I used the wire cutters and shears to trim the stems and cut back on some of the "vineage" on the wreath base.
To lay out the pattern, I stuck to some simple circle symmetry. 8 green evenly spaced clockwise around the wreath. 4 purple evenly spaced counter-clockwise. And then the eucalyptus to accent.
The wreath took me about 20 minutes to complete and was super easy. It also made me appreciate the higher pricing on some of the fancier wreaths you find at your big box stores, because the supplies and labor it takes to make a more sophisticated design.
Scroll down to see the final design! Enjoy!