A DIY natural fall wreath will look simple, elegant and lovely on your front door this fall! It’s incredibly easy to put together, super affordable and beautiful, of course. You only need a few supplies and time to forage local natural decor.
If you’ve been hanging around Brick House On Green, then you know that we’re big fall fans over here. You’ve heard us rave about the crisp, cool weather and all that comes along with it. Obviously, that includes decorating!
I (Sophia), personally love a more “natural” style when it comes to home decor. Especially since we live with no shortage of outdoor things to gather. Right out my backdoor there’s loads of pine trees, pine cones, winter berry, dried hydrangeas and more! It makes a DIY natural fall wreath that much easier.
For this DIY project I’ll show you the step-by-step of what I did. But, the great thing about this is that you can completely make it your own. Get creative and use what resources are near you. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, so make something that you and your family will love beholding this fall. If you need a few inspiration photos, check out these 10 DIY Fall Wreaths.
Now, there are a few staple supplies to have on hand in order to make this. The good part? They’re all affordable and there’s not many! Most of what you need for this kind of wreath is found right outside your front door. So, let’s get creating!
Supplies to make a DIY natural fall wreath
There’s really only 3 supplies you need!
Grapevine wreath-You can easily find this at Michael’s or a local home store. Actually, I found mine for 79 cents at a random thrift store! I’d highly recommend that option if you are able to spend some time searching.
Green floral wire-The cheapest place I found to buy this was Walmart. Brown floral wire will also work if you’re worried about the green showing through.
Natural ideas to add to a DIY natural fall wreath
Pinecones-While researching for this post, I learned that baking pinecones helps preserve them! You can check that out here. However, this is primarily if you plan to use them indoors.
Hydrangeas-Hydrangeas look beautiful dried and are a great addition to any wreath.
Mini Pumpkins-Mini pumpkins look very festive while adding a nice pop of color. You may want to go with faux pumpkins if mini are too heavy for your grapevine wreath.
Pine Branches-Add some fresh greenery using pine branches!
Hemlock Tree Branches-Hemlock’s hang more softly and also have a beautiful blue-green underbelly color. I also love using them because they are laced with little pinecones.
How to make a DIY natural fall wreath
Step 1: Gather your supplies
First, you need to gather your supplies. Here I’ve got my grapevine wreath, green floral wire, scissors and my foraged items. When gathering the natural pieces, be sure that all the colors complement one another. You want this wreath to look flowy and well thought out!
Step 2: Begin adding the base
Next, start adding the “base” of the wreath on top of the grapevine. So, this would be a good time to add the thickest things like tree branches. Personally, I have hemlock branches to add a full look. The base is what you will layer everything else on top of.
Between each layer you are going to begin wrapping the wreath with the floral wire. To begin, wrap a small piece around the wreath and then twist the end so it’s closed. Then, you can continue wrapping. Don’t cut the wire until you are fully done creating your wreath.
Step 3: Add statement pieces
What do you want to stand out? Add that in here. I have some hydrangeas and winterberry as my statement pieces. These are bigger items that will be eye-catching. Most likely it’s the “center” of the wreath. I also ended up adding some Zinnia’s that will look beautiful the more they dry out! Boxwood twigs also add a variation of color and texture, so I put some of those in as well.
Step 4: Add finishing touches
Finally, add finishing touches! As you can see, I added in some fresh winterberry for a lovely pop of color. You can add in anything you’d like, however, I’d keep it simple so you don’t overpower your statement pieces! Play around with different ideas to be sure you’ve got it made how you want it.
Step 5: Secure The Wire
Finally, you need to secure your wire. Do this by wrapping the wire around your wreath a few more times to make sure it’s secured. Then, cut the wire but leave extra on the end to secure it. I looped that piece over and under the wire on the back until I ran out. Finally, I just twisted the end into the other pieces of wire to make sure it won’t budge!
Final Step: Make A Hook And Hang
Unless your wreath already came with a hook, it’s time to create a way to hang this thing! First, cut a small piece of wire. Next, figure out how you want the wreath to lay so you know where to position your hook. Pull the wire through the grape vine wreath to create a loop. Then, twist the ends together to secure it.
Now, hang it on your front door and enjoy!
Remember, this is your time to create a beautiful DIY fall wreath that your family will love. Don’t get caught up in perfectionism or comparison. Instead, use your creativity and allow yourself to have fun! At the end of this project you’ll have a lovely wreath to grace your front door this fall season.
Did you find this helpful? If so, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear about your own wreath making. Also, don’t forget to enjoy the beauty of homemaking by joining our email list!