We had a thunder storm the other day. Although it was hot, and humid. Winds were blowing, clouds rolling in. It even rained! Signs that autumn is nearing? I hope. Determined to have fall in my home, I decided to create a fall wreath in an hour. I’ve had a few grapevine wreath ideas floating in my head. Finally I was able to get to the craft table to create a newly decorated grapevine wreath. Today I’m going to share how you can decorate your own wreath.
I’ve included my video of how I made today’s wreath I hope this helps you decorate one for your home. Seasonal wreaths are always nice to have, and hang. Bonus, fun to make.
How To Create A Fall Wreath
Why the butterflies on a fall wreath? Well, the butterflies migrate south of us for the winter season. This is one of a few fall home décor projects, and accents I worked on. I’ll be sharing the other Fall Craft Ideas soon.
I made today’s decorated wreath with an 18 inch grapevine wreath. This is a good size for a living room wall, dining room wall or front door. I’ll be sharing a tutorial for a smaller one at another time. The supply list is to help you make your own wreath, especially if you are new to decorating wreaths.
Recently, I had grabbed a few supplies online, and at the craft store, so I was ready. A few supply resources are shown in, and at the end of the post.
Supplies I used for making a fall grapevine wreath:
- Pre made grapevine wreath ( 18 inch or other sizes)
- Wired Burlap Ribbon
- Acorn accents
- Floral Picks with Pumpkins
- Fall Fillers
- Floral Paddle Wire
- Hot Glue Gun
- Glue Sticks
- Wire Cutters
Video Tutorial later in post.
Here’s where I got my fall fillers. Bonus, you can use extras in bowls or vases. I highly recommend using quality products especially if you will pack, and use your wreath annually.
The first things you want to do when decorating your wreath
- Protect your work surface
- Gather your supplies
- Turn on your glue gun (have a plate or glass coaster under the glue gun to catch drips)
- Set your grapevine wreath onto your work space
- Begin working
- If making a wired hanger on the back do it first by attaching wire through wreath and making a loop
- I space the 3 main floral picks at varied points to start (almost in a triangle pattern)
- Tie on burlap and make a bow at bottom (or side). Use about 1 to 1 -1/2 yards (you’ll find more bow tutorials along with my other wreaths here and here (for bows styled like gift bows)
Tips for decorating your grapevine wreath
- Use odd numbers when adding on your accent pieces, it creates visual interest.
- Create balance. Do this by visually looking at your wreath on the table and by lifting it, holding it as it would hang on the wall.
- Fill any holes to balance your wreath’s decorations.
- Glue everything down to keep embellishments secure
Here’s how I made my seasonal wreath
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Still don’t have time to make a fall wreath, or aren’t crafty? Check out these pretty pre-made ready to hang fall wreaths.
Other supplies for decorating fall wreaths