I would definitely call this last weekend pretty productive for me. I finished all the laundry – yes even folding and putting it away, paid some bills, organized our kitchen mail drawer (more to come on that), and squeezed in a pretty tough workout. I’m sitting here now drinking a glass of red wine (my favorite) and writing this post which I’ve had on my to do list for weeks. Very productive weekend! Trust me though, not all my weekends are like this especially with two young kids running around. So, I bought a simple grapevine wreath and few berry twigs from Michaels a few weeks back and planned on making a quick and easy fall wreath. Well, check that off the list too because the wreath is done and looks beautiful. And it is so simple to put together. I am really fussy and picky when it comes to wreaths and faux flowers in general. I don’t like to use anything that looks too fake and actually prefer to use the real things when I can. Well, this wreath is half and half. Half real and half fake. I found these faux fall berries from Michaels that look pretty good and the rest is just greenery clippings from the yard. It’s not going to last forever, but it should last a few weeks or more and after that I can take it apart and reuse the grapevine wreath part. Another bonus – I don’t have to store a giant wreath anywhere! In our craftsman home, storage is at a premium so I have to be very smart with what gets chosen to go into our lucky “storage area”. The wreath is pretty big but oh well. Go big or go home I guess! So, here’s my quick and easy tutorial for a DIY fall wreath!
Here’s the finished product. It’s not overly done, it’s simple and rustic with a pop of maroon from the berries. You can easily spend upwards of $50 on a nice fall wreath and this one was less than $15 all in!
Here’s what you need to get started. A grapevine WREATH. Mine was 24 inches in diameter, which is big. I probably could have gone a little smaller, like 18 inches. Amazon does sell them but I found Michael’s to be cheaper. A pair of wire cutters and floral wire, and scissors. You will also need greenery and stems/berries to decorate your wreath – whatever tickles your fancy.
I snipped a few leafy branches off our bush in the backyard. The shorter, stubby pieces work better than the real long pieces because they are easier to control within the wreath. The berries are what I purchased from Michaels. HERE. They were on sale too. 🙂
I started by inserting (jamming) the greenery into the grapevine wreath. If you really tuck it in there, it’s not going anywhere. You don’t need any hot glue. Remember, this is organic and temporary! I did wrap a few of the stems with the green floral wire after I was finished just for safety’s sake.
Here’s where we stand after I was done with the greenery. I like my greens to go in a pattern around the wreath, the same direction.
Now it’s time to put your berries on! Again, just really really tucking them into the wreath makes them stay put. I lifted mine up a few times to see where everything stood in a vertical position. I had a total of three berry sprigs. This is the fun part! You can pretty much add them wherever you like. Finally, I took some green floral wire and wrapped them around the berries and some of the greens that were not cooperating as much. I wrapped them in the back of the wreath so you couldn’t see. I then fluffed the greens in the front to try and cover the green wire as much as possible. It is noticeable on mine in the one section if you really look hard (or maybe not if you have a really good eye). This is like Where’s Waldo – can you see it? 🙂 It’s not perfect but it works!
And here it is all done! It almost has a Christmas vibe to it too but I just love the rustic nature of it. All in all, I would say it took me about 20 minutes to put together.
Here’s a closeup of the wreath and berries…
And here’s how it looks on the front door. I need.more.pumpkins.
So simple and so easy to put together this DIY fall wreath! I love that it’s not fussy. It will *hopefully* last me until Halloween or right before because I have another wreath I use for right around that time.
I really hope you guys enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial for a rustic fall wreath. Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments section.
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Thanks so much for reading! Also, if you want to read a post on an easy fall planter, click HERE. And if you want some pretty fall wreath ideas, click HERE. I’m slowly working on “fall” here at the house and am planning to post a tour in the coming weeks. Hopefully before Fall is actually over. Oh boy.