Make your own super easy DIY Fall Wreath for your front door! This DIY fall decor craft is so simple, you can make this one with your kids! Use burlap and fall leaves on a simple wreath frame for a gorgeous fall diy decor item that will last your family for years!
I have never made a wreath.
Wreath making was uncharted territory for me though.
One day I was at Hobby Lobby and there was a super epic storm raging outside. Which of course meant I needed to spend close to 2 hours walking up and down the aisles to avoid the storm. I mean, it was the RESPONSIBLE thing to do. I am a mother of two small children. My safety is incredibly important!
Spending 2 hours at Hobby Lobby is easier than you might think. There is SO much to see! I wandered into parts of the store I have never laid eyes on before. I made my way back to the wreath form area. Imagine my surprise when I saw that this wreath form was ONLY $3.99?!
I had some fall leaves at home for another project and did a quick scan of Pinterest for other supplies I might need.
I saw this tutorial and decided it looked simple enough. I grabbed some burlap and a chipboard mongram (S for our last name, this has caused some confusion. My husband "It looks great, but why does it have an "S" on it?" ) and headed home after the deluge had passed.
One afternoon when my husband and son had headed off to batting practice, I asked my daughter if she wanted to make a fall wreath with me.
She's my partner in crime AND in craft, so she was super excited.
We got started!
I tasked my daughter with gluing...
Next we folded our 2"x6" burlap straps in half and secured them with a hot glue gun (mommy used the hot glue gun. My daughter held them closed while the glue dried).
Next, she picked her favorite leaves and we began layering our wreath. One leaf, one burlap, one leaf, one burlap. I tried to stagger how I had the leaves and burlap laying so it would look full. It was super easy to affix the leaves and burlap to the fall wreath/each other with the hot glue. Be generous with the hot glue though, especially if this will be hanging outside!
I made a little leaf palette for the S to rest upon. I think it looks pretty! My daughter did a great job glitterfying our S 😉
I'm not sure who is more proud of our handiwork? Me or her!? She immediately said she wanted to make more.
This is our awesome awesome awesome suction cup wreath holder (super cheap on Amazon!). We have a glass front door and I didn't want to use anything metal that might ding the glass. I don't LOVE the look of it, but it does the job. We always have a wreath on our front door. Now we have one that WE made!
I used some white ribbon to tie the wreath to the suction cup holder.
Lizzie has these hanging flower baskets in the front yard. I love them because they add a pop of color to our otherwise overly green landscaping. We need to switch up to more fall themed colors though! Any suggestions?
If you want more in depth details on how to make this amazing fall wreath for yourself, head on over to Little Lovelies!
Have you ever made a wreath? What home decor/seasonal decor item should we tackle next? We're itching for a new project !