Happy happy Tuesday! I recently got back from a quick mini-vacay to Chelan, Washington. Most of you probably think that Washington is a rainy and gray place, which it is. But over on the eastern side of the state, it is actually very desert like and hot! This weekend at my home in Everett it was cold and chilly, but just 4 hours away it was in the high 70s and sunny! Hubby and I had fun hanging out with friends, shopping at little boutiques, eating great food and sipping some vino! Here is Nate and I at a winery at our last day there:
It was a ton of fun and a nice little break from the everyday! I’m so glad to be back in the land of fall weather, though. I’m a fall girl through and through! Sweaters and scarves, boots and leggings, I’m just so in my element when it gets chilly 🙂 So to keep the fall fun going I decided to make a quick DIY fall wreath for my front door! I got all the materials at Michael’s and it took me less than a half hour to put together 🙂
Fall Wreath Materials
Don’t mind Mumford! He was verrrrryyy interested in the wreath making process.
– Wire cutters (for cutting down faux plants)
– Command hook (for hanging)
I used wire cutters and snipped off branches of the berries from the larger spray and cut individual fronds off the gold plastic plant. I then started weaving in the berry branches first, not really taking too much care as to where I placed them exactly. I just made sure that the ends were tucked in firmly to the wreath form base so they wouldn’t come loose and that there was a relatively even spread of berries so they weren’t all clumped together. I decided to only put decoration on half of the wreath for a more modern and simplistic look.
Next I took the gold fronds and wove them into the berries randomly. I used various sizes of frond and secured them by pressing them into the wreath form as well as wedging them under the berry branches. There will be a lot of glitter everywhere. Yep. Everywhere! When you finish it should look something like this:
Cut a looooong length of ribbon for hanging and loop it around the middle of your fall wreath form. Mine was probably a good 2.5 feet long (once looped around the wreath) because I’m hanging mine by having the ribbon go over the door frame and hang off a command hook on the back of the door. Feel free to cut according to how you are going to hang it! Take another piece of ribbon and lay it evenly underneath the hanging section like the above picture.
Tie a bow with the ribbon that you slipped behind the hanging ribbon in the previous step. Pull tight to make sure it stays secure! I also clipped the ends of my ribbon into little points for extra detail.
Since I didn’t have or want to put a nail in our front door to hang the wreath I came up with a clever idea. I ran the hanging ribbon over the front door and then looped it around an upside down command hook. Wreath stays in place and looks nice and I don’t have to put holes in my door! Command hooks are amazing. Feel free to hang yours in whatever way works for you!
And here is the finished product!
I’m like, super, SUPER in love. I can’t believe that it turned out so well for such little effort! The great thing about the colors and materials I choose for this wreath is that it can be used all the way through fall and I can switch out the ribbon and use it for Christmas as well! Love, love, love.
I don’t really have much of a front porch to set things on as it’s only a 2X2 feet slab of concrete, but I decked up the wall under the porch light with another little autumn hanger with leaves and bells!
What does your fall wreath look like? What sort of ribbon (color, pattern, etc.) should I use for this wreath when it’s Christmas time?
LOVE it! LOVE the colours, LOVE that you can use it through Christmas and LOVE that brilliant hanging trick!!!
Thanks, Kristi! I’m really happy with how it turned out – I’ve never made a wreath before but I think this one is a success! 🙂
Love the colors of those little berries!
Thanks, Bre! I’m excited that they work for so many holidays and seasons 🙂
SUPER cute, Erica! So perfect to be able to use it all the way through Christmas, too. I love double-duty decor!
Thanks, Bre! I’m so glad it works for multiple seasons – it really does make my life easier! 🙂
You have the cutest door trim color. Makes me happy every time I see it 🙂 And your wreath looks so cute and professional!
Awww, thanks, Karisa! I like it too – so bright and cheery! And luckily no neighborhood children have stolen my wreath yet, even when we were gone this weekend. Let’s hope nobody tries to jack it!
This is so pretty, Erica! Love the black and white ribbon with the berries!
Thanks so much, Amy! I adore that ribbon too and had a lot of fun making this wreath! 🙂
LOVE IT!!! So simple and beautiful!
Aw, thank you! I think it’s one of my favorite things I’ve made to date – and it was so easy! 🙂
Oh, this is so pretty, Erica!! I love the berries and that ribbon is fantastic. I love your kitty cameos, too! 🙂
Thanks, Sarah! And my kitties always make cameos… for too long I tried to make sure they weren’t in the pictures but now I’m starting to embrace it! haha
Erica! Love the black and white ribbon with the berries!