Fall is coming and what better time than now to fancy up your front door with a super easy DIY fall hydrangea wreath?! With just a few simple steps, following my beginner tutorial, you’ll have an adorable welcome wreath for fall in no time!
This DIY fall wreath is so simple, I’m hesitant to even share it with you! But I’ve had friends who’ve seen it that think they can’t make it, so I’ll spill my easy secrets. It is SO easy and doable. Don’t be intimidated at all!
I have used a store-bought fall wreath the past few years. And it was lovely and worked great, but I’m always a girl who wants to change up decor, so I decided to make a new one for my front door.
I love how this fall decoration doesn’t necessarily scream orange pumpkins and you can go ahead and display it any time of the year – with or without the “give thanks” sign!
I was originally inspired by some gorgeous real dried hydrangea wreaths. But since I have no way to procuring these gorgeous blooms, I decided to try my hand at the fake stuff. 😉
It’s kind of how I roll with my black thumb and all. Maybe someday I’ll have fresh flowers in my yard, but until then the floral section at Hobby Lobby is my jam. (Update: I now have gorgeous Hydrangeas in my yard, but I would still use faux flowers for this wreath so it will last for years to come!)
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What you’ll need for a DIY Fall Wreath
- 1 grapevine wreath
- faux hydrangea blooms (enough to fill the wreath) – I bought mine at Hobby Lobby
- other blooms or fall leaves if you’d like to add them – I used some faux magnolia blooms, too.
- floral wire cutters
- floral wire (optional)
- fall-esque sign (similar and similar)
This is so super easy, it’s going to blow your mind.
Steps to Make a Fall Hydrangea Wreath
Step 1. Take your grapevine wreath and set it down on a flat surface.
See?! It’s already so not hard!
I used an old wreath that was my favorite spring wreath. My mom made two of them for my wedding to put on the doors outside of the church.
I looooooved this thing! But over the years it’s gotten dirty and sad, so it just didn’t look good anymore. So, I up-cycled it.
Bring home your floral blooms and arrange them in a pretty place and take a picture, because they are just so cute! Well, you don’t have to, but I did. 😉
Step 2. Take each bloom and cut the stem down with your floral wire cutters, leaving about 12 inches to work with.
Step 3. Stick the stem through the wreath form.
Bend the stems back so that the wreath can still lay flat.
Step 4. Continue to fill the rest of the wreath, alternating colors.
I added a few faux magnolia blooms, along the way. Either way, they are pretty!
Step 5. Once you have all of the blooms stuck through the wreath, secure the ends.
Position the stems just the way you like them, flip it over and stick the ends back down into the underside of the wreath. I found it pretty easy to just tuck them under the wreath in the back.
Or you can attach them in the back with floral wire or hot glue. (If I were to make this wreath over again, I would cut the stems down on the back and just hot glue them in place.)
Sorry I didn’t get a picture of them tucked under. Hopefully it makes sense!
Step 6. Add a Cute Sign
I added the cute little sign in the middle with some floral wire and hung it on the door! If you want to transition slowly into fall, you could always leave the sign off until it gets closer to Thanksgiving. (Although it’s always a great idea to give thanks!)
It maybe took me about 30 minutes to make this from start to finish. Anybody can do this!
I just LOVE it!
Those colors are just perfect for fall, although they aren’t super traditional fall colors. I think that’s why I love them so much.
What do you think? Could you make a wreath like this?
More DIY Wreath Ideas For You!
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- Simple Spring Wreath with Peonies
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