DIY $5 Fall Wreath
I am a self proclaimed wreath lover. I grew up with an ever-changing wreath collection and have continued the tradition in my own home. A beautiful wreath just makes a house feel so homey, doesn't it? As a wreath fanatic, I'm always on the look-out for something new and eye catching. Since a wreath welcomes each and every visitor to our home, it is important that the wreath is a representation of our style and the season that is upon us.
Fall wreaths tend to be some of my favorite, but ours had seen better days. Our front door has no overhead protection, so wind, rain, snow, and the occasional squirrel had really taken it's toll. I've been on the hunt for something new for several weeks and have come to an overwhelming conclusion. Wreaths. Are. Expensive. $80 for a wreath? Really?! I had an idea... I'll make my own!
Tyler and I headed back to our hometown over the weekend, and I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to collect some fall foliage and make my very own wreath.
- Wreath Form
- 22-Gauge Craft Wire
- 4-5 inch sprigs of fall foliage - dried grasses, leaves, corn husks, twigs, milkweed pods, berries, thistles, or anything else you can find in your backyard!
- Hand Pruners
*Note - I bought my wreath frame at WalMart for $2.77 and my Dad had wire on hand, but I have linked to similar products at Jo-Ann's above.
- Collect supplies.
- Gather foliage into 1-inch round bundles. Attach the first bundle at the top of the frame, hold it firmly with one hand while wrapping wire around it and the form a few time so there is no slack. Snip wire, leaving a few inches to tuck under the bundle to secure.
- Continue to add bundles so that each succeeding bunch covers the tail end of the previous one until you've gone full circle.
- Wire in extra greens to cover any holes.
- Hang and enjoy!
For less than $5, I think it looks great! I'm definitely not a wreath arrangement expert by any means, but I think I'll keep it up and make my own from now on. It's fairly simple, inexpensive, and uses goods found right in our own backyard. Perfect!