DIY Fall Wreath

Wreath making has become dated. When I was growing up, it seemed like all the rage. I can clearly remember going to wreath making classes with my mom. And if she wasn’t in the mood to create one herself, she would hunt for the perfect one at a craft fair. Do you remember those craft fairs? You know, the ones populated by what we now term artisans, all set up on tables with the goods they’d handmade? Really, it’s not too different than the maker’s markets we have now; just a different time with different entirely trends. When Mom’s cleaning nowadays, she’ll periodically find some of these old treasures and together we’ll laugh at the dated trends.

Styles are always changing but one thing that doesn’t is the fresh feeling fall brings. It’s a whole new season with a distinct weather change and – at least for me – the anticipation of a whirlwind holiday season (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas…). Personally, fall is pretty much the only time of year I truly appreciate a wreath. The cool, crisp temperatures give any wreath a welcoming and cozy feeling. Sure, you could buy one at a big box store but fall decor is so simple that it’s totally worth it to create a DIY fall wreath that no one else will have.

DIY fall wreath attached to a blue door with glass window full of dried gourds spray painted gold with petrified leaves attached to a grapevine wreath

This wreath can be customized for your personal favorite colors and the look you love. If you have your own leaf preferences, feel free to use those instead. Instead of gourds, you could spray mini pumpkins (or leave them untouched) and fasten with some glue or wire for more support. Go crazy!

Close view of dried gourds spray painted gold with petrified leaves behind on a grapevine DIY fall wreath
I love how the gourds and leaves all work together to evoke the colors of the season!

Watch how to make this DIY fall wreath:

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • 1 18- to 24-inch grapevine wreath
  • 1 bunch preserved oak leaves (leaves removed from branches)
  • 1 bunch preserved eucalyptus leaves (leaves removed from branches)
  • 15-20 dried or faux gourds (2- to 3-inch diameter)
  • 1 can metallic spray paint (I used a copper metallic color (affiliate link))
  • hot glue gun

How to make this DIY fall wreath:

  1. Spray the gourds with spray paint. Allow to dry, turn each one and spray again, covering completely.
  2. Glue oak leaves in circle around the wreath, overlapping slightly.
  3. Glue eucalyptus leaves on top of oak leaves.
  4. Glue painted and dried gourds in a circle on top of eucalyptus leaves. Due to their weight, they may need to be held until dry.
  5. Allow to dry completely before hanging.

Where to hang the wreath:

  • Indoors: The wreath will last years when used inside or when hung on a door with a roof covering.
  • Outdoors: When subjected to the outdoor elements, the weather will age the wreath and leaves.
DIY fall wreath attached to a blue door with glass window full of dried gourds spray painted gold with petrified leaves attached to a grapevine wreath

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