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  1. Watch how to make this DIY fall wreath.
  2. Where to hang the wreath.
  3. DIY Fall Wreath Recipe

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 entirely different 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 them 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.

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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 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
Top down view of DIY fall wreath embellished with dried gourds spray painted gold attached with petrified leaves and a grapevine wreath sitting on a gray slate table

DIY Fall Wreath

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Feeling crafty? Well, even if you're not, this DIY fall wreath is super simple together with a few dried gourds that are spray painted gold, some petrified leaves of your choice and a grapevine wreath!
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Method Assembling
Difficulty Easy
Author Kaleb

Equipment

  • 1 hot glue gun

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions
 

  • Spray the gourds with spray paint. Allow to dry, turn each one, and spray again, covering completely.
    15-20 dried or faux gourds (2- to 3-inch diameter), 1 can metallic spray paint (I used a copper metallic color)
  • Glue oak leaves in a circle around the wreath, overlapping slightly.
    1 bunch preserved oak leaves (leaves removed from branches), 1 18- to 24-inch grapevine wreath
  • Glue eucalyptus leaves on top of oak leaves.
    1 bunch preserved eucalyptus leaves (leaves removed from branches)
  • Glue the painted and dried gourds in a circle on top of eucalyptus leaves. Due to their weight, they may need to be held until dry.
  • Allow to dry completely before hanging.

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I’m Kaleb! I'm not a chef, professional baker, landscaper, or designer, but I like to play each on Knollgate Farm. Come join me on my journey and let's learn together!

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  1. You posted a story about the framing projects and where you get the frames. I didn’t keep that post and would really like the name of the place you buy your frames for your textiles projects. You mentioned a place online
    Thanks!