How To Make a Fall Wreath

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Guys, I made this wreath two years ago. TWO!  We took this photo yesterday to prove HOW good it still looks. You can just go ahead and start calling me Martha Stewart because this is impressive. We pulled our Fall wreath out over the weekend and marveled at how pretty it still was despite spending two brutal Florida Summers in the garage. Seriously, this was one epic DIY.

So today I thought I would re-share this wreath DIY with you because it’s clearly worth doing! 😉

During the Summer it just feels too hot to craft. I like working on projects on our back porch, but it feels impossible when it’s close to 100 degrees outside.  I am really looking forward to these next few months as the weather starts to cool down. For now I’ll just be strolling the isles at Michaels (this is not sponsored, by the way!) until inspiration hits!

I hope you enjoy this epic craft. And PLEASE tag me if you make one of your own… I would love to see your masterpiece!

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Fall Wreath DIY

Step-By-Step:

STEP 1

Come up with a plan! This might include your color schemes, favorite greens and flowers…etc… I knew I wanted my wreath to be really full, so I picked stemmed berries in 3 different colors, red peonies to match our red door, and metallic gold leaves for a touch of sparkle. I also didn’t want there to be a specific direction for the flowers. I wanted it to look a little more organic!

STEP 2

So as soon as I figured that out, I laid out a few pieces in a pattern that I thought might work. Once I confirmed the pattern I cut all of my stems short enough to fit inside the wreath. 

STEP 3

Once I had all my pieces cut, I put a dot of hot glue on the stems and one by one placed them in the wreath! Don’t be nervous, you can move them around while the glue is still hot, so just go for it!

At first I was a little worried about my pattern, but once I really got a good chunk of the berries added it started to come together… so don’t be concerned if it doesn’t look perfect at the start. It will all fall into place, I promise!

STEP 4

Next, I placed my statement flowers, the red peonies. I wanted their placement to seem natural as well so I altered the angle of each one as I fastened them in.

STEP 5

Lastly, it was time for the sparkle! I cut the the metallic leaves apart to add in just a little sparkle here and there! I love the touch of glam it added to the wreath! 

Fall Wreath Complete!

Now that you are a Martha Stewart wreath genius, go show off your gorgeous handy-work! 

Spoiler alert, everyone I know is getting a handmade wreath for Christmas, it’s my new favorite hobby. 

P.S. Tag me and let me know if you try it out, I’m dying to see your handiwork! 

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10 Comments

  1. Jane H.
    September 26, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    I love how full it is! This may be the last year for my current fall wreath — still looking ok but a little tired.

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      September 26, 2018 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks, Jane! I know the feeling, I switched mine out a few years ago and there’s nothing like a fresh wreath!

      xo – AB

  2. Allison
    September 27, 2018 / 10:23 am

    Gorgeous wreath—I’m definitely inspired to try making one! Can you tell me about the sizing for the cardigan? I love it! A lot of the reviews recommend sizing down, but I’m always hesitant to do that!

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      September 28, 2018 / 10:26 am

      Allison!
      YOU NEED THIS, I’m telling you that I’ve worn it so much. I ordered an xs and I still have wiggle room… and I love it!

      xo – AB

      • Allison
        September 29, 2018 / 10:45 am

        Thanks so much! I’ve been looking for something just like this!

        • Ashley Brooke
          Author
          October 2, 2018 / 7:23 am

          You are so welcome Allison! You will have to let me know how it turns out!
          xo – AB

  3. Linna
    October 21, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    I loved this blog post – it was the inspiration I needed to go to Michael’s to spend too much money on flowers to make a wreath, but it was well worth it!

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      October 22, 2018 / 11:14 am

      Linna! Oh my gosh yes! Michael’s take all my money! ha! xx- AB

  4. October 25, 2018 / 6:14 am

    I love your idea, the wreath looks absolutely gorgeous and I will definitely try this at home. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 9:47 am

      Susan! I am so glad! I can’t wait to hear how it goes!! xx

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