When the seasons change and I begin fluffing my house, at some point I usually get an email from my daughter listing her own fluffing needs and wants. Most of the time they are simple things like a new doormat or something for her mantel. Occasionally she asks for a new wreath for her front door and that’s when I get excited. We all know about my wreath obsession and it doesn’t take much to get the creative juices flowing! This is her most recent request: from Williams-Sonoma. Retail price is $99.95.
I liked the orange pumpkins but Elizabeth requested white so that’s what I used. Also, I couldn’t find faux maple leaves that I liked so I bought leaf sprays that were a softer shade. I used the picture as inspiration but didn’t copy it exactly. Makes things a little more interesting!
What you need: 18 – 22 in. grapevine wreath, 2 sprays or 1 garland of fall leaves, white pumpkins with picks, florist wire. Here are what the pumpkins look like. They are literally white pumpkins with a pick sticking out from the bottom. (Source links will be at the end.)
Put the wreath flat on a work surface or the floor. If you are using leaf sprays, stick the first one into the left side of the wreath and loosely attach the leaves along the bottom of the wreath with florist wire. Stick the second spray into the right side and attach the leaves along the top of the wreath. If you are using a garland, attach it to the wreath in four places with florist wire.
At this point if you can, hang up the wreath. It will be much easier to place the pumpkins. Stick the pumpkin picks into the wreath randomly until you have filled the wreath. I left gaps between the pumpkins (like our inspiration pic) but you could place them close together for a more controlled look. Make a hanger out of florist wire and attach to the back.
Not including the trip to Hobby Lobby, from start to finish this took 15 minutes to make. It’s super easy. It’s also super cheap compared to the WS version! Everything was on sale and the grand total was around $30.00. I already had florist wire so I didn’t have to buy any. Here are source links: 18 in. grapevine wreath | Fall leaf garland.
I could not find any white pumpkins online. (I looked and looked.) I got mine at Hobby Lobby and I also saw some at Joann.
Elizabeth’s Wreaths: She comes up with the ideas and I make them happen. They are all very simple and slightly smaller than what I make for myself. Her style is a bit more whimsical so that’s fun too. Here are some other wreaths I have made for her. Click the text links or the pictures for the tutorials.
DIY Snowman Wreath
(My all-time favorite.)
If you still need some fall wreath inspiration here is an easy link to everything I’ve made since the beginning of my blog.