DIY Front Door Fall Wreath

A DIY Front Door Fall Wreath that’s fast and easy. You can make this wreath yourself in less than 30 minutes!

DIY Front Door Fall Wreath | Fast & Easy! Easy DIY front door wreath you can make yourself in less than 30 minutes.

If you have followed this blog for very long, you know that with each new season comes a new front door wreath. Sometimes I start from scratch, and other times I just repurpose what I have. The wreath I’m sharing today is a little bit of both. I’m reusing the grapevine wreath from my summer front porch, but I treated myself to new, golden, sort of whispy faux stems.

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DIY Front Door Fall Wreath: Supplies Needed

*The faux flowers used for this wreath are no longer available. This design can be made with any bendable faux flower stems. I’ve linked to a few other flowers that will work well.

In the image below you can see what my branches looked like before I began. They were quite long, and measured about 3 feet tall. They were sturdy, plus the stems were very thick, so I knew I could bend them a certain way, and they would stay put.

DIY Front Door Fall Wreath | Fast & Easy! Easy DIY front door wreath you can make yourself in less than 30 minutes.

The first thing I did was separate the stems on each branch, and then cut the stems off with wire cutters. When I was finished, I had 12 much smaller stems that looked like this:

DIY Front Door Fall Wreath | Fast & Easy! Easy DIY front door wreath you can make yourself in less than 30 minutes.

The next step is simply sticking the smaller branches into the grapevine wreath. Begin at the top of your wreath, or at 12 o’clock. The second stem went in at 6 o’clock. I then followed with 5 branches on each side. Imagine that the wreath is like a bicycle wheel, and the flowers you are placing are the spokes. The branches go in at an angle.

DIY Front Door Fall Wreath | Fast & Easy! Easy DIY front door wreath you can make yourself in less than 30 minutes.

Now it’s time to hang the wreath on your door. After hanging my wreath, I gently bent all the stems into a circular shape, and pulled them out a bit. The result was beautiful depth, and a little more width.

DIY Front Door Fall Wreath | Fast & Easy! Easy DIY front door wreath you can make yourself in less than 30 minutes.

I’m still not completely sure this wreath is finished, but I’m leaving it as is for a while. I don’t think it needs a bow, but oddly enough I think it needs something…I’m just not sure what!

DIY Front Door Fall Wreath | Fast & Easy! Easy DIY front door wreath you can make yourself in less than 30 minutes.

I planted golden mums and ivy in my black planters…but I’ll be back soon with more details on that plus the sitting area of the porch. You might remember that when I shared my fall decor plans, I mentioned that I wanted to use my boxwood wreath for the front door. In my mind, I was going to add faux sunflowers to it and it was going to be spectacular. Well…that didn’t happen. The wreath was much too small for the front door, so that whole idea went right out the window. I love the way this wreath turned out, and it’s neutral enough to go all the way until I decorate for Christmas.

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41 Comments

  1. I adore this wreath, and it’s a perfect compliment to the house numbers I’ll pair with the wreath.

    On the ‘inside’ of the wreath (the hole), I’ve hung a simple white picture frame containing my house numbers. The numbers are adhered to a small board nailed to the back of the frame.

    Thanks for the fantastic wreath idea!

  2. Love your wreath! Heading to Hobby Lobby tomorrow!!

  3. Linda Kaye Moyer says:

    Gorgeous wreath and porch!! So happy to read your blog for the first time. You do great work.

  4. YOur wreath looks great!!! I was at Hobby lobby the other day picked that same branch up , but ended up putting it back , I might go back and revisit it. Thanks for the how too!!

  5. I made this wreath exactly the way you said. I went to a garage sale and spent $1 on a grapevine wreath and I used the exact items you described. PERFECTION ! I love it. Thanks for making the directions and visuals so easy to follow. I had never made my own before.

  6. Love this!! Simple and beautiful and really looks expensive!! I’m going to make one for my fall front door😃

  7. nancy limestall says:

    Love your ideas…helps me often…

  8. From the directions, you didn’t glue any branches in, right ? You could add a scarecrow, a crow or even a Welcome sign to it. Love the fullness of it.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Myrna! No glue at all. The grapevine holds the stems in place. A welcome sign is a great idea! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment…Ann

      1. I thought of you today. While in the dollar store, I bought a fall sign with Welcome tied on with twine. Very shortly they will separate so I can use the Welcome part in another wreath.

  9. Shirley Graham says:

    Love the wreath. I like just the “plain” look. Hate too much & this looks just right!

  10. I think it’s stunning in its simplicity! I was wanting something different for my front door this fall and this is perfect! I’ll have to make a trip to my hobby lobby and see if I can find those branches! Just beautiful!

  11. The wreath is lovely and is a pretty contrast against the blue door.

  12. LOVE this….you make it all look so easy. Love your ideas.

  13. Ann – Love the door and the planters! Great simple look! Also, you responded to earlier comment about ordering bittersweet? Where did you order it from? I have been to the usual places and haven’t really found any good looking bendable, natural looking bittersweet. Love your advice as to where to order. Thanks!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Penny! The bittersweet I just ordered is actually real. There’s a seller on Etsy who is taking preorders. Here is the link: http://rstyle.me/n/cryf2qb4svx
      I ordered faux bittersweet garland last year and here’s the link to that: http://amzn.to/2vALpUl (these are affiliate links.)
      I hope this helps!

  14. I really like this,hope you don’t mind if i copy. Thanks Ann.

  15. Was your front door oak before you painted it?

  16. In hot Arizona – fall can’t come quick enough- went looking for a wreath yesterday but they are pricey! 60.00 and up- ugh- this tutorial could not come at a better time! I feel inspired now! Thanks

  17. Anne…Of all your front door wreaths, I did not like this one as well as others. I am surely NOT as creative as you but I do feel something else is needed on this wreath. Perhaps not floweres but something totally different. I am SURE you will come up with something spectacular and different.

  18. Lucy Donahower says:

    Ann, the wreath turned out beautiful! Thank you for your post and for all of your good ideas.
    Lucy

  19. Lovely simplicity. Your posts always bring a smile! Today I’m needing smiles – here in SE Texas under Tornado Alerts and Flooding – probability of losing power and I’m on oxygen. So, thanks, Ann ! : )

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hang in there Cindy…and such good luck to you!

  20. Ann, your wreath is beautiful! I love the colors with your bricks and navy front door. Such a pretty look with the mums and balance of 3. Thank you for the inspiration, it’s time for me to follow suite and make a fall wreath too!

  21. I love your wreath and the simplicity of it! Thank you for sharing. I need to head on over to Hobby Lobby! Enjoy your Sunday!

  22. Gorgeous! I think you’re right about adding something else. Not sure what yet…..maybe a little bittersweet?
    Can’t wait to make mine. Thank you for the idea Ann!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Lynn! Bittersweet is a brilliant idea. I ordered some but it has not arrived yet. I’ll give it a try when it arrives!

  23. Thank you for the easy to follow instructions. I am “craft challenged”, but I think I could make this wreath. Yours turned out simply beautiful.

  24. Cynthia Willis says:

    Lovely! Sometimes the simplest designs are the most effective. Welcoming, sweet, sincere! Thanks for good directions.

  25. Norma Rolader says:

    Oh my goodness Ann beautiful front door, porch and the olive buckets! Thank you for all the ideas! God bless

  26. What about adding a black crow? It might get lost on the door though. Made your daisy wreath, love it. Thanks for great, classy, affordable ideas.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Vicki! I tried to put a black crow on my wreath last year but it did not show up at all…but maybe with the gold flowers it would show up better? Great idea and I’ll give it a try!

  27. Cheryl Ann says:

    Thank you again Ann…I love the artistic simplicity of this wreath. I didn’t realize cutting these stems made such a difference. Nicely done, my friend. Blessings…

  28. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

    Will you spray paint black planter boxes when they need painting? I am looking for easy to maintain items.
    I DO NOT want a lot of painting to maintain.
    Your door is fabulous.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Nan! The planters are not wood. They are some sort of very heavy plastic. I don’t think I will ever have to paint them…at least not for a long time. Thanks!

  29. Just perfect, Ann. :)

  30. I always love your wreaths! They are never too “busy”, very natural looking as a wreath should be. I think it’s perfect the way it is! Thx for sharing!

  31. Susan @ Under the Butternut Tree says:

    I like this wreath, especially with the mums planted on each side of your front door. It evokes fall without being too fall-ish in these late summer days. In other words, it’s just perfect!

  32. I should go back and comment under the rosemary wreath post. Today I stopped at the thrift store and picked up a medium sized grapevine wreath (store tag still attached) for $.50. I gave my rosemary and lavender pots a good haircut and made my wreath! I wish I could attach a picture I am so tickled with how it turned out.
    I plan on washing my rosemary plants with soapy water and bringing them inside. The Canadian prairies get cold in the winter! I have trimmed one into a standard before and it looks so French on the patio when it was three years old.
    Thanks for this great and inexpensive idea. When the snow drifts pile up I’ll have a wonderful reminder of our hot summer!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Great idea to get a wreath at a thrift store! I’m glad you like your wreath too. Thank you for taking the time to let me know. ~Ann