As I was preparing to make a diy fall wreath, I remembered my mom and her friends from a ladies club making fall wreaths with pinecones and pecans. At the time it seemed like a huge production. I thought they were crazy, which I guess was a normal reaction for a ten-year old, but all the wreaths turned out beautifully. The wreath my mom made was placed in the middle of our square coffee table, with a large glass hurricane and a candle in the center.
It was perfect! After all these years, I wanted to make one too or something like it. Here’s a list of supplies you will need to make your own DIY Fall Wreath.
- foam wreath
- fabric cut into strips or ribbon
- glue gun and glue sticks
- small pinecones
- unshelled mixed nuts
- vase filler (optional)
I have bags and bags of vase filler in various colors and shapes of natural materials. I thought these would add interest mixed in with the unshelled nuts and pinecones that I planned on using. (And I thought my mom was crazy!)
The first step was covering the foam wreath form with torn strips of brown linen. Burlap or brown ribbon will work just as well.
The strips of fabric I used were between 2 and 3 inches wide and about 36 inches long. Depending on how much you overlap the fabric, you will need about 4 strips of fabric.
After the wreath was covered with fabric I used a hot glue gun to secure the pinecones into place. Once the pinecones were spaced around the wreath, I filled in the spaces with unshelled nuts and pieces of vase filler until the wreath was covered.
This project will take a little bit of patience, because a lot of glueing is required to cover the wreath.
One thing I had to keep in mind was to vary the direction and position of the different pieces. Some of the nuts are laid fat while some are glued on end. The same goes for the pinecones which are pointing in random directions.
The last step was wedging leaves into areas needing coverage and to balance the overall look. The delicate texture of the leaves compliments the hard shells and pinecones. Just something to think about when you are gathering your materials.
I’m so pleased with how the wreath turn out. My first thought was that it might be too dark for the front door, but it actually shows up really well.
Even though the wreath was created for fall, it can easily be used through Thanksgiving and Christmas. I would suggest bring the wreath inside to protect it from bad weather.
Thank you for stopping by! Let me know what kind of diy fall wreath you’re making, and how it turns out.
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