As I was preparing to make a DIY fall wreath for the season, 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 is a normal reaction for a ten-year old, but all the wreaths turned out beautifully.
My mom’s wreath was placed in the middle of our square coffee table with a large glass hurricane, and a candle in the center. Perfection!
After all these years, I wanted to make one too or at least something like it. Here’s a list of supplies you will need to make your own DIY Fall Wreath.
DIY Fall Wreath Supplies
- 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. These make an interesting mix with the unshelled nuts and pinecones. (And I thought my mom was crazy!)
First step is covering the foam wreath form with torn strips of brown linen. Burlap or brown ribbon will work just as well.
The strips of fabric are 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 covering the wreath with fabric use a hot glue gun to secure the pinecones into place. Once the pinecones are spaced around the wreath, fill in the spaces with unshelled nuts and pieces of vase filler until the wreath is complete.
This project will take a little bit of patience, because it takes a lot of glueing to cover the wreath.
Keep in mind to vary the direction and position of the different pieces. For example, some of the nuts are flat while some are on end. The same goes for the pinecones, which are pointing in random directions.
Last step is 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 happy with how the wreath looks. My first thought was that it might be too dark for the front door, but it actually shows up really well.
This may be a fall wreath, but you might consider using it through Thanksgiving and Christmas. Depending on the type of porch you have, I 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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