If you want to welcome autumn into your home with a few decorations and accent details then the best place to start is the front door. It’s where the guests stop before they enter your home, where they are first welcomed and the front door is also a reflection of the entire house.
But how exactly could you decorate this area? Usually a wreath is the central piece but today we’re going to focus on more complex designs.
For example, it might also be a cute idea to also replace your front door mat with one that captures the beauty of autumn. Then you can decorate the sides of the door with things like huge pumpkins, large vases filled with seasonal flowers or with complex garlands made with leaves, foam decorations, ribbon and fabric.
This way you can frame the door and create an arch for the guests to admire. Try to choose a color palette that captures the essence of the season. If your house also has a garden or courtyard then you can use elements from there to create a cohesive décor.
DIY Fall Wreath Ideas
Lots of things would look simply amazing on a fall-inspired wreath, specifically elements such as dried fruits for example. You could make a really beautiful wreath out of dried citrus slices combined with a few bits of greenery and it would not only look nice but it would also smell really great. Add cinnamon sticks as well if you want to. You can check out this DIY dried fruit wreath from hearthandvine if you need more details on how to make one.
Mini pumpkins and gourds are also excellent for making fall wreaths and you can get them in various different sizes and mix and match them to give the wreath a nice and full look. We love the idea of spray painting the pumpkins first and using soft pastel nuances. In the design featured on lovelyindeed the stems were painted gold and they add a super chic vibe to the whole wreath.
Not all fall wreaths have to be super full and colorful. If you want something simple and a bit more subdued, try using things like dried grass, floral stems, leaves and so on. You’ll be able to combine them to create a very stylish and organic-looking fall wreath with really nice textures. Go outside to gather some supplies and make a bouquet, then proceed to use a floral hoop and a glue gun to put everything together. You can find more details on themerrythought if you’re interested.
Here’s another really nice fall wreath that you can make from things that you can find in your own backyard. Of course, the types of plants and the supplies can differ from case to case depending on the region, climate and so on but you can definitely get an idea of how to make good use of these in order to create a really nice-looking wreath. The tutorial from hearthandvine is really helpful.
As you probably already know, cinnamon sticks can add a really nice scent to things like wreaths and Christmas decorations and they’re pretty easy to incorporate into all sorts of DIY projects. But what if you were to make a whole wreath out of cinnamon sticks exclusively? That could actually look pretty cool. You could go with a starburst design and create a few layers using both long and short sticks. There’s actually a tutorial on hearthandvine which shows you exactly how it’s done.
Or how about a colorful wreath made with a combination of fall flowers, leaves and mini pumpkins? You can find all the supplies you’re going to need at the Dollar Store so it won’t be an expensive project and you can get creative with the way in which you mix and match all of these things. Pick colors that complement each other and also try to add some contrast to your design. For more details head over to craftberrybush to check out the tutorial.
There’s another type of wreath that we really like and it involves using an embroidery hoop instead of the typical grapevine wreath form. It’s also defined by a very simple and modern aesthetic, with at least half of the ring being left exposed. As for the decorations, for a fall-themed wreath you could use eucalyptus leaves, maybe some olive stems and various other greenery options combined with a few mini pumpkins or some pine cones and perhaps a few flowers for a touch of color as well. Use this design from amylattacreations as a source of inspiration.
Speaking of minimalist wreaths made with embroidery hoops, check out this gorgeous design from isoscella. It’s decorated with faux leaves and pine cones which have been spray-painted to give them these nice metallic hues. The dark green and copper go really well together. The tassels add a really nice twist to the whole design as well and you could easily create original variations if you wanted to.
Wild wreaths are pretty cool too. They definitely stand out and they have lots of character. You can decorate them with all sorts of things like dried grasses, berries, twigs and faux greenery to make them come to life. Arrange these things in a way that compliments the overall shape and size of the wreath and work with layers to make it all look harmonious. Check out aprettyfix for more details and information of this project.
The DIY fall wreath featured on craftberrybush looks pretty nice too. What also helps it stand out is how easy it is to craft something like this. You can use supplies from the Dollar Tree Store and once you have everything ready it should only take you a few minutes to put it all together and make a nice little wreath that you can hang on your front door or use as a decoration for the mantel, a shelf or so on.
Can you believe this wreath is actually decorated with pine cones? They’ve all been clipped and painted so they look like flowers and they’ve then been glued onto a grapevine wreath. It’s a really nice look for a wreath and a rather original one as well. Also, pine cones should be pretty easy to get around this time of the year so this gives you a good excuse to go outside and have a little adventure. Check out hearthandvine for more details about this project.
In the mood for something a bit more abstract? Try decorating a wreath with paper flowers. You could make it look super chic and modern if you use embroidery hoops instead of a classic wreath form and this will also make it easier to add the flowers and other decorations once they’re ready. You can use templates or make your own ones and you can mix and match various different colors like greens, orange, yellow, red and perhaps a bit of purple too. Be sure to check out happinessiscreating for more details and ideas regarding this type of wreath.
A fairly simple and classic design would also suit a fall wreath quite nicely. If you like the look shared on thechroniclesofhome and you want to make something similar, start with a 20’’ grapevine wreath. Decorate it with drapey green steps and faux protea stems and add some fresh eucalyptus and leafy greens as well. Use floral wire to put it all together.
Wreaths don’t always have to be round. In fact, there’s a lot of different shapes to choose from and you could even make a monogram wreath if you’d like to try something a bit more special. It can be made out of twigs and decorated with faux greenery and mini flowers and pumpkins. The tutorial from grillo-designs is really great at explaining how it all works.