70 Ingenious Fall Wreath Designs Ready To Inspire You

You know it’s fall when you start thinking about hanging a wreath on your front door. But don’t go to the wreath store just yet. This year, how about you craft the fall wreath yourself?

With so many beautiful, lovely and interesting ideas and variations you can try, it would be a shame to settle for something generic? And in case you’re lacking ideas, we’ve prepared a few you should definitely take a look at.

What Is a Fall Wreath?

A fall wreath is a crafted decoration (usually homemade but sometimes bought from another crafter or store) that is used to help transition your regular home decorations into a seasonal theme. Fall wreaths are usually created as a crafting project and they’re popular to make with children, who especially enjoy their own child-sized grapevine wreaths along with the wreath for the front door.

What Do You Need to Make a Fall Wreath?

The materials used to create homemade fall wreaths depend on what style of fall wreath you’re trying to make. Some fall wreaths incorporate fancy materials such as lace or ribbons, while others focus on rustic materials such as burlap or corn husks. Before you make a fall wreath, be sure to check your crafting recipe and see exactly what supplies are needed. Gathering up what you need before you get started can make the entire process more fun and less of a hassle.

Can You Make Fall Wreaths Out of Found Materials?

Fall wreaths are a great way to incorporate found materials if you collect branches, fallen leaves, acorns, and other found objects in your yard or on hikes. Spraying found objects like faux leaves and acorns with a clear varnish can help keep them looking fresh for months on your homemade wreaths if you’re worried about them breaking down over time. 

When Should You Put Out a Fall Wreath?

Most people put out their fall wreaths in September and October. Halloween wreaths are typically put out a few weeks before Halloween when the rest of the Halloween decorations come out. It’s a good idea to take down your Halloween wreath and replace it with a traditional fall wreath after the holiday passes.

70 Fall Wreath Ideas to Try This Autumn

1. Homemade Apple Wreath

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Use anything you can find in your house this time of the year. For example, apples. That would sure look delicious.

Here’s what you have to do: first, get a foam wreath form and cover it with burlap. Then take apples of various sizes and hot glue them onto the wreath one by one. So simple and so delicious.

Using faux apples helps keep the wreath from breaking down when the fresh apples start to soften. Faux apples come in several colors too, so if you’d rather do a multi-colored, green, or yellow wreath, you can. {found on The Wood Grain Cottage}.

2. Faux Berry Grapevine Wreath

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Berries are another good resource you can use when crafting a fall wreath. Creole in DC offers a lovely example of how such a wreath would look like. You can start with a simple grapevine wreath and then glue large berries onto it.

Add a large ribbon to it as a final touch. This wreath can add a lot of texture to your decor without looking garish since it is decked out in neutral earth tones.

3. Pinecones and Burlap Fall Wreath

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You can pretty much find pine cones everywhere you look during autumn. So it wouldn’t be such a big problem to gather a few so you can use them when crafting the wreath you’ve been dreaming about. Start with a styrofoam wreath. Spray paint it and then start hot gluing the pine cones one by one.

Use tiny pine cones to fill in the gaps. Use burlap and orange ribbon to attach the wreath to the door. This is a simple fall wreath design, but the materials are sturdy enough to hold up for several years of decorating if you store it carefully. {found on Keep Calm and Decorate}.

4. Acorns and Burlap Wreath

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A similar option is to use acorns. An acorn wreath would look rustic and really lovely if you also use some burlap to make a nice bow for it. The design featured on Consumer Crafts is perfect in this sense.

It shows how you can use a grapevine wreath form, small acorn decorations, gold glimmer mist and burlap to create the perfect decoration for your front door. Using acorns as the primary material for this wreath gives it a uniform look that pairs well with more modern decorating schemes.

5. Grapevine Faux Leaf Wreath

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Grapevine wreaths are incredibly versatile and can be used in a lot of interesting ways and in combination with a large variety of materials. A popular combo includes leaves. Their fall colors are symbolic of the ambiance during this season and allows them to set a beautiful mood.

You can often find these faux leaves on sale during the fall season in the arts and crafts section of your local hobby shop, too. Check out the wreath featured on Design Improvised for more details.

6. Letter Stencil Grapevine Fall Wreath

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If you want to craft a wreath that’s best described by the term “cute”, have a look at the idea offered on Homecraftsbyali. The owl is simply adorable and the letter stencils are perfect for sending a message to everyone who knocks on your door.

7. Grapevine Flower Wreath

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Even though the good old warm and sunny days are pretty much over, this doesn’t mean that all the fresh and cheerful colors have to disappear from our lives as well. Fall flowers make sure this doesn’t happen. Their beautiful yellow and red shades makes them ideal for this type of project.

Start with a grapevine wreath and a bunch of flowers of different shapes, sizes, and colors. Glue on the largest ones first and then continue with the others. You can only cover the bottom part of the wreath such as described on Suburban Reno or the entire wreath.

8. Faux Branch Fall Wreath

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Using real flowers, leaves, and berries is definitely appealing, especially when you can find them all in your garden or back yard. However, if you want the wreath to last, opt for faux branches instead.

Start gluing them all onto a grapevine wreath until you cover the whole surface. You can then make a large burlap bow for the top. {found on Place of My Taste}.

9. Faux Leaf and Burlap Wreath

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Faux leaves definitely make the whole process of constructing a wreath simpler but they definitely don’t eliminate the need for creativity and customization. A good starting point can be the project featured on Revamperate. The wreath described here is easy to make and really versatile.

10. Bird-Themed Grapevine Wreath

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There’s no need to cover the entire wreath in leaves if you want to make a statement. In fact, if you use fewer leaves there’s a better chance that they’ll stand out in an elegant and stylish way. And since you’ll be using a grapevine wreath, you can add a few bird decorations as well to make it look like a cute nest. {found on Lady Face Blog}.

11. Floral Grapevine Wreath

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A really elegant and chic wreath design can be found on Confessions of a Serial DIYer. The project requires a grapevine wreath reinforced with pieces from another similar wreath for more depth, three decorations, a burlap ribbon, and floral wire. The decorations can be just about anything, in this case including a mini pumpkin and two large flowers.

12. Tiny Pumpkin Grapevine Wreath

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The combination of tiny pumpkins, flowers, and burlap seems to work pretty well. Another beautiful example is shown on Oheverythinghandmade.

The materials needed are a plain grapevine wreath, five fall-inspired decorations, burlap, hemp cord, and a hot glue gun. Check out the instructions and adapt the design to your preferences.

13. White Grapevine Wreath

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You can do a lot of things with items you already have in your home. For example, you can use coffee filters to decorate a fall wreath. The idea came to us from Sarah Hearts.

Here you can find out how to make a modern and chic wreath by dipping coffee filters in food coloring dye. The whole process is actually simpler than it seems.

14. Faux Bay Leaf Wreath

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If the leaves are the main focus of the wreath design you have in mind, then you’ll probably find the project on Carolyn’s Homework quite interesting and helpful. It describes a wreath made with faux bay leaves and brown paper bags.

You’ll need craft paint or watercolor paint to give the leaves the beautiful colors you see here. You’ll be attaching the leaves one by one to a wreath form making sure not to leave any open spaces.

15. Metallic Leaf Wreath

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Another beautiful autumn project that uses fake leaves can be found on Lemon Thistle. This time, the wreath features here use a brass hoop as a base.

A bunch of fake leaves and berries and attached to it, but not before being spray painted using metallic colors. They look really lovely and the wreath looks similar to a basket full of leaves.

16. Dried Magnolia Leaf Wreath

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Magnolia leaves are perfect for fall wreaths. They can be arranged in a lot of interesting ways and patterns.

You can also use full branches to give the wreath a full look. Check out Nouthern Hospitality Blog for more info on how to get this project done.

17. Faux White Pumpkin Wreath

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Decorate a grapevine wreath with miniature pumpkins and you’ll get a decoration that adds autumn charm to your home in no time. Moreover, the project is really simple. For it, you need mini faux pumpkins, moss, twine, wine, and burlap ribbons. {found on Upcycled Treasures}

18. Square Stick Wreath

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Of course, you can make a wreath from scratch. So instead of starting with a grapevine form, you’ll be starting with a pile of sticks and branches.

You can use yarn to connect them in order to get the actual wreath form which, by the way, doesn’t have to be round. A square or rectangular wreath such as the one featured on Sisters What would look quite interesting.

19. Felt Leaf Wreath

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You only need a few little twigs to create a great-looking wreath. This is exemplified on North Story where you can find out how to make a twig wreath decorated with felt leaves. Use felt in fall-inspired colors such as brown, yellow, orange, or dark green.

20. Sunburst Branch Wreath

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An interesting combination of materials and design techniques can be found on A Beautiful Mess. The wreath featured here can be crafted using a bunch of twigs and a series of pom-poms.

You’ll be making a circular wreath form out of cardboard. The contrast between the rough-looking twigs and the delicate pom-poms is what gives this wreath its unique character.

21. Cinnamon Stick Wreath

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For the wreath described on Consumer Crafts, you’ll be using a different kind of stick. To make something similar, you’ll need lots of cinnamon sticks, a grapevine wreath, and a hot glue gun. The process is simple but long.

You have to glue each cinnamon stick to the wreath in a random pattern until you cover the whole surface. The result will be a fall wreath that not only looks beautiful but also smells great.

22. Multicolored Wheat Wreath

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If you want to craft a wreath that’s actually symbolic for the autumn season, try to include materials that send this type of message. The leaves, twigs, and pinecones described so far are all great options but there are also tons of others just waiting for your approval.

An interesting one is wheat. You can find a lovely tutorial on how to make a wheat wreath on Sustain My Craft Habit.

23. Garland Wheat Wreath

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Crafting a good-looking wheat wreath can actually be very simple and very enjoyable. If you wrap the stems of the wheat in the same direction that the wreath twists in you’ll get a design that looks pretty much like the one we found on Houseful of Handmade. Once you’re done with that part, feel free to add decorations such as garlands, bows, and other things.

24. Straw and Wheat Wreath

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Another great wheat wreath is described on Daisy Marbelle. The supplies needed for this one include a straw wreath, three bundles of dried wheat, and burlap ribbon. As you can see, the whole process requires a super small budget and leaves plenty of room for customization.

25. Copper Pipe Wreath

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Using the standard materials is definitely very convenient, regardless of what you plan on crafting. But if you want the final product to really stand out, you need to look for alternatives. An inspiring idea can be found on Love Create Celebrate where you can find out how to make a fall wreath out of copper pipes.

26. Birch Wood Wreath

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Using twigs and branches is quite common when crafting wreaths but how often do you see a wreath made of large pieces of birch wood? The idea may be a bit unusual, but the end result is not at all bad. In fact, the wreath we found on Love Create Celebrate is really beautiful and would look wonderful on any front door.

27. Multi-colored Yarn Wreath

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Another interesting material you can use when crafting a fall wreath is yarn. Not sure how that would work out? Check out Architecture of a Mom for some inspiration.

At first, you’ll basically just have to wrap yarn around a foam wreath form until you cover it entirely. Then you can add whatever ornaments and decorations you want.

28. Painted Clothespin Wreath

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Grow Creative Blog offers one of the simplest and most ingenious wreath designs. The idea proposed here is to use a wire wreath form and a bunch of colored clothespins to create an eye-catching wreath. You just have to clip the clothespins on without needing any glue.

29. Embroidery Hoop Wreath

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We’ll also add embroidery hoops to the list of materials that can be used when crafting unique wreaths because, as Tater Tots and Jello shows us, they’re a really great choice. To make this wreath you need a 10” embroidery hoop, linen or fabric, embroidery thread, felt, and a burlap garland.

30. Pumpkin and Hydrangea Wreath

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Maybe fall flowers are not as colorful and delicate-looking as the spring or summer ones but they can definitely add a fresh touch to a wreath. The hydrangea wreath we found on Time with Thea is very lovely and has a simple design that you can adapt and customize using plenty of other types of fresh flowers and plants.

31. Square Burlap Wreath

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There are so many great ways in which you can use burlap on wreaths that we decided to present you with several different options and to let you pick the one that works best for you. The first option is a project we found on Crafts ‘n Coffee for a square-shaped wreath.

To make it you need a styrofoam wreath form and burlap in two colors. You’ll also be using paper, ribbon, and buttons.

32. Twisted Burlap Wreath

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Want something a bit more feminine? Check out the design on Freshly Completed. Start with a wire wreath and three flower arrangements.

You’ll also need some burlap and a hot glue gun. Cut the burlap into strips and glue it around the wire form. Twist and pouf as you go.

End with a burlap ribbon and then add the flowers. Choose darker colors of faux flowers at the bottom of your accent and lighter colors for the top for an ombre design. You can also include some faux berries, cattails, and faux leaves along with faux flowers for a more eclectic look.

33. Looped Burlap Wreath

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The design featured on Love of Family and Home is somewhat similar to the previous one but, at the same time, quite different. In this case, the burlap strips loop around the wire wreath form. Each section has three loops. You can use different colors of burlap for variety.

The finishing touch is a berry ornament. Be careful to keep your burlap loops even and consistent so that your burlap wreath doesn’t end up looking shoddy.

35. Burlap and Lace Fall Wreath

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Burlap and lace come together beautifully in the wreath design described on My Blessed Life. It all starts with a straw wreath and burlap strips that are tightly wrapped around it. After that, lace is added in a similar manner in order to partially cover the wreath.

Fabric flowers are glued on at the very end. The combination of burlap and lace is an interesting one since burlap is associated with rough country decor and lace is associated with vintage or retro looks. Together they provide an interesting clash of textures, but the neutral colors of both materials help mesh them together well.

 

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The ruffles on this wreath are hard to ignore given how funky they look. The base for the wreath is a wire hanger that was formed into a circle shape. The burlap strips are threaded through the wire and then spaced out evenly. Feel free to decorate your burlap ruffle wreath in any way you want.

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Those that prefer simplicity should find the burlap wreath featured on Createcraftlove most charming. To make your own version, wrap burlap around a styrofoam wreath form. Wrap it as tightly as you can and secure the ends with glue. Then add a few fake flowers and leaves to make a decorative bouquet.

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Aren’t the colors on this wreath just wonderful? Crafting something like is definitely time-consuming but not that difficult. Cover a foam wreath foam in burlap or muslin and then cut orange, yellow and white canvas fabric into small sections which you attach to the wreath with straight pins.

 

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Whenever something is described as modern, “simple” is the first term that comes to mind. Wreaths are no exception. So how would you imagine a modern fall wreath? Probably it wouldn’t have a conventional design. In fact, you could even replace the whole wreath design with something else, like bunting. We found this idea on Homemadeginger.

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Another interesting design for a modern wreath can be found on Atthepicketfence. It’s pretty much just a framed chalkboard decorated with a bow and some dried leaves or branches. The lovely thing about this idea is that you can personalize this so-called wreath with a lot of cute messages.

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Geometric patterns and shapes are a recurrent theme in a lot of modern designs and wreaths are no exception. You can make a hexagon-shaped wreath using wooden boards. You need to cut them to size and to plan the angles perfectly. Put them together and secure them with screws at an angle. Then it’s up to you to add the decorations you like.{found on Cherishedbliss}.

 

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Felt ornaments and decorations are quite popular. There are lots of great DIY projects you can try that require felt. On Nestofposies we found a really cute wreath design that uses colorful felt leaves to stand out. You can combine as many different colors as you like.

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The design of the wreath featured on Themagiconions is very cozy and that’s because of the materials that were used. To make something similar you’ll need felt raving, a foam wreath, green felt and a sewing needle. Arrange the raving in long strips and wrap each one around the foam form. Alternate the colors. The finishing touch is a green felt leaf.

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If you have the time, you’d better start cutting a lot of felt leaves in different colors. You can then use them to decorate a wreath form. Alternate the colors and follow a pattern. At the end, add a black felt bow and some cute ornament of your choice. {found on everydaydishes}

Paper wreaths

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Paper can be used for a lot of interesting DIY projects. But for the one we found on Blueskyconfections you’ll actually be using paper plates. You need around 50 of them as well as a grapevine wreath, some coffee, craft glue, cookie sprinkles and ribbon. The list of materials is definitely unusual but wait till you check out the instructions.

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Another interesting wreath design, this time using actual paper, can be found on Houseologie. It’s a starburst wreath that’s pretty easy to make. You should also use a piece of plywood for the back. The key element is the way you decorate the wreath after you’re finished crafting it.

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But let’s also take a look at a more common way in which you can use paper when crafting a wreath. A good example can be found on eHow. The wreath described there was made using brown paper bags, a styrofoam form and a glue gun. Cut out leaf shapes and gently press each one in half. Also, cut out paper rosettes. Use them to decorate the wreath.

Halloween wreath designs

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For some, autumn and Halloween is synonyms. That means the preparations for this holiday have already started and what better way to start than with a wreath? A really cute design is the one we found on Designimprovised. It’s actually more than a single wreath. More like a whole bunch of abstract wreaths infused with the spirit of Halloween.

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Something as simple and basic as a paper plate holder can turn out to be the key element in a very cute and funky Halloween wreath design. Having trouble picturing the process? Check out Sadieseasongoods. The jack-o-lantern you’ll find there is super easy to make and you’ll find it most delightful.

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Another super simple project can be found on Designimprovised. All you need for this one is a foam wreath form, adhesive borders, masking tape and a hot glue gun. For the most part, you just have to peel and stick.

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But let’s have a look at a few more Halloween-ish designs as well, like the one featured on DIYs. To make it, you need a styrofoam wreath form, strips of fabric, push pins and decorative ornaments like skulls, black feathers, spiders, bats and other things.

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Explore your gloomy side with a spider web wreath. To make it, you need a simple wreath form and some fluffy black yarn. For instructions on how to create the spider web, check out Kaminnskiscreations. You can also make some cute little spider decorations from scratch if you want.

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Another way in which you can add a spooky touch to your Halloween wreath is with some moss, a black bird and a spooky sign. What we’re describing now is the project on Iheartnaptime. The process goes like this: first you wrap yarn around the foam wreath, then you wrap some black lace as well and you add a few fabric flowers. After that, glue Spanish moss on top of the lace seam and put the black bird on top. The spooky sign is the final touch.

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Spooky is also the best word to describe the wreath featured on Justagirlblog. Check out the instructions and find out how to make that spider web which adds a gloomy touch to the whole design.

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For some reason, black crows are quite symbolic of Halloween. They’re actually pretty cute and really intelligent once you come to know them better. On DIYs you can find out how to make a Halloween wreath that uses this symbol. You need a grapevine wreath, black spray paint, a hot glue gun, a faux black bird, black ribbon and black and white feathers and faux flowers and grasses.

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The lace spider web wreaths we found on Thethriftress could also become the focal point of your front door during this period. To make them, you need a large embroidery hoop and several small ones as well as black spray paint, lace and decorative spiders. A black bird ornament can be the detail that completes the look.

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Sure, not all Halloween wreaths have to look spooky. The design featured on Ourbestbites is a really lovely option and all you need to make it is a wreath form and black tulle. You can then decorate it with fabric flowers and ornaments in bright colors such as purple or orange.

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Similarly, you can use black felt, orange felt, Halloween-themed ribbon and dress pins to make a lovely-looking wreath. Start with a styrofoam form. Cover it in black felt and then cut a few strips of orange felt and pin them in place. The last step is wrapping the ribbon around the wreath.

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Looking for a cheap way to craft a bold Halloween wreath? Check out Artsyfartsymama for instructions on how to make one using candy corn. All you need is a wreath form, candy corn and acrylic paint. Paint the wreath form and then start to glue the candy corn onto the wreath, piece by piece.

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If, for some reason, you have a ceiling medallion lying around, take a look on Madiganmade for instructions on how you can turn it into an interesting-looking wreath. You can pretty much do this project in 5 minutes.

63. Black Tissue Paper Halloween Wreath

 

This black tissue paper Halloween wreath from Rocky Mountain Bliss can be created for just a few dollars. All you need for supplies are black tissues, some hot glue, white glue, cardboard, and a centerpiece decoration such as a skull or raven. You can easily cut the tissue paper into consistent four-by-four-inch squares by folding it before cutting. This Halloween wreath is a better design for indoor Halloween decorations since outdoor elements can damage the black tissue paper pretty easily.

64. Chili Pepper Wreath

 

If you want to add a little spice to your fall decor, this dried chili pepper wreath at eHow is a great way to do it. Red dried chili peppers are an unusual material for this sunburst-style wreath design, and they’re a nice change from the typical materials used in fall wreaths such as faux berries or acorns. A thick straw wreath is a good foundation for dried chilies since the chilies can be fragile. Be sure to pile on plenty of chilies so there aren’t any gaps in the design.

65. Tobacco Basket Fall Wreath

 

This tobacco basket wreath from Charleston Crafted is a unique wreath that takes a detour from the typical fall wreaths you might see on the front doors in your neighborhood. Tobacco basket wreaths are a great choice for homes with a rustic or country aesthetic, and you can change up the faux flowers used as the centerpiece depending on your personal taste. Include faux flower colors that are complementary to the other colors used to decorate your home exterior and you’ll end up with a classy fall wreath you could leave up all year long if you chose.

66. Festive Fall Nut Wreath

 

Nuts are a popular addition to many fall wreaths, and this nut wreath from the Farmer’s Almanac makes use of several different nut types to add plenty of texture and visual interest to its design. Get a few mixed bags of hazelnuts, pecans, and almonds and add some acorn caps for an eclectic look that is sure to get compliments. After using hot glue to stick on all your wreath accessories, you can optionally use a varnish or gloss sealer to help keep your nut wreath looking nice every autumn after you store it in the winter.

67. Book Page Fall Wreath

 

If you’re looking for fall wreath designs for the inside of your house, look no further than this book page wreath at A Delightsome Life. All you need to put these together are some book pages from a book that needs recycling, a few embroidery hoops, and a hot glue gun. You can trace any style of leaf, but oak and maple leaves look appropriate for fall. If you want to add a little flair to your book leaves, try staining them with tea to make them look antique.

68. Fall Ombre Rosette Wreath

 

This fall ombre rosettle wreath at Flamingo Toes is perfect if you’re trying to make a DIY wreath with a touch of sophistication. While the materials in this wreath such as graduated printed fabrics might be a little more expensive than more rustic fall wreaths, it is well worth the money to make this beautiful centerpiece for your door. Making the fabric rosettes on this wreath is easy. All you have to do is cut the graduated fabric swatches into strips and twist them into a flower-shaped spiral. A fall pennant tops off this refined autumn look.

69. Halloween Candy Wreath

 

This Halloween candy wreath at Living a Vida Holoka is a little bit different than your typical Halloween wreath, but it’s also one of the easiest to make. Chances are if you’re getting ready for Halloween, you’ve already got several bags of colorful pre-wrapped candy lying around for trick-or-treaters. All you need to do is purchase an extra bag or two of candies with packaging in colors that you think will look good in your wreath.

70. Buffalo Plaid Farmhouse Wreath

 

Buffalo plaid is a popular pattern to use in rustic or farmhouse decor, and fall seasonal decorations are no exception to the rule. This farmhouse wreath from Lovely Etc. adds some black-and-white style to your decor, but you can include different colors of faux flowers as the centerpiece decoration at the bottom of the wreath if you want to include an accent color from other areas of your home. This monochromatic look is also a smart autumn look for homes that have a modern or contemporary aesthetic.

Fall Wreath FAQ

Are Fall Wreaths Tacky?

You may have heard people express distaste for fall wreaths on the grounds that they’re tacky or overly fussy, but a lot of these criticisms come from poorly designed or put-together wreaths. To create a homemade fall wreath that doesn’t look tacky, you need to choose the proper materials, centerpiece decorations, and design for your wreath. Taking a bunch of faux leaves and branches and just gluing them willy-nilly on a wreath will end up looking sloppy and cluttered.

To avoid this, here are a few tips for keeping your homemade fall wreath design looking classy:

  • Less is more. For more simple wreaths, be sure not to add too many extra pieces. Otherwise, it may end up looking thrown together rather than a deliberate design. Wreaths are like outfits – one of the best ways to look like you aren’t trying too hard is to pick out your accessories, then put a few back.
  • Keep things consistent. If you’re putting together a fall wreath that has the same material all the way around, whether it’s nuts or burlap, you will want to keep everything looking balanced from one end of the wreath to the other. In some designs, it’s okay for the wreath to look a little bottom heavy with a focal point decoration, but otherwise, if you’re hot gluing things onto your wreath, you’ll want to keep things looking even all the way around to avoid an amateur arts-and-crafts look.
  • Check out the colors in the rest of your house. If your house is decorated in cool blues and greens, you won’t want to choose colors in your wreath that clash. Instead, choose complementary colors from the opposite side of the color wheel or pick matching colors for a more monochromatic vibe. When in doubt, decorating your wreath in neutral colors will match any interior or exterior design your home already has.
  • Stick to a color scheme. A handy guide is to use three discrete colors plus a shade of one of the colors you’re already using. This will help keep your wreath looking unified. If you’re using patterned materials, try to stick to one pattern and then incorporate colors within it as your solids.

If you make your fall wreath carefully and choose colors/textures that work well with each other, your wreath will only help make your home look nicer than it already does!

How Do You Choose Accessories for a Fall Wreath?

By using the DIY wreath recipes in the list above, you’ll avoid having to choose your own fall wreath accessories. Most of these DIY wreaths have a supply list that will tell you everything you need to buy to pull off the perfect wreath. However, if you want to do a variation on one of the wreaths above or you just want to design your own, you’ll need some ideas for good general fall wreath accessories.

Here are a few of the different materials you can use to design a fall wreath:

  • Faux branches/leaves/berries
  • Nuts
  • Ribbons
  • Wheat stalks
  • Dried citrus slices
  • Faux flowers

What Themes Are Traditional for a Fall Wreath?

Fall wreaths come in a wide variety of different themes and designs, which is great because no matter how your house is decorated there’s sure to be a fall wreath style that will look great in it. These are some of the typical themes you’ll see fall wreaths built around:

  • Halloween: Halloween wreaths are a great way to decorate for the spookiest month of the year, and they’re also a good indicator to the neighborhood that you’re a house to stop at for trick-or-treating. Halloween decor on the outside of your home helps trick-or-treaters know if you celebrate the holiday or not.
  • Fall flowers: Floral arrangements aren’t as popular in the fall as they are in the spring and summer. However, faux flowers that are symbolic of fall, such as sunflowers and mums, are a great way to incorporate florals into your home decor all year without having to worry about cold fall nights killing them off.
  • Harvest: Many fall wreaths revolve around a harvest or woodland theme, and these wreaths are usually heavy on forest found objects such as branches, faux leaves, nuts, and faux berry twigs. Faux mini pumpkins are also a popular accessory. Harvest-themed fall wreaths are probably one of the most popular types due to this type of wreath dating all the way back to ancient Greece.
  • Farmhouse: Farmhouse fall wreaths tend to incorporate materials found on farms such as burlap, straw, dried Indian corn, and wheat stalks. These wreaths look awesome with rustic decor and can help spruce up an otherwise simple country exterior.

Are Fall Wreaths Expensive to Make?

Fall wreaths can be as expensive or as cheap to make as you want. In general, the fancier your wreath-making materials are, the more expensive the final product will be to make. To avoid a big bill for your wreath project, stick with simpler materials such as burlap over silk ribbon, and try to incorporate found objects instead of just buying everything at the craft store.

Here’s a few additional tips for keeping your fall wreaths affordable:

  • Watch for sales. Buying your crafting supplies on sale can save you hundreds of dollars over the course of the season. Just don’t go overboard buying stuff you “think” you’ll need, because otherwise you’ll end up spending a bunch of money on supplies you won’t actually use.
  • Buy in bulk. Certain fall crafting supplies like faux leaves and burlap ribbon are smart to buy in bulk. These items don’t go bad and come in handy for a wide range of different fall crafting products, so buying them in bulk should save you money in the long run.
  • Reuse your wreaths. The cost of making fall wreaths will really build up if you decide you want to make new wreaths every year, so make a point to take care of your old wreaths by storing them in protective containers in the off-season and making sure they don’t get damaged by mice or moths. This is especially the case if you end up building an expensive wreath.

Many people associate wreaths with Christmas, but the truth is that there are different DIY and crafted wreaths you can use to adorn your front door or your household walls for any season or holiday. Fall wreaths are a great way to incorporate seasonal arrangements into your home as well as a way to show off your flair for home crafts. The great thing about DIY seasonal wreaths is that they can help you set a mood for your home no matter what time of year it is.