30 DIY Fall Wreaths You Haven’t Already Seen
Dress up your door with one of these crafty DIY fall wreaths! This list of ideas includes everything from cute to creepy—and all the autumn styles in between.
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Forage in your own backyard to make this natural fall wreath. Collect acorns, small branches, pine cones and other autumn offerings; then use a hot glue gun to attach them to a foam wreath form like this. Start with larger pieces, and then fill in the gaps with smaller items. If you don’t have access to the real stuff, purchase faux foliage for the same effect.
When you’re done, celebrate with some tasty acorn treats!
Spooky Bat Wreath
This bat wreath by @maranda_christine_ is spooky yet delicate; perfectly balanced to capture the playfulness of Halloween without going over the top. To create your own, start with a natural wispy twig wreath. Then it’s as simple as adding on a few accessories with glue. Arrange faux fall leaves in the middle of the wreath, and a few bat figurines (the ones seen here are dollar store finds!) to the outer border.
Faux Gourd Wreath
Oh my gourd, what a beautiful fall wreath to decorate your front porch! Make your own by collecting miniature faux gourds from the craft store or dollar store, and then attach them to a grapevine wreath with a hot glue gun (here’s a top rated mini glue gun, the perfect size for craft projects). Add pine cones, leaves and berries to fill in any gaps.
Chalkboard Fall Wreath
Here’s an autumn “wreath” that’s a little outside the box. Hang a small chalkboard on your front door with a welcoming message (we love using chalk markers). Then wrap a long autumn garland made with flexible wire around the frame. This one is great for fall, but you can actually use it year-round! Just change out the garland and the chalkboard message to fit each season.
Wood Ball Fall Wreath
Here’s what you need to recreate this gorgeous designer-looking fall wreath by @medecoryou. Start with a 16-in. wood wreath ring. Cover the top half of the ring with a row of split wood balls. For the bottom of the wreath, create a symmetrical floral arrangement using fall foliage and pine cones.
Spider Mum Wreath
This example by @handcrafted.by.evelyne utilizes both spider mums and spider pattern ribbon to make a cute yet creepy Halloween wreath. To make your own, cover a foam or grapevine wreath with faux black mums. Then top with a spider ribbon bow! This is another one that can be customized for each season by simply changing the color of the mums and the ribbon.
Modern Floral Fall Wreath
This pretty hoop wreath by @avillageofflowers uses a brass hoop as the base for an extra elegant detail. The other shining star is the mini palm spears, that help add bulk to the floral arrangement. Feathery flowers and delicate stems in modern fall colors finish the look.
Halloween Graveyard Wreath
Who knew a miniature graveyard could be so cute? This creative Halloween wreath by @hellotifni was made with moss, mini pumpkins and hand-painted wooden tombstones (alternatively, you could use these foam tomb stone picks). Attach everything using the always-dependable hot glue gun.
White Owl Wreath
This all-white owl wreath by @allthingshome_by_patricia is sophisticated yet still brings a cozy autumn vibe to her front door decor. Inspired to make your own? Grab a white berry wreath and add a cute owl figurine. Next to the owl, finish with a flourish of fall leaves, feathers and wheat stems—and you’re done!
Here’s another DIY wreath that makes a big impact, despite being a super simple project. All you need is a grapevine wreath and a set of miniature faux pumpkins. Cover the wreath with the pumpkins using a hot glue gun, and you’re done! The monochromatic style looks great both up-close and from a distance.
Spindly Spiderweb Wreath
For this cute and spooky wreath, spraypaint a grapevine wreath. Here an imperfect paint job lends to the eerie feel. Create a spiderweb from twin or yarn then nestle plastic or pom pom spiders into the web. Add extras like paper flowers and a bow to finish it off.
Candy Corn Wreath
Here’s a great way to use last year’s bag of candy corn you might still have hanging around. Start by painting a foam wreath with black spray paint; you want full coverage, so use two or three coats if necessary. This ensures any part of the wreath that’s visible through the candy will be black. Once dry, glue on each piece of candy corn in tidy rows to completely cover the wreath. Finish the look with two or three faux flowers.
Upcycled Owl Wreath
This fall-inspired DIY owl wreath can be made with craft supplies and household items you may already have on hand. Start with a grapevine wreath and create wings with bark (fabric-wrapped foam would also work). Mason jar lids and floral stems make up the eyes. And the belly is an old placemat! Don’t be afraid to use unconventional craft supplies when making a wreath like this, but aim to keep everything in the same color family for a cohesive look.
Burlap Pumpkin Wreath
This cute pumpkin wreath looks complicated, but is actually an easy DIY project. Start with a 16-in. wire wreath form and about 20 yards of 5-in. wide orange burlap ribbon. Secure one end of the burlap ribbon to the wire frame using a knot. Then, gather a small amount of burlap ribbon into a loop and push it up between two of the wires in the frame. Continue looping and pushing the loops through the wires, until the whole frame is filled with bunches if burlap.
This simple clothespin fall wreath would be a fun project to do with a child. Glue clothespins to a wood wreath ring, staggering their placement. Then add a few autumn leaves for embellishment. You can use crochet leaves as shown here, realistic faux leaves or these kid-friendly foam leaves (they’re self-adhesive for easy placement).
Maximalist Foliage Wreath
More is better when it comes to this maximalist fall wreath from @j_and_b_home. Don’t hold back when making your own fall foliage wreath. Stuff a wreath form with fall stems, branches, berries and sprays and when you think you’re done—add more!
Midnight Raven Wreath
To make your own version of this Midnight Raven Wreath, layer black on black, on black! Black ribbon, black leaves and black flower stems come together to create a creepy, droopy floral arrangement on top of the wreath. Then add a raven to the bottom of the wreath to keep watch over your Halloween visitors.
Fabric Fall Wreath
Don’t throw away your fabric scraps! Instead, use the fall-colored fabric to make this autumn wreath. If you don’t have a fabric stash, pick out a variety of new fabrics in the same color family, buying just a quarter yard of each pattern. (You can also purchase bundles of precut fabric strips from Etsy.) Then tie strips of fabric in knots around a foam or wire wreath form.
Halloween Eyeball Wreath
This eerie eyeball wreath is the perfect DIY Halloween craft to keep an eye on your guests. Attach the plastic eyeballs and black background leaves to a foam wreath form. If you want to give trick-or-treaters a fun fright on Halloween, use glow-in-the-dark eyeballs for an even creepier effect
Bad to the Bone Wreath
Grab a medium size skeleton to recreate this fun Halloween wreath by @handcrafted.by.evelyne. In addition to the cheerful skeleton perched on the wreath, you can add black flowers, orange berry stems and gauzy fabric. At night, don’t forget to light it up with some twinkly LED lights.
Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath
This deco mesh turkey wreath is sure to get smiles from your Thanksgiving guests. Start with a wire wreath. To make the turkey tail, roll pieces of deco mesh into tight rolls, bunching several together in the middle with a pipe cleaner. Then, attach the bundle to the wire wreath so the curly ends stick out. Paint a wooden turkey for the center.
Creepy Crawly Wreath
This creepy-crawly fall wreath is sure to make your Halloween visitors squirm. Buy plastic or rubber bugs and spray paint them gold. Then attach them to a black grape vine wreath form; if you can handle touching them, of course!
Farmhouse Autumn Wreath
This beautiful rustic wreath by @wreathsbymorgon is available in her Etsy shop. If you’re inspired to make a similar version; all you need is a grapevine wreath, faux leaves, and orange check ribbon. Add a wooden hello sign for an extra welcoming touch.
Fall Hoop Wreath
An asymmetrical hoop wreath like this beauty from @katesflowermarket is a more modern take on the fall wreath, and we are here for it. You can snag your own in her Etsy shop. But if you want to try a similar DIY version; grab a hoop form, fall foliage and a couple velvet pumpkins—then get crafty!
Simple Fall Leaf Wreath
This stunning fall leaf wreath by @kclee.co highlights the simple beauty of autumn leaves. If it inspires you to make your own, start with a spiral twig wreath then add the fall leaves. Instead of loose leaves, use leaf stem sprays. The stems will give you more consistency in size, and a more natural look.
Moody Dried Flower Wreath
Here’s another asymmetrical fall wreath by @indigoblooms.flowerfarm that is making us swoon. Although tones of brown and orange are the traditional fall colors, the deep plum used in this wreath proves that autumn comes in all sorts of deep, rich hues. Try making your own version with a grapevine wreath a faux florals in dark purple, plum and burgundy.
This harvest autumn wreath would look gorgeous on any door. But a DIY version would be doable for even beginner-level crafters. You’ll need a grapevine wreath and three different colors of fall foliage to recreate the color block style. Look for stalks of wheat and other grasses and grains to get the same textured look.
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Bundt Pan Turkey Wreath
Grab an old bundt pan, or purchase one from a thrift store to make this playful turkey wreath. Cut out a piece of foam board to create a back for the bundt pan. Then hot glue ornamental grasses and faux feathers to the foam, spacing them out and alternating textures to create the turkey feathers. Glue a stuffed turkey into the pan’s center void to create its body.
Pampas Grass Fall Wreath
Fluffy pampas grass is the perfect fall accent, which is why we are obsessed with this stunning pampas grass wreath by @stixandstems_. This example uses real dried pampas grass which looks gorgeous, but can be too delicate for outdoor use. Go for more durable artificial pampas grass if you opt to make your own and want to hang it on the front door.
Skeleton Hand Wreath
Visitors beware! This skeleton hand wreath by @ourbandannahome will spook out your friends, and you won’t have to spend much to make it! You can use any type of black wreath for the base (or makeover a wreath with black spray paint!). Then tie a skeleton hand from the dollar store to hang down the center of the wreath. Finish with a gauzy bow on top.