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Easy Affordable DIY Fall Wreath

Easy Affordable DIY Fall Wreath

It's fall! It's here!! Hello everything pumpkin, football and blanket scarves. Everybody is whipping out their fall decorations, or purchasing the newest home decor trends. I personally would love to restock my seasonal decorations every year, but that's just not realistically in our budget.

 

So, I like to have staple, classic pieces that are timeless, and will go with our family and style for years to come. What's one of the best ways to accomplish this? DIY decor! You can customize it to your specifications, make multiples (so they always coordinate) and save money! That's exactly why I finally made my own fall wreaths (been meaning to do this for years). See below what supplies I used, and how utterly simple this design is! Literally, ANYONE could do this!

 

Supplies

Hot Glue Gun

Extra Glue Sticks

Strong Wire Cutters

Floral Stems

Additional Decor Items (Stems/Ribbons)

Twig Wreath

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I didn't even really need the hot glue gun, because of the wreath I chose. The stems fit nice & snug into the branches. But if there was a certain part sticking out, or I wanted some extra hold, that was where the glue came in handy.

I didn't even really need the hot glue gun, because of the wreath I chose. The stems fit nice & snug into the branches. But if there was a certain part sticking out, or I wanted some extra hold, that was where the glue came in handy.

 

First, I figured out what position I wanted the wreath. Then, I put the most important focal point on, the flowers.

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Final touch is adding your extra decorations. I chose cotton, feathers and pumpkins for fun southern fall decor. (Adding a nice burlap ribbon would have been a good choice too!)

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I chose these wreaths because they were very natural and simple. I didnt want to have to completely cover my wreath, because that would mean more time and money. I also chose to do two, because we have two doors, the front door (which we never use) and the side/garage door. I wanted them to coordinate, so I got enough flowers and extras to fill both wreaths. This was the final product:

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I was really happy with the way these wreaths turned out. I love the sunflowers as the main flower, because they are a fun, bright yellow and transition well for fall. I added the cotton because we live in South Carolina, and I just adore the farmhouse look. And of course, I had to have pumpkins to represent autumn. A wreath design like this is perfect, because its very holiday neutral and lasts from September to November. 

I also mentioned something about affordability before... The total cost of all of these products (minus the hot glue gun, glue sticks and pliers, because those are just basic necessities I already had), was only $20!! When I went to Hobby Lobby to check out their fall section, the pre-decorated wreaths were anywhere from $40-$75. And that was just for one wreath! Granted, you can get 40% to 50% off, but I needed two wreaths that coordinated, but not necessarily matched. I also was not too impressed with their selection of premade wreaths, so I chose to make my own. 

I hope this design is simple enough for you to attempt on your own. There really isnt a simpler way to make a DIY wreath. As a busy, stay at home mom, my time is precious. Although I love to craft, I do not want to spend multiple hours/days doing it! Now I have two fall wreaths that will last for all the autumn months, years to come, personalized to my style/home decor AND they were more affordable than one pre-made wreath.

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Do you love DIY projects, do you hate them? What is your favorite DIY project? What are you looking forward to this fall? Would love to know in the comments below! <3 Amanda

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