This easy to make fall wreath tutorial is a inexpensive DIY project you can whip up this weekend. You probably have half the supplies in your house already!
I needed a new fall wreath this year, since the chipmunks did a number on my old one. Who knew they would want to eat my acorns?
And since money doesn't grow on trees (as opposed to acorns), I decided to throw one together myself.
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Easy To Make Fall Wreath
- Grapevine wreath
- Bushel basket lid
- Fall leaf garland
- Bow or ribbon to make a bow (mine was made with burlap ribbon)
- Bag of faux pumpkins/gourds
- Vintage colander (I picked this one up at a yard sale for really really cheap, but you can find them at thrift stores or new ones just about anywhere)
- Hot glue gun
- Floral wire (optional)
I used floral wire to wire the bushel basket lid to the back of the grapevine wreath.
You could also use twist ties or hot glue if you don't have a ridiculously extensive collection of floral wire. Some people hoard empty food containers, I hoard floral wire.
And yes, I did use dirty gardening pruners to cut my floral wire. Why use the proper tool, when you can just run out to the garage and grab the first thing you see.
This is where it gets really complicated, so pay close attention.
Take the garland and lay it on top of the grapevine wreath. Use floral wire or hot glue to attach it.
Hope I didn't lose you on that last step.
OK, so then attach your bow. Again, floral wire or hot glue will do the deed. I may have some extra floral wire if you run out.
I played around with just adding a large pumpkin to the wreath, but decided on using a colander filled with smaller pumpkins for a more unique fall look.
I wired the colander onto the wreath and then hot glued the pumpkins/gourds onto the colander.
Boom! You're done.
Easy peasy, pumpkin pie squeezy.
The whole shebang took ten minutes to make.
BTW, if you need a tutorial for making a bow, Ann from On Sutton Place has a nice post on How To Make A perfect Bow.
Now get out there and let's show these chipmunks they can't ruin our fall decor.
It's us against them and pretty always wins!
Other fall projects you may enjoy:
Repurposed Funnel Jack-o'-Lantern
5 Festive Fall Porch Ideas To Copy
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
This is so fun, Pam! I really love the idea of using the basket lid for a backing...great support for any kind of wreath! Thanks for sharing!
Love your sense of humor AND your wreath! The old colander is a great touch. You have inspired me to get busy with fall decorating.
Fun and eye catching! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration.
LOVE it. Particularly the colander with pumpkins, gourds part. Burlap bow is awesome too.
Musings from Kim K.
This is the day for wreath posts! Love the colander. Always a fan of burlap too. Great mix of textures and fall treasures. Another winner!
It's so bright and pretty! I like how unusual it is with the colander and the back on it.
Wow! That's adorable! It is drenched in everything fall- love all of the different elements you've used. Cute, cute, cute!
That came out so cute. Are you going to the CL Fair. If so when will you be there.
Sweet. We've had wreath rodent attacks here, too. Pervasive little buggers.
Hi Pam, this is a darling wreath. I love the old colander holding the pumpkins. Gremmie kitten loves to destroy wreaths, dried hydrangeas, and anything that moves basically. xo, olive
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living
Such a cute wreath!!
@Debby - I'll send you an email, but yes, I am going!!!
Vickie @ Ranger 911
I love the colander and the basket lid you added to your autumn wreath! I heard a rumor that there are toothless chipmunks roaming your neighborhood. Have you checked your wreath today? Darn chipmunks.
Shabby chic Sandy
That turned out great! It was 94 degrees today--not feeling like Fall at all here. 🙂
I'm totally in love with this wreath!
What a beautiful fall wreath! I love the basket lid and the colander! Especially love the burlap bow! Thanks for sharing!
Ashley @ The Houston House
That's just cute as it can be! I love fall so much!
Love the use of the colander! Love it!
the cape on the corner
the pumpkins in the colander just give extra fall punch. love it!
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
love the addition of the colander - super cute!