Fall Is Here! Get Your Door Ready for the Season With These 8 Wreaths
Want to instantly bring a touch of fall into your home decor? Try a wreath! Better yet, make one yourself. We've rounded up eight easy DIY fall wreaths that will look great on your front door or inside the house, whether your taste is cozy and rustic, sleek and modern, or if you want to add a bit of spooky style for Halloween.
Rustic: Mini Pumpkin Wreath
Instead of making a wreath with bulky plastic gourds, try using putka pods, which are natural, dried seed pods that look exactly like tiny pumpkins. When hot glued over a foam wreath form and embellished with a pretty ribbon, it makes an elegant statement for fall that can be used year after year.
They look like tiny pumpkins, but this wreath is actually made with putka pods, which are natural dried seed pods. Best of all, they won't deteriorate like real pumpkins. Get the how-to >>
Rustic: Fruit and Foliage Wreath
Featuring fruit, pinecones, moss and dried mushrooms, this rectangular wreath is bursting with the bounty of fall. Bonus: You can also lay it flat on a table as a centerpiece. Get the how-to >>
Rustic: Corn Husk Wreath
Pick up a basic straw wreath and some tamale wrappers from the grocery store to make this simple yet sophisticated wreath. Get the how-to >>
Modern: Painted Magnolia Wreath
David A. Land (Styled by Elizabeth Demos)
A color palette of cool blues and greens paired with punches of vibrant orange lends a graphic, modern look to this painted magnolia leaf wreath. Get the how-to >>
Modern: Grapevine With a Twist
A traditional grapevine wreath with classic flint corn gets a contemporary update, thanks to an abstract yarn pattern and felted stems. Get the how-to >>
Modern: Halloween Chevron Wreath
Sporting a trendy chevron pattern, this Halloween wreath feels chic, not spooky. Get the how-to >>
Spooky: Flying Bat Wreath
You can easily craft this sculptural wreath that resembles bats taking flight with just craft foam, floral wire, fabric and yarn. Get the how-to >>
Spooky: Googly Eyes Wreath
Hosting a Halloween party? Create an eerie entrance for guests with this easy wreath made with a feather boa and Ping-Pong balls. Get the how-to >>
You're Being Watched
Keep an eye on trick-or-treaters with a googly-eyed wreath. To make it, pick up two to three bags of white Ping-Pong balls online or at a sports store. Use hot glue to attach them, in layers, to a foam wreath form with hot glue. Once all visible parts of the wreath form have been covered, attach small and large googly eyes. Tip: It's best to hang the wreath with a door hanger, rather than wrapping ribbon around, so the layers of Ping-Pong balls remain undisturbed.
Upcycle Hardware Essentials
Bright orange tow rope makes it a snap to craft a cheery orange wreath you can display from Halloween through Thanksgiving. Just swap out the saying on the mini pumpkins for an easy holiday update. Learn how to make your own with our step-by-step instructions.
Rock a Skeletal Style
Give a plastic skeleton a fresh take on the afterlife as a minimalist wreath. Disassemble the skeleton by removing the thread, wire or string used to hold the pieces together. Next, attach bones to a wire wreath form using craft wire, overlapping and interlacing the bones. As a creepy finishing touch, wire the skull to the wreath's bottom so its sockets are approximately eye-level with trick-or-treaters.
Proceed With Caution
Danger ahead! Put caution tape to decorative use as a yellow-and-black crime scene wreath. Pick up a roll of caution tape from your local hardware store and a foam wreath form at the craft store. Wrap the caution tape around the form, ensuring the letters face out. Use strong tape or straight pins to secure the end of the tape to the wreath's back. Complete the look with a caution tape bow.
Be Fashion Forward
Wrap chevron fabric around a foam wreath form to craft this trendy wreath that will add a big graphic punch to your front door, living room, kitchen or anywhere. Learn how to make the bat garland.
Get Caught in the Web
Picture frames as wreaths? Sure, why not! Grab an old picture frame from a flea market or garage sale and update it with spray paint in a bold color. Next, remove the glass and artwork. Use string or yarn to create the spiraling look of a spider web then attach the web to the frame's back side with double-sided tape.
Mini "Pumpkin" Wreath
Although the tiny orange shapes covering this wreath look like diminutive pumpkins, they're actually putka pods. A great stand-in for mini pumpkins, the dried organic seed pods don't deteriorate, so your wreath can be displayed year after year. Get crafting to make your own.
Welcome Halloween guests with a friendly, furry monster wreath. To craft it, you'll need one yard of black faux fur, small balls in assorted colors and 8-10 sets of plastic vampire teeth. Cover a foam wreath form with the faux fur, securing the ends with strong tape or T-pins. Attach the balls and vampire teeth to the fur with hot glue. Finally, use black and white paint pens to add a slit pupil to each of the eyes.
Create a soft and swirly serpent wreath with yarn and bendable toy snakes. First, cover a foam wreath form entirely with black yarn. Next, gather three to five bendable, cloth-covered toy snakes (plastic and rubber snakes work too), wrapping them tightly around the form. Be sure to position their heads in different directions to give the wreath a sense of motion.
All Chained Up
Embrace a bit of the macabre with an iron shackle wreath. Search online or at local antique/thrift stores for authentic iron or steel shackles. Pick up a twig or grapevine wreath from the craft store, then wrap and drape the chain around it. Adorn the wreath with a faux black crow or raven for an added eerie touch.
Give arachnophobes the heebie-jeebies with a spider's nest wreath made with bunched gauze, ribbon and plastic spiders. First, loosely wrap a spool of pure white medical gauze (or cheesecloth) around a foam wreath form until completely covered. Next, attach a few plastic spiders to one side of the wreath with craft or hot glue. Hang the wreath with a black velvet bow looped through the top. For an added gruesome touch, glue on a pair of skeletal hands.
Add a little battitude to your front door with this wreath. To craft it, you'll need a foam wreath form, charcoal-gray yarn, black craft foam, black ribbon, floral wire and a hot glue gun. First, wrap the foam wreath form with yarn, ensuring that none of the foam shows through. Next, print this bat template in various sizes and trace the pattern onto black foam, cutting out the shapes with scissors. Poke a small hole through the top of each bat with floral wire then wire bats onto wreath, positioning them so they look like they're in flight. Finally, wrap black ribbon around the top of wreath for hanging.