19 Fall-Tastic DIY Wreaths
From fresh wreaths that fill your home with an autumnal aroma to faux wreaths that can displayed year after year, these DIY decorations are a classic way to welcome fall — both indoors and out.
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Mix Fruit With Succulents
A wire wreath form topped by succulents, berry sprigs, seasonal greenery and bright yellow Fuyu persimmons is sure to add a cheery pop of fall color anywhere. The greenery and fruit used here are fresh so this wreath's beauty will be short lived; for a long-lasting wreath, sub faux materials to create a wreath you can display year after year. Make your own with our step-by-step instructions.
Go Crazy for Color
Cover a wire wreath form with freshly snipped magnolia leaves to create this modern and multi-hued take on a traditional wreath. To bring in the color, choose six different shades of paint based on your home's architecture or pick a traditional fall palette of oranges, reds and yellows. Learn how to make your own.
New Take for an Old Rake
Forgo the wreath form for this fall decoration that uses a new or old garden rake as its base. Faux fall flowers and silk leaves ensure it's an arrangement you'll be able to display for many falls to come. Craft your own with our step-by-step instructions.
Fresh and Fragrant
This bronze-hued beauty gets its good looks and lingering scent courtesy of fresh bunches of leaves, herbs and berries. Learn how to make your own.
Turn Ribbon Into Roses
Craft a cheery touch of fall for your front door with a moss-covered wreath form and autumnal ribbon roses that look complicated but are actually a snap to make. Learn how to make your own.
Give Your Wreath a Little Character
Our friends at HGTV Magazine share how to create this cute fall wreath with affordable items from your local craft store. Get crafting with our step-by-step instructions.
All the Colors of Fall
Top a twig wreath form with corn husks, preserved fall leaves, mini pumpkins and dried grasses to create this front door decoration that can stand up to the elements while giving your front door a colorful fall update.
Make It Bountiful
Add pinecones and assorted faux berries and greenery to an inexpensive grapevine wreath to create a gorgeous autumnal decoration you can display either indoors or out. Best of all: Just add a red ribbon to transition this wreath from fall to Christmas. Learn how to make your own with our step-by-step instructions.
Make It Multipurpose
A square grapevine wreath form, chartreuse reindeer moss, wooden numbers and a plaque are all you need to craft this front door wreath that does double duty brightening up your entry while making it easy for holiday guests to find your address. See more ways to deck out your front porch for fall from our friends at HGTV Magazine.
Craft a 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. Make your own with our step-by-step instructions.
Put Nature's Bounty to Work
Go foraging in your backyard to gather the acorns and pine cones needed for this woodsy, budget-friendly wreath. But, free materials mean a little extra prep: To prevent the acorns from molding or any creepy crawlies from appearing, first wash, then bake the acorns on a foil-lined sheet for 1-1/2 to 2 hours in a 200-degree oven. Pine cones are less likely to contain bugs but the sticky sap can make a real mess so place them in the oven with the acorns for the last hour of baking to crystallize the sap. Get step-by-step instructions.
Wreaths Aren't Just for the Outdoors
An inexpensive wreath form, moss and our free printable templates are all you need to create this rustic fall wreath. The paper flowers and banner are cute but definitely not weather-resistant so hang the completed wreath over a mirror in your entry or on a kitchen cupboard to bring a fall touch indoors.
Craft a Holiday-Spanning Wreath
Wrap freshly cut magnolia leaves around an inexpensive foam wreath form for a streamlined, modern take on a traditional fall wreath. The leaves will dry in place and turn a gorgeous coppery hue. No need to take this wreath down when you swap out your Thanksgiving decorations for Christmas — just change the ribbon to match your holiday decor. Get step-by-step instructions.
Pile on the (Faux) Pumpkins
Faux pumpkins are useful for so many purposes but they're light weight and long-lasting durability make them an especially great candidate for being turned into a cheery wreath. Hot glue them to a wreath shape cut from plywood or even foamcore for a front door decoration you can craft in minutes. Image courtesy of HGTV Magazine.
Make a Rectangular Rustic Wreath
Add an earthy touch indoors with this twist on a traditional round fall wreath. Dried mushrooms, moss, seed pods and grasses form the base while russet fresh or faux pears add a pop of fall color. Learn how to make your own.
Give your front door a personalized touch by turning inexpensive craft-store materials into a rustic monogram to take the place of a standard fall wreath. Make your own with our step-by-step instructions.
Try a New Twist on Tradition
Shake up your front door with a square wreath featuring colorful ears of Indian corn. Head to your local craft store for materials then assemble this harvest-themed outdoor decoration in just a few hours. Learn how to make your own.
Brighten Up the Entryway
Wreaths aren't just great as front door decorations, they're also an easy way to add a fall touch to your entryway. Hang one over the mirror or on the back of the front door to quickly deck out your foyer for fall. Get more tips for decorating for fall.
Freshen Up Your Front Door
Variegated croton in saturated shades of green, gold and red surrounded by vibrant mums and pumpkins give HGTV fan gdiveris' front entry a colorful fall pick-me-up. Both plants are perennials and can either be brought indoors to weather the winter or, if you live in a warm climate, planted to add color to your landscape.