DIY a Sunburst + Sunflower Fall Wreath

Give your porch, patio or foyer an autumnal update with this easy-to-craft fall wreath that pairs a sunburst shape with faux sunflowers for DIY fall decor that'll brighten up any spot — either indoors or out.

Photo by: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Materials Needed

  • sunburst-style grapevine wreath
  • large and medium faux sunflowers
  • faux yellow blooms, like allium
  • faux pussywillow
  • faux eucalyptus greenery
  • wire snips or heavy-duty shears
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • wide decorative ribbon or a wreath hanger for hanging

Prep Faux Stems + Blooms

Using wire snips, cut greenery and pussywillow branches into sections that are approximately the same length as the wreath's grapevine branches (Image 1). Cut the faux sunflowers and allium into shorter lengths with just enough stem (approximately 3”) to tuck into wreath form (Image 2).

Gather Materials

On a protected work surface, gather wreath and cut faux blooms and greenery stems. Plug in hot glue gun and allow it to warm up.

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Add Faux Pussywillow

Working in small sections, add hot glue to the faux pussywillow’s ends (Image 1), then securely push the glued ends into the grapevine wreath form (Image 2). Working your way around the wreath, add 10-12 faux pussywillow stems, spacing them evenly.

Add Faux Eucalyptus

Add a bit of hot glue to each faux greenery branch’s end, then securely push into the wreath form. Working your way around the wreath, use the faux eucalyptus stems to fill in areas between the pussywillow.

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Add Faux Blooms

Finally, hot-glue on the faux sunflowers and allium blooms, pushing the short stems into the grapevine wreath form to anchor them, and alternating between medium and large sunflower heads (Image 1). Tip: To better position the sunflower blooms so they're facing out, bend the stem into a right angle, if necessary (Image 2).

Hang With Ribbon

One of my favorite ways to display wreaths is to wrap wide ribbon around the top of the wreath, then tack the ribbon's ends to the top of the door with a flat thumbtack. Alternatively, you can use a metal wreath hanger or self-adhesive hook and just loop the decorative ribbon through it.

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Fluff + Fill In Any Holes

After hanging your finished wreath, look it over from all angles — including the sides, top and bottom — and fill in any empty spots with additional faux greenery, pussywillow or blooms (Images 1-3).

Fall Up Your Patio, Too

To give your great outdoors even more of a fall fix-up, swap out your summer plants for fall plants and cozy up outdoor furniture with a colorful throw (Images 1 and 2).

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