3 Wooden Bead Wreaths to DIY for Fall

No matter your chosen fall aesthetic, we've got an easy-to-DIY wooden bead wreath that's sure to add a touch of fall to any interior space or freshen up your front door.

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

Sure, you could spend $80 to $100 on a handmade wooden bead wreath, but why wouldn’t you just make it yourself? We’ve come up with three autumn-inspired DIY wooden bead wreaths to give your door a fall-fresh look on a budget. Choose one to DIY or give them all a try.

Feather Wreath

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

Materials Needed

  • wooden bead wreath
  • walnut stain
  • staining cloth
  • assorted large, single feathers
  • assorted smaller feather picks
  • floral wire
  • 1' leather strip
  • brass grommet and grommet kit
  • hammer
  • wire cutters
  • utility knife

Stain Beads

Use walnut stain to darken the wooden bead wreath, following the stain manufacturer’s instructions for proper application and drying time.

Attach Feathers

Once dry, attach large, single feathers at the bottom of the wreath form. Position the feathers facing outward, then tightly fasten in the middle with floral wire (Image 1). Slide smaller feather picks into the floral wire to create a layered look and add visual variety (Image 2). If necessary, shorten the length of the picks using wire cutters and add additional floral wire to secure where needed (Image 3).

Attach Leather Hanger

A leather hanger will give this wooden wreath a rustic appeal that’s perfect for fall. Start by cutting a leather strip just long enough to wrap around the wreath with a few inches to spare. Next, double the strip over and place the end on a wood backer board. Place the leather punch on the strip and hammer until it passes through both layers.

Slide the grommet into the hole and place it on the anvil. Place the second grommet piece over the first, then slide the mandrel into the top of the grommet and evenly hammer until the grommet is fully set (Image 1). Wrap the strip around the wreath form with the grommet exposed at the front (Images 2 & 3).

Farmhouse Fresh Wreath

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

Materials Needed

  • wooden bead wreath
  • faux eucalyptus stems
  • floral wire
  • wire cutters
  • assorted foam and velvet pumpkin picks
  • pre-wired pinecones
  • thick plaid ribbon
  • scissors

Attach Eucalyptus

Securely attach faux eucalyptus to the bottom of a wooden bead wreath using floral wire. Position the eucalyptus with the stems in the middle and the leaves bunched on each side.

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

Add Pumpkins and Pinecones

Bunch soft foam pumpkin picks around the eucalyptus to hide the stems and floral wire. Group the pumpkins in varying sizes and colors, hiding the wires as you go (Image 1). Place pre-wired pinecones in the voids to fill in and cover any exposed wire (Image 2).

Add a Bow as a Hanger

Cut off a long piece of a thick plaid ribbon that fits the color scheme of the wreath (Image 1). Loop ribbon around the top of the wreath, then tie in a bow for an adorably autumnal hanger (Image 2).

Pretty in Pampas Wreath

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

Materials Needed

  • wooden bead wreath
  • pampas grass fronds
  • assorted dried grass stems
  • raffia
  • floral wire
  • wire cutters

Attach Pampas Grass

Attach assorted pampas grass fronds along the sides of a wooden bead wreath. Use floral wire to secure the fronds in multiple locations, so the fronds loosely follow the curvature of the wreath.

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

Attach Assorted Stems

Work in assorted dried grass stems by sliding them into the floral wire that’s holding the pampas grass (Images 1 & 2).

Tie Off With Raffia

To cover the stems and floral wire, tie raffia around the middle of the wreath form. Finally, simply fluff the pampas grass and hang the wreath by placing the frame of the wreath on a nail or wreath hook.

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

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