Looking for DIY Fall wreath ideas for your front door? Make this colorful, Fall wreath for only $12 in supplies!
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Now, as you enter my home, you’ll notice my colorful front door wreath. This was a new, DIY project I completed this Fall using mainly items from Dollar Tree. Here was my shopping list:
You can purchase the items for your wreath anywhere. I chose Dollar Tree because I was trying to create a wreath for less. Other options for faux florals could include Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics, Michaels or even from faux greenery or flowers that you already have on hand. Think about creating your wreath from old wreaths or arrangements that you no longer like, or even items that you find at Goodwill or a garage sale.
To create the wreath, first I cut the 7 bunches of flowers into individual flowers using a wire cutter (which I had on hand). The good thing about these artificial flowers is that they come with between three and six separate flower stems. Therefore, you can separate them and get many more flowers for your dollar.
My wreath includes a few bunches of burgundy dahlias, orange daisies, and orange and yellow peonies, along with some leaves and berries.
Separating the bunches makes it easier to disperse the various flowers evenly around the wreath form. Scissors will work, but not well to cut through the wire because it’s pretty thick. Trust me on this one, and your hands will thank you later! If you don’t have wire cutters, you could alternatively use something sharper than scissors, such as nail clippers, in a pinch.
Then you’ll want to kind of plan out how you want to lay out your wreath, given the existing stems and colors that you have. This will ensure that you have enough flowers to go around the wreath, and also that you won’t end up with too many of one color at the end of your supply of flowers.
Next, I alternated each type of flower by wrapping them around the wreath form and attaching each one to the form with floral wire. This is the trickiest part, only because my flowers didn’t always want to cooperate! If you’ve ever made a wreath, you’ll understand this one. 🙂 This is why I always use the wire and wrap it around to secure the flowers to the wreath.
Once I had achieved the look I desired, I added the three mini faux pumpkins to the top of the wreath. Finally, I took the mini wooden welcome sign and attached it to the bottom of my wreath. (Note: This sign was pulled off of another flower I found at Walmart. I loved the sign and also the sunflower it was attached to but didn’t want to use them as they were. But for $1, I knew that I could repurpose both of them in different ways. A win-win!)
As I mentioned, all of the flower and supply items to create the wreath were $1 or less. Therefore, my total cost to create the wreath was $12. The time to assemble the wreath was around 30 minutes. This was actually a project I did while sitting on the couch watching TV in two different sessions. It was so easy and dare I say, fun to do.
I highly recommend creating your own wreath rather than purchasing one from the store. If you’ve ever shopped for wreaths, they can be as much as $30 to $50 or even more, depending on how large they are or from what materials they are made.
Now, if you are looking for more of a high-end look, and dollar store flowers just don’t cut it, I have another suggestion. Simply visit your local hobby or craft store and browse their faux floral displays for the right type of greenery and flowers to make your arrangement. These stores almost always discount their floral bunches from 25 to 60 percent. You just have to watch for the right sale. Another option is to look in local newspapers, online or on discount apps for coupons to use when you shop. You should never have to pay full, retail price for your faux flowers or greenery. This should reduce the cost to create your wreath substantially.
I have gotten lots of compliments on my wreath. Maybe it’s not everyone’s taste, but you could do you with your own, favorite colors or even objects that fit your theme or the season. The point is that you can create your own wreath rather than buying one, and it’s a lot easier and less expensive than you might think.
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Susan is a Midwest mom of two and lover of all things colorful in the home. She works with homeowners to find their unique style and color palette while keeping their budgets and lifestyles in mind. You can find her hanging out on Instagram at @colorjoyinteriors or Twitter @getcolorjoy, where she shares her latest colorful projects and inspirations.
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