This is an easy tutorial for a DIY Fall Wreath using a thrifted grapevine wreath as a base.
This is the finished fall wreath hanging on my front door! I’m a little late to the fall decor this year, but I’ll have at least a month to enjoy this wreath before moving on to Christmas decor.
I thrifted a wreath this week that wasn’t my favorite, but I figured I could repurpose it for a fall wreath! Here is the original old wreath I thrifted.
One thing I love about thrifting is doing these kind of “thrift flips.” It’s so fun repurposing something you find at the thrift store into something you love for your home! If you also like these kinds of projects, let me know, and I’ll be sure to keep sharing them.
Tips for Making a DIY Fall Wreath
Here are some tips for making your wreath:
- When you glue the stems to the wreath, be sure to add stems in the same direction, in this case clockwise, for a cohesive look.
- If you don’t have a hot glue gun, you could use floral tape or wire to attach the stems to the wreath.
- When you attach the stems, try to tuck the hot glue end into the grapevine wreath, both to hide the dried hot glue and to fasten the stem a little more under the vines.
- You can add more greenery and flowers than I did to create a fuller look – let your creativity run!
- Choose at least 2 kinds of greenery and 2 or 3 different kinds of flowers to bring variety and dimension to your wreath.
Here are the materials you will need to make your wreath:
- grapevine wreath base from thrift store or craft store (here are links to grapevine wreaths: Amazon, Joann’s, Hobby Lobby, Micheal’s)
- hot glue gun (or floral tape or floral wire)
- greenery (real or faux)
- flowers (real or faux)
Here is the greenery and flowers I chose for my wreath. I decided to go with real, but you could easily use faux flowers from a craft store, or even the thrift store. These stems are from Trader Joes. I would suggest using at least 2 kinds of greenery to bring variation to the wreath and 2 or 3 different flowers.
Step 1: Remove any unwanted florals on the thrifted wreath
It was so much easier to see what I was working with after I removed the large faux flowers. I decided to leave a few of the smaller ones.
Step 2: Add greenery to grapevine wreath
First, cut your pieces of greenery down a bit to 3-5 inches long. Next, hot glue the very tip of the stem and insert it into the vines. Here I added both kinds of greenery to the wreath, all laying clockwise and alternating the kind. It helps to glue one kind of greenery down first and then fill in the gaps with the other kind, like the photo below.
Step 3: Add flowers to wreath
Next, hot glue the flowers to the wreath. I chose 3 kinds of flowers from the fall bouquet I picked up at Trader Joes. Cut the stems to 2 inches, hot glue the tip and then tuck it into the grapevine wreath. As I glued the flowers down, I focused on one kind of flower at a time, then moved to the next, to have an even balance of each kind.
And you’re finished! A thrifted old grapevine wreath turned festive fall wreath! I chose to leave mine a little more bare, but you could keep adding more greenery and flowers until it meets your fall wreath dreams.
Tag me on Instagram or Facebook or comments below if you make your own fall wreath, I would love to see it!
Stay tuned for more thrift flips!