7 Simple DIY Autumn Wreaths The Whole Family Will Enjoy!

Handcrafted wreaths don’t have to break the bank, with many seasoned creatives citing the dollar store finds they use to put together the perfect wreaths for every season.

November 13, 2018
By: Katie Morton

Hardcore crafters, beware - as it turns out, it may not be as hard to achieve the ranks of DIY-Queen as was previously thought. Thanks to handy blog posts and video tutorials, it appears that just about anyone is capable of designing a unique wreath to hang at home. Importantly, handcrafted wreaths don't have to break the bank, with many seasoned creatives citing the dollar store finds they use to put together the perfect wreaths for every season.

This autumn, we hereby challenge you to design your own decorative wreath. Whether you embark on this project as a family affair or choose to use trips to the craft store as a creative excuse to squeeze in some well-deserved self-care, we truly believe you will be delighted by the results of your endeavor. If you're at a loss for where to start, check out the following autumn wreaths for a diverse sampling of DIY inspiration.

1. Traditional Colored Leaves

You've heard it before - sometimes, less is more. In the case of this simple autumn wreath, we think that saying definitely holds true. There's something elegant about this understated circle of traditional fall-colored leaves. The bunches of copper berries and gold accent leaves highlight the beauty inherent in the wreath's simple design.

2. Simple Mixed Media

Who says simple has to mean boring? If you're sensing a theme here, it's because we can't get enough of the minimalist techniques that have spilled over into wreath d?cor. This mixed media wreath marries leaves, pumpkins, and a framed "Hello Fall" sign while leaving over half of the simple wooden wreath frame clear of decorations. The black and white striped ribbon used to secure the wreath to the doorframe is a classy, no-frills decorative touch.

3. Cohesive Color Scheme

This wreath is unusual in both color and composition, both of which lend to an eye-popping piece. If you're looking for something that checks the boxes for both simple design elements and unique presentation, this colorful wreath tutorial might be right up your alley!

4. Mini Wreaths with Big Personalities

Since we've already established that less is more, it's probably worth noting that sometimes, big things come in small packages. This clever idiom couldn't be more true for this adorable miniature wreath. Between the metallic lettering and the ornaments that aren't afraid to occupy visual space, this wreath is loud, proud, and perfect for fall.

5. A Little Bit of Everything

Fall is a beautiful, colorful season, and portraying all of this beauty and dimension in one small decoration seems like a near-impossible task - but that shouldn't stop you from trying! The creators of this wreath layered a number of different pieces, including leaves, berries, pinecones, and even miniature ears of corn. The end product effectively captures the essence of autumn.

6. Wreaths that Carry Over

If you don't see yourself mustering up the creative energy required to produce a new wreath each time the season changes, you can streamline the process by designing a wreath that will outlast fall and carry over into winter. These sage/succulent green leaves with cream-colored accents, pinecones, and a fancy burlap bow combine to create a wreath that seamlessly fits both autumn and winter landscapes.

7. Unexpectedly Bright and Colorful

We don't always think of brightly colored flowers when we think of autumn; ultimately, this works to the benefit of this wreath by setting it apart from the run-of-the-mill leaves, twigs, and/or Halloween designs. The colorful symmetry of this wreath is both visually appealing and inventive, which helps set it apart from the competition.

The next time you think about spending more money on your ever-expanding stockpile of autumn decorations, you should first consider devoting some time to a DIY project. Not only is it beneficial to engage your mind in a creative pursuit, but it's also likely that the wreaths you make will be bolder and more beautiful than anything you can hope to find on the shelves of the store.

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