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Door Wreath DIY {Perfect For Fall!}

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You don’t need to spend lots of cash to make pretty door wreaths this autumn – you can easily make a door wreath DIY with little cost.

This wreath was made with a few supplies from a craft store and a dollar store.

Fall door wreath made with dried pot pourri

The Supplies You Need

I spent around 15 dollars on supplies, which included the wooden wreath from a local craft store, jewelry making wire, and potpourri.

All you need is a basic wreath form to get started – I used a wooden one that was medium-sized and also a smaller one that had a rough texture.

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Fall door wreath supplies with a wooden wreath

Dress Up Your Front Door For Autumn

I wanted something that was true to fall colors, so stayed with neutrals including hints of orange and green.

You can, of course, use any colors you like!

This fall door wreath is inspired by Autumn but could also be made for Christmas, with a few color changes, and the knitted elements changed to mini Christmas trees, stockings and bells.

festive autumn door wreath made with dried flowers

Your neighbors will love your DIY wreath and of course your guests that arrive for Thanksgiving!

You can use items that you find in the garden or in the forest, like pine cones, acorns, and twigs.

These things put together really give the wreath a fall harvest vibe, you could even add mini pumpkins.

Door Wreaths For Fall

You could also personalize the door wreath by adding the family initials, a ‘welcome’ sign or a ‘give thanks’ sign.

The door wreaths are so easy to make, once you have your main supplies, all you have to do is schedule a crafternoon, get your glue gun ready and go!

I put on an apron, covered my workspace in the paper, got the music on, and started, dying my fingers orange in the process and burning my finger on the glue gun – but it was all worth it.

autumn door wreath with orange and red dried fruit and flowers

Small or Large Size

I ended up making two front door wreaths, one was small and the other medium-sized.

I had more than enough potpourri and pine cones to make at least three wreaths, so I decided to make a smaller one too. 

The orange colors just shout out ‘autumn’ and look great mixed with orange twine, and the wooden wreath base.

Add Pine Cones And Other Dried Elements

Once you have your supplies and workspace ready, all you need to do is plan a little for the pine cones if you are using those, as they will not stay in place with the glue.

I used jewelry-making wire to secure the pine cones into place and anything else that was large.

The smaller items will stay in place with the glue from the hot glue gun, I used leaves as a base if they would not stay in place.

close up of fall wreath dried fruits and flowers

Door Wreath DIY

Take a look at the easy printable instructions below and plan your own autumn door wreath.

Super easy and quick to make, the results are worth it and with any leftover supplies, you can make more to give as gifts to your friends, family, or neighbors!

Yield: Door wreath

Fall Door Wreath DIY

fall wreath hanging on a wooden door

Make a front door wreath for fall that will make you the envy of your neighbours and guests!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy/beginner
Estimated Cost $15

Materials

  • Wooden wreath base
  • Potpourri
  • Pine cones
  • Wire (jewellery making wire)
  • Twine

Tools

  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue gun sticks
  • Pliers (to cut the wire) or scissors

Instructions

Door Wreath DIY

  1. Empty out the supplies and plug in the hot glue gun.
  2. Decide where you want the twine to go (for hanging and tie into place at what will be the top of your wreath.
  3. Decide where you want to place the pine cones, tie wire around the base of the pine cone, and secure them to the wreath.
  4. Repeat that until you have evenly spaced pine cones around the wreath.
  5. Start gluing the other items around the wreath in between the pine cones.
  6. Use any leaves as a base for other items if they will not glue to the wreath base.
  7. Build up the items as you go and add in textured, colored objects.
  8. When you have filled in the wreath, check back over for any gaps you have missed.
  9. Hold the wreath by the twine and see if any items need to be added in the spaces you can see - keep building it up until you are happy with it.
  10. Once finished, remove any glue threads left and hand for a little while until all of the glue is totally dry.
  11. After that it will be ready to hang on your front door or wherever you want it to go!

Notes

Obviously be careful with the hot glue gun, it may seem small but it can burn you really easily!

Any supplies can be used for this, including found objects from the garden or forest floor.

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Happy Making!

Door wreath DIY

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