This easy to make fall wreath is a great way to get the high end Pottery Barn look on a budget. And the perfect idea to coordinate your front door decor for fall!
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I love when a DIY project comes together so effortlessly. Bonus points since I didn’t even have any intention of making my own fall wreath this season!
I had plenty to choose form in our basement storage (home decor hoarder problems). But when I put my magnolia wreath up on the front door it totally clashed with the pretty garland I bought last fall.
So, plan B.
an easy fall wreath to make that matches your garland
So I figured I could DIY my own version for a lot less.
I was super lucky that Michaels had my garland back in stock again this season. So I snagged a couple of strands and got to work dismantling one of my old fall wreaths.
- 24 inch grapevine wreath (mine was an old thrift store find)
- (2) strands of 6 foot chain garland (I used this one and this one for a layered look)
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters or needle nose pliers *if your wire doesn’t come with a cutter, but the option I linked has a cutter built in
how to assemble your wreath
step 1 – lay it out
I got super lucky that my garland wrapped around my wreath in a full circle and was just the perfect length. I laid it out to test it before I started making the wreath.
So before you get started assembling your wreath, make sure that the garland you chose will wrap around the diameter of your wreath at least one time meeting end to end. A 6 foot garland will work perfectly for a 24″ wreath.
step 2 – add your first garland strand
Using 4 inch strips of floral wire, start by securing an end of your garland chain to one of the thicker stems of your grapevine wreath.
I simply wove it under one of the branches and twisted it to my garland similar to how you tie up a loaf of bread with a twisty tie.
Working around the outer edge of your wreath, continue securing your garland to the grapevine branches every 4 – 6 inches.
It’s important that you go around the outer edge of the wreath first in order to get a full layered look in the end.
Notice how sparse this wreath looks with only one strand? Once we add in the second layer of garland it’ll have a much fluffier and fuller look to it.
step 3 – ADD YOUR second GARLAND STRAND
Now you’re ready to add in your second and final layer of garland to your wreath. Pretty easy so far right?
I laid mine out again before attaching it just to get a visual of what the finished wreath might look like. So much fuller!
Continue attaching your second strand of garland just like the first one, only this time work your way around the inner circle of your wreath.
step 4 – fluff and finish
Once you’ve finished attaching all of your garland you’ll want to take a step back to notice any bare spots or areas where the chain links might be a bit too visible.
To fix these spots just fluff some of the leaves to loosen them from behind the chain links, and gently bend them towards the front of the wreath to cover it.
Such a super easy and inexpensive way to match your wreath to your garland! And if I weren’t wrangling pesky kittens in and out of these shots I could easily created this gorgeous wreath in about 10 minutes.
So what do you think of this look?! Click here to see the full fall porch reveal!
P.S. Don’t forget to check out the other fall decorating posts here!