This autumn wispy wreath tutorial is the first in a series of wreaths I made using the same wreath. See how I changed it for fall, Halloween and Christmas. For more great wreaths see my Wreaths page.
I am so glad the temperature has finally decided to cool down here in North Carolina. Whoo Hoo! Summer is pretty much gone for good. Time to break out the fall decor and decorate the front door for Autumn.
If you follow my blog you probably already know I have two front doors. I love them and they are beautiful, but it can be a pricey decorating experience always having to make two door hangers instead of one.
I came up with an easy way to decorate my doors using one set of large wispy wreaths. With a little spray paint, glitter and foliage changes you can have a different look from fall thru the holidays and onto winter.
Wispy wreaths are my favorite kind of wreaths, the swirly branches are just so pretty. Since I have to make two wispy wreaths, the look I want is something simple but dramatic. I do not want my doors to look overdone or tacky. These first wreaths are for fall and here’s how I made them:
How to make a simple Autumn Wispy Wreath
- 1-2 wispy grapevine wreaths
- 2 bunches of brown long fall bushes
- 1 large orange berry bush
- 2 med sized pumpkins
- Floral Wire
- Wired Floral Picks
- Floral wire cutters
- Heavy-duty scissors
- Hot glue & gun
Hang the wreaths up and determine what will be the top and the bottom. Trim the spray if needed to make sure they are both somewhat equal.
Cut all the silk branches away from the main bush in order to be able to have them flow naturally.
Add the branches in both wreaths near bottom spray area. Use plant wire and hot glue to stabilize and secure the silk stems onto the vines. Add the berries on the bottom of the wreath.
When adding the pumpkin to a wreath you need to stabilize it with a floral wood pick.
Remove the wire from the pick and push the square end into the bottom of the pumpkin at an angle. Seal around the pick with hot glue to make it strong and stable. Add the pumpkin to the wreath and secure pick with plant wire.
I hope you enjoyed my simple fall harvest wreaths! Make sure you check out their transformations thru the season!