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Making a Fall Wreath

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Add a festive look to your entryway by making a fall wreath. This is a guide about making a fall wreath.


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November 20, 2008

I saved the gourds from my garden and hot glued them to an old vine wreath and added some ribbon and a poem. November Blessings to you all!

By Wendy S from Coopersburg, PA


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November 8, 2011

With an older doily, rattan ring, and some time, you can have a nice wreath.

Approximate Time: 60 to 90 minutes



  1. I didn't want to string the ribbon through the doily, so I just did the ribbon first, gluing to the back every 4-5 wraps. I used two colors that worked with my doily.

  2. Then, I hot glued the doily to the back of the wreath.

  3. Flip over and choose a position to attach the big ribbon.

  4. I made mine to look like I tied it, as this kind of ribbon is hard to work with when you are actually trying to make a bow. You just make a loop and tie with some crochet thread or yarn. Glue that to the bottom of the ring.

  5. Embellish with the things you want to put on it, using the glue gun. If you wanted to do this with wrapped ripped fabric, buttons would work really well. I used some DT fall glitter leaves, buttons, and such to make it just like I wanted it to be. You can do the same.

  6. Hang with ribbon through the rattan rings.

This can be custom made to your specs. So don't think if you don't have what I had that you can't make this wreath. See what you have, find the rest cheaply, and have fun!

By Sandi from Salem , OR

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October 15, 2007

Easy to make eucalyptus wreaths to decorate your home or use as a gift. Make your own for a fraction of what one would cost you to purchase.


Approximate Time: about 1 hour



  1. Cut the branches into 3 - 6 inch lengths. Varying the length of your pieces will make your wreath look better.
  2. Gather several of the branch pieces into a bundle, wrap the bundle with wire and attach the bundle to your wire ring or embroidery hoop with additional wire. I used two metal rings from an old lampshade to make the two wreaths pictured.
  3. Continue to attach bundles to the frame, placing one over the bottom of the other to hide all wires, to complete the wreath.
  4. Glue on silk leaves and flowers to add fall color. I used odd leaves and flowers that had fallen from full branches, so these were basically "free".
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  6. If you prefer, add a simple raffia or ribbon bow, which you can wire or glue on.
  7. Use additional wire to make a hanger for your wreath.
  8. Wreaths can be stored in a plastic bag and used for several years. They also make lovely gifts.

Note: The first wreath was made with dark green branches. The second with red branches, though they look black in the photo.

By Marie E. Cecchini from West Dundee, IL

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September 21, 20103 found this helpful

An inexpensive uniquely made fall window decoration and matching wreath for your Church event or a classy way to just decorate your windows.

Approximate Time: 30 minutes each piece



Cut all of the flowers and berries and leaves off the garland. Leave about an inch and half piece to the ends so you can glue them onto the Styrofoam. Gather the rest of your materials and separate the leaves if necessary. Group up the flowers and berries and other items so they are readily available.

To Make the Window Decoration:

Heat up the glue gun. Start by gluing in the flowers randomly around the long piece of Styrofoam. Add in the berries and fruits.

Add in the fall leaves and try to arrange them so that the Styrofoam doesn't show.

Cover the entire piece using hot glue to hold them in place and turn over to add in the drapery hooks.

The window decoration will need three hooks. Firmly press the sharp edge into the back of the Styrofoam equal distances apart. (I find it easier to put the middle one in and then add the ones for the sides.) They may need adjusting to open a little wider for a proper fit.

For the Wreath:

Make sure you have all your supplies ready to glue into place. Begin with your flowers and randomly add them around the wreath. Add in the berries and fruits. Add in the fall leaves to cover bare areas.

Be sure to hot glue the tips of each piece into the Styrofoam. Press gently against the flowers and berries to make sure they are secure.

When satisfied that everything is in place turn the wreath over and place two drapery hooks in the top of the wreath. You want to make sure they do not show if you are hanging them in a window. Adjust the hooks if necessary.

(If you decide you want the wreath on the door disregard the drapery hooks and add a piece of wire around the top of the wreath hiding it in the flowers and leaves so it doesn't show from the front.)


I made these for a Church homecoming. I already had the Styrofoam and a few flowers. I made 6 window decorations and one wreath. I found a lot of flowers and berries at discount stores. It cost me about $15.00 to do this whole project.

By Maphisx7 from VA

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June 5, 20141 found this helpful

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This is a guide about making an oval embroidery hoop wreath. An oval embroidery hoop can be used as the base for making a lovely wreath for any occasion.

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November 2, 20040 found this helpful

I always check the thrift stores for vine or Styrofoam wreath bases. Add any sort of decoration you have on hand. I gather dried, wild flowers, pine cones, dried seed pods, and dried stalks from plants.

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October 10, 20040 found this helpful

The dry leaves left on irises and day lilies make great "ties" for holding things on autumn wreaths and they are so natural, they blend in too.

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October 7, 2008

I have a large group of lavender plants and want to make a wreath. I have never done one and could use any suggestions on how to go about starting. Thanks.

Kathy from Lawrenceville, NJ


October 8, 20080 found this helpful … reatmakandd.html
easy instructions at that site I have made them in this fashion using pencil thick flexible branches and then covering them with wet new paper this helps to keep flowers alive. I make them for wrapped sweets at christmas.

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