Fall is a beautiful time of year, and there’s no better way to celebrate it than with a homemade Fall garden wreath. This blog post will show you how to make your own Fall garden wreath using fresh flowers, foliage, and other natural materials.
How to Make a Fall Wreath with Dried Flowers
It is no secret that I love to make my own wreaths! Every season I try and come up with new ideas for my front door that I can teach you all how to make too.
Not only is it fun to tap into our creative sides but let’s be honest, it can save a ton of cash by doing it ourselves…have you checked out the prices of some of the big wreaths online lately???
What Can I Use To Make a Garden Wreath?
Grab a basket and some snips and head outdoors! There are so many things in the garden and yard that you can use to create a wreath. Look for dried flower heads, seed pods, interesting foliage, ornamental grasses, berry stems from trees or bushes, hydrangeas, sedum…honestly, the list could go on and on! I don’t think there is necessarily a wrong thing to collect for your wreath!
How Long Will Fall Garden Wreath Last?
Plan on your wreath lasting for the Fall season but this isn’t a wreath that I will save and reuse next year. This is something for the here and now…but don’t fret because it will only take a few minutes to make anyway!
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Gather Flowers From The Garden
- Twig Wreath
- Dried Sunflowers
- Pheasant Feathers
- Dried Wheat
- Glue Gun
- Chiffon Ribbon
Even though it’s the first week of October here in New Hampshire my cut flower garden is still looking fantastic! I have my fingers crossed that we don’t get a frost anytime soon because I will be so sad!!
I cut stems from my red amaranth, starflowers, celosia, and hydrangeas for the wreath. The sunflowers that I will be using I cut and dried a few weeks back after they were done flowering. (I hung the small sunflowers upside down in my workshop).
The twig wreath base that I am using was the one I used for my Vintage Garden Tool Wreath that I had outside my garden gate this summer. I took that one apart.
I found it at my local antique shop but Michael’s does sell a larger one. You could definitely just use a grapevine wreath too..plus much easier to find!
Making the Fall Wreath
One note, I needed to use my hot glue gun to secure some of the flower stems in place. Most stems I could just slide under the wiring around the wreath.
It really depends on the flowers you end up using and how strong the stems are. It really only takes a quick second to add a little glue.
The first thing I added was the dried sunflower stems around the wreath.
After the sunflowers, I started filling in the wreath with the other flowers. In total, I added 5 sunflower heads around the wreath.
These are SunFill Purple Sunflowers. I highly recommend them in your garden next year!
If you aren’t familiar with amaranth, it’s really the coolest flower to grow!! It produces velvety plumes of bright flowers. It’s super easy to grow and reseeds itself. It was popping up everywhere in my garden.
Another cutting garden favorite of mine is celosia. This is another interesting flower to grow and they dry out incredibly well.
Also, it is incredibly easy to save seeds to use for next year’s garden!! Look at the base of the stem in my hand…the poppyseed-looking seeds are the celosia seeds! All I have to do is run my finger down the stem and collect the seeds, storing them in a cool place for the winter.
I kept filling in spaces with different flowers until it looked full. Then added a few pieces of moss to cover any holes and hide some of the glue that I could see on the stems.
To add a different texture to the wreath I did add a few stems of dried wheat.
If the wreath is in direct sunlight the colors of some of the flowers will start to fade (especially the hydrangeas,) but the stems will stay intact even when faded.
To finish up my fall garden wreath I tied a long chiffon ribbon bow on the bottom middle part of it.
Also, I popped in a few quail feathers around the wreath…I totally loved what just a few feathers added to the overall look!!
Finished Fall Garden Wreath
So it took me only about 20 minutes to put the entire wreath together, a really quick DIY project! Probably 5 of the minutes were trying to tie the bow on…friends, I will not be teaching a bow-making class anytime soon!!
The wreath is the perfect fit for my Fall Front Porch this year. I added lots of garden touches when I put this one together including moving my potting bench up here.