I’m going to let you in on a little secret… this beautiful wreath only took me about 20 minutes to make, and cost about $10! What!? I know, RIGHT! I have been seeing similar Fall Wreaths popping up all over the place that retail for at least $40 each!
Last week the kiddo and I stopped into the Dollar Tree on a mission- ONE small plastic storage basket. Um, yeah… that mission was quickly derailed when I came across their humongous wall of new floral items for fall. It seems like the Dollar Tree has stepped up the quality when it comes to their faux flowers and floral picks. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised! So, of course I quickly grabbed a handful of these lovely fall flowers to make a new fall wreath for the front door!
(Quick side note: I have found very similar floral items at places like Kirkland’s, Joanne’s, Hobby Lobby, and Michaels that easily retail for at least $8 a pick/stem! The quality of the flowers I just purchased at the Dollar Tree is easily comparable, and only cost ONE dollar each!)
Here’s How I Made It!
What I used:
- 2 Pumpkin picks/stems
- 1 Mum pick (individual stems cut off)
- 3 Deep Blue-Purple Hydrangea Picks
- 1 Green-Yellow Hydrangea Pick (individual stems cut off)
- Wooden embroidery hoop
- Burlap Ribbon (appx. 12″-14″ inches)
- Floral Wire
- 1 D-Ring
I decided to go with a beautiful moody purple-blue Hydrangea, and accent that with a greenish-yellow Hydrangea. I love the contrast they have together! I also grabbed a couple of the pumpkin picks/stems with the rust colored pumpkins to add a bit of that warm fall vibe, as well as some creamy white mums.
To make the wreath, I took my pumpkin picks and secured them as my “base” on the outer part of the wooden embroidery hoop, anchoring them with floral wire.
Next, using floral wire to hold the stems in place, I added the deep blue-purple Hydrangeas around in a couple of spots. Then I used individual stems of the green-yellow Hydrangeas as well as the mums to fill in.
I didn’t want to fill the whole hoop with flowers because I really love that new modern wreath look where it actually looks a bit unfinished and sparse. So it was really quick and simple!
To finish, I took some burlap ribbon and hot glued one end around a D-ring, then I looped the rest of it around the bare part of the embroidery hoop, folded over the other end and glued it together at the top to hide the raw edges.
What’s so great about this is that you can add as much or as little as you want! Use whatever you have available on hand. I had originally wanted to do this with a wire hoop, but I happened to have an embroidery hoop from a previous project, so I used that instead and I really LOVE how it turned out.
I hope this inspires you to get creative and make something beautiful for fall!
Until next time…