Amy Clark

Fall Wreaths That Wow

Fall Wreaths That Wow from MomAdvice.com

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner!

Of course, the first thing our guests see when they pull up to our house is our front door adorned with a festive wreath for the occasion.

I have made a lot of wreaths over the years.

In fact, I used to shadow a silk florist at one of my first jobs and she taught me so much about creating beautiful wreaths.

Today I want to talk about dressing up a doorway, mirror, window, wall, or frame in your house with a fall wreath that really wows.

There is just something so great about a well-dressed door.

It doesn’t have to cost a lot to create a beautiful wreath and I have a stunning collection to share with you today of unexpected ways to decorate.

Just as a reminder, you can often find donated wreaths and various floral decor at your favorite resale store.

It’s a great place to start gathering items for your wreath projects and it is always a fun place to check for an unexpected detail.

Dye Flowers to Match Your Style

Never ever feel limited by the colors you might find at your resale shop because chances are really great that you can utilize a product like Rit Dye or even items in your pantry to achieve the colors you are after.
Songbird Blog shows you how she utilized tea to stain white roses into the natural hues she was after.
I love this so much that I can’t wait to try it on a wreath of my own!

Fake an Expensive Wreath (Inexpensively)

One of a decorator’s best kept secrets is the ability to achieve full wreaths without spending a lot of money by simply stacking them together.
I did this one year with Christmas greenery wreaths by wiring the two together to create the optical illusion of an expensive wreath.
Ella Claire shows you how to wire two wreaths together to do this with two thin wreaths to make a full and visually stunning wreath for your front door.
Consider buying not one, but two wreaths to create the look you are after!

Add Charming Detail to a Pie

Wreaths don’t just have to be on doors, in fact, imagine adding a wreath detail to a wrapped gift or homemade treat.
Proper shows you how she takes a beautiful homemade pie to another level altogether with a quick handmade wreath detail to shape over it.
What hostess wouldn’t be wowed by this charming pie?
Be sure to check Goodwill’s housewares section for beautiful pie tins that you can place your pies in for gift-giving!

Add Unexpected Texture

Wreaths don’t need to boring and flat, in fact, some of the most beautiful wreaths incorporate fluffy feathers, burlap textures, felted details, and yarn.
One of my favorite projects I have done for my own home was to replicate a ridiculously expensive Anthropologie pom-pom wreath into a beautifully affordable handmade detail for our home.
You can get the scoop on how I made this with some inexpensive yarn and a few Netflix binges.
I still count this as one of our favorite things in our home and love its cozy warmth all year-round!

Skip the Wreath, Try a Basket

Not everyone is an arranger of wreaths so I love the idea of adding that floral detail with a basket instead of a wreath form.

Four Generations One Roof adds a beautiful floral decoration in a small basket that hangs on her door.
Luckily for you, recycle shops always have loads of baskets to choose from that can be spray painted or left natural for your door decorating needs.
How fun is that?

Feed the Birds With Beauty

I can’t even begin to tell you how inspired I am by this beautiful bird seed wreath made by Infarrantly Creative for their birds.

What a thoughtful project to partner with learning about wildlife or for a day of bird-watching.
I hope to try making one of these with my kids this winter for our birds!

Add a Pop of Color

There is nothing I love more than a vibrant pop of color with an unexpected texture and The Wood Grain Cottage achieves both with this beautiful apple wreath.
I love how she weaves in natural elements to fill out the holes around these apples to create a cohesive piece.
This would be one apple gift that a teacher really would love too when thinking of gift-giving for the holiday season.
Be sure to check the store for a wreath form that you can repurpose.

Get Back to Nature

Don’t want to spend a lot to create the perfect wreath?
Consider hunting around the backyard for the perfect materials.
I love the idea of filling in these details with a little moss from the craft store!
Be sure to head to her blog to see how she secured these heavy materials!

I hope these ideas inspire you to get crafting for your own front door! Be sure to leave us a comment and let us know your favorite ways to dress a doorway!

Don’t miss these other wreaths from MomAdvice.com:

Apple Wreath Tutorial 

Fabric Flower Wreath

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Peep Wreath

Autumn Burlap Wreath

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Published November 18, 2015 by:

Amy Clark

Amy Allen Clark is the founder of MomAdvice.com. You can read all about her here.

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