Perhaps it’s because the chilly weather sets in and we all retreat indoors, but we find ourselves hosting friends and family a lot more in the fall. Being the crafty household we are, however, one of our favourite things to do when we know we’re having people over is add some cute seasonal decor to the place. That’s probably why we get teased by our loved ones about the seemingly never end rotation of hand made fall door wreaths we seem to have. Friends joke that there’s a different one there to welcome them every time they come over, but there are just so many cute ideas out there for us to try that we have no intention of stopping!
Just in case you love the idea of making a fall wreath or two this year just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best seasonal DIY tutorials we’ve come across so far in our search.
1. Faux fall leaf wreath
Are you determined to get some DIY fall wreath making done but you’re also a little bit pressed for time, so you want to keep it simple? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Design Improvised used some fabric faux leaves and a strip of yellow burlap to create a simple, seasonal ring of beautiful leafy shades.
2. Chalkboard fall wreath
Are you very intrigued indeed by the idea of swapping your fall wreath out every few days but you’re also not so sure you’ll have time to make several different designs, since this is quite a busy time of year for you at work? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with a customizable idea like this fall chalkboard wreath from Twelve on Main! Keep the same wreath hanging but chance the message whenever you please.
3. Autumn paper leaf wreath
Perhaps you fell quite in love with the idea of making a welcome wreath that features nice bunches of leaves, but you don’t have fabric leaves on hand or you were kind of hoping for something even more DIY based and unique? Well, what if you actually made your own leaves instead? Check out how Polka Dot Chair made their fall leaf wreath using different kinds of beautifully patterned paper.
4. Fall flower embroidery hoop wreath
Did we really hit the nail on the head when we talked about being pressed for time but also determined to make something… but you’re just not sure that the faux leaf design is the one for you? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how 2 Bees in A Pod decorated a simple embroidery hoop with some fabric flowers instead, in various fall shades.
5. Branches, felt flowers, and street number wreath
Just in case you’re really intrigued by the whole “from scratch” idea, here’s a design that’s both decorative and practical! Miss Bizi Bee guides you step by step through the process of winding your own branch wreath base, hand making layered felt blossoms in fall colours, and attaching your house number so people have another change to see it from the street.
6. Dried hydrangea fall wreath
Just in case you’re still intrigued by the idea of making a floral fall wreath but you’d like a more neutral colour scheme or a design that has a little more volume, check out how It All Started With Paint made this fantastic bunched floral wreath using three alternating colours and some ribbon!
7. Bleached pin cone wreath
Do you actually live in quite a wooded area and you’d like to make a design that mimics the environment around you a little better? Then crunchy leaves and autumn flowers might not actually be the best choice for you. Instead, start gathering pine cones from your yard and check out how Garden Therapy made this simply stunning bleached pine cone wreath!
8. Copper and colourful felt leaves wreath
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So long as the basic idea of fall is there, would you rather make the actual design of your wreath one that’s a little more colourful and decorative, rather than literally looking like the world around you outside? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this copper and colourful leaf design featured step by step on Dreaming in DIY.
9. Mini pumpkin wreath
Has your favourite part of fall always actually been the pumpkins and you’re intent on incorporating them into as many DIY fall designs as you can, but you’re clearly not about to make a door wreath from full sized pumpkins? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how On Sutton Place made this adorable miniature pumpkin wreath accented with some fragrant spruce.
10. Red apple wreath
Has your favourite fall activity actually always been apple picking rather than going to the pumpkin patch? Then we have a feeling this wonderfully bright red apple design featured on The Wood Grain Cottage might be right up your alley! Their tutorial shows you how to affix light plastic apples in a neat, clean looking way.
11. Fall culinary herb wreath
Are you actually an avid gardener and flower arranging enthusiast who prefers working with real plants over fake ones whenever possible? Then we think you just might be the perfect person to give this stunning fall culinary herb wreath outlined step by step on Garden Therapy a try! Besides how absolutely beautiful this design looks, it also smells amazing when you walk past it.
12. Rustic cotton fall wreath
Just in case you’ve worked hard to develop a wonderfully down home looking rustic chic decor aesthetic in your home, here’s another branch based design for you! This time, instead of adding flowers, Run to Radiance shows you how to affix a beautiful spray of cotton nestled into delicate pale leaves.
13. Burlap and pine cones branch wreath
Are you actually scrolling through our list thinking about how you’re completely torn between the elements you liked in several designs, to the point that you can’t help wondering whether you can just borrow those specific ideas and combine them instead? Well, if it’s the branch wreath, the pine cones, and the burlap that have caught your eye, then you’re in luck with this tutorial from Crafts Unleashed!
14. Neutral fall knotted rag wreath
What if you’re absolutely determined to make a neutrally coloured fall wreath but you don’t really have access to any plant inspired supplies right now, and you’d kind of prefer to make an upcycling based project anyways? Then we’d definitely suggest reaching for your fabric scraps pile and taking a look at how Live Laugh Rowe made this lovely rag wreath using simple knotting techniques.
15. Dried corn wreath
Perhaps you actually live on a farm and you’d much prefer to go all out when it comes to making something very crafty that really reflects your lifestyle and home? Well, if you’ve ever dried corn before and appreciated the way it looks like a perfect harvest piece, then we think perhaps this dried corn wreath featured on Stone Gable might be just the project for you.
Have you made other types of awesome fall and autumn door wreaths before that you were very pleased with indeed and still hang up each year but that you don’t see anything quite similar to on our list? Tell us all about what you made and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!