How to Make an Autumn Front Door Wreath

Do you love a good DIY project? Then it’s time to break out your crafting skills. With the seasons about to change, your front door needs proper autumn decor.

There are many gorgeous fall wreath styles. Pinecones, acorns, pumpkins, and even candy corn can decorate your front door. With the right basics, you can fashion a wreath that fits your style and the season.

The Base

Most DIY wreaths begin with some sort of base. You can use traditional foam wreath rings, of course, or try something different. Embroidery hoops, wire frames, even burlap-covered picture frames can make great bases.

Our favorite wreath base for fall decorating is the grapevine wreath. You can make your own, but they are widely available at craft stores. We love them for their rustic fall look and their versatility. They also come in a wide range of sizes so you can get one that perfectly fits your front door.


The Decorations

The best thing about starting with a grapevine base is that it gives you endless options for decorating your wreath. You don’t have to cover every inch since the grapevine is pretty on its own.

Our favorite way to decorate a grapevine wreath for autumn is to start with a variety of seasonal flowers, berries, gourds, pinecones, and nuts. Choose artificial flowers and berries that can handle getting wet in fall colors like amber, deep orange, bronze, creamy neutrals, and a variety of greens.

You can use miniature pumpkins and other gourds and acorns exactly as they are or use a little spray paint to jazz things up. Adding a little metallic shine to artificial berries or pinecones gives your wreath some variety.


The Process

You’ll need a good pair of snippers, a hot glue gun, and some floral wire to put your wreath together. Use the wire to attach a base of flowers, berries, and greenery. Look for wire that matches your grapevine base. Wire is great for attaching anything with a stem. Add gourds, nuts, or any other stemless decorations using your hot glue gun.


Hang It Up

We love the look of natural burlap ribbon for hanging a fall wreath. Choose a wired style, loop it under the top of your wreath, and add a bow if you like.

And just like that, you’ve created a pretty, unique autumn wreath for your front door