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How to Make a Fall Wreath with Leaves for Your Front Door | 15 Minute Tutorial

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Today I am sharing how to make a fall wreath with leaves. Fall is the perfect time to create beautiful wreaths for your front door. If you’re looking for a simple door wreath idea that is warm and inviting, look no further!

how to make a fall leaf wreath

Fall Wreaths for the Front Door

Fall wreaths add a beautiful touch to any front door, and they are loved because they bring a sense of warmth and coziness to the home. Creating a wreath is an easy and inexpensive way to spruce up your home for the season. Here are some tips to help you make the perfect fall wreath:

  • Choose your materials – there are so many options when it comes to creating a wreath. You can go with traditional items like leaves, pinecones, gourds, and berries; or you can get creative and use items like feathers, burlap, yarn, fabric, ribbon, etc.
  • Add some color – using vibrant colors is a great way to make your wreath stand out and create an eye catching display. Colors like yellow, orange, red and brown will really bring out the best of fall.

How Do You Make a Fall Wreath – Step by Step

Supplies Needed:

  • Faux Leaves
  • Grapevine Wreath
  • Glue gun and sticks
  • Decorative rustic vase filler (optional)
  • Decorative ribbon (optional)

This fall wreath took me literally 15 minutes to make and it looks great inside or outside. I love the bright autumn colors.

Step 1 – Arrange leaves around the wreath until desired look is achieved

First I started with a grapevine wreath that I purchased on Amazon.  Grapevine wreaths provide a fantastic surface when creating your own fall wreath. Depending on how big you want your wreath to be, will determine the grapevine wreath size. This is an 8″ but I typically would have gone with a 12″ wreath.

How to make a fall leaf wreath
perfect grapevine wreath to decorate for Fall front door

Step 2 – Secure leaves to wreath using glue gun and glue sticks one by one

I used a variety of faux leaves that I had left over from last fall. You can buy them at any local craft store. These happened to be wired together as a leaf swag/garland so I simply cut the leaves off with wire cutters and hot glued them around the wreath.

How to make a fall leaf wreath
attache leaves with hot glue to grapevine wreath

You can buy a leaf swag on Amazon for under $20

How to make a fall leaf wreath

Step 3 – Touches (optional)

Once I was finished with the leaves, I gathered a group of dried flowers and decorative pine cones that I had purchased last fall from Home Goods. They usually come in a bag and are called vase fillers. They are inexpensive and perfect for wreaths!

How to make a fall leaf wreath
glue dried leaves and pine cones to the fall wreath

Fall Wreath Ideas

1. What type of wreath is best for a front door during the fall season?

When it comes to finding the perfect wreath for your front door during the fall season, there are a variety of options available. A popular choice is a classic dried or faux flower wreath with earth tone colors such as warm oranges, reds and yellows similar to the wreath I just showed you how to make. These wreaths can be made out of dried or artificial flowers, leaves, pumpkins, gourds, and other fall-themed decorations. Another popular option is a seasonal twig or grapevine wreath adorned with colorful autumn leaves, dried flowers, berries, apples, and/or gourds for a rustic touch.

2. What colors should I use in a fall wreath for my front door?

Fall wreaths can be a great way to add seasonal style and color to your front door. Typical fall colors like amber, red, orange, yellow, and brown are all good options for creating a festive look. For an even more eye-catching design, consider incorporating natural elements such as twigs or leaves into your wreath. If you want something more unique, you can spruce up your wreath with a few accent colors like navy blue or purple. Whatever you decide, be sure to choose colors that match the overall look and feel of your home.

Simple Door Wreath Ideas

Hanging a Fall wreath on your front door is the best way to welcome guests and add curb appeal. At the time, our front door was under construction so I decided to hang my DIY Fall leaf wreath on our back porch above the bench. 

How to make a fall leaf wreath

Front door or Covered Porch

This section of our covered porch is right near our back door so the bench provides a perfect spot for the kids to sit and remove their shoes before coming inside.

pretty fall wreath and bench decorated with pumpkins and mums
How to make a fall leaf wreath
How to make a fall leaf wreath
Love this easy diy fall wreath made from leaves

More Fall Wreath Ideas & Decor You Will Love

A fall wreath is an excellent way to give your front door a festive and welcoming look for the season. To make a fall wreath, start by gathering natural elements such as leaves, twigs, pinecones, and berries.

Then, choose a circular base like grapevine wreaths or straw wreaths to secure the items. Secure them with wire or hot glue onto the base.

Finally, add complementary embellishments such as ribbons or tags for a customized touch. With these steps in mind, you can easily create an attractive and unique fall wreath for your front door that will last throughout the season.

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