It’s fall, y’all! That means it’s time for gorgeous fall colors and spooky decorations, aka my favorite time of year by far.
This year, before I do my annual pumpkin shopping and decorating, I’m starting with a more simple autumn decoration first: a DIY fall wreath.
If you’ve ever searched for a fall wreath on Etsy, you know that these items can come with a ridiculous price tag. But after a bit of research, I discovered that fall wreaths are actually really simple to make yourself. Most craft stores sell everything you need! Did you know that there are foam rings just for making DIY wreaths?!
Browsing the fake flower aisle at Michaels was pretty exciting. Before this, I’d never attempted to make my own wreath before. But I really wanted something to decorate my home and mark the beginning of fall.
This is, after all, the time of year when people start actually decorating their houses again, and I don’t think that’s a coincidence. It’s getting cold outside, and that chill in the air seems to trigger our animal instincts: It’s time to hunker down and get our houses ready for winter. Squirrels stow away their nuts, bears find a nice comfy cave, and humans make fall wreaths.
Wreaths make our homes feel inviting and homey — not only for our guests, but also for ourselves. They tie together the rest of our fall decorations, like gourds and bales of hay. And, as I now know, making your very own fall wreath makes it a million times more satisfying to come home to it every day.
I spent about $30 on materials to make this 12-inch fall wreath, and I only used two materials — a foam ring and fake flowers.
Here’s how you can do it, too!