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DIY Fall Flower Wreath from Paper Lanterns

Easy DIY fall flower wreath

Fall is my favorite time of year, when it behaves itself and brings us those beautiful crisy days with bright blue skies.

So far it’s been pretty good at being good. I don’t mind a nip in the air, but I really don’t want rain or snow when I’m working in the fall gardens.

Almost all the leaves have fallen from the trees, so most of the beautiful fall colors are now gone.

So, I decided I needed a project to reclaim some of that fun fall color… and with a little added Christmas bling.

Because who doesn’t love Christmas bling? Or any bling for that matter. lol.

thrifted mini paper lanterns in various colors

When I saw this lot of $1 mini paper lanterns at the thrift store I was immediately caught by the colors.

That is what usually gets me. I seem to be totally incapable of walking by colorful things without at least taking a look.

thrifted mini paper lanterns in fall colors

The oranges, yellows, and reds lanterns are perfect for a fall project like today’s DIY fall flower wreath.

creataing flower from mini paper lantern

Usually the mini lanterns are pulled open to form a circle and then lights are put inside them.

But I discovered that if you softly push one side inside the other instead, you get a cool flower shape.

It sort of reminds me of a poppy.

gluing paper lantern together to crate DIY fall flower

To keep your flower together you have to glue the two ends from the inside.

Add a little hot glue between the layers and hold in place until stuck well.

mini paper lantern blued together to create a fall flower

You can add a little hot glue to the outside to give a little extra grip.

orange paper lanterns repurposed into DIY fall flower wreath

Here are my five orange flowers.

Christmas light reflectors used for centers of fall flowers

Now it’s time for some Christmas bling with these vintage foil light reflectors from my stash.

mini paper lantern flowers with light reflector centers

I just glued them inside the paper lantern flowers.

Easy peasy!

In this pic I still had to glue some centers into the yellow and orange flowers. The red ones have little pearl buttons.

thrifted grapevine wreath and faux fall leaves to create DIY Fall Flower Wreath

To create my DIY fall flower wreath with my paper lantern flowers I’m using a thrifted grapevine wreath, and some faux fall leaves… both from my stash.

I don’t tend to use grapevine wreaths too often because they tend to be a bit wonky to work with, but when I see one for just a dollar I have to get it for my stash.

For this project it worked well, and I’m all about using what I already have.

gluing mini paper lantern fall flowers onto grapevine wreath

I glued my paper lantern flowers onto the grapevine wreath in a way that I liked.

gluing fall leaves onto grapevine wreath arounnd DIY fall flowers

Then I just started gluing the fall leaves onto the grapevine wreath and around the flowers.

I didn’t think about this too much.

You really just have to go for it until you like the way it looks.

If you think about it then it’ll take a long time. If you just dive in, it’ll go much quicker.

DIY fall flower wreath created from repurposed paper lanterns

And here’s my finished DIY fall flower wreath, with its fall colors and Christmas bling.

Supplies needed for this DIY Fall Flower Wreath

  • mini paper lanterns
  • grapevine wreath
  • faux fall leaves
  • vintage foil light reflectors
  • misc peals buttons
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • jute twine

DIY fall flower wreath from repurposed mini paper lanterns in fall colors

And here it is on my kitchen from door, which is the door we always use.

This DIY fall flower wreath, with its Christmas bling, will take me from fall into the Christmas season.

I hope this project has inspired you to bring some of the fall colors into your own home decor.

It would be greatly appreciated if you would pin this project to your favorite Pinterest board, and also share it with your friends.

DIY flowers easy fall wreath

Thanks so much for reading and until next time,

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. MaryEllen says:

    So bright and “fallish”! Great idea. By the way, I could not take the survey, because google tried to automatically sign me into my private email address, from this address. Just can’t do that. Sorry.

    1. Thanks MaryEllen! I totally understand the email thing. Actually you don’t have to leave your email to do the survey. I’m not sure why that’s even there, but I haven’t been able to get rid of it. Other surveys I’ve created haven’t had that in there. But you can just answer what you want, scroll to the bottom, and hit submit without leaving your email address. Thanks :).