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.
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.
The oranges, yellows, and reds lanterns are perfect for a fall project like today’s DIY fall flower wreath.
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.
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.
You can add a little hot glue to the outside to give a little extra grip.
Here are my five orange flowers.
Now it’s time for some Christmas bling with these vintage foil light reflectors from my stash.
I just glued them inside the paper lantern flowers.
In this pic I still had to glue some centers into the yellow and orange flowers. The red ones have little pearl buttons.
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.
I glued my paper lantern flowers onto the grapevine wreath in a way that I liked.
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.
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
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.
Thanks so much for reading and until next time,