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Quick & Easy Fall Wreath

Do you have some seasonal crafting odds and ends that you’d like to use up? This quick and easy fall wreath is a great way to do that.

Every once in a while it’s fun to do a project with stuff that you already have, and if you keep a stash of fall crafting bits and bobs you should be able to put this wreath together lickety-split

All you need is an ordinary wire hanger from your closet, some faux fall leaves, and whatever extra decorative fall items you have around.

I’m using some small craft scarecrows. I don’t know what it is about them, but I’ve always loved scarecrows.

Maybe it’s a Wizard of Oz thing. Love that movie! 🙂

You’ll find a complete supplies list for this project at the bottom of this post so please check it out.

metal hanger, scarecrows, and faux leaves for quick and easy fall wreath


The first thing you have to do is bend the hanger into a circle.

It’s going to be covered up so don’t worry a bit about it being perfect. It doesn’t have to be.

bent metal hanger into circle


My faux fall leaves were on pick bunches so I pulled them off and cut off any remaining plastic stems.

pile of faux fall leaves removed from stems


With your hot glue gun you just add a little glue to the wire hanger.

Keep in mind that a little dab will do ya.

These leaves are so light it really doesn’t take much and there’s nothing worse in crafting than a hot glue burn, so take it easy.


gluing faux fall leaves onto hanger with hot glue gun

Then just lightly press your leaf in a position that you like, overlapping a bit as you go.

pressing down faux fall leaves when gluing onto hanger


I have to say that I kinda liked it just like this, except for the hook part, but sometimes I don’t know when to say when. lol.

repurposed hanger fall wreath with faux leaves attached with hot glue gun


If you want to stop here, I get it. It’s so pretty just like this. There is beauty in simplicity, and sometimes believe it or not I can stop myself. I am capable of it… on occasion.

But this is not one of those occasions. lol.

I just felt like I really wasn’t busting my stash by just using the leaves, so I let myself ease on down that road.

If you want to remove the hook like I did, it’s very easy to do by just bending it back and forth.

After doing that I added another leaf at the top to hide the wire.

removing bent top of metal hanger


Sometimes with quick projects like this I just have my stuff all laid out in front of me and I just go where the crafting journey takes me.

Like deciding that my quick and easy fall wreath really needed a bow, and what better material to use than heavy jute twine.

Seriously I love this stuff. It’s so easy to work with, and pretty much goes with anything. It has a rustic elegance that I love to use anywhere anytime.

You can tie a very simple bow with this stuff in about ten seconds, and glue it on in about two seconds.

Done and done.

Adding a simple jute twine bow for top faux fall leaf wreath


Here’s the back of my finished wreath.

You can easily hang it on a nail using the open area below where the hook used to be.

back of quick and easy fall wreath using repurposed hanger and faux leaves

NOTE: For your convenience this post contains some affiliate links to items that I’ve used to create this project. If you purchase anything using a link below Thrifty Rebel Vintage will receive a small commission, but it won’t cost you a penny more. See my full disclosure here.

Supplies used for quick and easy fall wreath
– wire hanger
– faux fall leaves
– mini crafting scarecrows, pumpkins, pine cones, gourds or whatever you have on hand
Hot glue sticks
Hot Glue Gun
– jute twine


Check it out… this symmetrical-loving girl gave her scarecrow angel asymetrical wings.

Well, I can’t really take all the credit because I have to admit that I didn’t do it on purpose.

This awesome jute twine kinda has a mind of its own, and it happened purely by accident.

But you know what?

It’s not driving me crazy. lol. Well, not much anyway. 🙂

Glued mini scarecrow onto jute twine bow on fall wreath


Aren’t the mini scarecrows cute? I just love them.

And I added some little bitty odds and ends of pine cones, gourds, and pumpkins.

Glued mini scarecrows and pine cones onto faux leaf wreath

Honestly this has to be one of the easiest wreaths ever, and it took me about 10-15 minutes to make it. I wasn’t actually timing myself, but it was pretty darn quick.

Now it’s hanging on the inside of my kitchen door and my repurposed owl fall door decoration is hanging on the outside. The lighting is terrible there so this final pic will have to do.

Quick & easy fall wreath using repurposed hanger and faux fall leaves

So what do you think?

Do you prefer the simple version with just the leaves, or the full-out fall stash busting version?

Either way, using a wire hanger as the base is a simple, quick, and inexpensive way to create a quick and easy fall wreath.

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!



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  1. That’s cool, I was wondering what i was going to do with my loose leaves! Thanks!

  2. Love this wreath and it is so easy to make, I think I will add more leaves to make it thicker. Thank you for this idea,can’t wait to see what you do next.

  3. Isn’t it funny that we always end up with scads of those leaves? What a wonderful idea! I have several fall wreaths hanging around my house, but I’m always up for another one!! Dona

    1. Thanks Dona! Sometimes we just need a quick way to use up the tons of bits in our stashes, although I still seem to have tons of leaves. lol.

  4. One of the nice things about this wreathe–besides being easy, economical, and pretty, is that it’s flat. If it is hung between a door and a storm door, the storm door is still going to latch tightly and not get caught by the wind! Sometimes I wish that that was the kind of door I had! Great , easy tutorial! I love scarecrows, too!

    1. Thanks Kathy! Since it’s not an issue for me I never even thought about how the flatness of the wreath would be helpful in that way. That’s a great point.

  5. Laura Crumm says:

    I love this! So simple but so awesome!!

  6. Such a cute wreath! I love the tiny scarecrows–I shared how I used one recently, too. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!