DIY Fall Wreath

Have you seen those wreaths at Crate & Barrel that cost an arm and a leg only to fade within a couple of years?

We had one. It was gorgeous, but it faded. And so not worth the money. Why are wreaths so expensive?

Enter: Hobby Lobby and my obsession to create a beautiful wreath for less that could rival a Crate & Barrel wreath any day.

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Items needed:

  • 15-20 stems of your choosing (I got mine at Hobby Lobby when they were half off)
  • Grapevine wreath (make sure you use a coupon)

A few notes about selecting your stems:

  • Be sure to choose ones that have some flexibility to them because you’ll be bending them slightly.
  • I went with fall berries that were already slightly faded in color because we get a lot of sun on our front door.
  • The size of each stem determines how many you’ll need. My stems were on the larger side, so I only needed 5 big ones and 10 smaller ones.

Insert each stem at an angle into the grapevine wreath.

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You’ll want to space them out evenly all the way around as well as in the center of the section.

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Start with five large stems around the whole wreath front, then fill in the spaces with your smaller stems.

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See the base of the stems sticking out of the backside? Simply bend the stem so that you can tuck it into the wreath.

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Now, fluff the wreath (you know, like you do with your Christmas tree if you’re like me and have an artificial one!) to your liking.

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That’s it! It really couldn’t be any easier.

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Total cost for my wreath:

  • Grapevine wreath: $2.49
  • Large stems: 5 @ $3.49 = $17.45
  • Small stems: 10 @ $1.49 = $14.90
  • TOTAL = $34.84

One of the best parts about this wreath is that you can customize it to fit your style and budget. Want to make one for $25? Choose some less expensive stems! And you can reuse the grapevine part each season with new stems! I did the same type of wreath with red berries for the Christmas season.

Have you made your own wreath? Share with me in the comments!

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