Wreath season is upon us! While there are either fall-themed or Christmas-themed wreaths in every store, I thought it would be a fun challenge to make one wreath that would both be festive for fall and slide easily into holiday decor as well! Adding some leaf and berry elements give the autumn vibe a nod, but the white and gold color scheme is perfect for bringing in that holiday glam. Let’s get started!
Supplies: – white faux flowers – faux leaves – faux berry stems – wreath base (hay or styrofoam is fine) – white fabric – white and gold spray paint – hot glue gun
I got most all my floral items from Michaels, so check your local craft store and see what options they have in the floral department. Choose two or three different types and sizes of flowers so you have a varied look. I like having the bit of black in the middle of the white poppies. A little bit of contrast can be nice as well.
Since I wanted to add some gold into the design, I spray painted the front of some faux leaves to get that gilded look (or if you find some floral accents that are already gold, that works too!).
Since I couldn’t find every element I wanted in white, I also used a few coats of white spray paint to get these berry stems the right hue.
Before I started to add my elements onto my wreath, I cut long strips of white felt in 4″ wide sections and wrapped them around the wreath (securing with hot glue). Covering the sides and back with the fabric helps areas that aren’t covered with the flowers to blend into the wreath rather than stick out when finished.
To build up my floral elements, I glued a cluster of flowers in one spot and then wound a long berry stem outside the cluster and around the back (securing it with glue every couple of inches). I cut off the flowers as close to the head as I could so they would lay flat on the wreath when placed.
I basically made three clusters of flowers spread out evenly on the wreath (with a berry stem winding around each), and then I started to glue in some of the gold leaves for a bit of contrast.
Once I had my three main areas mapped out, I simply filled in the spaces between the clusters with more flowers and leaves until there weren’t any gaps left. Once the wreath was complete, I tied some thick white yarn around two spots at the top to create a loop to hang the wreath from, and I was done!
So pretty! I love how the wreath looks on the front door, and the little pops of gold and black in the flowers give the wreath a bit more dimension than a totally white scheme. If you’re looking for a wreath that will take you from your pumpkin spice latte all the way through to an egg nog, this may be the wreath for you! xo. Laura
Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman. Photography: Laura Gummerman and Todd Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.