Labor Day, the unofficial end to summer has already come and gone and I’m now thinking about decorating our house for fall, my favorite season. The other day, I came home and noticed that our neighbors were already decorated for Halloween (still a little early for that, maybe) so I decided to start our fall decorating frenzy by making a fun fall wreath.
In the spring, I made this monogram wreath for out front door. It was such a big hit, and I enjoyed seeing it on our door so much that I decided to make a fall version with a twist. Instead of a monogram letter, I decided to spell out “fall.”
My fall hydrangea wreath is really easy to make and only requires a few supplies. If you would like to make your own version you will need:
1. A grapevine wreath
2. 5 or 6 hydrangea stems in your choice of colors
3. Wire cutters
4. Wood letters (I found ours at Michael’s)
5. Spray paint in your choice of color(s)
6. A glue gun
7. Ribbon to hang your finished wreath
Before you get started, cut off any tags from your wreath, flowers and letters.
For our fall wreath, I chose gold, cream and green hydrangeas.
First, I cut each hydrangea stem to about two inches. This is just enough so that the stems hang out of the back of the wreath, but not so far that they push the wreath away from the door.
To cut each of the stems, I used wire cutters (and a whole lotta elbow grease!).
The letters I picked out came in a white-wash finish. I like the white letters, but since I chose cream flowers, I wanted to paint the letters something other than white.
Since I only wanted to paint a few letters for my wreath, I bought this little can of spray paint in a maize color.
Next, I took my letters outside and coated them with the maize spray paint.
While the letters were drying, I attached my flowers using hot glue. You can also use floral wire, but I think hot glue is faster, and easier.
Once my letters dried, I attached them using hot glue.
For the final touch, I added a ribbon loop to hang the wreath.
And here the finished product!