Hello again friends! Thank you for visiting with me today as I give you this easy fall wreath tutorial.
Are you excited for the fall season? I certainly am! It has been cooler in Georgia this week, causing me to yearn for bonfires, potato soup and football!
I made this wreath for my daughter in law, Kaytlen, yesterday. For this specific wreath, I used a simple formula so that I could teach you a no-fuss, high-impact way to create your own wreath. Hopefully, this fall wreath tutorial will have you making your own wreath as fast as you can say Hobby Lobby.
I recommend that you have a hot glue gun and heavy duty wire cutters for this project.
I began with a 20″ grapevine wreath.
I used two garlands of faux green eucalyptus. The garlands had two types of eucalyptus leaves.
To begin, I cut the garland into pieces and placed them throughout the front of the wreath. I avoid making the wreath look symmetrical buy placing the leaves in different directions. Using a glue gun to attach the stems, let some of the greenery hang inside and outside the wreath boundaries. This will give it a natural look. I don’t usually glue every stem to the grapevine wreath when I am making them for myself or my children…I like to change out our wreath decor regularly and will reuse the grapevine wreaths, so using less glue will allow me to take the wreath apart easily when needed. Tucking the stems snugly inside the grapevine should work fine. (Occasionally, I will see a few pieces of my wreath on the floor of the porch and will pick them up and tuck them back in.)
When shopping for florals to use in a wreath, choose your main color first.
For this particular wreath, me and Kaytlen started with red. We found large, opened red roses to use, so this would become our primary flower in the wreath.
Vary the type, size, color and shape of the florals.
Unless you are planning to fill the entire wreath with the same flower, try to create movement throughout by choosing floral stems that are different but have a common theme. This wreath has four different types of roses but they are different in color and size.
When planting containers outside, the rule is to use thrillers, spillers and fillers. You may choose a large plant as your focal point (thriller), a type of vine that will flow out of the pot (spiller) and fill in all of the remaining space with smaller plants and flowers to compliment them (fillers). Use this same process with wreaths. Choose a large floral first, then a vine or greenery to spill out around the wreath and use smaller flowers and greenery to fill in the empty spaces while using complimentary colors.
To accent the red roses, I found a large hydrangea with a honeydew green center and rusty-red edges.
Use odd numbers.
For most floral designs, working with uneven numbers works best. When placing the hydrangea on the wreath, I used three.
Work in triangles.
Place the floral stems on the wreath in trianglular shapes. This will make the wreath interesting and keep the eye moving across the wreath. Vary the triangles throughout the arrangement.
The second flower I used on the wreath was the red rose. I placed three red roses in a triangular pattern.
The third flower used for the wreath is another rose with red, pink and a similar honeydew green. I used two of those roses (I only had two!) and three rose buds.
Three light pink (almost white) roses were also added. I chose these roses to brighten up the wreath and because they were slightly opened. I used different stages of roses in various colors but the common theme is that they’re roses and have complimentary colors.
At this point, my wreath could be used at any time of the year. To add some fall to it, I found some pumpkins in my stash that I painted white. Guess how many I added to the wreath? Three!
To finish the wreath, three groups of rosehip berries were added. I had a few extra pieces of greenery left over and glued them in any open areas.
Here’s the finished product!
Wasn’t that simple? I hope that this fall wreath tutorial will have you creating your own beautiful wreath very soon!
That’s all for now. Thank you so much for stopping by Mulch and Paint today! I wish you much success making your own floral designs!
Until next time,
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