Hello Friends!! Today I’m excited to be joining a group of over 20 other talented bloggers who are also sharing a Fall DIY wreath tutorial with you! I’m so excited to be joining in the Seasonal Simplicity Fall Series hosted by the lovely Krista from the Happy Housie.
I decided to do something little bit different than a traditional wreath. I love getting fresh wreaths for fall that will last me until Christmas, but since it’s still supposed to be in the high 80’s this week, I wanted to wait until the temperature drops a bit so it doesn’t speed up the drying out time. I wanted something that could be hung on our door, but also used in other places around our house as well.
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I started out with this rusted rust finished wall planter found HERE. I’ve had mine for a few years, and it’s probably rusted even more over time, but I love the shape of it, and of course that warm patina for fall.
I then grabbed a variety of different faux stems from Michaels that felt fall to me. Since I love cooler tones and neutrals, I wanted something that was more on the neutral side, but still had some of that cozy warmth I love so much about fall!
Using wire cutters, I clipped each bunch down so I would have smaller stems to fill my container with. I was always so afraid to do this before. I don’t know why but I can remember thinking I was messing things up horribly if I cut the floral stems from their original display. I’ve learned over the years, that it’s actually a lot easier to work with faux florals if you do this, lol. So just in case anyone has felt the way I have in the past I’m giving you permission to cut the stems!
I began by putting some floral foam in the base of my container, and since my purple aspen leaf had the biggest spray, I started with that one first. Since I only had a few stems of the actual flower looking ones, I placed those next so that they were evenly spread out throughout the arrangement.
Next it was time to add in some green. I chose faux greens that still felt “in-season” even though they aren’t your typical reds, oranges and yellows. Some faux olive branches, ferns and lambs ear did the trick.
Below you can see the variety of the 6 bunches I used, and how they all add a different texture to the arrangement.
The best part about using faux florals is when you are picking them out in the store, I hold mine together in my hand like a would hold a bunch of flowers so I can get a feel for how they all look together. You can see right away whether or not the tones go together or not.
For instance, I have every intention of add faux succulents to this, but everyone I grabbed was either too bright green, or didn’t blend right. I was able to adjust it in the store, before getting home and realizing that faux succulents just wouldn’t work for this arrangement.
Don’t be afraid to try new colors too! This purple aspen leaf was not my first go-to, but everything else was just a little too bright for my liking. I knew the rust colored container would add warmth, but it is a very deep color, so I wanted my florals to feel like they complimented it, not competed with it.
I have this fall “wreath” hung on the door that leads into our kitchen, since it’s the main entrance we use. I love that it welcomes everyone who comes over, and give a big first impression right away!
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing some of the fall touches I’ve added to our kitchen, but in the meantime hop over to see what my friends are sharing…
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