Today I’m excited to be participating in a challenge with some other amazing Canadian bloggers- to create a autumn wreath for your home! I was actually hesitant to participate, not because I don’t love wreaths (I do!) but because the thought of putting a wreath on my awful front door and then taking pictures of it really turned me off. But Then I remembered that wreaths can really go anywhere, so you will be spared from seeing my front door again (it looks exactly as chippy and terrible as the day we moved in- it’s slated for next summer!). Deal?
So once I got over my front door phobia, I was so excited to create something to help spruce up my home in time for fall. I actually skip over decorating for autumn most years- it just gets away from me! When I was in highschool I bought a fall wreath and carried it around from house to house until I finally kicked it to the curb last year. It was dusty and I just wasn’t wanting big fake brownish florals on my door any more. So this simple autumn wreath is just what the doctor ordered. It’s not over the top and bushy- nor does it look 50 years old. I spotted this Christmas wreath on Pinterest and loved the look of the wire hoop but totally didn’t trust myself to have a candle on a wreath. When I spotted this brass 12″ hoop from the dollar store- I knew it would have to be given an autumn wreath treatment! As you can see, I’ve settled on hanging it in our washroom- I love how it looks against the rustic towel rack we have! If you don’t have a towel rack like this (I’m sure that’s most of you), you could easily stain a few boards to have a wreath display (perhaps over a fireplace?).
Here’s What You’ll Need to Make Your Own:
- Brass hoop (mine is 12″ and found at the dollar store
- Fake leaves and berries (mine is from a dollar store garland)
- Glue gun and glue
- Metallic spray paints (The exact ones I used are all Krylon- Brushed Nickel, Copper Metallic, and Gold)
There’s not much to this. Start by spraying your leaves and berries with your metallics. Mix it up a bit- I chose to have the most copper and the least of the brushed nickel. But I really love copper and have a lot of it in my home. It took two coats front and one on the back for me to be happy with the coverage.
When your leaves are dry, it’s time to assemble! I started on the outside and worked my way down to the middle since I wanted a layered look. I took turns gluing leaves behind the hoop and in front of the hoop. For the berries; I tucked the stems behind leaves when I glued them.
I can’t tell you how enjoyable this was to make. Usually projects take me a bit longer than I plan but this one was way quick. And affordable. Since I had these spray paints on hand (I really love them!) it only cost me $3 in supplies. Can you beat that? Nope! And it doesn’t look like a dollar store wreath. It looks darn awesome.
Speaking of awesome… you should hop over and check out all the wreaths in this challenge. These ladies have all knocked it out of the park! And if you love copper like me- I know you’ll be impressed!
From the top, left to right are:
DIY Autumn Metallics Wreath From Lemon Thistle | Copper Wreath From Love Create Celebrate | Dried Hydrangea Wreath From Garden Therapy | Fall Hydrangea Pumpkin Wreath From Time with Thea | Cotton Bud Fall Wreath From PMQ For Two | Kitchen Wreath from Personally Andrea | Copper Pot Scrubber Wreath From Life Is A Party | Embroidery Hoop Rag Wreath From AKA Design | Wistful Wheat Wreath From Sustain My Craft Habit | Feathers & Foliage DIY Fall Wreath From New House New Home | DIY Foraged Fall Wreath From The DIY Mommy | Monogram Succulent Wreath From Fynes Designs | Rustic Fall Box Wreath From Echoes of Laughter | Nature Inspired Fall Wreath From Vin’yet Etc.
Your wreath turned out beautifully – hard to believe it came from supplies from the dollar store. What section did you get the brass ring from?
Thanks so much Heather! The brass ring was in the crafting/ sewing section
Looks amazing Colleen, I would have never thought to spray the foliage!!
Thanks so much Virginia! I definitely am glad I made them metallics instead of sticking with the bright colours they were :)
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I love it Colleen! I would have never thought of spray-painting the foilage either! Love the mix of metallics together!
Thanks so much Angie! I’m such a fan of mixed metals :)
It’s gorgeous! It looks so expensive!
Thanks Stephanie! I love when things that really don’t cost a lot look like they do :)
I LOVE this metallic wreath! It caught my eye right away! Love the blend of colours and the hoop you put it on! I should’ve thought of hanging mine somewhere other than my door too… Lol.
Aw thanks so much Lindi! Haha I feel like we live in a world where everyone has beautiful doors to hang their wreaths on… one day ;)
I’m so glad I changed my mind and did a different wreath! Otherwise we would have had similar wreaths ;) great minds think alike!
Great minds ;)
Andrea @ personallyandrea
Simple and super classy. I love it on the rustic backboard!
Thanks so much Andrea! When you don’t have a nice door… improvise ;)
Sonja @ SustainMyCraftHabit
I love the way you added the metallic wreaths to a simple gold ring. It’s very chic and so unexpected!
Thanks so much Sonja! The hoop is my favourite part :)
This is just simply pretty! I love mixed metals, and the way you’ve used them here is beautiful!
Thanks so much Christina! I’m totally a fan of mixed metals too :)
I love this wreath! You found some great things at the dollar store! Oh and those metallic sprays are my FAVORITE!
Thanks so much Shambray! I think the dollar store staff are going to start recognizing me if I’m in there any more ;)
I love, Love LOVE your wreath. I have a soft spot for metallics and a little bit of glitter. I also love that it was made with primarily dollar store purchases yet the end result is so stylish and very high end looking. Well done! I am inspired!
Thanks so much Thea! Your sweet comment is making my day :)
Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.
The balance you achieved with your use of metals is done perfectly, it really pops on that beautiful rustic wooden towel hanger. I can see this wreath easily transitioning into Christmas too with some simple additions. Nicely done!
I would love to try out a Christmas version! What a great idea Laurie :)
Lovely wreath! Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.
Thanks so much Theresa! Appreciate the sharing :)
Create With Joy
Thank you for sharing your fabulous wreath at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy – I’m excited to feature you at this week’s party (#196)!
Woohoo! Can’t wait to hop over and check out the feature, thanks so much :)
Pretty wreath! There are some really great spray paints out there now, aren’t there? I really like the metallic colors. And that rustic towel rack – love it!
Thanks for sharing with s at the #HomeMattersParty link party
Oh, I could spray paint everything the colours are so great! Thanks so much for the sweet comment Alayna :)
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Thanks for the idea! I’m actually trying to recreate it myself for my door! I couldn’t find a brass hoop, but found a silver one. I’m thinking I might leave it silver – we’ll see. Thanks again for the super easy to follow instructions!
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Love this!! Are the leaves plastic or fabric?