DIY Fall Wreath Tutorial from Bloom Culture Flowers
Learn how to make your own diy fall wreath with silk flowers for your home or wedding decor in this tutorial from Bloom Culture Flowers.
This DIY fall wreath tutorial is part of a DIY Wedding Flower & Decor series in partnership with Bloom Culture Flowers. In this series, you’ll find expert decorating and floral advice from Alison Fleck, design genius and founder of Bloom Culture. We hope you enjoy these posts and find them as valuable as we do!
It’s Fall Y’all! Is that annoying? Well even if it is, I absolutely LOVE Fall. Also,” It’s Autumn Ya’ll” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
So, you want to have a fall wreath that doesn’t scream “I went to a craft store and bought one off the rack”? Great!
Here’s a tutorial that will scream “I went to a craft store and purchased all the things to make my own fall wreath so I could put my own spin on it!!”
Ok, let’s pick the mic back up for a sec because we need to make the wreath first. Then we shall drop the mic.
What You’ll Need to Make a Fall Silk Flower Wreath
Below is a list of items you’ll need and we’ve broken the process down step by step for you! It’s fun, affordable, and super classy! I love the colors we picked as it says Fall Y’all… but in a subtle way. What do you think of our take on the Fall tones?
- Any wreath frame you like.
(We used a thin grapevine wreath that is 16-18”)
- Stem Wrap
- Wire Cutter or strong scissors
- Paddle Wire
- Faux Flowers & greenery of your choice
- Hot glue gun (low temp)
Flowers we’ve used:
- 2 Faux White Sunflowers
- 5-6 Faux Burgundy Zinnia
- 4-6 Faux Golden Mums
- Faux Filler Flower As needed
- Preserved & Dyed Bunny Tail as needed
- Three Types of Faux Greenery:
- Autumn Eucalyptus
- Autumn Leather Leaf
- Variegated Camellia Foliage
How to Make a DIY Fall Wreath: Step by Step Tutorial
Follow the steps below to make your own fall wreath out of silk flowers!
Step 1. Pick Your Greenery + Trim to Size
First, pick out the pieces of greenery/foliage you want to use. Do some test runs with each piece to make sure it fits the placement you want and has the right bend.
“The right bend?” you might ask. As with fresh flowers and greenery, faux products have a natural bend to them as well to mimic natural products. You don’t want to force it in a direction that it doesn’t naturally go. Use this to your advantage to create more whimsical movement!
Once you find the right pieces for the right placement. I usually cut a few short pieces of the paddle wire off. About 2 inches in length each. That way you have them at the ready when you are securing the greenery to the wreath structure.
Step 2: Secure Greenery to Wreath with Wire.
Next, start with the base of the greenery and secure it with wire. I like to wrap it around the wreath structure once and twist it around the greenery to secure it.
Work your way up the wreath with the greenery until it is fully secure then move on to the next piece of greenery. You’ll see in the video tutorial, I start with one type of greenery then layer in the next until it feels complete. Here I’ve used three types of greenery.
Remember to leave room for the flowers (if you’re using any).
Step 3: Add in Focal Flowers: White Sunflowers
Once I have my base layer of greenery placed, I start with my larger focal flowers. Here I’ve used the large white sunflowers. I take a look at the size of each bloom and decide how big I want them to be. I’ve used the smaller blooms on the bunch because our wreath structure is pretty thin. I want to keep the scale consistent.
Step 4: Add in Secondary Blooms: Burgundy Zinnia
After greening the right side of the sunflowers, I move on to the faux burgundy zinnia. I sort of zig-zag my way up the left of the wreath thinning out towards the top.
Side note: Sometimes I wire them and sometimes I glue them. My advice here is to just see what method works best for design at the time. I wire if the wreath feels accessible and I am able to work through the greenery. If not, I use a small dab of glue and place the flower where I want it. This can get messy but you can clean up the glue threads at the end when you’re finished.
Step 5: Add in Tertiary Flowers: Golden Mums
Next are the golden mums. I do the exact same thing as I did with the zinnia, zig-zag my way up with individual blooms either gluing or wiring them in place.
Step 6: Add Filler Flowers
Next up… our faux filler flower. There are a few components to this filler flower so I use the spray part and the linear part in separate areas. Use it to fill in any spots that need filling and use the wispy stems to create some whimsical moment.
So I’ll be honest. I have no idea what this is supposed to be… I wish I did. But that’s the beauty of faux flowers… they can make whatever they want! So for this tutorial, this is just filler.
Step 7: Secure any loose pieces
Once you are done placing the bunny tail grass, take a once over of the wreath, hold it upright and secure anything that may move. I like to hang it up on the door to make sure I haven’t missed any spots. Doing this I added a few more zinnias and mums to fill in a few spots I missed when it was laying flat.
Be sure to check out our video tutorial for this DIY Fall Wreath to view these directions in action!
Watch the DIY Fall Wreath Video Tutorial
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Content designed, created, and written by Alison Fleck of Bloom Culture Flowers