Guys, I’m far from considering myself “crafty.” I love beautiful home decor, and occasionally find a great DIY that’s simple, chic and totally useful, so trust me — I’ll never show you a project you couldn’t do yourselves! I recently saw a wreath on a neighbor’s door that made me stop, pull out my phone and take a picture, and then immediately scheme on how I could make my own version.
I discovered making your own harvest wreath is super simple, and I’m equally excited to show you my finished product and how easy it was to make. It turned out so well that I can imagine making a holiday version, a spring one… stay tuned and tell me what you think!
You’ll need: A basic wreath (I used this one from Michaels), several stalks of dried, autumn plants in different colors and textures, and scissors.
Step 1: Lay out your dried plants, and if you’re using them, any fake flowers/greens. (Your wreath will look more sophisticated with real plants, but a few stalks of silk leaves won’t hurt.) Separate your plants into synthetic, real greenery and or leaves, and pretty pieces worthy of being finishing touches. For me, the finishing touches were stalks of wheat— perfect for the harvest season.
Step 2: Start by inserting any fake flowers/greens into your wreath. That way, you cover them later with the real, good stuff, but they still lend some color and texture. To attach stalks to your wreath, simply cut them to your desired length and insert them into it. The weaving of the wreath will hold everything in place!
Step 3: Add your real, dried greenery. I used multicolored eucalyptus — which also smells amazing, I might add. Keep inserting a piece at a time until it looks right to you.
Step 4: Once your wreath is nicely filled in, add your finishing touches. A spray of seasonal grasses and wheat topped mine off. After that, all you need is a hook, and you’re set to hang and enjoy your wreath!
P.S. In case you’re inspired to get a wreath in lieu of making one, here are some of my favorites from great home stores…