Every time the holiday season rolls around, I feel an itch to freshen up my decorations, especially with regards to wreaths. What can I say, I love a good wreath and especially a fall wreath! With the lack of color and light outside, I really need something colorful and fun to brighten up my door. A little pizzaz and pop of color really does its job making the holidays feel cozy and bright when it’s cold and dark outside. (seasonal depression, anyone?) It’s amazing what a simple wreath can do to keep me happy and motivated, and I’d bet I’m not the only one. So, let’s get making! Introducing the 2021 dried floral fall wreath with baby’s breath!
DIY Fall wreath
I first spotted a dried flower wreath with straw flowers and some colorful baby’s breath awhile back and noted it for a fall project (I can’t remember the source though, does anyone know what I’m talking about?). We had previously done this baby’s breath wreath, which I LOVE, but I loved the idea of adding more to it. I fee like it perfectly captures the season especially when you customize the palette with a little paint. It’s such a great blue!
I don’t know what it is but I’m obsessed with wreaths in general. I think they run the line of being so cheesy, so I think I’m always trying to think of how NOT to make it cheesy. This one is so sweet and whimsically colorful so I think it works? And the good news is, it’s as easy as it is cute. It’s the perfect DIY project for those cold days when you just want to snuggle up in a cozy sweater and pajamas all day.
How to make a fall wreath with baby’s breath and straw flowers
Here’s everything you need to make it yourself!
You will need:
- baby’s breath
- straw flowers
- Scabious pods
- glue gun
- wreath form
- floral tape
- Metallic ribbon
- 24 gauge floral wire
- wire cutters
- Spray paint (we used a dark blue and a light blue)
- If you buy your flowers fresh, hang them to dry for a few days. We bought ours on a Wednesday and started making it on a Friday. It worked great!
- Tie small groupings on flowers together and wrap with floral tape. If the stems aren’t long enough, add wire to the ends
- Cluster the groupings evenly around the wreath form and secure with floral tape. We started with a baby’s breath base and then tucked in the other flowers as we went.
- Some of the flowers were so fragile that we glue gunned them into place.
- Add a ribbon on for a final touch!
Finishing touches on the fall wreath
I love the combination of colors and the harvest feel for fall. It’s perfect! Plus, we added on a metallic ribbon from Studio Carta, which works perfectly.
If you’re a pinning type, we made this graphic with a few step photos so you can easily Pin and bookmark it for your future projects.
Who is this project for:
This project would be awesome as a group project because flowers can get expensive to buy. If you buy for a full group then it will lessen the load!
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If you make this project, tag us with #larsmakes so that we can see your beautiful creations!