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Your front door is one of the first things your guests see about your home. Adding topiary to the front stoop is an easy way to dress up the area and welcome guests. Another simple way to add charm to your front door is by adding a festive wreath. And when fall arrives, the possibilities are endless with DIY fall wreaths.


Head out to your local craft store, purchase a few items and put them all together to create a beautiful wreath for your front door. Here are a few ideas.

Burlap Bubble Wreath
This easy craft creates a great conversation piece.

  • 10” foam wreath
  • 1 ¼ to 1 ½ yards burlap (any color)
  • Pins with large heads
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Fake flowers (optional)
  • Wooden letter with your initial (optional)
  • Paint (optional)

Cut the burlap into 4” x 4” squares. The pieces don’t have to be perfect, but try to keep them close to the same size. Take each square and fold in half to form a triangle. Bring the right corner around to the front, and match it up with the other corners, and repeat for the left corner, forming something that looks like a bubble. Take a pin and pin through all four layers of the fabric, and then attach to the foam wreath. Repeat this all the way around, creating several layers. Pin the bubbles close together, enough so you don’t see any of the foam or the pins. Feel free to add accessories to the wreath, such as fall flowers or a painted wooden letter with your initial. To hang, tie a length of thick ribbon or fabric around the top of the wreath.

Fall Flowers Wreath
This long-lasting fall wreath can be reused year after year.

  • Fake flowers
  • Fall berries
  • Hot glue gun
  • Grapevine wreath

Pick out fake fall flowers. You’ll need approximately seven flowers for this project, depending on the size of your wreath. Detach the flowers from the stem, and carefully hot glue the flowers in a bunch to the wreath. Add the fall berries around the flowers, and attach those with the hot glue. Use a wreath hanger to hang this on your front door.

More to satisfy your DIY needs:
Easy DIY Spring Wreath
DIY Wooden Crate Bookshelf
Super Easy DIY Painted Marble Vases

Coffee Filter Wreath
If you’ve made the switch from a regular coffee maker to a single-cup coffee maker, chances are you have lots of coffee filters lying around. Put them to use for this wreath.

  • Grapevine wreath
  • Coffee filters
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Water
  • Masking tape
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fall berries (optional)

Pick fall colors for the acrylic paint. Our suggestions are orange, pink, yellow, red and brown. Add a few tablespoons of paint to individual bowls, and then add one drop of brown to each. Next, mix in half a cup of water and stir until the lumps disappear. Add in two more cups of water to each bowl, and mix again. Once the paint is mixed well, submerge your coffee filters, up to 20 at a time. Wring out the excess paint, and then hang the filters up to dry.

To create the flowers, use this tutorial. Once your flowers are all made, carefully use the hot glue gun to attach the flowers to the grapevine wreath. To make this wreath feel more like fall, add fall berries and acorns to it. Use a wreath hanger to hang on your front door.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock / GJS




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