Create a beautiful DIY fall apple wreath for your front door using inexpensive supplies from the craft store. This project takes approximately one hour.
I like to pull out patriotic decor for Memorial Day and leave it up through Pioneer Day (Utah’s State Day) at the end of July. Truthfully it wouldn’t be terribly hard to talk me into leaving it up longer, I love red, white and blue. However by the first week of August, it all starts to look a little old and faded. And so, I am moving on to some bright, cheerful fall(ish) decor, starting with this DIY fall apple wreath.
I love making wreaths! It’s one of my favorite
pascrafttimes. Each wreath comes together a bit differently, but they’re all built layer by layer. I actually made two fall apple wreaths – one for me and one for my mom!
DIY Fall Apple Wreath
To recreate this fall apple wreath you will need:
Greenery and Small Filler Flowers
Glue Gun (you can’t go wrong with this one, I won’t use anything else)
I purchased my supplies at Hobby Lobby for under $20.
Start with a simple wreath form. While I often like to use styrofoam wreaths, I like the look of a grapevine wreath for fall. PLUS, the heavier weight keeps it from blowing around in the wind. Grapevines are also great when you’re planning to attach a lot of greenery and don’t want to use a lot of glue or extra floral wire.
Lay the wreath form down on the table and determine the orientation and center of the wreath. I like to mark the center of my wreath with a small piece of washi tape on both the top and the bottom to stand as a visual marker so that I don’t get off-center (because, believe me it happens all the time).
The first layer I put down consists of greenery and small filler flowers. This filler essentially provides the “background” for the wreath. I like this layer even on both sides, so for each individual stem I place on one side, I place a similar sized stem on the other side.
Once the base is down and looks pretty even, it’s time to add the next (middle) middle layer. The middle layer is an accent layer and consists of about a quarter to half the number of stems/flowers used in the first. With this layer, I don’t go for a completely even look. I like to mix it up. I varied the size and placement of the sunflowers in this layer.
Once I’d added all the flowers that I wanted to the wreath I added small foam apples one at a time until satisfied. I filled in a bit more with a few pieces of additional greenery and then added the bow.
This wreath took about an hour from start to finish. It might have even got a bit quicker had I used sharp wire cutters – ha!
I am loving the apples for back-to-school. This is the perfect fall apple wreath.
I’ve sent the bright yellow wreath home with my Mom for her fall door and kept the red apple wreath for my mantel.
Looking for more great fall ideas?
This fall pumpkin wreath is a favorite…
And, don’t miss this fun roundup of great fall mantels. It’s been pinned more than 100K times!