How to Make a Simple and Elegant Fall Wreath for Under $12

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With fall just around the corner, I've been planning my decor and gathering my inspiration by spending lots of time on Pinterest and scouring home decor magazines. (Check out my fall inspiration board here). It seems like every time I get the day's mail, there's another catalog from a home decor store waiting for me. I love this time in the decor process because it allows me dream and think of ways to adapt decor pieces to my own space. 

I've been drooling over all of the fall wreaths that are featured in these magazines and catalogs, but I can't believe the price! Spending $50+ on a wreath is not something that's currently in my budget. So I decided to make my own and I only spent $12!

Here is what you will need to create your own:


  1. Quilting Hoop: $3.29 at Michael's 
  2. Faux Flowers: $8.38 at Michael's
  3. Wood Stain: already had on-hand
  4. Glue Gun: already had on-hand
  5. Scissors: already had on-hand
  6. Painter's Tape: already had on-hand
  7. Ribbon: $1 at the Dollar Tree

Now let's get started!

Step 1: Stain Quilting Hoop

I wanted to give the bamboo quilting hoop a little color, so I decided to stain it with some stain that I had left over from previous projects. I simply used an old t-shirt to apply the stain and gave the hoop a light coat. I let it dry for about one hour before I started adding the flowers. 

Step 2: Get your Faux Flowers Ready

I bought two faux Dahlia stems at Michael's at one of their many sales and got them for $4.19 each! The stem was a little too long for what I wanted to use them for, so I cut them down to about 8 inches long with my scissors. I also removed the leaves off the stem so that I could use them on the wreath.

Step 3: Attach your Flowers 

Attaching the flowers to the hoop was a lot easier than I was expecting. I was able to attach the flowers to the hoop without using the glue gun, but by simply using the metal stem to wrap around the hoop and surprisingly stayed very secure.  I wrapped the first flower around the metal hinge to cover it up. Worked like a charm!

Step 4: Attach your Leaves

This is when your glue gun comes in handy. I first planned how I wanted to attach the leaves to the wreath. Once I had my plan together, I lightly put glue on the back of the biggest leaf down the middle and placed it on the wreath in my desired location. Repeat that 3 more times and voila! Fall wreath is done!

Step 5: Hang in Your Perfect Spot!

For hanging the wreath, I decided to keep things simple and used some ribbon that I found at the Dollar Tree to hang it on a mirror in our hallway. I simply used painter's tape and taped the ribbon on the back of the mirror allowing the wreath to hang. I am loving the simplicity of this wreath!

It's so nice to have a little fall in the house. Leave me a comment below and let me know how you like to start decorating for fall?




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