Happy September! I love this time of year. I know I sound like every single person on social media, but it’s true. The build-up to all the best holidays starts now and I can maybe, just maybe, feel a little break in the temperatures in the morning and evenings. Not so much humidity. Not so much sweating. Just a little coolness and a whole lot of joy building for the magic coming over the next few months.
Is my house decorated for fall already? YUP! But one piece I’m missing is my front door wreath. A couple years ago, I created this full, fall wreath…
And you guys loved seeing the process and how it all came together. I still love this wreath so much and it’s still a beautiful piece that I’ve now relocated to my back porch. I’m just ready for something a little different and I found it…on the Pottery Barn website…for $120 ON SALE. Yikes. I don’t think I love it that much.
So I’m going to do what I always do. I’m going to make one at home for a fraction of the cost and share it with you so you can snag a deal, get the look, but save your money for something else!
Let’s DIY this year’s fall wreath – a beautiful, subtle fall grass wreath!
Grapevine Wreath at the desired size – I always like to use an 18″ or 20″ based on location
Tan Pampas Grass Stems – I used 4
Dark Orange Pampas Grass Stems – I used 4
Light Brown Pampas Grass Stems – I used 4
I always love to go with a grapevine wreath to allow for all of my stems to be pushed through the wreath without any need for floral wire or a hot glue gun. Even in the crazy Midwest, I have created wreath after wreath this way and I’ve never had a wind storm or severe weather make it unravel. Plus, since I’m using pampas grass for this project, the long faux grass will cover any of the grapevine wreath and I don’t have to fear having that be a spotlight.
The Pottery Barn wreath made theirs by color blocking the stems and alternating. I took one of the stems of each color and staggered those into the wreath by simply pushing the stem from front to back and securing it by twisting it into the grapevine. I continued doing this as I worked my way around the wreath, taking a stem of one color and then of another, and finally, of the last. Then continuing the pattern back over again.
To finish off the wispy, natural look of this wreath, I gathered a few small twigs from my backyard and I poked those through the wreath to add a little extra character to it.
By buying the pieces from Michael’s, I saved over $80 on a wreath that looks like a really good duplicate of the very beautiful Pottery Barn faux fall wreath. And the time it took? How about 15 minutes once I gathered my materials. Now THAT’S some major savings!!
Need a little more inspiration for a fall wreath this season? I’ve gathered up my favorites on the market that may inspire you to DIY one of your own or maybe just save the extra running around and just buy the thing! No matter which way you go this season, I’m sure you’re going to add a little extra fall beauty to the doors in your home.