Been here for any stretch of time, ya know I love a good wreath DIY. I am SHOCKED every time I see a wreath priced anywhere above $50. They are just too simple to make to splurge on one that is not as full, not as pretty, and not as budget-friendly. If you want to change out your wreaths with the seasons, it may be very useful for you to stick around and get a little inspired!
Today I’m sharing my newest Halloween wreath on my front door that took a basic wreath and made it BOLD with some pretty black faux stems and a darling little sign!
Years ago, I purchased this beautiful fall wheat wreath from the Hearth & Hand collection at Target. It’s been since replaced in store with different looks, but this year the Threshold brand created one very similar that I’ve seen popping up on many front doors since it’s release. It is simply beautiful all on its own. If you’re looking for a basic wreath that will give a beautiful contrast to your dark colored front door or give just a simple statement with a pretty bow, this is your winner. I just love the wheat grass look this time of year.
However, I wanted something a little more bold. So I used this particular wreath as a base for my Halloween wreath because I loved the contrast against the black pieces I included inside it. AND it gave me a quicker, simpler DIY wreath when I used something already created and simply added to it.
So let’s get to it. My Halloween DIY wreath that saved major money for a full, show stopper that cost a fraction of what it would cost in store!
As mentioned, I took my pre-owned wheat wreath to create this look. It’s already built on a grapevine wreath so to have the feather and eucalyptus picks stay put is as simple as pushing them into the grapevine wreath. That’s it. You just have to force those little picks straight into the grapevine wreath and it should stay put, regardless of wind or weather.
I started with the eucalyptus stems to create a good base around the wreath. I used just two of these stems for the entire wreath. I snipped each stem into 2-3 separate pieces and then stuck them into the wreath equally around the diameter.
Then I took the purple feather stems and stuck them into the wreath, spaced equally apart, followed by the same with the black and white feather stems.
To give it a really polished and complete look, I took the ‘Boo flag’ and pushed it into the base of the wreath so that it stayed diagonally across the middle. It gave it a little fun and a little extra character with the sign and the attached ribbon.
All in, this project took me $38 by purchasing the picks and sign on a deep 50% discount at Michael’s and reusing an old wreath that I was no longer using in my home.
It’s always worth it to shop your home and find those treasures that you can just add to and make something brand new and beautiful!