It’s the first day of October and there’s no doubt Thanksgiving and Halloween decorations and items are taking over aisles in stores. From plastic harvests and pumpkins to skeletons and spider webs, fall festivities are upon us. An item I have always loved decorating my loft with is a pretty themed wreath. Whether it’s a seasonal one or a holiday one, I have always perceived a wreath on a door as a symbol of not a house, but a home. There’s something about a wreath on a front door that makes it look inviting.
As I browsed different stores in the search for a fall wreath, I was surprised at how expensive they could be. They could be anywhere upwards of $40. I knew there was a more cost-efficient solution to adorning my front door without breaking the bank. I made my way to Michaels to buy a grapevine wreath, which is very inexpensive. It cost $6.99, but I always had one of the store’s 40% off coupon, so it came up to less than $5. Michaels, being a craft store, had all the items that would allow to me create and decorate a wreath, from leaves, plastic pumpkins and harvest items. I personally didn’t like the colours or the way the items looked. I bought the wreath but continued searching on for the items to decorate it.
I found myself at the dollar store where they had floor-to-ceiling walls full of decoration. I found garlands of pretty brown/bronze/metallic leaves that would go with the grapevine leaf perfectly. I bought about four of them to ensure I had enough to go around the wreath a couple of times. What’s great about these garlands is that the leaves are attached together so rather than individually glue gun-ing each leaf to the wreath, I can securely wrap the garland around the wreath and manipulate the leaves to be positioned the way I want without having to glue/unglue the leaves one-by-one.
And voilà! Your very own fall wreath. It was so easy to put together, it took me less than 10 minutes and the total DIY project cost about $12. Amazing! It’s simple and creates that welcoming feeling that I want for my loft. You can add plastic pumpkins, ribbons, bows, or even a monogram letter to personalise it to really make it your own. It can continuously be a work in progress, so you can add more decor items to the wreath as you find them.
I hope this has inspired you to go ahead and create your very own DIY Fall wreaths! Please share them with me on Instagram and tag #thelittleloft so that I can find them. Happy DIY-ing!