Make this easy fall DIY leaf wreath idea for the front door to properly welcome autumn! It’s a simple DIY fall wreath idea that you can make in less than 1 hour.
I love this time of year …changing leaves, football, pumpkins, cider, late-afternoon sunshine, scarves. While I’m not the type of person who seasonally changes all my interior home decor for autumn, I do really like great DIY fall wreaths for our front door like this one that’s bursting with autumn colors: dark reds, burnt oranges, bright yellows, and glittery golds.
This is an easy DIY fall wreath idea to customize as you want for your own front door. I chose a wide range of leaves in all shapes and sizes and I really like the variety. You can use water-resistant leaves for uncovered front doors or paper leaves like I did if your front door is covered like ours. And you can make it modern or more rustic, even substituting burlap on the wreath base if you like.
This fall wreath for the front door took me all of about 15 minutes to make because I started with the same fabric wreath base that I made last year for the Polaroid urban photo wreath. Below I’ve included full instructions on how to make this DIY fall leaf wreath, and once you make the fabric base then you can just switch out elements year after year to make a totally new DIY fall wreaths for the front door next year.
Supplies for making a leaf DIY fall wreath for the front door:
- 1 package small die-cut paper leaves
- Styrofoam wreath 14 x 2-1/2 x 2 with flat front and back (you could also use a 12″ wreath)
- Burnt orange lightweight denim fabric
- Silver straight pins
- Natural jute twine
- Removable outdoor wreath hook for doors
How to make leaf DIY fall wreath for the front door:
Measure 3 inches from the edge of the orange denim fabric and cut a small slit. Holding on each side of the slit, rip the fabric into a strip …just like they do at the fabric store. Repeat until you have three strips. The raw edges are intentional.
Take one strip of orange denim fabric and pin it to the styrofoam wreath. Wrap the strips around, overlapping as you go around. Secure the ends of the strips with silver straight pins. Tie your twine to the top as a hanger.
Spread out your leaves on a flat surface. I used paper leaves but you could instead use silk.
Arrange your leaves in layers on the wreath front, alternating colors and shapes.
Secure leaves to your DIY fall wreath using silver straight pins.
You actually need to use very few pins to secure leaves to the styrofoam wreath base …one pin can secure several leaves at one time.
Add some pumpkins and hay to the front porch if you like. Happy Fall, everyone!
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