It is almost safe to say that fall is one of the most fascinating and beautiful seasons of the year. The holiday vibes and color changing leaves and trees make an awe-inspiring view everywhere and people decorate their homes extensively to welcome guests for celebrating together and making merry. Every year holiday leaf wreaths and garlands adorn mantelpieces, banisters, windows and front doors to mark the festive spirit of the holidays and people have been using them as a tradition for decades now.
The biggest advantage of working with wreaths in terms of holiday décor is the amount of versatility and options that are on offer in terms of shapes, sizes, and colors. You can find anything from genuine to artificial, wholesale flower wreaths to non-floral, fragrant to non-fragrant, dried to fresh wreaths or even magnolia to boxwood wreaths for the occasion.
Riding on the modern DIY trend people are coming up with all sorts of creative ways to decorate their homes and business facilities with wreaths and garlands. Gone are the days when they were just kept limited to windows, doors, and mantelpieces. Contemporary holiday décor arrangements use them in all possible places in terms of both interiors and exteriors of the house.
The (circular) shape of the wreath is depicted as a symbol of everlasting life in popular Christian tradition and culture since it neither has a beginning nor an end. This is the reason it is considered important for holiday décor that represents the spirit of the festivities and celebrations.
If you’re confused about the modern holiday décor trends and looking for some inspiration in terms of using wreaths in unique ways for decorating your homes and business facilities, then we have some perfect solutions for you. Here are a few DIY wreaths ideas for the fall that could easily get you started in terms of decorations for the holidays.
Apple grapevine fall wreath
Use grapevine wreaths and nestle apples or other fruits with hot glue to make a perfect statement for your front door. You could easily use fresh, dried or even faux fruits for this arrangement depending upon the time that you want the whole thing to last. Also, consider using a burlap ribbon to hang the wreath for a beautiful, rustic look. The arrangement could be the perfect way to set the tone for your holiday décor and will be welcoming to your guests for the season.
Using your favorite summer blooms
If you are not ready to let go off of your favorite summer blooms just yet in terms of holiday décor arrangements, how about using faux blush peonies and dahlias in a fall wreath arrangement for the front door? You could also add some gold-painted leaves and pine cones to the whole arrangement for the maximum effect and even play with some colorful berries to create a more festive look for welcoming your guests throughout the holiday season.
Use a few white mini pumpkins or even paint the orange ones and nestle them around a beautiful autumn leaf wreath to make a dazzling fall wreath arrangement for the holiday season. You could easily welcome your guests by putting up the wreath arrangement on your front door and complement it by incorporating similar décor elements in and around your porch.
Use a straw wreath which is spray painted brown or bronze and attach some pine cones to the wreath using a hot glue gun. Add a shimmery piece of gold fabric or burlap as a sash to the whole arrangement for a simple, yet elegant look. This wreath could easily shine the perfect light on your front door for welcoming your guests. With its simple elegance, it would look great in various other parts of your house as well.
Vintage tray wreath
If you’re looking for something different and do not want to go the traditional way, consider applying a layer of chalkboard paint to the inside of an old tray and finishing the arrangement with adding some autumn branches and bittersweet berries around it. Although not a traditional wreath idea, it can glam up or make a perfect décor statement for your homes or business facility. Write a welcoming message on the chalkboard paint using colorful chalk! Fun! You could also swap out the autumn elements for evergreen and holly to decorate for the holidays.
Mushroom and moss wreath
Mushroom and moss wreath
Instead of using a traditional fresh wreath, you could instead try out something more whimsical and dreamlike for your fall décor. Consider using a whimsical and woodsy wreath arrangement straight out of a fairytale by arranging preserved clump moss, reindeer moss, green sponge mushroom, and dried grapevine together to cast a spell on any onlookers. Use the arrangement anywhere you’d like to add some whimsy to your home.
If you do not want to use pinecones in the traditional wreath shape, why not try hanging them loose from ribbons to decorate your front doors or other areas? You could easily do this by hot gluing a cranberry ribbon to pinecones and tying a few knots to hang the whole arrangement (Remember to tie as nice bow as a highlight at the top). Rather than just choosing red ribbon, you could also mix red, orange, and yellow ribbon to spice up the whole look this fall season.
Wreaths and garlands are extensively used to decorate houses and business facilities in the fall and for the holiday season. You can easily trust your instincts to try a whole lot of options or combinations to come up with extraordinary and unique arrangements. Faux wreaths, fabric wreaths, cotton wreaths all count and could be the defining element for the wreath. Whether you choose between rosemary wreaths or bittersweet wreaths, there is a lot of versatility in terms of shapes, sizes, and colors to wow your guests during the holiday season.
How have you used wreaths for autumn, Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays? Do you have any better DIY wreath ideas to add to the list? Please share with us!
Until, then happy holidaying with wreaths for the season, folks!
Alicia is a senior florist at Wholeblossoms, a wholesaler of premium and fresh cut wholesale flowers. She has over 5 year’s expertise in floral design & arrangement. She has catered for several events including weddings, birthdays, baby showers, funerals, corporate events and special events. Follow Wholeblossoms on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/wholeblossoms/