Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year and wreaths are one of my favorite things to craft! This fall sunflower wreath is a fun and easy DIY project that is the perfect addition to your fall decorations. Everything you’ll need for this wreath can be purchased at Michael’s, with the exception of the wire cutters and hot glue gun I use, which are from Home Depot (I’ve used other glue guns and this is by far my favorite and works the best).
What You’ll Need
- 18″ Grapevine Wreath (or whichever size you’d like!)
- Artificial Sunflowers (any color you would like)
- Autumn Leaf Garland
- Wire Cutters
- Hot Glue Gun (with extra glue sticks)
- Floral Wire
1. Using a pair of wire cutters, cut the stems of each flower to about four inches in length. You want to have enough stem so you can manipulate it into your wreath form, but not so much that it sticks out the back of the wreath. Set your flowers aside.
2. Using your fall leaf garland, cover the front side of your wreath form, leaving a gap of about 4-6″. For this wreath, I recommend using a fall leaf garland that is made of plastic links. The benefit to using a garland for your leaves is that it covers more space fully, and I really like the plastic link garlands because they are so easy to move and shape how you want them as you cover the front of your wreath form. You will probably need to trim the end of the garland since they are typically about 6ft long, which you can do using your wire cutters or scissors. Once you have the garland where you want it, glue the garland to the wreath form in 5-6 spots using your hot glue gun (make sure your hot glue gun is nice and hot, otherwise it won’t stick).
3. Take each flower and bend the stem about an inch from the base of the flower. Starting at an angle, you’ll then insert each flower into your wreath form over top of the garland, making sure to push the flowers all the way in (it’s okay if you end up with some of the stem sticking out the back because you can trim that up later). I recommend trying to stick the flower stems in the garland links to provide extra hold for the garland. This is the fun part of your wreath, so take your time with it! Don’t be afraid to stick flowers in, take them out, and put them back in again. Try putting them in at different angles so you have some facing the center and some facing out. There is no right or wrong way to place your flowers, just however your heart sees fit. You might even find it helpful to hang it on a door once you have all of your flowers placed, take a step back, and evaluate the placement of your flowers. What you think looks great standing over your wreath while it’s sitting on a table might not look quite right once you actually hang it up on a door, and that’s okay! (I’ve redone entire wreaths because I hung them on the door and realized I didn’t like where/how I had anything placed.) Once you’re happy with where you have your flowers, use your hot glue gun to glue them in place (and don’t be afraid of using “too much” glue).
4. Now it’s time to make your bow. This is probably going to be the most challenging part of your wreath, so if you don’t get it right away, don’t be too hard on yourself! I’ve given you step by step photo instructions to help. If a step doesn’t make sense, please let me know in the comments below so I can re-word it 🙂
5. Turn your wreath over and check for any stems that are sticking out the back. Using your wire cutters, trim these ends so the stems are flush with the back of the wreath form. To hang on your door, any standard over-the-door wreath hanger will do, or even a 5lb command hook!
And now you have yourself a beautiful new fall wreath! Drop a comment below if you make your own! I would love to see it!