Create a festive fall wreath in 4 easy steps


Fall wreath

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If you think fall is only about pumpkins (PSL, we're looking at you), think again. This crisp, flavorful season also brings with it beautiful decor in wonderful autumn colors. 

Unfortunately, decorating your home for the season can get pricey. So why not go the DIY route and save a little dough for the upcoming gift-giving season? Here’s how to create a rustic fall wreath with just six items and about $15.


Here’s what you'll need

  • 1 styrofoam wreath
  • 1 spool of decorative ribbon (2 inches wide works best)
  • 1 spool of coordinating decorative ribbon (any width is OK)
  • 1 wooden letter
  • Twine
  • A handful of straight pins



1. Unfurl one spool of ribbon and wrap it around the Styrofoam wreath, making sure to cover all the white of the wreath. Pin the ribbon in place (this will become the back of your wreath). Pinning, instead of using hot glue, will allow you to change out the ribbon for another season and reuse the wreath.

2. Choose a spot to attach a bow with a piece of the coordinating ribbon. Cut off a piece of ribbon longer than you think you will need. You can always trim the excess. Make a simple bow or a more ornate bow like in this video tutorial. Use ribbon with wire for the best results.

3. Using a long piece of twine, attach your wooden letter on the opposite side of the bow. Remember, this is supposed to be a rustic wreath, so don’t worry about it looking perfect. Wrap the twine around the letter and wreath several times to make sure it’s secure, and tie with a loose bow.

4. Create a loop around the top of the wreath so you can hang it from a door hanger or nail on your front door. Door hangers are available at many craft stores and home improvement stores.


All of these supplies were purchased at Michael’s for under $15. Most locations have coupons available every day, so be sure to send one to your phone before you go to the store.