We tend to take a simple approach to door decorating, letting a few planters and some gorgeous greenery say, “Come on in; we’ve been waiting for you.” But for us, one entryway essential is a beautiful wreath. Not only does it create a focal point for and spice up an entrance, but it also give us an opportunity to get creative with natural elements from around the yard. This fall-friendly twig, berry, and foliage wreath is as easy as it comes—we sourced all the natural pieces from Annie’s yard and garden—and inexpensive to boot.
What you’ll need:
- One 10” foam disk form and one 6” foam disk form (available at most craft stores)
- Hot-glue gun
- A bunch of twigs of different types and diameters, from 6” to 8” long
- A couple handfuls of berries, still on their stems
- A handful of colorful fall leaves, still on their stems
- Crafting wire
How to make it:
1. Hot-glue the smaller foam disk on top of the larger one.
2. To make the hook for hanging, fold a 12” piece of crafting wire in half. Twist the folded end to create a loop. Then poke the open ends through the top center of the larger foam disk, pull the wires through until the loop is close to the foam form, and wrap them over the top and back into the form to secure.
3. Insert one end of each twig into the sides and front of both disks; keep the center portion of the smaller disk open for the berries and leaves. Make the twig arrangement as dense as possible to hide the foam forms.
4. Insert the berry stems in the center of the top disk. Use a dab of hot glue to fix the leaf stems to the berry stems or twigs, in any arrangement that appeals to you.