I’m always ready for a little fall decor come September. Not necessarily all the pumpkins yet, but I like to start bringing in some fall colors to ease into the season. This wreath was a quick project to brighten up my fireplace, and it cost me less than $10.
This will be a quick post, because there’s not much to this project! All my materials and supplies were available at Dollar Tree, including the mini hot glue gun and glue sticks (which I already had on hand).
You will need:
- Faux mums: 8 stems
- Any color would be pretty; I used bright yellow, orangey gold, and deep red and placed them randomly for some variation
- The mum stems I bought at Dollar Tree had 5-6 flowers on each. For a full look, pick up enough stems to allow the flowers to touch all the way around the wreath so there are no gaps.
- 10-inch wire wreath form
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Seriously, that’s it! Here’s how to get the look.
Step 1: Remove stems.
While your glue gun is heating up, pop the flowers and leaves off the tops of the stems. If you’re using flowers in multiple colors and swirling them like mine, organize the flowers by color so you don’t run out of a color before reaching the other side.
Step 2: Glue flowers in a pattern you like.
Take one flower at a time and glue the back of the flower between two rings of the wire wreath. I started at the outer rings and worked my way inward, paying attention to the color variation as I went so the color swirls looked random but not too clumpy.
You might also choose to keep all or most of the colors together, creating more of a color block look. Do your thing!
Glue some of the leaves behind the flowers as you attach them, and leave some loose. You’ll use the rest of the leaves in the next step.
Step 3: Fill in gaps with leaves.
Use the leftover leaves to fill in any spaces left after the flowers are all glued to the wreath. Pointing them in different directions creates a random, wild look, while choosing one direction keeps the look more uniform.
Hang, and enjoy!