Welcome fall to your front door with this easy to make Fall Hydrangea and Jute Wreath. Inspired by the popular home catalog, Grandin Road, you can make this wreath at home for less than half the price!
When you live in the ‘burbs….a wreath on your front door is kinda like a requirement. There are not many homes on my block that are without one. And, of course, they change with the seasons. It’s a great way to add a little color and welcome the crisp air that may or may not be coming soon. It’s been awfully sweaty in these parts lately and I’m now, most definitely ready for cooler weather. That and the fact that I bought a bunch of clothes that are not suitable for 90 degree weather. And I would love to bust out the boots, right?
I saw a bunch of wreaths I loved in the fall Grandin Road catalog. Let’s first talk about their catalog….seriously, I want all the things. I could decorate my entire home using just the items from their catalog, however, my wallet has limitations. So, sometimes I have to get creative because I can’t justify ever spending over $100 for a wreath that I will only use three months, TOPS, out of the year. And I definitely can’t convince my husband that we NEED the $300 wreath that I would use for Halloween….just Halloween….and maybe a week or two on the front end of it. I loved the look of the Linley Harvest wreath and so, I took matters into my own hands and have created a masterpiece. In my opinion. I may be biased but I like my version better. And it’s so easy….and it cost me $48.50. I do have to add that most of my items were 40% off but that’s pretty much normal at the craft stores like Michael’s which is where I bought most of the products needed.
Time commitment: 45 minutes MAX
What you will need:
a pair of needle nose pliers or wire cutters
a hot glue gun and 6-8 glue sticks
1 pair of scissors
Floral wire (I used the fluffy stuff so you could see it in pics….you can use the plain green wire)
13 Hydrangea stems, a mix of red and orange….I had 7 red and 6 orange
1 roll of 12 inch wide mesh jute ribbon
1 roll of 2 1/2 inch wide by 12 ft long black and white striped wired ribbon
1 18 inch grapevine wreath
To assemble the wreath:
Cut the floral wire into 10 5-inch long pieces and attach it by twisting it around a piece of vine. Continue attaching the wire approximately 1 inch apart until 1/3 of the wreath is done.
Take the end of the mesh ribbon, bunch it up and attach it to the wreath using the wire. Move approximately 8 inches down the ribbon and repeat the procedure to attach the ribbon to the wreath. Continue until all 10 pieces of wire have been used and cut the ribbon. Set the remaining mesh ribbon aside.
Cut the hydrangea stems so there is only about 4 inches of stem attached to the flower. Remove the leaves and stick the stem into the wreath. Using the glue gun, attach the stem permanently using a dollop of glue. Repeat until the entire wreath is covered.
Fluff the flowers and arrange your mesh to make sure the entire grapevine is covered and not showing through. Make a bow using the remaining jute by making a continuous circle approximately 10-12 inches long and secure the middle with floral wire. Working on one side of the bow, pull out the innermost loop, and twist it to the right. Pull out the next innermost loop, and twist it to the left. Continue in this way until all loops on one side have been twisted. Repeat for the other side of the bow. Arrange as needed. Continue the procedure using the striped ribbon but only making 8 loops. Cut the ribbon and finish making the bow. Fold the remaining ribbon in half and attach to the bow using the floral wire. Attach to the wreath by wrapping the wire around the back of the wreath.
That’s it! You’re done.
And since this is my first ever craft tutorial PLEASE let me know if you have any questions or if there’s anything you’re confused about. You can contact me on Facebook, Instagram or via email.