Thrifty Thursday: $20 DIY Fall Wreath

It's Thrifty Thursday! Want a budget friendly fall DIY project? Here is my $20 DIY Fall Wreath.

This year I really wanted a customized wreath for my front door so I started looking on Etsy and shopping around. I found some beautiful wreaths, but the price tags were not so beautiful.  After I got over my shock, I decided to challenge myself to make a wreath for under $20.

I started thinking about what kind of wreath I wanted. My family doesn’t really decorate for Halloween so I settled on a wreath that would be for the entire season. Next I brainstormed how I wanted my wreath to look (and by brainstorm I mean spend hours on Pinterest). I decided that I wanted my wreath to show the beautiful colors of fall and what better way to show that off then to use brightly colored leaves and pine cones.

The challenge for this wreath is to come in at or under $20 so I made a list of supplies and where I thought I could get the best deals at. In the grand scheme of things, $20 is not a lot of money for buying craft supplies, but luckily most craft stores offer coupons. Hobby Lobby normally has their seasonal decor discounted, but on the off-chance that it’s not on sale the Hobby Lobby app offers 40% off any regular priced item. If you sign up to for Michael’s members club, you receive additional coupons in your email. I know that the weekend emails I receive normally have a percentage off your entire purchase on top of any other sale items.

Supplies

– wreath (Michael’s $4.99)

– fake leaves (Dollar Tree $3.00)

– acorns & pinecones (Hobby Lobby $5.99 after 40% off coupon {enough acorns & pinecones for 2 wreaths})

– monogram initial (Michael’s $4.99)

It's Thrifty Thursday! Want a budget friendly fall DIY project? Here is my $20 DIY Fall Wreath.

Step 1:

Cut leaves from their stems. I used about 2 ½ stems for my wreath, but the amount of leaves will depend on how large your wreath is. I suggest cutting as close to the bottom of the leaf as possible.

*I purchased my leaves from the Dollar Tree. The leaves I bought had a burlap texture that I love.

It's Thrifty Thursday! Want a budget friendly fall DIY project? Here is my $20 DIY Fall Wreath.

Step 2:

Starting at the top of your wreath, glue the leaves in a counterclockwise pattern for ¾ of the wreath. I used a hot glue gun to attach my leaves to the wreath.

It's Thrifty Thursday! Want a budget friendly fall DIY project? Here is my $20 DIY Fall Wreath.

Step 3:

Glue pinecones and acorns on top of the leaves. I’m a little OCD so I glued my pinecones and acorns in a pattern (1 pine cone to every 2 acorns).

*I found these really cute and glittery pine cone and acorn mix at Hobby Lobby. You can also find them on Amazon if you don’t have a Hobby Lobby near by. There are enough pinecones and acorns to make 2 wreaths.

Step 4:

Glue monogram initial in the blank space on the wreath.

*Before I glued on my monogram initial, I painted a pattern on it. This was due to there being a few scuff marks on it. I painted the base white and added the polka dots just for fun.

It's Thrifty Thursday! Want a budget friendly fall DIY project? Here is my $20 DIY Fall Wreath.

Tada! You’re finished. Assembling and glueing the wreath took me about 30 minutes. I’m not a quick craftier so you may be able to complete yours in less time.

I hope this blog was helpful and that you enjoy your fall wreath! What’s your favorite fall DIY project?  Let me know in the comments! I can’t wait to hear from you!

Happy Crafting, Y’all!

It's Thrifty Thursday! Want a budget friendly fall DIY project? Here is my $20 DIY Fall Wreath.