How to Make a Fall Wreath

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in fall, wreaths | 6 comments

Yesterday was almost a bad day.

I spent 3 hours trying to get some technical issues resolved with the blog.

{So sorry if you were one of the ones who got 2 emails about my last post. I think it’s fixed now!}

My husband had to cancel our standard Tuesday lunch date.

I went to fix myself a glass of sweet tea only to realize that it had expired.

And our air conditioner upstairs stopped working.

I was on the verge of a tailspin to a bad day…

…but I remembered what I had just written in my last post.

I was going to spend the day counting my blessings.

And you know what? I did. And it worked!

And I even got to make this fall wreath.

How to Make a Fall Wreath

How to Make a Fall Wreath


2 full fall bushes with sunflowers

1 grapevine wreath

How to Make a Fall Wreath

Clip all of the stems off of the bushes.

How to Make a Fall Wreath

Start with a plain grapevine wreath.

How to Make a Fall Wreath

Start adding the smaller stems.

How to Make a Fall Wreath

You will find that many of them look the same.

Make sure not to put any 2 that are exactly alike beside one another.

{It will look ridiculous at this point, but keep adding!}

How to Make a Fall Wreath

Once all of the smaller berries and greenery have been added, start adding the sunflowers.

How to Make a Fall Wreath

Keep adding until the wreath is full.

How to Make a Fall Wreath

I pulled off a few of the leaves that were lower on the stems.

How to Make a Fall Wreath

I added them back in to fill bare spots.

How to Make a Fall Wreath

I also bent all of the stems so that the sunflowers would all face out.

How to Make a Fall Wreath

And that is one way to make a fall wreath.

Now back to the almost bad day…

Fortunately we have a separate air conditioner for our downstairs that was still working beautifully.

So as we moved furniture and lugged bedding downstairs, I was once again teetering on the edge of a tailspin when my Lila Mae looked at me with the biggest grin on her face and said, “This is so much fun! I love when we have a family slumber party!”

And that’s just what I needed to get me focused on blessings again!

If you would like to buy a Fall Wreath, I have some for sale HERE! 🙂

Life to the full!


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  1. The wreath is lovely. Good job on re-focusing on what’s really important!

  2. Beautiful wreath! Ah to be like children! They see the fun in everything!

  3. Morning Melissa,
    It is so true about choosing to count your blessings no matter what, and it always works……..the Lord knew that…… and that is why He tells us to give
    thanks in all things, but don’t know why it takes us so long to catch on and do it!! Do you?? lol but all I know is it is transforming to us, for sure.
    Love what your lil one said, they can really speak to us can’t they!
    So precious………..and what great incite they have for us adults. They help
    to teach us not to be so grown up and un fun!! lol So glad to be getting your
    posts again.

    You have a wonderful day, and oh yea, loved your pretty wreath.
    Blessings, Nellie

  4. Melissa, out of the mouths of babes!!! That’s all it takes to refocus us!
    Love the easy wreath!! Hope your weekend is much better!

  5. Adorable moments with your little one! Precious! Love your sunflower wreath too – (again) – always love your creations! Enjoy – cooler temps are coming!

  6. Oh I love your sunflower fall wreath… so cheery! I’m featuring it in my Friday Features this week. Thanks for linking up to Inspire Me Monday!

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