Simple DIY Fall Front Door Wreath (and a video)

If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, then you know that every season I whip up an easy DIY wreath for our front door. I don’t want to disappoint, so we’re continuing the tradition with a simple fall front door wreath. I also made a video so make sure you check it out at the end of the post, along with the winner of the velvet pumpkin trio.

A simple DIY fall front door wreath made with an embroidery hoop and faux flowers.

I’ve had a love affair with my hanging basket for the past several seasons (you can see some of my creations here and here). This time I thought I’d ditch the basket and really change it up with something that is very simple in design.

Not only is the design simple but it was also very easy to make, with just a few supplies. Perfect for me because I get distracted easily if I’m doing anything complicated.

So let’s get right to the supply list and how-to.

Supplies to create a simple fall front door wreath

  • embroidery hoop (I used a 14″)
  • wood stain (I used dark walnut)
  • foam brush
  • faux sunflowers (or any fall flower)
  • wheat bunch (I used blackbeard wheat)
  • floral wire
  • wire cutters
  • feathers (optional – I chose not to use them in the tutorial)

Create a simple DIY fall front door wreath with an embroidery hoop, wheat and faux flowers.

To start my wreath, I separated the 2 pieces of embroidery hoop. I was going to use the inner hoop but the sticker left a residue and I couldn’t remove it. 

Next, I stained the hoop. I wanted to warm up the wood so I chose my favorite color, dark walnut. 

Create a simple DIY fall front door wreath with a stained embroidery hoop, wheat and faux flowers.

After the stain dried, I started assembling my wreath.

Using an embroidery hoop to create a simple DIY fall front door wreath.

The wheat stems were pretty long so I used my floral clippers to cut some of the length. I didn’t count how much was in each bunch, I just eyeballed it. Remember, we’re keeping it simple.

I split the wheat in half so both ends of the wheat had “flowers”. 

Next I took two pieces of the floral wire and tied the wheat together. 

Using wheat to create a simple DIY fall front door wreath.

Adding tied wheat to an embroidery hoop to create a simple DIY fall front door wreath.

After I tied the wheat together, I took 2 more pieces of wire and attached it to the hoop. 

Attaching wheat to an embroidery hoop with floral wire to create a simple DIY fall front door wreath.

Are you still with me?

Now it was time to add the sunflowers. First, I cut each one down so that the stems were short. Then I wrapped a long piece of floral wire around the stem. 

Attaching sunflowers to an embroidery hoop with floral wire to create a simple DIY fall front door wreath.

After I wired all 3 flowers, I attached them on top of the wheat and around the hoop. 

Attaching wheat and sunflowers to an embroidery hoop with floral wire to create a simple DIY fall front door wreath.

I go into most projects with an idea of what I want to do, but I’m never really sure how it’s going to look until I’m done. This one came out a bit different but I liked the asymmetrical look so I decided to hang it that way.

Not an easy thing to do. Well, once we figured it out it was easy to hang but it took us a few tries to get it right.

Since I couldn’t use a traditional wreath hanger, I went with my old standby…jute twine. 2 pieces to get this simple fall front door wreath to hang just so.

I didn’t use the feathers in my tutorial but just stuck them in by the sunflowers to see how they looked. I actually liked it better without.

Not my usual front door decor, but it’s a nice change.

I’ve decorated the front porch for fall and I can’t wait to share it with you. It has turned out to be my favorite space in the cottage to decorate for fall.

How’s your fall decorating coming along?


Want to see my quick how-to? Check out the video. 

A super simple DIY fall front door wreath that you can make in no time with an embroidery hoop, faux sunflowers and wheat.

I’ve also decorated the cottage simply this year. You can check out my whole house fall tour, here

Welcome Fall Home Tour

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18 Comments

  1. Tuesday,September 26, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Your new wreath turned out great, Kristi. I think I want to try this.

    Pinning. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kristi
      Sunday,October 1, 2017 / 11:27 pm

      Thanks so much Stacey! I try to keep my crafts easy and this is definitely easy. Hope you give it a try. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Marlene Stephenson
    Tuesday,September 26, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    Simple and lovely, that’s the way i like it. This year i gave a lot of my stuff away,i’m into less is better.

    • Kristi
      Sunday,October 1, 2017 / 11:29 pm

      Thanks so much Marlene! I like simple too.

      Good for you with giving your stuff away. Nothing wrong with going simple. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Kaycee
    Tuesday,September 26, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Hi Kristi – Welcome back! This is a beautiful wreath, thank you for sharing the tutorial and Happy Fall!

    • Kristi
      Sunday,October 1, 2017 / 11:30 pm

      Thanks Kaycee! Going away is great but catching up is never fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Tracy
    Tuesday,September 26, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    I love all your wreaths. My all time favorite is the fourth of July one. Love that one alot.

    • Kristi
      Sunday,October 1, 2017 / 11:31 pm

      Thanks so much Tracy, that’s so sweet. I love the fourth of July basket too. As a matter of fact, I liked it so much that I left it up all summer. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Debbie H
    Tuesday,September 26, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    I really like the simplicity of this wreath. Congratulations to Stephanie.

    • Kristi
      Sunday,October 1, 2017 / 11:31 pm

      Thanks so much Debbie. It’s definitely simple and not my usual style but I like the way it turned out.

  6. Stephanie
    Tuesday,September 26, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I’m so excited, I can’t wait to receive them!

    • Kristi
      Sunday,October 1, 2017 / 11:32 pm

      So happy for you Stephanie and I hope you enjoy them as much as I love mine. I’m sending you an email about delivery. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Pat
    Wednesday,September 27, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    Cute little wreath, and your tutorial was so easy to follow. Thanks for the great idea

    • Kristi
      Sunday,October 1, 2017 / 11:33 pm

      Thanks Pat! I’m glad that you found the tutorial easy to follow. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Saturday,September 30, 2017 / 5:45 am

    Just amazing! Would you kindly tell me what is the best way to decorate your home for fall than with our festive Pumpkin Wreath?

    • Kristi
      Sunday,October 1, 2017 / 11:36 pm

      Thanks so much! Are you looking for front door ideas or decorating your home for fall ideas? I’m hosting a fall home tour this week so you should find lots of inspiration from everyone sharing their homes.

  9. Sandra
    Friday,October 13, 2017 / 8:11 am

    I never thought of using an embroidery hoop! I love sunflowers and the simplicity of this! Thank you!

    • Kristi
      Sunday,October 15, 2017 / 1:37 am

      Thanks so much Sandra! It was my first time working with an embroidery hoop and it was so easy. It’s just the perfect size and shape.

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