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How to make a fall wreath so fabulous even your craftiest friend will be impressed

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Amp up your door decor with a simple and festive autumn wreath

Ah, it's that wonderful time of year. The air is crisp, the leaves are ravishing shades of gold and red, and your Pinterest feed is flooded with extravagant autumnal wreaths you can only dream of making. Well, lucky for you, we have figured out how to make a Pinterest-worthy wreath in just a few simple steps.

Here's what you'll need: 

  • Grapevine wreath
  • Glue gun
  • Silk flowers and faux foliage
  • Pre-tied bow
  • Small plastic pumpkin
  • Wire cutters (optional)
  • Florist wire (optional)
Amp up your door decor with a simple and festive autumn wreath
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

Step 1:

Start with the longest stemmed faux foliage, and slip them in between the branches of the wreath. They should stay in place just by sticking them in, but if they don't, secure them in place with some florist wire. Place some of them pointing toward the top of the wreath and some pointing toward the bottom, leaving a space in between for the bow and pumpkin.

Amp up your door decor with a simple and festive autumn wreath
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

Step 2:

Add your shorter-stemmed silk flowers and foliage to the wreath in the same direction as the longer-stemmed pieces.

Amp up your door decor with a simple and festive autumn wreath
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

Step 3: 

The bow we used came pre-tied and included a pipe cleaner on the back to attach to the wreath. Simply place the bow in between your flowers and foliage, and twist the pipe cleaner ends tightly together in the back of the wreath. If your bow doesn't have a pipe cleaner attached. Slip some florist wire through the knot in the center of the bow and secure it to the wreath in the same way.

Amp up your door decor with a simple and festive autumn wreath
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

Step 4: 

Heat up your glue gun and place a thick line of hot glue on the bottom of the pumpkin. Place the pumpkin on the inner ring of the wreath just above the bow and press down to make sure the glue is touching the wreath. Hold the pumpkin in place until the glue dries (about 60 seconds).

Amp up your door decor with a simple and festive autumn wreath
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

The finished product

And there you have it. Your gorgeous wreath is now ready to adorn your front door. So sit back, relax and wait for the compliments to roll in from Thanksgiving guests.

Amp up your door decor with a simple and festive autumn wreath
Image: Tiffany Egbert/SheKnows

This post is sponsored by Big Lots.

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