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DIY Fall Foliage Wreath

Decorating your doors with a wreath is a quick and easy way to swap the summer vibe for a more appropriate fall setting. 

Choose a wreath that will not only dress up the door, but also make your home look more welcoming to friends and neighbors.

This Autumn, skip the pricey store-bought wreaths and create your very own stunning upcycled fall foliage wreath without breaking the bank. With a little hunting at your local thrift store you can find nearly everything you need to create this wreath for under $10! Everything but the birdhouse came from my local thrift store, making this one of my least expensive but also most loved from the collection.

When shopping for the supplies for this wreath, I purchased unloved fall wreaths and potpourri bags from the thrift store to create something upcycled that looks stylish without costing a fortune. I added a new bird house to give this wreath a focal point that captures the spirit of the fall season. The best part? This wreath smells just as amazing as it looks.

  • 1 dried vine wreath
  • 1 bag of potpourri
  • 1 collection of fall leaves
  • 1 wooden bird House
  • Craft paint or a spray can of paint
  • Glue Gun

Step 1: Paint the wooden bird house and allow it to dry for 1-2 hours

Step 2: Calculate how many leaves you need to cover the top of the wreath by spacing them out along the face of the wreath and set them aside.

Step 3: Do the same for your potpourri elements.

Step 4: Using your hot glue gun, glue the leaves to the face of the wreath.

Step 5: Then, apply the potpourri elements to the top of the leaves.

Step 6: Finish the wreath by gluing the bird house to the center of the wreath.

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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