Wreaths are such an amazing and versatile piece of décor! While some may be willing to pay a premium for a one-of-a-kind, handmade piece, others may prefer to make their own wreath or opt for a more affordable alternative. That’s me! Always!
Designer wreaths are often expensive due to the use of high-quality materials, handmade craftsmanship, limited edition or one-of-a-kind designs, brand reputation, and the time and labor involved in creating them. These factors contribute to the perceived value and exclusivity of the wreath, which can justify the higher price point.
Since fall is now officially here, I have been working a little on my autumn decor. First up on my to-do list: new wreaths for my front doors.
How do you make a simple fall door wreath?
There are a few ways to make a lovely wreath for next to nothing. But the use of a coat hanger is possibly the easiest and more cost effective I know so far. Also the most creative!
A wire hanger can be easily shaped into a circle and then covered with foliage, flowers, or other decorative elements. Using a hanger as a base for your wreath also allows for flexibility in size and shape, as you can adjust the hanger to create a smaller or larger wreath as desired.
If that is not enough attractive… a hanger can be used to create other shapes besides a circle, such as a heart or star. Let me tell you, making a wreath with a hanger can be a fun and easy DIY project that allows for customization and personalization.
Look at this one. It’s made by bending a coat hanger into a circle and simply sliding Christmas balls onto it.
Step-By-Step Tutorial Cheap Fall (squared) Wreath
I am cheap. That’s it, confessed. So there you go. But I am also creative so why to stay with a round shape when you can do it squared!? Or hexagonal like I did in here for Halloween one time.
Materials you need:
- Wire coat hanger
- Electrical tape
- Artificial Fall leaves
- Twine or ribbon for hanging
Step 1 – Bend the hangers
Take your coat hangers and bend them into the shape you want. I wanted large square wreaths, so we (or my husband, rather) connected two hangers with electrical tape and bent them into a square.
Step 2 – Add the leaves
Then I just started slipping the leaves onto the hangers, one by one, punching the end of the hanger through the middle of the leaves.
Step 3 – Close the hanger
Once the wreath is full of leaves, overlap the ends of the hanger and use electrical tape to connect them.
Then just slide the leaves back over the tape to hide it.
You may want to go back and add a little bit of tape in intervals down the sides to keep the leaves from sliding.
You can easily hide all of the tape by “fluffing” the leaves and sliding them over the tape. And there you have it!
If you want, you could tie a pretty ribbon where the wreath and your over-the-door hanger meet and tape one of the ribbon tails at the top of your door to hide the hanger.
If you wait to buy your leaves when they’re half off (like I did), you could end up spending as little as $6 per wreath!
Or you might even be able to use fresh leaves collected from your yard for free. (If anyone tries this, please let me know how it works!)
I will be working on some more cheap and easy projects for fall soon, so feel free to stop by and check them out!
Great idea to use hangers! I'm all over that!
Love that is uses hangers – great idea.
DARLING – I just love fall!!!
WOW!! I can actually DO that!!
And I really like that square shape… not something you see a lot.
What a fabulous idea! Definitely giving this one a try. Thanks for sharing.
Oohhh, great idea. Congrats on a job well done! God's blessings, Sarah 😀
Genius! I'm glad you said where your inspiration came from because I stared at the Christmas wreath for several minutes trying to figure out where I'd seen it. If I had just read a little instead of staring, I'd have known right away. I'm so going to do the Christmas wreath this year, and I'm thinking of trying your fall wreath with real leaves. If I do, I'll let you know how it turns out. Great guest post! Now I'm off to read your blog!
Wonderful idea!!! I may try this today!!!
what a lovely idea:) I'm going to try this one for sure!
I love them! It is very good idea to use hangers!
That is SO clever!
Great idea! So easy. I might just have to give it a try!
Great idea! Love it! Didn't see a link to you though. I wanted to visit.
Great idea for creating a wreath!
Yes, this is something we'll definitely be doing!
LOVE THIS! THANKS FOR SHARING!