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DIY Fall Ornament Wreath

This fall ornament wreath has the perfect blend of autumn colors, various textures, as well as faux leaves and will look perfect on any front door!

Fall Ornament Wreath


DIY Fall Ornament Wreath

I just love wreaths, and I’m especially fond of ornament wreaths.

You can get extra creative with different colors, sizes, textures, and even shapes (yes, shapes!) of the ornaments and fillers that you choose.

Plus, ornament wreaths can be knocked out in just a couple hours. Horray for quick holiday decor projects!

I’ve made this Christmas ornament wreath

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…and boo-tiful Halloween ornament wreath

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…one for a house divided NFL season

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…as well as this University of Kentucky basketball ornament wreath that is currently hanging in my parents’ basement bar.

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So yeah. I like making these things.

I made this fall ornament wreath for our home a couple years ago and I just love how it adds a touch of sparkly metallic autumn to our front door.


Fall Ornament Wreath Supplies:

  • Grapevine wreath form
  • Lots (and lots!) of ornaments
  • Fake fall leaves
  • Hot glue gun and several hot glue sticks
  • Floral wire (optional to create a loop for hanging)


The Grapevine Wreath Form

When making ornament wreaths, I find it’s easier to use a grapevine wreath form because:

  1. They’re cheap.
  2. They’re flat so you use fewer ornaments to cover the surface which saves you time and money (win win!)
  3. They’re easy to attach the ornaments and especially the fillers to since they have little nooks and crannies.
  4. I just think they look better when complete. There, I said it.

I’ve made ornament wreaths using a green floral form as well as a white styrofoam form, and while they turned out very nice, they took FOREVER!

This similar style Easter egg wreath is just an example.

However, thanks to the flatness of the grapevine, it makes it very easy to see what your final product will look like as you go along.

You don’t need to step back as often or worry about what it will look like from the side views because…it’s flat.


How to Make An Ornament Wreath:

I’ve created a whole post detailing how to make an ornament wreath, but here’s a quick TL;DR rundown:

  1. Clean up grapevine wreath by removing any excess leaves and branches.
  2. Remove all the hanging tops from the ornaments.
  3. Start hot gluing the ornaments on the wreath form, varying the colors, sizes, and textures as you go along.
  4. Once wreath form is completely covered, fill in any gaps with fake fall leaves.
  5. Add floral wire loop to the back, hang, and enjoy!

This fall ornament wreath is yet another PBP (pre-blog project) so I don’t have step-by-step pictures of how I created this particular one. Whomp, whomp.

Once again though, check out my full tutorial here!

How To Make An Ornament Wreath


The Ornaments

This was my very first ornament wreath that I ever made and it’s still one of my favorites.

I grabbed a whole bunch of ornaments from my local craft store when all the Christmas stuff went on sale for 40% off. 

I went a little crazy and got a wide variety:

  • Sizes (large & small)
  • Textures (shiny, matte, glittered, and hammered)
  • Colors (orange, brown, and gold)

Since I wanted this wreath to last for years and not have to worry about any ornaments being broken along the way, I chose to use shatterproof ornaments when I could (the small bright orange ornaments are actually glass since I wasn’t able to find any of that size and color in the shatterproof variety).

Because most of them are not real glass, they have a seam running down the center where the two plastic sides conjoin.

This didn’t concern me too much since they’re pretty unnoticeable unless you’re right up next to it and giving it a good inspection (or taking close-up pictures for a blog post!).

So I chose to sacrifice perfectly smooth ornaments for ones that would last longer.




Adding The Ornaments to the Wreath

I find it’s easiest to cover one whole section of the wreath form at a time and then work my way out from both sides.

To do this, I first add about three or so ornaments, then add some more to the right, then go back to the first group and add some more to its left.

Then I just make my way around until everything is covered.

I know some people like to cover the entire outer/inner rims, then fill in the center, but I feel like my method gives a more natural look.

The other way tends to look too manufactured to me, and sometimes the ornament placements are too uneven and forced.

Just a personal preference though. Find a method that works for you and get gluing!

Fall Ornament Wreath


Adding The Leaves to the Fall Ornament Wreath

After the entire surface is covered in ornaments, I just snipped off some fall leaves that I grabbed from the craft store’s floral department and glued them into any gaps by their stems.

That’s another beautiful thing about ornament wreaths: you don’t have to be too crazy about their placement because you’re going to fill in any gaps with your filler.

Plus, the leaves here give it more texture and dimension and scream “I’m a FALL wreath, in case you couldn’t tell! Yes, I have ornaments, but I’m all FALL, baby!”

I then chose to make a small loop with some floral wire and attached it to the back to hang the wreath.

You could simply just slide your door hanger through one of the grapevine branches if you’d like.

Fall Ornament Wreath


I love the way this fall wreath POPS off our front door.

The orange color and shiny texture of the ornaments really makes it stand out.


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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Emily @ Two Purple Couches

Monday 7th of September 2015

I love ornament wreaths! They're not hard to make and the results are always so stunning! I love the colors you chose for yours, and the addition of the leaves is a perfect Fall touch :)


Friday 11th of September 2015

Thanks so much, Emily! I agree, ornament wreaths are where it's at! They're not hard to make but they can take a while....or maybe they just do for me since I'm so picky about each bulb's placement. ;)

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