I am in love with an Anthropologie fall metal and leaf wreath but I made a similar one instead. Mine cost one-fifth of the price to make and I love it!
Inspiration can be found all around and this craft is a perfect example. I am thrilled with how my metal flower and leaf wreath turned out! I had so much fun making this fall metal flower and leaf wreath. It took some figuring out but I did it! I am so excited to share how you can make one of these too! Want to learn how I made it?
The Leaf Wreath
Leaf wreath, leaf wreath, leaf wreath. Okay, try to say that three times fast. I still can’t do it.
But I can make one!
Today I joined a fun group of blogger friends and we have each made a fall wreath. Be sure to check out their wreath DIYs below. Here is mine!
I absolutely loved making this wreath. Some of you may wonder where I get the inspiration for my DIYs. I spend a fair amount, maybe too much time, looking at websites like Anthropologie. As a huge fan of Anthropologie decor items, I know their prices are a bit high. I saw a wreath on their website a couple of months ago that I fell in love with, but it was $248 dollars.
That is so much more than I spend on decor items, so I promptly moved on to the eight billion other things that take up space in my head. This wreath, however, has been nagging at me. Was there a way that I could maybe make my own version of the wreath for a fraction of the cost?
When I found out that today’s blog hop group topic was a fall wreath, I instantly knew what I was going to make!
The Anthropologie Leaf Wreath Hack
Below are photos of both of the wreaths. Mine is on the left and it costs about $48 to make. The one from Anthropologie on the right cost $248.
What do you think? I think I created the essence of the Anthropologie wreath, but I softened it up just a bit with the fabric leaves.
How to Make a Metal and Fall Leaf Wreath
- one – I found all of my supplies online. You need a glue gun, grapevine wreath, and assorted acrylic paint colors (I used cream, orange, copper, and light brown paint). I used one package of these leaves and metal flowers you can find here and here.
- two – The first step is to paint the grapevine wreath with cream paint. This is optional but I love how it turned out.
- three – Using your glue gun, add the leaves all the way around the wreath. Be sure to glue them in the same direction.
- four – Once you are done, they should look like this.
- five – Paint the flowers in the desired colors. I mixed together a lot of the paint colors.
- six – Let the flowers dry completely.
- seven – This is how the flowers looked when I was done painting them.
- eight – Place the flowers on top of the wreath (before gluing) to confirm the placement. Glue them on one at a time. If the larger flowers are glued only to the leaves, place more glue to secure them to the grapevine wreath. That’s it!
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What I love about this fall wreath is that it is not the traditional orange and brown fall wreath. It’s more like fall is peaking around the corner with a softened palette of burnished orange, together with antique white.
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Another thing I love about this wreath is that it works so well in just about any room in our home. I hung it on the front of this shutter and I love how the textures play together. The shutter is a little bit rough and rusty and the wreath is a little bit soft with metal accents. I attached the wreath with some fishing line and a tiny nail tapped into the top of the shutter. You could hang it on a window in the same way. It’s that simple.
You can also prop a wreath against something. This corbel worked perfectly.
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Here are the amazing DIY Fall Wreaths created by 8 wonderful bloggers. Just click on the link to see more.
Gathered Fall Wreath // Finding Lovely
Mini Pampas Grass Wreath // Modern Glam
DIY Fall Wreath With Dried Florals // The Happy Housie
Felt Leaf Wreath Tutorial // Happy Happy Nester
Fall Metal and Leaf Wreath // My 100 Year Old Home
Dollar Store Pumpkin Fall Wreath // Tatertots & Jello
Bird Feeder Wreath // My Sweet Savannah
Romantic DIY Grapevine Wreath // The DIY Mommy
Nature Inspired Twig Wreath for Fall // Twelve On Main
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