Today, I am so excited to be sharing with you all how to make a rustic farmhouse style fall wreath! I create with a lot of unique and affordable craft supplies, but I was even shocked by this one. Can you believe this gorgeous fall wreath DIY is made out of foam board?! You do not have to be a professional wreath maker to create this super simple, budget-friendly fall wreath DIY. This beautiful farmhouse style fall wreath is the perfect addition to your fall décor this season!
- Foam board
- 2 Plates that are different sizes or something to draw a circle to the size you want it
- Box cutter
- Half wood beads ( You will need two of these multi size packs and will have left overs in different sizes – Affiliate link for HALF WOOD BEADS)
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Pewter Gray paint
- Metallic Silver paint
- Brown Oxide paint
- Baking soda
- Paint brushes
- Wood “hello” sign
- Stain for “hello” sign ( I use Minwax in the color Dark Walnut)
- Teal paint for “hello” sign
- Florals of your choice
- Pumpkins (optional)
Step 1. Using a piece of foam board, take a large dinner plate and use a pencil to trace it onto the foam board to create the outer circle for your wreath. Then, use a smaller sized dinner plate, and trace it inside of the larger circle. Be sure your smaller circle is traced on evenly inside of the larger circle. You can use a paint stick to measure around the circle to make sure it is even all around.
Step 2. Use a box cutter and cut the excess foam board, be sure not to cut your traced wreath outline, so you are left with a smaller piece to make cutting out your wreath more manageable.
Step 3. Very carefully use a box cutter to go around the inner/smaller circle to cut out the wreath. You may need to go around the inner circle a few times with the box cutter to make sure it comes out evenly. Go slow with this process. Next, once the inner circle is cut out evenly, repeat this process and use your box cutter to evenly cut around the larger/outer circle outline. This will create the wreath shape for our project. You can carefully use the boxcutter to trim away any uneven/rough edges from the wreath.
Step 4. Next, you will need 2 packs of the multi-sized half wood beads ( I linked these under the list of craft supplies), hot glue the smaller sized half wood beads evenly around the inner/smaller rim of the wreath and then hot glue the larger sized half-wood beads around the outer/larger rim of the wreath. Hot glue the beads on evenly, spaced tight up against each other but not overlapping. Allow to dry.
Step 5. Using the color “pewter grey” from Apple Barrel, take a paint brush and paint over the entire front, back, and sides of the wreath, being sure to cover the half wood beads with the paint as well. Allow to dry completely. Then, apply a second coat of paint to the front of the wreath. Allow to dry completely.
Step 6. Next, use “metallic silver” paint from Apple Barrel and a sponge to randomly sponge the silver paint all over the front of the wreath, being sure to sponge it over the beads as well. Allow to dry.
Step 7. Next, take Apple Barrel paint in the color “brown oxide,” and mix it with some baking soda to create a rust-like color. Then, use a sponge and sponge this rust-like color mixture in random spots over the front of your wreath. Be sure to sponge this randomly over the beads as well. Allow to dry.
Step 8. Using a small wooden sign that spells “hello,” I found mine at Wal-Mart, use Minwax stain in the color “dark walnut” and rub the stain all over the “hello” sign. Be sure to wear old clothes and gloves when staining, and to always stain in a well-ventilated area. Allow to dry.
Step 9. Next, using a light teal blue color of paint, paint the front and sides of the stained “hello” sign. Be sure to get down in between each letter of the sign with the paint. Allow to dry, and then apply a second coat of paint. Allow to dry.
Step 10. Use a sanding block and sand over the “hello” sign.
Step 11. Gather some fall stems, flowers, greenery, and fall embellishments, I used a couple pinecones and pumpkins for my embellishments, to your liking. Then, once you have your flowers, stems, and greenery positioned around the bottom half of the wreath to your liking, you will need to flip the wreath over to the backside and secure them onto the bottom backside of the wreath using hot glue. This part can be tricky as you need to hold each piece of greenery, stem, flower down into place until the hot glue dries to make sure it stays on your wreath and then move onto the next flower/piece of greenery. Then, add your pinecones onto the front of your wreath around the flowers/greenery using hot glue. Allow to dry. *For the 3 small pumpkin embellishments used, I cut them in half and painted the pumpkins the same light teal blue color as the “hello” sign, allowed the pumpkins to dry, dry brushed some brown lines onto the pumpkins, allowed to dry again, and then secured the pumpkins onto the front of the wreath around the flowers/greenery.
Step 12. Next, take some twine, or thin brown rope, and tie it around the top center of the wreath so you will be able to hang your wreath. Trim away any excess twine/rope from your loop.
Step 13. Hot glue the “hello” sign evenly over the top center of the wreath. Allow to dry and enjoy!
If you decide to make this Rustic Farmhouse-Style Fall Wreath I would love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube