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DIY Front Door Wreath for Fall With Fresh Garden Flowers

Looking for front door wreath ideas for fall? Wait until you see how easy it is to make a beautiful wreath on a budget that will jazz up your front entry using fresh flowers from the garden and a wreath form.

As I was harvesting my sunflowers a few weeks ago, I decided to whip up a pretty front door wreath for fall with goodies from the garden.

Have you ever made a wreath after foraging in the garden?

It’s pretty easy to do and the flowers dry nicely on the wreath.

Plus it’s a great way to use those pretty garden flowers before the first frost. Why let them go to waste when we can make something festive and unique for zero dollars!

So let’s head out to the garden and make a beautiful fall garden wreath for the front door!

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Two Easy Ways to Make a Front Door Wreath for Fall Using Garden Flowers

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how much I love my garden flowers.

It’s fun to start them from seed. Plus it’s fun to watch them grow all season long.

You can grow flowers to cut. Or make fresh-cut flower arrangements.

But you can also dry flowers and use them with your decor.

Today, we are going to do just that with an old grapevine wreath form that I had laying around.

This is the same wreath form that I used last year to make this DIY hydrangea wreath. I just removed the dried hydrangeas, cleaned up the wreath, and it’s ready to go.

So today’s front door wreath for fall cost me zero dollars!

sunset in the cottage garden with sedum autumn joy, rudbeckia, and celosia

How Do You Preserve Flowers for a Wreath?

There are a few ways you can make a fall garden wreath using your garden flowers.

One method is to dry the flowers before attaching them to wreath.

In a nutshell, to dry flowers here’s what you’d do.

  • Cut your favorite garden flowers, then tie bunches together with twine.
  • Find a nice dark, dry area like an attic or basement with good circulation and hang the bunches of flowers upside down.
  • Allow them to dry for a few weeks until they are completely dry.

Ok, so that’s one method. But if you are a little impatient like me and you just want to get your craft on right away, there are some flowers that can take drying directly on the wreath!

Supplies need to dry flowers - How to dry flowers - supplies

How Long Will Fresh Flowers Last on a Wreath

Fresh garden flower wreaths can last anywhere between two to eight weeks. And the length of time it will last really depends on where it’s maintained.

If hung on a south-facing door in direct sunlight, the wreath will dry out must faster than if it were outdoors in the cold on the north side of a building out of direct sunlight.

Best Garden Flowers That Will Dry Well on a DIY Front Door Wreath

I’m sure there’s a much larger list of flowers that will dry nicely on wreath, but these are ones that I have directly worked with that I think last a whie and dry beautifully on a wreath.

  • Hyrangeas
  • Celosia
  • Sunflowers
  • Zinnias
  • Pansies
  • Salvia
  • Lavender
  • Statice
  • Strawflower
  • Yarrow
  • Sedum Autumn Joy
good directions birdhouse with celosia on a shepherds hook in the garden
Good Directions Birdhouse surrounded by celosia

How to Make a DIY Front Door Wreath For Fall Using Fresh Garden Flowers

Considering I made this front door wreath on the fly the other day, I love how it turned out!

Wait until you see how easy this was to make!

Supplies Needed

I had a few smaller sunflower seed heads that I used (and the birds enjoyed a little too much on my front door – LOL).

But I was also able to use a bunch of celosias and different zinnia varieties that were blooming at the same time.

I’m sure I could have foraged a little more around the property for other flowers, but I was happy using what I could find near the sunflowers I was harvesting.

If I had hydrangea blooms to use, I would have used them but we did not have a season of blooms after the extremely hot and dry summer we had.

Here’s what I used for this particular DIY front door wreath for fall.

  • Sunflowers
  • Celosia
  • Zinnias
  • Ivy
  • Grapevine Wreath Form
  • Pruning Shears
  • Basket
Tucking sunflower heads in the grapevine wreath

Directions to Make a DIY Fall Garden Flower Wreath

When I first made this wreath and hung it on the front door, I did not have the ivy tucked in.

After hanging it, I thought it was missing something, so I snipped some ivy that was nearby and wove it through the wreath.

Not sure why I didn’t think of it before, but it is a wonderful wreath accent that lasts a long time.

Next time, I would weave it in much sooner than when I actually did making this wreath.

So here’s what I did to make this wreath.

  • Cut flowers from the garden about 8-12″ long and set aside.
  • I started with the larger sunflower heads and cut down the stem so it was long enough to tuck into the wreath with security but not stick out. I tucked them in the top of the wreath.
  • If I were doing this again, I’d weave the ivy in next.
  • Then tuck in the celosia in bunches and add them around the wreath. It’s not an exact science, so keep it looking natural but balanced.
  • Next I tucked in the zinnias and since I had so many different varieties, I played around with their placement in the wreath.
  • Finally, I’d tuck a few more ivy branches through the wreath if it’s not showing enough after the first round.
  • Hang and enjoy!
Tucking in celosia varieties around the DIY front door wreath for fall using garden flowers
Tucking celosia into the DIY front door wreath for fall
How the DIY fall garden wreath looks with sunlfowers and celosia so far
Adding zinnias to my fall garden wreath DIY

From experience, birds will actively eat the seeds from the wreath.

So if you don’t want them hanging out on your door, then you’ll want to keep your DIY front door wreath for fall in a more protected location.

And that’s it!

Doesn’t it look so pretty? I love how this turned out.

Adding different varieties of zinnias to the DIY front door wreath for fall that includes fresh garden flowers
Tucking in different zinnia varieties into the DIY fall wreath
DIY front door wreath for fall before adding the ivy
My DIY front door wreath for fall before I added the ivy.

Conclusion

We don’t have to spend a lot of money to have beautiful decor.

Nor do we need to be an amazing gardener or home decorating enthusiast.

Just walk outside in the landscape and see what can be foraged. Test things out. Cut foliage, flowers, and branches and learn what works well in your home and garden.

Tuck them in old wreath forms, drop them in a vase or pitcher, and play around with things.

If you make a DIY fall wreath, I’d love to see your work and hear all about it!

DIY Fall garden wreath with sunflowers, celosia, zinnias and ivy
I love this fall garden wreath DIY with the ivy
DIY Fall garden wreath with sunflowers, celosia, zinnias and ivy
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DIY Front Door Wreath for Fall Using Garden Flowers

Looking for front door wreath ideas for fall? Wait until you see how easy it is to make a beautiful wreath on a budget that will jazz up your front entry using flowers from the garden and a wreath form.
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
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Instructions

  • Cut flowers from the garden about 8-12″ long and set aside.
    cutting sunflower heads in the garden to harvest the seeds
  • I started with the larger sunflower heads and cut down the stem so it was long enough to tuck into the wreath with security but not stick out. I tucked them in the top of the wreath.
    Tucking sunflower heads in the grapevine wreath
  • If I were doing this again, I’d weave the ivy in next.
  • Then tuck in the celosia in bunches and add them around the wreath. It’s not an exact science, so keep it looking natural but balanced.
    Tucking in celosia varieties around the DIY front door wreath for fall using garden flowers
  • Next I tucked in the zinnias and since I had so many different varieties, I played around with their placement in the wreath.
    Adding different varieties of zinnias to the DIY front door wreath for fall that includes fresh garden flowers
  • Finally, I’d tuck a few more ivy branches through the wreath if it’s not showing enough after the first round.
    DIY front door wreath for fall before adding the ivy
  • Hang and enjoy!
    DIY Fall garden wreath with sunflowers, celosia, zinnias and ivy

Notes

Looking for more DIY front door wreath for fall ideas? Check out this gorgeous hydrangea wreath!

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14 Comments

    1. Hey Diana! It should last at least a few weeks and will slowly dry on the wreath form so it will fade. Depends where you keep it though – if its maintained in direct sunlight it will dry out and fade much quicker.

  1. Wow! I love this so much, Stacy! Those sunflower heads are really spectacular! I am getting ready to make some decorations for either side of my front door with corn stalks, Indian corn, and some foraged blooms. I hope they turn out as well as yours!

  2. The sunflower wreath looks lovely with the ivy winding around it. I will have grow zinnias for sure next year. I have tried every year to grow sunflowers with no success. I live in Windsor Ontario just across from Detroit. We had a very dry year this summer as well, my 1 one Pee Gee Hydragena bloom very nicely but I watered that plant every day😋I have a small perriannial garden and marvel at your pictures of your beautiful garden.

    1. Thank you so much Lorri! I’ve had success some years with sunflowers and not with others. This year I decided to start way more than I wanted from seed and planted more to hopefully have a few survive. Because I lose more than I’m able to grow! One year my nephews dog took them all out, another few years I had rabbits or groundhogs. Its always something right? LOL.

  3. This is just the prettiest. I love it when you can make something special from your garden flowers other than a floral arrangement. Great job.

  4. I couldn’t remember if I commented already… This is just stunning!! I’m glad some of your sunflowers made it!!