DIY: Autumn Wreath

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Every fall I make a new wreath for my front door. Overkill I know, but I enjoy doing it and it’s a fun craft to keep my hands busy while watching a million hours of football with my husband. I still adore the yarn holiday wreath I put together last year and will probably break it out when it gets closer to winter time but I wanted something a little more natural to help welcome autumn.

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I didn’t really have a solid game plan when I went to the craft store; I knew I wanted to use a branch wreath and some spray painted pine cones but that was pretty much it. While rummaging through the miscellaneous fall decor bins, I found a feathered foam owl. He is on the verge of being a little creepy but tis’ the season, right? At the end of the aisle I spied a rack of pretty glittered papers. I snagged the brightest gold color and went in search for some cork paper to help keep the natural theme going. On my way out, I picked up a 1/4″ dowel for the owl’s perch, some jute string, and a bunch of dried flowers.

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I hadn’t intended on making feathers for my wreath since I made fabric ones last year, but I was inspired by the MOST ADORABLE teepee party by super talented artist and designer, Kelli Murray. To celebrate her little girl’s birthday, she made a feather cake topper/bunting that is just too cute for words. She put together an awesome step-by-step DIY on her blog. Since I can’t sew (yet), I didn’t have a needle and thread laying around so I put a dab of tacky glue on the feathers and secured them to the string that way.

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Originally, I wanted the owl to be perched and inch or so towards the middle of the wreath, but he is a little too top heavy. After struggling to come up with a way to keep him upright, I decided to cut my losses and just attach him to the side. I kind of like how my feathered friend is sort of peeking out from the side of the wreath now anyway.

This year’s wreath was much less time consuming than last year’s. If you’re looking for an easy way to bring a little fall into your home, a branch wreath is the prefect choice because it’s so easy to customize. If you’re really short on time, even tucking a handful of autumn leaves into the wreath would do the trick!

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  1. Ahhh this is so great! Looks amazing Sarah!

  2. Those paper feathers are just too cute! What a great addition to the wreath. Thanks so much for linking up :)

  3. This could quite possibly be the most adorable fall wreath I’ve seen this season!!! But, I am obsessed with owls, so that could be it! Super cute!

    • Hi Stephanie! I love the little owl too, he’s so cute! Michael’s sells them in a brown color also. Thanks for stopping by :-)

  4. This is super cute! I’m off to pin it now :)

    I’m having a Halloween linky party and would love it if you would consider sharing!

  5. I just made a wreath that looks kinds similar! take a look-
    I LOVE feathers and LOVe owls. Adorable!

  6. Your wreath is the perfect combination of cute-sophisticate, Sarah! I love owls and this one is sweet and gives your wreath such personality!

  7. So unique. I love the owl. My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

  8. I just started teaching at a senior center I love the wreath. Must of the senior won’t be able to make this but can help with the leaves and attaching to the string. Thank you

    • Hi Pat! I spent years volunteering at a senior center, this would be a great craft for them! Thanks for saying hello! :-)

  9. I am in love with this wreath! I’m a sucker for owls so that cute little guy had me sold right away. But those feathers are way too cute! I love the paper and cork combination. So pretty! I’m thinking this might be inspiring an idea for my daughter’s nursery, I’ve got a bit of a bird theme going on in there :) I would love if you shared your beautiful wreath at my Throwback Thursday party! Thanks for sharing and I hope to see you there :)

  10. I found this on Pinterest and fell in love. Found the same owl at a Michael’s a few days later & figured it was fate. I finished a similar wreath tonight with a few personal tweaks. Thank you for such creative inspiration.

  11. Hi Sarah, I just wanted to let you know that I featured your precious Owl Wreath with a link back on my post about my 10 favorite fall wreaths! I would love for you to check it out and consider using my button on your featured page!

    Thank you for inspiring me!
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