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Make autumn wreath yourself - instructions and tips for tying

There are wonderful ways to make an autumn wreath yourself. We have put together ten beautiful versions of different levels of difficulty for you!

If you want to make attractive autumn decorations, we advise you to make an autumn wreath with natural materials. The wreaths are versatile, for example as table, shelf or window sill decorations, as door or wall wreaths and also as gifts. Talu.de presents you ten varied ideas!

Note: We have divided the different instructions into three groups according to their level of difficulty and effort.

  • easy / low effort
  • medium / medium effort
  • difficult / high effort

So you can make an autumn wreath, the production of which corresponds to your current time budget and your individual skills.

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  • Make your own autumn wreath
    • Autumn wreath | Made of colorful foliage
    • Autumn wreath | walnut wreath
    • Autumn wreath | From decorative apples
    • Autumn wreath | Heart-shaped
    • Autumn wreath | From aster flowers
    • Autumn wreath | From rose hips and Co.
    • Autumn wreath | In the late autumn look
    • Autumn wreath | From hydrangeas
    • Autumn wreath | From thistles
    • Autumn wreath | From roses and blackberries

Make your own autumn wreath

Level 3 (easy / low effort)

Autumn wreath | Made of colorful foliage

Instructions for making an autumn wreath from colorful leaves

We start with an absolute classic: an autumn wreath made of colorful leaves. On your next autumn walk, collect some colorful leaves that you like. For example, beech leaves are suitable. Basically, however, you have a free choice.

colorful wreath

What you need for an autumn wreath made of colorful leaves:

  • Aluminum wire (2 mm thick or thicker)
  • artificial autumnal leaves (for example from maple)
  • Scissors (possibly a wire cutter)
  • possibly styrofoam ring (half or full)
  • optional colored jute ribbon
colorful wreath, material

Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Cut a piece of aluminum wire about 20 centimeters long.
Step 2: Thread the autumn leaves one after the other onto the aluminum wire.

Important: Dried leaves are not suitable, they are too brittle.

Step 3: Bend the wire into a wreath.
Step 4: Knot the wire ends. Finished!

This is what your first autumn wreath made looks like in the result.

Alternatively, you can also wrap an artificial autumn leaf garland around a styrofoam ring and conjure up a decorative, colorful autumn wreath.

colorful wreath with styrofoam ring

First wrap the styrofoam ring with some colorful jute ribbon . Then wrap the artificial autumn leaf garland around this ring.

colorful autumn wreath with polystyrene ring

Autumn wreath | walnut wreath

Instructions for tying nut wreaths

Nuts like hazelnuts and almonds are simply part of the fall season. These delicacies can be used to create not only sweet treats, but also attractive autumn wreaths . You can get the ingredients in the supermarket or at the weekly market.

Tip: You can also make a pretty autumn wreath yourself from pine cones. The cones can be found in forests and parks. Our instructions focus on all three materials mentioned: hazelnuts, almonds and pine cones.

The decoration looks best when you conjure up a wreath from each of these varieties and then place the three elements together on the table, on the shelf or on the windowsill. Alternatively, the “triumvirate” is also suitable as an autumn door wreath.

What you need for your nut wreath:

  • hazelnuts
  • optional almonds
  • Pine cones, including acorns
  • sturdy floral wire
  • optional bast
  • thin wood drill
  • scissors
Nut wreath, material

Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Use the thin wood drill to drill a hole in each nut and acorn.

Nut wreath, wood drill and hazelnuts

Act cautiously! The cones are later wrapped with the wire under their cone scales.

Make holes with a wood drill

Tip: The nuts get the hole in the middle, wrapping around with a wire is often easier with the pins, since the pins often break when drilling the holes.

Step 2: Cut four pieces of floral wire, each about 20 centimeters long.

Step 3: Take one of the prepared pieces of wire in hand and thread on hazelnuts, acorns and pine cones until nothing works.

Nut wreath with threaded cones and Co.

Step 4: Shape the wire into an even ring.
Step 5: Twist the wire ends into each other to close the ring.
Step 6: If necessary, conceal the wire ends with a little bast.

threaded pine cones & Co.

Autumn wreath | From decorative apples

Instructions for making an autumn wreath from crab apples

Like nuts, crab apples are a typical element of the autumn season. So it makes sense to make an autumn wreath out of it. Ornamental apples - it is best to take red and yellow ones - can be found in almost every supermarket. They belong to the ornamental fruit.

What you need for your autumn wreath made of decorative apples:

  • Crab apples in red and yellow
  • moss
  • Straw romans (15 cm diameter)
  • toothpick
  • scissors

Tip: Simply collect the moss needed for this wreath in the forest.

Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Shorten the toothpicks a little (with scissors).
Step 2: Put the crab apples on the shortened toothpicks.
3rd step: Spread the ornamental apple skewers on the straw straw.
Step 4: Fill gaps with moss at will.

Autumn wreath | Heart-shaped

Instructions for tying a heart-shaped autumn wreath

If you want to make an autumn wreath yourself for your sweetheart and strive for a romantic motif, our instructions for heart-shaped wreaths are ideal. Whether you give away a single heart, attach several autumn hearts to the wall and surprise your darling in this way or use smaller hearts as table decorations is up to you - the options are diverse.

Alternatively, you can decorate this wreath with collected chestnuts . Simply drill the chestnuts through the middle with a wooden drill and then thread them onto a wire in the shape of a heart. Our instructions can be found under the following link.

Make autumn decorations with chestnuts - instructions and creative ideas

Heart-shaped autumn wreath of chestnuts

Tip: To tie this autumn wreath, we recommend either heather in different colors or fragrant lavender.

What you need for your heart-shaped autumn wreath:

  • Heather or lavender branches
  • solid green floral wire
  • scissors

Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Cut a piece of flower wire with the scissors.

Tip: The length of the piece depends on the size you are targeting for the autumnal heart.

Step 2: Bend the piece of wire into a heart.
Step 3: Put some heather or lavender branches together in a small bundle.

Step 4: Put the bundle on your heart.
Step 5: Wrap the branches and the wire blank with some flower wire. This is for fixation.

Tip: Be sure to use green floral wire for visual reasons.

Step 6: Repeat steps 3 to 5 until the entire wire blank is covered with the heather or lavender splendor.

Basic tip for a magical result: In order to achieve a complete and flower-rich coating, you should fix the small bouquets on top of each other like roof tiles . Always cover the stems of the previous bouquet with those of the new one.

Make your own autumn wreath - level 2 (medium / medium effort)

Autumn wreath | From aster flowers

Instructions for making an autumn wreath from aster flowers

Perhaps you happen to have a perennial border with aster blossoms - then this idea is perfect for an autumn wreath. Otherwise, you can also buy the flowers inexpensively at the weekly market - in the form of cut flowers.

What you need for your aster wreath:

  • Asters flowers, also dried asters flowers are suitable
  • Wreath blank made of floral foam or wicker ring
  • Twigs of peat myrtle with bright red berries (optional)
  • Hot glue or craft glue

Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Place the wreath of floral foam in cold or lukewarm water.
Step 2: Wait for the wreath to soak up the water.
Step 3: Put the aster blossoms close together in the foam.
Step 4: If you wish, you can refine the autumn wreath with a few twigs of peat myrtle.

Wreath of asters with dried aster flowers

Autumn wreath | From rose hips and Co.

Instructions for tying a wreath of rose hips, hops and chestnut branches

A wonderful autumn wreath can be made from rose hips, hops and chestnut branches. Although you need a few more materials for this, the act of binding is quite uncomplicated.

What you need for an autumn wreath of rose hips and Co.:

  • flexible wicker ring (florist) or bound wicker ring
  • Panicles with small and large rose hips
  • possibly hop branches
  • possibly chestnut branches
  • Flower wire or fabric ribbons to attach
  • scissors
  • Gardening gloves
  • colorful ribbons
Rosehip wreath, material

Note: Rose hips and chestnuts have thorns, so you should wear protective gardening gloves when tying the wreath.

Here's how to do it:

1st step: Cut off some (short) pieces of floral wire with the scissors or use a roll with a colored fabric ribbon as you like.

Step 2: Alternately wind fresh panicles with small and large rose hips around the willow ring, possibly with hop branches and chestnut branches and fasten them carefully each time with flower wire or colorful ribbon ribbons.

Rosehip wreath, fabric ribbon

Tip: The exact arrangement of the individual "ingredients" is logically in your hands. Decide for yourself what you like best.

Make your own autumn wreath - level 1 (difficult / high effort)

Autumn wreath | In the late autumn look

Instructions for making a late autumn wreath

It is warming and simply beautiful to collect colorful leaves and cones in late autumn and to make an autumn wreath yourself in combination with a few additional elements. The result of our following instructions is truly impressive!

Tip: With just a few additional materials, the original autumn wreath can be quickly transformed into a winter or advent wreath. We'll explain how to do it below.

What you need for a late autumn wreath:

  • colorful autumn leaves or acorns, almonds
  • pinecone
  • hydrangea flowers
  • Stonecrop (Sedum)
  • hay
  • little christmas balls
  • Straw Roman (15 cm diameter) or willow ring
  • Myrtle wire (binding wire with 0.35 mm diameter)
  • 1 can of snow spray
  • colorful ribbons
  • Hot glue or craft glue

Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Attach all natural materials to the straw straw or willow ring - using the binding wire or the colorful fabric ribbons. Pay attention to "harmonious variety" to achieve an attractive whole. The autumn wreath is ready! You can also attach the individual elements to the wreath with hot glue or craft glue.

late autumn wreath with cones

Your late autumn wreath could look like this!

Step 2: Convert the dried flower wreath into an advent wreath. For this purpose, fix a few small Christmas balls on the wreath and, last but not least, give a hint of snow spray over your artwork. An eye-catcher!

late autumn wreath for Christmas

Autumn wreath | From hydrangeas

Instructions for tying an autumn wreath of hydrangeas

If you prefer to praise summer rather than the late autumnal winter time, make the hydrangea wreath - THE decorative element for summer nostalgics .

What you need for a hydrangea wreath:

  • Hydrangea flowers in pastel shades
  • solid flower wire
  • green floral wire
  • scissors
  • Flower shears

Tip: Allow the hydrangea flowers to dry a few days before handicrafts to extend their shelf life to well over a week.

Here's how to do it:

Step 1: First tie the blank for your wreath. For this purpose, bring flower wire into a round wreath shape. Then wrap this wreath shape diagonally with the wire until you have a stable blank in front of you.

Step 2: Cut the large umbels of the hydrangeas from the thick stem into individual flower branches. Use the pruning shears for this.

Tip: The procedure is somewhat reminiscent of separating individual florets when cutting broccoli.

Step 3: Put the small flower branches together over the short, thin stems into mini bouquets.

Step 4: Wrap the bunches around the wire blank. Use green flower wire to attach it.

Tip: Always cover the stems of the previous bouquet with the stems of the new bouquet. In this way, a lush, continuous autumn wreath of numerous hydrangea flowers is created. Summer feeling in autumn!

Autumn wreath | From thistles

Instructions for making a thistle wreath

Often spurned when picking flowers, a real treasure when crafting autumn wreaths: thistles . Our thistle wreath is an idea for everyone who likes it unusual.

Tip: Ball thistles are available at the edges of fields or as a perennial in / for the garden.

What you need for your thistle wreath:

  • Globe thistles (Echinops)
  • weave
  • moss
  • Wild carrot seeds (Daucus carota subsp. Carota)
  • Wire ring (15 cm diameter)
  • Myrtle wire (binding wire with 0.35 mm diameter)
  • Florist tape (self-adhesive masking tape)

Where to find the different ingredients ...

  • Lichen: rocks, trees, forest floor
  • Moss: rocks, trees, forest floor
  • Wild carrot: meadows, pastures

Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Take the wire ring in hand and wrap it with florist tape.

Step 2: Alternately attach the natural materials (except the moss) to the wire ring. Use myrtle wire for fixation.

Step 3: Fill in gaps with moss.

Autumn wreath | From roses and blackberries

Instructions for tying a rose and blackberry wreath

You can conjure up a lovely autumn wreath with roses and blackberries, which delight in the colors pink and green.

What you need for a rose-blackberry wreath:

  • Willow branches or willow ring
  • possibly branches with pink roses
  • dried roses (heads) are also suitable
  • possibly blackberry branches
  • optional solid green floral wire
  • secateurs
  • stable gardening gloves
  • hot glue
Rosary, material

Here's how to do it:

Step 1: First tie a wreath of willow branches. These are ideal - they are firm and robust, but at the same time flexible.

Put some willow twigs on the wreath. Get help from another person - they can stabilize the leaping branches or prepare the wire. Wrap the branches with tight wire (first the ends so that the branches do not slip, then the entire willow blank in a serpentine line). Alternatively, take a bound wicker ring and dried roses (heads).

Rosary, willow ring and dried roses

Step 2: Shape the rose and blackberry branches with secateurs. Be careful not to cut the branches too short. Otherwise you will find it difficult to tie the wreath. Alternatively, arrange the dried roses (heads) on the bound wicker wreath.

Step 3: Start fastening and draping the rose and blackberry branches on one side of the homemade willow blank. Combine them into small bouquets and fix them to the wreath with green flower wire. If you have used dried roses (heads), fix them to the wicker wreath with some hot glue or craft glue.

Tip: Work again according to the "roof tile method" (heart wreath instructions). And: Always tighten the wire properly to prevent the arrangement from slipping apart.

Step 4: Hide the last branches by sliding the stems under the leaves, flowers and berries of the autumn wreath. This is how you achieve an invisible degree.

Note: The wreath lasts for about a week.

finished rosary from a wicker ring and dried roses (heads)
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