Ok, maybe “wreath” is a stretch. It may not be round, but you all know what I mean. It’s my fun, festive, and kid friendly, fall front door decor. The fall front porch adorned with a pumpkin topiary on each side welcomes guests and announces to trick-or-treaters that this is a house to hit up for candy (I give out chocolate candy, kiddos)! This DIY (do it yourself) wreath is made with MDF letters just like I used in my Pottery Barn Inspired Noel Tutorial. Let’s make a fall “wreath”!
DIY Fall Wreath
You will need the following items for this DIY Wreath:
Patterned scrapbook or tissue paper
Mod Podge (gloss sheen)
flat bristled paint brush & scissors
optional: embellishments- crow, butterfly, etc.
3M Command Hangers
I picked up some of my favorite MDF letters from Michaels. This time the letters spell FALL. Each letter runs around $3 each. I always use a coupon on the letters to save money when I can.
I scrounged my scrapbook and tissue paper collection to see what I had on hand. I found 3 fall themed papers and one coordinating green tissue paper. I firmly believe you should always shop your home before venturing into the stores. We often hoard so many material items that if we don’t search out our own homes, we’ll never realize the resources we already own.
Step 1: Turn the scrapbook paper over AND turn your letter over. Trace around your letter, leaving about 1/2 inch border. Cut it out. (Now before you all look too closely and leave me a lovely comment, please realize I completely screwed up in this picture below. I forgot to flip my letter over. So I had to re-work this one.)
Step 2: Apply a thick layer of Mod Podge over the front and sides of the MDF letter.
Step 3: Apply the scrapbook or tissue paper on the letter. Bend and press around the edges and backside. Make slit cuts along any corner or curves to aid in bending. Patch any exposed areas with pieces of the scrap paper. Smooth out any air bubbles.
Step 4: Cover the entire letter with another layer of gloss Mod Podge and allow to dry. I personally love how easy tissue paper is to use on this project and how it looks like crinkly leather afterwards! It results in a very cool texture.
Step 5: Tie each letter with varying lengths of ribbon and add any embellishments or adornments you like. I added a sparkly butterfly and black crow, but a few of my kids are freaked out by Mr. Crow.
Step 6: Hang the DIY Fall Wreath from your door. Make your letters “FALL” down the door. Here are a few hanging options.
METAL DOORS- I have a metal door so nailing anything to it is out of the question. To attach the ribbons to the door, I used four 3M Command hooks and applied them to the inside of my door. I applied them upside down so I could tie the ribbon to the hook. The ribbon extends from the hook, over the top, and down the front of the door. A less expensive (though less attractive) option is to use painters tape to secure the ribbon on the inside of the door. The choice is yours.
WOOD DOORS- If you have a wood door you can pin each ribbon to the top edge of the door with an upholstery flat tack. Tap it in with a hammer.
I hope you’re loving my DIY Wreath as much as I do! Pin it if you love it!
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