Feeling crafty? You can make this simple and gorgeous DIY Fall Terracotta Wreath in just one day! This beautiful wreath will bring the festiveness of Fall to your home the entire season through!
Nothing screams “Welcome Fall” like a gorgeous and delightful wreath for your door! And this DIY Fall Terracotta Wreath is just the thing to add some Autumn flair to any area of your house. This Fall wreath is perfect for your front door, closet door, or any window for that matter! It couldn’t be easier to make either! And trust me, if I can do it, YOU can do it! I’m not the least bit crafty in the flower arranging department, and look how beautiful this Fall wreath is! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get crafting our Fall wreath!
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I have sourced these supplies at Joanns, Hobby Lobby, and the Dollar Store (flowers!!) for the best pricing! Please use coupons! And watch for sales. Never pay full price for craft project supplies! The frugal Mama in me had to tell you that!
Let’s get down to it! You need some supplies to get going:
- 1 – 18-inch grapevine wreath
- 2 – 4 1/2 inch terracotta flower pots
- 2 – 3 1/2 inch terracotta flower pots
- 6 – 3 inch terracotta flower pots
- 6 – 2 1/2 inch terracotta flower pots
- 3 – 1 5/8 inch terracotta flower pots
- 1 block of floral foam
- Spool of jute twine
- 1 roll floral tape
- Assortment of artificial Fall flowers (Dollar Store for the win!!!)
- Assortment of artificial Fall gourds, pumpkins, decor
- 1 – (3-5) foot string of Fall leaf garland, if desired
- Bag of artificial brown Spanish Moss
- 1/2 inch paintbrush (1 inch is fine also!)
- 1 bottle acrylic paint – color of your choice (I used FolkArt color 450, Parchment)
- hot glue sticks
- Heavy duty over the door hanger (I did get this from Amazon)
Here are a few tools you need while you are working:
Needle Nose Wire Cutters (for flowers)
Hot Glue Gun
We are ready! We have all of our supplies! Now, let’s make this Autumn Wreath!!!
Use your paintbrush and lightly drybrush acrylic paint onto the terracotta pots to create a distressed and worn look. You don’t want your pots to look brand new on the wreath (or at least I didn’t!). Pour a little of the paint onto a paper plate and put your paintbrush in the paint, and then swipe off almost all the excess paint onto the paper plate, until you just have a light amount left on the brush, and then just lightly swipe a few places on the pots to make them look weathered.
Once pots are dry, using the twine, wrap and tie each pot to the wreath. I wrapped my twine around the wreath and through the hole in the bottom of each pot. I wrapped the twine through several times and tied in several knots along the way. If you have trouble getting the twine through the smaller holes on the smaller pots, wrap one end of the twine with scotch tape to make it a smaller, easier end to take through the holes.
I started with the 2 largest pots on the top and bottom (kind of at the 12 and 6 spots on a clock). Then I did the next smaller pots at the 3 and 9 positions on a clock. From there, you can fill in and mix and match sizes all over the wreath until it’s complete. (I did find it helpful to plan out the layout before I started tying down all the pots, to make sure everything fit well) Also, I put the pots facing in all directions to make the pot fill out with flowers and decorations everywhere when it’s finished.
Once all the pots are secured and tied to the wreath, I used my glue gun to put some glue between each of the pots. The reasoning here is two-fold. For one, it makes the wreath stronger because it sticks all the pots together in one piece. For two, it keeps the pots from clanging together, because you’ve created a glue buffer. And once the flowers and decorations are in, no one will see the glue. No worries there.
Now it’s time to put the floral foam in each pot. Cut it to size so that it fits firmly in each pot. You want a tight fit because some pots are facing sideways and downward. You can glue the foam in if you want. I chose not to because I want to take the entire foam pieces out with the flowers all together and be able to change up the wreath for Christmas, Winter, Spring, Summer, etc.
Now it’s time to put in flowers! Make little individual arrangements based on the size of the pot you are working on, and if you put several flowers together, wrap them in green floral tape to keep them together. Fill in each pot with flowers.
Trust me — I’m not a floral arranging kind of gal, but you can do this! If I can, you can! Just pick a couple of things that look good together, use the floral tape to tape them into a bundle, stick them in the foam, and go. Don’t get stuck in the analysis paralysis of wondering if your bouquet is pretty enough. In the end, you have 19 tiny bouquets, and they will all blend together.
Note on Fall Flowers:
Artificial flowers can be SO expensive. Don’t pay full price at a craft store. You are better off to run to the Dollar Store and grab some. They are perfectly fine and super cute for this project!!
If desired, put in a leaf garland like I did that goes all around the pots in the background.
Your wreath is ready to hang! You need a STURDY hanger. This pot is heavy. I purchased an over-the-door hanger that was rated for up to 20 pounds. (The wreath isn’t THAT heavy, but it’s pretty heavy, so I wanted to make sure it was sturdy!)
I didn’t use any glue to stick the flowers or floral foam into my pots. I want to be able to pull each little arrangement with its foam out and pack it away and replace it with a new season of flowers and decor. The idea is this wreath can be a year-round decoration with different flower arrangements for each season! Succulents and summer flowers, Christmas holly and ivy, and Spring flowers too!
It’s your project, so you decide how you want to roll with it. If you want it to just be a Fall wreath always, then hot glue the bejesus out of the foam and flowers and call it a day!
Other Ways to Fill These Pots:
DIY Succulent Wreath with Terracotta Pots – By Crafts By Courtney
How to Make a Clay Pot Wreath – Our Crafty Mom
DIY Wreath with Painted and Aged Terracotta Pots – DIY Beautify
DIY Fall Terracotta Wreath Wrap Up
This DIY Fall Terracotta Wreath is absolutely adorable, gorgeous, and joyful! I could not love how it turned out any more than I do! I absolutely love it and it brightens up my door with Fall and Autumn cheer! It’s as easy as can be to assemble, and looks so professional! And trust me, if I can do it, you guys can do it too! Let me know if you make this project! I always want to see pictures!! And as always, Just Keep Shuffling!
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