Wreath-Making With Me and The Fall Style Guide!

As a proud member of The Home Depot’s Fall Style Guide Blogger Network, I’ve found myself with an embarrassment of riches in the wreath-inspiration department. Have you seen their wreath projects? Or their wreath board on Pinterest?  If none of these ideas inspire you to deck your halls then nothing will, you old Scrooge.

But true confession alert: I have never, ever, ever made a wreath before. In my entire life. Like, ever.

So, I decided to give it a go.  Only, with my limited wreath expertise, I didn’t want to spend tons of money and end up with something tragic.  So, I raided my neighbor’s field harvested some nearby branches at the cost of free.

They are not so cute, I know.  But I had envisioned a rustic stick wreath painted a bold gold, and by golly, that’s what I was going to turn these into if it killed me.

It almost killed me.  Just kidding, it was surprisingly easy.  I didn’t even use a wreath form, because I’m cheap I wanted it to look organic.

The process is very simple: gather branches, wire them into a circular shape with floral wire, spray paint it gold; discover that gold spray paint doesn’t show up on plain branches at all, start again with white spray paint; THEN spray paint them gold again, only to realize that you kind of like how the white tips look against the gold, so you leave them like that; make a lame joke about “frosted tips,” declare your wreath a success and hang it on your door.

It’s hard to capture in photos, but the gold really does look so pretty.

Tip: lots of wire.  Lots and lots of wire.

I used cheapo cheappity .97 white spray paint, but for the gold, I used Rustoleum Hammered spray paint in gold. Great quality paint, but next time I would go for an even brighter gold, this one is a bit muted.

Then I had time and spare floral wire to kill, so I strung up some beaded garland to make a fun ‘A’ initial. Matt likes it. I’m still deciding.


I like that it looks appropriately fallish/wintery, without being a full blown Christmas wreath just yet. And it cost about eight bucks, and it took maybe a few hours, most of that waiting for paint to dry.

I have a lot more wreath inspiration on my Fall Style Guide Pinterest board, so do check that out!

One time I actually saw a grown woman spell the word wreath “reef.” Just thought everyone should know that so no one makes that mistake in the future.

And remember you can always find seasonal inspiration plus the best projects, trends and colors year round with The Home Depot’s Style Guides

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Comments

  1. I love the initial on the “reef”… Beautiful!

  2. I like it! I love it! And you did great for the very first time! I’m with your husband, leave the initial there, too! C;

  3. I wish I could “like” Kristin’s comment hehe

    I think the initial really adds to it! Great job on the whole project- very cute.

  4. My red-twig dogwood was not very red this fall so I went hunting in my spray paint basket and came up with…silver and copper! They look great, just like your gold!
    Sue

  5. So cute! I love the rustic look and think that’s how I want to decorate everything this year. In fact, I’m sitting here right now reading blogs instead of traipsing out back to cut some sticks! Better get moving… :)

  6. You crack me up.

  7. Ok two things…

    1) Love your wreath! Next time if you’re looking for a brighter/shinier gold, try Valspar spray paint line. SO GREAT. Do you have Valspar in your area?

    2) My husband is a grown man that pronounces it REEF without apology. It’s on my top 10 list of pet-peeves. I mean, you might as well just call me Bef instead of Beth… crazy boy. I pick my fights though, and chewing ice is much higher on my list. :)

    Cheerio!

  8. Very cute! love the initial on the “reef”!

  9. I am in love with your front door. Wood stained dark makes me swoon. <3 Ours is a boring beige and I can’t even paint it because I’m living in a rental.

  10. I am in love with your front door. Wood stained dark makes me swoon. <3 Ours is a boring beige and I can’t even paint it because I’m living in a rental.

  11. My mother says “reef” all the time and it drives me insane! Cute project!

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  14. You quack me up!!! You and your reef’s!!! Are you going to make a couple of them?? I think I just might have to make one.

  15. It looks great! And I have to admit I have front door envy!

  16. Love the 2-tone. I’ve discovered that the undercolor makes a big difference to the finish color of spray paint. Really like it. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

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