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DIY Wood Bead Wreath

“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul.."

- Peggy Toney Horton

There's just something about crisp air, crunchy leaves, and the smell of pumpkin spice! Minus the fact that we're in a heat wave right now, the start of September has me yearning for sweater weather and cozy blankets. Fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons and I decided to kick off the season with a DIY Fall wreath to decorate my front door.

This DIY came together so easily, and I used one of my favorite wreath making hacks (keep reading to find out what it is!)

Here's what you'll need:


16'' Wreath Ring

16 - 2 inch Split Wood Beads

Hot Glue Gun

Assorted Fall Florals

Scissors/ Pliers


Wood Glue

Fishing line (to hang)


Step 1: Glue your split wood beads across the top half of your wreath form. Apply the wood directly to the wreath form for each split wood bead. Leave for the recommended amount of drying time before moving onto the next part. (I waited about 3 hours)

Step 2: Plan out how you want your florals to look by layering them in a symmetric way. It's best to start with your largest stems, and move to your smallest stems as the top layers. Then position any main focal points. I added a large sunflower as my focal point, but I had also bought 2 smaller white pumpkin that I didn't end up using. Take a picture to reference it while you work.

Step 3: (Here's where my wreath hack comes in!) Instead of using floral wire to attach the faux Fall florals, I used zip ties! It's so much faster and it hides easily behind layers. I cut off excess stem, leaving around 4 inches and bending/ zip tying it to the base.

I started with this faux purple eucalyptus to ground the wreath and cut off any excess zip tie.

Step 4: Next, continue to add your layers, using zip ties to shape your florals and attach where necessary. I used about 2 per floral and used the built-in wire to help conform it to the shape I wanted.

Since my floral stems were overlapping in the middle, I added a few extra ties for extra reinforcement.

Step 5: Lastly, add on your center piece, whether it be large blooms, pumpkins, or a mix of both, the possibilities are endless with all the iconic Fall things! I used a good amount of hot glue to attach my large sunflower head.

You can use fishing wire to create a loop at the top to hang and you're done! I love the look of the natural wood beads but I think it would look great painted or stained for a moody Fall/ Halloween wreath.

What's your favorite way to decorate for Fall? Let me know in the comments below!

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Sep 11, 2022

Thats very inspiring. As a mother of two kids, I always wanted to have time to do some DIY. Your post makes it easier to do some crafts. 🧡There are so many ways to decorate for falls. I especially love the floral arrangements and the door sign or even some home decors by the fire place.

Apr 04, 2023
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Thank you so much! I hope you try some of my DIYs! I try to make them simple because I know motherhood is busy enough!

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