Easy DIY Fall Wreath Ideas with Hydrangeas
Fall wreaths and Fall wreaths printables are so popular. Today I am going to show you how you can make your own minimalist Fall wreath with hydrangeas, an embroidery hoops, and pretty mini lights. Or if you prefer you can just print out the free minimalist wreath printable instead. I love both looks against the stark black background of a chalkboard and certainly hope you agree.
I actually made the real wreath first, and then used it as my inspiration for the printable. . I will start with the real wreath project first, using an embroidery hoop and pretty sparkling mini lights.
Minimalistic Fall Wreath
These simple hoop wreaths are so beautiful to me, I love how airy and bright they are. My first plan was to use a metal ring but both of mine are too large for the chalkboard, so I used a smaller embroidery hoop instead. Next, I grabbed some mini lights as I love them in fall decor, and three hydrangeas leftover from these neutral fall lantern arrangements. Finally, I took some odd branches I had in my stash. These type of wreaths require fewer craft supplies because your only decorating a portion of the wreath. So easy. Here is the supply list for you.
12-inch metal ring, or embroidery hoop
Battery pack mini lights
3 faux hydrangeas with leaves
Long branches of greenery
Florists wire, wire cutters, fishing line, good quality tape
Check that your wreath ring is the right size for your chalkboard. It should be small enough to fit within the frame of your chalkboard, and large enough that there will be at least half of the ring showing around your flower arrangement.
Attach the mini lights. Make sure the battery pack has new batteries. Place the battery pack where the on/off switch is easily accessible. Attach the battery pack to the ring using florists wire.
Wrap the mini lights around the wreath until you have about a foot of light string left over. Rearrange your lights so that they are consistently tight and each wrap is about a baby finger width apart.
Add the Branches
You want each set of branches to cover about 1/4 of the wreath. Place one branch starting from the battery pack going upward on the ring. Place a second branch going downwards. Anchor the start of your branches behind the wreath, using florists wire and wrap it around your battery pack. Repeat with the second set of smaller branches, but and this time place the branches on top of the battery pack to help hide it.
If you were to try and hang wreath as it is, the ends of the branches wouldn’ stay in place. Look for a spot near the end of your branches where a leaf is attached. Remove the leaf so the plastic connector is showing. Place the plastic tip under the wires from the lights and reattach the leaf. Careful not to break the lights, by doing it this way there is no florists wire where it would be easy to see.
Fix up your leaves so that all the leaves have the good side facing forward. After you locate the attachment point, just spin the leaf so the good side is up.
Add the Hydrangeas
The really nice thing about working with faux hydrangeas is they are so forgiving to work with. Wires hide really well among all those little flowers and the tiny blossoms can be adjusted to cover bald spots.
Start by adding two hydrangeas one on the top of the battery pack a second one on the bottom.
Fill in spaces with hydrangea leaves. You may need to add them individually instead of with the flowers. If you do just attach a wire as shown and insert it into the arrangement where needed.
Finally, add your last hydrangea, this should cover the rest of your battery pack. Then wrap in the remaining foot of mini lights.
Hanging the DIY Fall Wreath to a Chalkboard
Fishing wire is my go-to product for attaching things to surfaces I don’t want to damage. Starting at the top of the wreath I made a loop through the wreath wring and then suspended the top to the chalkboard. My chalkboard has some wood scrollwork on top so I am able to wrap the fishing line around it before attaching it with duct tape on the back. If yours doesn’t have scrollwork just use a longer piece of fishing wire and more tape.
Attach the side of your wreath the same way. This isn’t a glamour shot but it shows how I hung the wreath without damaging my favorite chalkboard.
10 Minute Printable Wreath and Chalkboard Craft Project
Lucky for me I had all of the supplies in my stash for this wreath. If you don’t have the supplies or want something quicker here is a super simple craft project. This takes almost no time to do and I think it’s adorable.
Supplies for the Easy Wreath Printable Craft
The wreath printable
Hot glue (optional)
Printout the wreath printable, if you have newer clothespins just clip them on to hold the printable. I have some antique clothespins that don’t pinch the paper correctly so I applied hot glue first and then the paper.
Wrap the fishing line around the two clothespins. Judge the length of fishing line you need to have the printable hang at the level you like. Tie the fishing line off and suspend the printable fall wreath from the chalkboard. Adjust if needed. Tape the back of the fishing line with duct tape if you don’t have scroll work like I do. Then suspend the printable fall wreath down the front of your chalkboard
Let me know which of these two chalkboard fall wreaths you would consider making. This chalkboard was purchased from Michael’s a few months ago if you want to purchase the identical one.