DIY Fall Bead Wreath
This beautiful DIY fall bead wreath is so simple to make, and the principle can be applied to wreaths for any season!
So there we were making a beeeeeep for beeeep when Handan said, “My babes, this would make a gorgeous fall wreath!”
Oh, what do the beeeeeeps mean?
Well, I can’t tell you. That’s the whole point of censorship, madam. It’s for me to know and you to find out.
This project sorta sprung up out of nowhere, and at first we thought we’d just post it as a short video on Instagram and move on with our middle-aged lives.
Yeah, that was the plan, but then the video became pretty popular on Instagram. Popular for the likes of us, mind you. For someone actually famous – like a Kardashian (famous for what, again??) – well, they’d get the same amount of views we got in two days in the time it takes them to bat a false eyelash.
Don’t worry, I’ve posted the Instagram video here for you to enjoy a little later in the post.
Anyway, my babes wanted me to write a post about it and show it to you, because I know many of you here are not over there. And that’s fine. To be honest, I like it better over here. Here is home. Over there?….well that’s someone else’s home, and it smells funny, and they have different rules, and it’s noisy, and the people can be weird sometimes.
But we’re trying to be good little Social Soldiers, so I’m putting up with the smell and the noise, and I’m trying to assimilate, because apparently, resistance is futile.
The things I’ll do for “likes,” amirite? I’d do practically anything!
Hmmmm? What was that?
Egads, madam! No, that is where I draw the line! Anything but that!
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Now some of you may remember last fall we posted a Christmas wood bead wreath tutorial.
Well, this project is similar…but easier.
Whereas last year’s wreath required wire and glue to attach the floral component, this year we settled on just glue. Hey, a minute saved is a penny earned!
Let’s get to it!
DIY Fall Bead Wreath
Fall Bead Wreath Supplies List
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- 16 inch MDF wreath ring
- 16-18 split wood balls (2-inch) (we used 17)
- Sunflower bouquet (we got ours from Joann)
- Scissors/wire cutter
- Hot glue gun
DIY Fall Bead Wreath Tutorial
Step 1 – Grab your balls
Hmmmm, maybe I should rewrite that heading..? Nah, it’s fine! Okay, now grab your split balls and count out 17 of them. You can use 16 or 18, but I’m here to tell you that 17 is the optimal number, as determined back in 1967 by an International Team of Important Scientists.
Step 2 – Glue your balls
Just a little dab’ll do ya.
Just plop that little sucker right onto the wreath form. There’s really nothing to it at all!
Step 3 – Repeat
Repeat steps 1 and 2 until all the balls are on the wreath.
Step 4 – Add sunflowers
Use scissors or wire cutters to snip off sunflower heads from the bouquet and arrange them however you’d like in the empty space between the split balls.
Here’s how our wreath ended up looking after Handan and I glued the flowers in place. My babes has a better eye for floral arrangements than I do, so I always bring her in to help whenever faux flowers are involved!
Here’s a view from the back so you can see how the flowers are glued on.
Here’s a closeup of one of the glue points.
And, hey! That’s it! The wreath is ready to hang! I told you it was easy.
Fall Bead Wreath Video Tutorial
We love to see our craft projects out in the wild! If you try this seasonal craft project, take a picture and post it on Instagram, be sure to tag us @TheNavagePatch!
Oh my goodness this wreath is a stunner! I keep trying to wrap my mind around it’s fall already (where did time go??) then I step outside to 90++ degree temps and the whole notion of fall falls off a cliff somewhere. BUT! Sunflowers are perfect.. they cover both Fall and what it feels like outside right now.. summer! Perfection!
I don’t have a flat wooden wreath base to use & don’t want to wait for one to be delivered (closest Michaels is 200 miles away. Joann’s is 130. Ugh! So I’ll make a sturdy whole bunch of cardboard layers one of my own. Have to be inventive living out in the boondocks. I have the half wood balls and lots of gorgeous silk sunflowers & silk greenery. Todays project !!
“famous – like a Kardashian (famous for what, again??)”. Thank you for that! I’ve never been able to figure out what exactly they did except show their butts & get their lips botoxed to earn that fame. But we’re living in weird times, weather included.
Thank you, Zoe! Holy Moley, you live 200 miles from a Michaels?? May I ask where you live…it actually sounds pretty awesome (well, not for us – we wouldn’t be able to run this blog)! I like your ingenuity – layered cardboard should hold up fine, especially with glue between the layers. Good luck with it!
Supper nice!!! I love the sunflowers and how easy is this! Can’t wait to make my very own! I think I will use your idea of wire to attach the flowers so I can change it out for winter! What can I say? I’m cheap. Fun looking project.
Wire works great, we just went with hot glue to save some time! 🙂
Thank you so much for continuing to post on the blog. So many have stopped and I don’t like looking at just the picture or video. I love your style of writing and would miss it if it was replaced by #. The wreath is so pretty but way too early for fall, outside temperature 98 degrees. Have a blessed day. Mary
You’re so welcome, Mary! I will never give up writing! 🙂
Maybe it’s the heat, but I read the headline as “Fall Bread Wreath”… even after I started reading, until I saw the half-cut BEADS, I was still thinking, “a wreath made from BREAD?” (time for a visit to the eye doctor…)
Me too! I read bread…Love this blog and I love making wreaths.
LOL! Bread wreath, eh? Now there’s an idea… 🙂
Thank you for sharing this project and others! I especially like this one because of the balls. It just appeals to me much more than the usual wreath material. Your writing style is great. I’m thinking that it would be a fine wreath for summer and all the way to Thanksgiving, if someone wanted to do that. However, that idea could change after seeing future DIY projects from you.
Thank you so much, Rebecca! We love these bead wreaths – they are adaptable for any season or holiday!
Hi Greg and Handan! Love your blog. I love this wreath but how do you glue all of those sunflowers on the hoop and make them look clustered. I wish I could see the back of it. You two are awesome. I li e in Florida and it is hot as hades.
Hi Cheryl, thank you! Okay I took a couple pics of the back and updated the post with them, so go back and have a look! 🙂
great job as always and you always make me smile I will make the wreath and you should have a place where people can show their copies of your wonderful diy projects. Love the Georgia home updates and your quirky sense of humour
Thank you, Chris! You can post a photo to Instagram and tag us! 🙂
As a fellow Georgian I hope decorating for fall will bring it on! Gonna make this tomorrow and put out all the fall stuff in hopes that Mother Nature will get the message and dry up this humidity and drop the temperature about 20 degrees! Love your blog and your projects and happy that you have survived a horrible summer here!
It was a hot one, for sure, Anne! I think you’re going to get your temp drop…along with a lot of rain! 🙂
Just found your site and already love it. The wreath is great! Will try making it soon. I also noticed that we don’t live too far apart – maybe 6-10 miles. Enjoy the rain we are having and I’ll look forward to exploring more of your site.
Oh cool! Welcome, neighbor – we’re happy you found us! I’m enjoying the cool temps as much as the rain! 🙂