Orange Sunflower DIY Fall Wreath

Have you been following the 5th Annual Fall Ideas Tour this week? Twenty-nine bloggers have come together to bring you loads of Fall decorating inspiration! I'm so excited to be a part of the tour again, after having missed the last two years. Thank you Angie Postcards From The Ridge for organizing this amazing tour each year. Today the topic is wreaths and I'm sharing this bright Orange Sunflower DIY Fall Wreath from a recycled grapevine form.

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Traditional DIY Fall Wreath

The Fall Ideas Tour kicked off on Monday with Fall Mantel ideas and ends on Friday with Fall Porch ideas. You can find links to each day of the tour at the bottom of this post along with the links for today's six inspiring Fall Wreath ideas.

Fall Ideas Tour 2019

Orange Sunflower DIY Fall Wreath


When browsing Michaels for traditional fall picks my heart went pitter-patter when I saw bundles of lovely bright orange evening sun sunflowers. The plan was to use just three but once I got started I couldn't resist using all eight of the sunflowers in the bouquet. This autumn wreath is easy to make using just four faux elements.

DIY Sunflower Wreath

The muted orange and cream checked plaid ribbon and cream berries tone down the bright orange florals.

Orange Sunflower Handmade Fall Wreath

Going in, the plan was to arrange the elements on the bottom of the wreath but after deciding to use all the gorgeous sunflowers, I changed the plan to an asymmetrical style. The dark grapevine wreath picks up the brown in the sunflowers and works well with the strong pops of color.

DIY Orange Sunflower Wreath

Here in the Canadian prairies, it is not uncommon to have snow in October. So instead of having my Fall wreath hanging on the front door in the elements, it will be hanging on a large mirror in our front entry.

DIY Orange Sunflower Front Door Wreath

The wreath will look so pretty with the basket of orange and white pumpkins I plan to place on the entry table under the mirror.

I'm still hanging onto the last few days of summer before decorating our home for autumn. So the tour this week is very helpful for me too to gather decorating inspiration as well.

Easy Handmade Orange Sunflower Wreath

These are the supplies I used to make the wreath.

DIY Orange Sunflower Fall Wreath Supplies

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Supply List

16-inch Grapevine Wreath
Orange Sunflower Stems (8 sunflowers)
2 Large Cream Berry Picks
1 Yellow Amaranthus Pick
3 Large Acorn Picks
Natural Raffia Ribbon
2 1/2 Inch Wired Orange & Cream Plaid Fall Ribbon
Florist Wire
Wire Cutters
Bow Maker Tool (optional)


Instructions for making the DIY Fall Sunflower Wreath


A recycled grapevine wreath form

Wreath forms can be pricey so I'm always on the lookout at garage sales and thrift stores for used ones. I remove all the ugly embellishments and keep the ones I like for future craft projects.

To clean a plain grapevine wreath (without florals), spray it with a water bottle and hang it to drip dry. You could also take it outside or in the garage and remove the dust with a blow dryer or can of compressed air (used to clean electronics).

The grapevine wreath I'm using was a magnolia wreath that hung on our front door every fall for more years than I can remember. I cleaned the faded magnolia picks much the same way as the wreath and saved them in my craft. Nothing goes to waste around here.

Starting with the largest element - the loopy bow

I started with the largest element, the loopy bow wired to the bottom center of the wreath. I used the entire spool of 2 1/2-inch wired checked ribbon to make a thirteen loop bow. I'm all thumbs when it comes to making bows so I cheat and use this handy bow maker.

DIY Orange Sunflower Fall Wreath With Plaid Bow

Next up, the dominant sunflowers

The most dominant element on this wreath is the pretty orange sunflowers. It is aesthetically pleasing to group elements in odd numbers.

My sunflowers came in two sizes so I added four large and one small sunflower to the left side of the wreath, staggering them so they didn't line up like ducks in a row. On the right side of the bow, I grouped three small sunflowers.

DIY Fall Wreath With Orange Sunflowers

I could have stopped here and called the wreath complete, wouldn't you agree? But I wanted a full wreath, plus I didn't want to waste the other pretty Fall picks I purchased.

Adding more color and texture to the fall wreath


Large White Berry Picks

Time for more color and texture with the rest of the fall picks, starting with the large cream-colored berries. I like how they pick up the cream color of the bow. Two clusters of berries were on each pick so I separated them into four clusters. For balance, I spaced three clusters evenly on the left side of the wreath.

Each berry pick also had two sets of leaves and I added three sets between the berry picks on the left side of the wreath, also tucking them behind the sunflowers.

Large Faux Acorn Picks

I took the acorn picks apart and tied natural raffia ribbon on the wire of each acorn before attaching them onto the left side of the wreath.

Yellow Amaranthus Pick

To introduce a third color,  I split the yellow Amaranthus pick apart and slipped two pieces at varying heights behind the top sunflower on the left side.

To create balance on the right side of the wreath, I slipped just one sprig of the Amaranthus behind the cluster of sunflowers.

The last thing I did was trim the tails on the bow and tuck them behind. The tails made everything look wonky and off-balance.

DIY Autumn Sunflower Wreath

I'm quite happy with my third wreath for the Fall Ideas Tour.

Like I mentioned at the top of the post, I've missed the last two years of the tour but I thought I'd share the Easy Peasy DIY Scrabble Tile Fall Wreath that I made for the first Fall Ideas Tour in 2015.

I made this Quick & Easy Fake Burberry Scarf Fall Wreath for the second annual Fall Ideas Tour in 2016.

If you have any questions about my DIY Fall Wreath, please leave them in the comment section below or press the Contact Me button at the top of the blog to drop me an email. I love hearing from you!


Orange Sunflower Grapevine DIY Fall Wreath


As promised, here are the links to all six Fall Wreath ideas shared today...


Wednesday - Wreaths

Fifth Annual Fall Ideas Tour 2019

In case you missed it, here are links to Monday and Tuesday's leg of the tour...


Monday - Mantels

Tuesday - Tablescapes

Come back tomorrow and Friday for the last leg of the tour...


Thursday - Crafts & DIY

Friday - Porches


I share my projects at these inspiring link parties.

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  1. Your wreath is gorgeous, Marie! Hanging it inside to protect it is good for your harsh Canadian climate and it will be in a spot where you can enjoy it multiple times a day. I love those sunflowers and how you accented them with berries, Amaranthus, acorns, and that lovely plaid bow. This former teacher gives you a big A+ for this project!

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    1. Woot woot, I'm all for an A+ 😊 LOL I'm glad you like the wreath Paula, it really does make me smile everytime I enter the house.

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  2. Beautiful Marie! I even liked it with just that gorgeous bow. Of course all those pretty sunflowers, pods and grasses made it even more beautiful. Great job.

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    1. Thank you so much, Patti! I almost made the wreath with just the bow and three sunflowers but decided to go big or go home. Okay, truthfully, I was too cheap to waste the other stuff I bought. LOL

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  3. I didn't know a cheat for bow making existed, and I really need that! My daughter planted a variety of colorful sunflowers, hoping she got some orange ones and then I can sit down and copy your wreath, because I also learned on the tour this morning that I don't have to just hang wreaths on doors!

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    1. Bliss, I thought your fresh dahlias were so pretty on your amazing wreath but fresh orange sunflowers? Come on! Finger's crossed she got some in her garden. Oh and that bow maker, best thing since sliced bread!

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  4. Marie, you wreath is so bright and colorful! Thanks for the detailed tutorial! Love it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Pam 😊 I'm glad you like the wreath and the tutorial.

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  5. I love the orange sunflowers! I hadn't really noticed them at Michael's before. Seems I was stuck on yellow, but your original idea here has opened new wreath doors. Love the entire color layout and how you included so many flowers, but still achieved the light and airy feel ... That's a sign of prime wreath making right there. Happy Fall XO

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    1. Happy Fall back to you my friend! I was stuck on yellow too and had bundles of them in my cart until I saw the orange ones and the angels sang. LOL

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  6. What a beautiful wreath, Marie! I love the bright colors and that rustic frame, a perfect way to welcome fall.

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    1. Thank you very much, Kim! I love neutrals and was heading that direction until I saw those luscious bright orange sunflowers. LOL

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  7. Marie, this is so warm and pretty. I love those orange sunflowers. And the orange and cream bow complements everything so well. Thanks for sharing how you made it. So happy you're able to tour with us again this year!

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    1. Thank you again for organizing this wonderful tour, Angie. I hated missing the last two but I'm honored to be back on the tour wagon again. Thank You 🤗

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  8. Absolutely beautiful and I just love the color of the bow!

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    1. Thank you very much, Christina 😊 I did the happy dance when I walked away with the last spool of that pretty ribbon.

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  9. Those orange sunflowers are awesome! And I love them with the orange and white check ribbon. I'm so glad you're going to hang it on a mirror;) So fun to be hopping with you again, friend!

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    1. Lora, I was thinking the same thing about how fun it is to be hopping with you again! You know that I smiled when one of your wreath display tips was a mirror. 👍🏻

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  10. I always "bow" my wreaths last, but I'm going to have to try your technique the next time. Love your fall wreath. The colors are perfect for the season.

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    1. I totally went against bow protocol on this one, normally I add the bow last too. I guess that pretty ribbon wanted to steal the show! LOL

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  11. This is so pretty I love all the orange tones you chose for the wreath. Sunflowers are always such a great symbol of fall since they symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity, perfect for that first impression.

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    1. Thank you very much, Jen! I appreciate your sweet comment and the visit 😊

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  12. Wow Marie! That is a stunning wreath! You clearly have a knack for wreathmaking! And I don't blame you for keeping it indoors...plus you will probably get to enjoy it more indoors anyway!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    So happy to join you on this fantastic blog tour!

    Hugs, Lynn

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    1. You're so sweet, thank you very much, Lynn! I am enjoying those pretty orange sunflowers on the inside of our house. So happy to finally be jumping on the tour bus again 😊 Hugs backatcha!

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  13. Hi Marie, I am loving your wreath! The orange sunflowers are a beautiful find and you've done a wonderful job building your Fall wreath! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim! It was a fun wreath to put together and I'm so enjoying those bright orange sunflowers on the inside of the house instead of on the front door. Fun to be on the tour and working with you again!

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  14. The colors in your wreath are so beautiful Marie. I love the sunflowers ;-)

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    1. Thank you so much my friend! xo Those bright orange sunflowers bring a smile to my face everytime I look at them.

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  15. Your fall wreath is beautiful, Marie! So happy and colorful with the orange. Perfect for fall!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kristi! I'm so glad I hung the wreath indoors because those pretty orange sunflowers do make me smile everytime I look at them.

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  16. Marie your wreath is gorgeous! I love the orange ribbon it is amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan! I had one of those "start the car IKEA commercial" moments when realizing I grabbed the last spool...and it was on sale 70% off!

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  17. So pretty!!! Such a great wreath to transition from summer into fall!

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    1. Thank you so much, Maryann! I'm enjoying the bright colors of Fall while hanging on tight to the last few days of summer. LOL

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  18. Your wreath is amazing Marie! I love the bright, happy colors and the unusual (but beautiful) orange sunflowers! How perfect for Fall!!

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    1. Thank you very much, Cindy! They definitely are happy colors and make me smile everytime I get a glance of the wreath.

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  19. Oooh, I love your pretty fall wreath! The color of the sunflowers and that pretty ribbon are perfect!!

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    1. Thank you so much Eileen! That ribbon must be popular this year because I grabbed the very last roll.

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  20. What a gorgeously layered wreath, Marie. Here comes autumn!

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  21. Marie,
    You're a woman after my own hert - I love orange! Your wreath is so bright and cheery. I'm glad you are brave enough to go with something so colorful and not the same old neutrals I'm seeing so much of. I need vibrant pops of color to make me happy!

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  22. I admire and appreciate calm serene neutrals - probably because I'm the complete opposite. What can I say, like you, I need vibrant pops of color to make me happy! I'm glad you appreciate the bright color of my fall wreath. xo

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  23. This wreath is stunning, I'm usually a neutral girl, but these pops of orange and making me happy! I love a good asymmetrical design and this wreath hits it outta the park!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments, Laurie and the visit! I'm doing a happy dance that a neutral loving gal is liking my happy pops of orange. LOL

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  24. Your wreath turned out great Marie! Love the orange buffalo check ribbon you used.

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    1. Thank you so much, Pamela, I'm glad you like it! When I saw that very last spool of buffalo check ribbon on the shelf, I grabbed it and ran. LOL

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  25. Your wreath is pretty Marie, but the bow is just gorgeous. I don't remember ever seeing a wreath with a ribbon that stood out so well. Hope that makes sense, I do hand tie my ribbons but your bow make me think its time to play with one.

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  26. Leanna, I had one of those start the car IKEA commercial moments with that ribbon. It was the very last spool at Michaels and I found it tucked elsewhere away from the ribbons. I was jumping for joy when I saw it because it couldn't have been more perfect for my wreath. I must have searched a half hour for another spool without luck. It obviously was a popular ribbon this Fall. LOL

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  27. Wow! This is a gorgeous wreath, Marie!! I love the different colors and textures you used! It's absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much Kristi, I'm glad you like it and appreciate the visit! Happy Fall 🍂

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  28. Great wreath and I love the ribbon you chose. Turned out fantastic. Thanks for the cheat on the bow.

    Pinning.

    Cindy

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    1. Thank you so much Cindy, I'm glad you like the wreath and the bow making tip! I'd be lost without that thing. LOL

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  29. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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    1. Thanks for the share and pin, Marilyn! xo Wishing you a lovely week too 😊

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  30. Such a gorgeous wreath, Marie... I'm crushing on those cream berries this year!

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie 😊 I know right, those cream berries are so pretty and I wish I had picked up more of them because they are all gone.

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  31. What a gorgeous wreath for fall. I think that's my favorite ribbon I've seen this season!

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    1. Hi Christy, thank you so much! I think it's a ribbon favorite this year because I grabbed the very last roll. I've since been unable to find more anywhere!

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  32. I'm so glad you shared this on TTA... I'll be featuring you this coming Tuesday! ;-) (I think you can still find the berries online at Michael's... not sure if that helps in Canada, though!)

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    1. Woot woot, thank you so much Julie for the feature! And thanks for the berry tip, I'll check the Canadian site.

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