Easy Handmade Orange Sunflower Fall Wreath

Have you started decorating for fall? I usually start with hanging a wreath on the front door and every year I like to switch it up with a brand new handmade version. This year I decided to go with bright and colorful traditional colors with this easy handmade orange sunflower fall wreath.



An easy orange sunflower fall wreath DIY idea in bright traditional autumn colors and a recycled grapevine wreath, a budget-friendly fall door wreath. #falldoorwreath #sunflowerwreath

Orange Sunflower Fall Wreath DIY

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. Today as you may have guessed, the topic is wreaths.



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 near the bottom of the post along with links for today's six inspiring Fall Wreath ideas.



An easy orange sunflower fall wreath DIY idea in bright traditional autumn colors and a recycled grapevine wreath, a budget-friendly fall door wreath.

When browsing Michaels for traditional fall picks my heart went pitter-patter when I saw bundles of beautiful bright orange sunflower stems. Each stem had eight gorgeous sunflowers but my plan was to use only three.



An easy orange sunflower fall wreath DIY idea in bright traditional autumn colors and a recycled grapevine wreath, a budget-friendly fall door wreath.

But once I got started I couldn't resist using all eight sunflowers on my wreath. This autumn wreath is easy to make using just four elements. The lovely muted orange and cream plaid ribbon and the cream-colored berries tone down the bright orange florals.



An easy orange sunflower fall wreath DIY idea in bright traditional autumn colors and a recycled grapevine wreath, a budget-friendly fall door wreath.

The plan was to arrange the elements on the bottom of the wreath but after deciding to use all eight sunflowers, I changed the plan to an asymmetrical wreath style.



To make the wreath I recycled an old wreath form that I had on hand. The earthy brown echoes the color in the center of the sunflowers and the natural branches are perfect for Fall.



An easy orange sunflower fall wreath DIY idea in bright traditional autumn colors and a recycled grapevine wreath, a budget-friendly fall door 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 outside of our front door, I'll hang it on a large mirror in our front entry instead.



I have to admit that I haven't started decorating our home for Fall. I have no doubt that the inspiration shared on the tour all week will provide just the motivation I need to get started.



An easy orange sunflower fall wreath DIY idea in bright traditional autumn colors and a recycled grapevine wreath, a budget-friendly fall door wreath.

What You'll Need To Make It

These are the supplies I used to make the Fall wreath. This post contains affiliate links so you can see what products I used or recommend for this project. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you.


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 Plaid Fall Ribbon
Florist Wire
Wire Cutters



An easy orange sunflower fall wreath DIY idea in bright traditional autumn colors and a recycled grapevine wreath, a budget-friendly fall door wreath.

Here's How I Made It

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. Even if they have ugly embellishments, they can easily be removed and the wreath form cleaned for future crafting potential.



Pro-Tip

An easy way to clean grapevine wreaths is to spray them with a water bottle and set them on a towel to dry.



The grapevine wreath I'm using was a magnolia wreath. I removed the faded magnolia picks and cleaned them in much the same way as the wreath form. While faded they can still be used for seasonal crafting by spray painting the leaves. Nothing goes to waste around here.



Step 1 - Begin With The Largest Element

Begin with the largest element and in this case, it's a loopy wired bow wired to the bottom center of the wreath.



I used the entire spool of 2 1/2-inch wired plaid ribbon and it made thirteen loops. I'm all thumbs when it comes to making bows so I cheat and use this handy bow maker tool.



An easy orange sunflower fall wreath DIY idea in bright traditional autumn colors and a recycled grapevine wreath, a budget-friendly fall door wreath.

Step 2 - Largest Floral Picks

The most dominant element on the wreath is the pretty orange sunflowers. When making wreaths, place the elements in groups of three or odd numbers for visual interest.



I love an asymmetrical wreath. 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 don't line up like ducks in a row. On the right side of the bow, I grouped three small sunflowers.



An easy orange sunflower fall wreath DIY idea in bright traditional autumn colors and a recycled grapevine wreath, a budget-friendly fall door wreath.

I could have stopped here for a more simplistic wreath, wouldn't you agree?



Step 3 - Add Color And Texture

I wanted a fuller wreath and didn't want to waste the other fall picks that I purchased. So I kept going by adding more color and textural elements to the sunflower wreath.



Large White Berry Picks

Next, I added the large cream-colored berry picks. They came with two clusters of berries on each pick so I separated them into four clusters. I spaced three clusters evenly on the left side of the wreath. I like how they pick up the cream color in the bow.



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



Large Faux Acorn Picks

I took the acorn picks apart and tied some raffia ribbon on the wire 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 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.



When the wreath was finished and I stood back, the ribbon tails on the bow made the wreath look unbalanced. After I tucked them behind, the wreath looked so much better.



An easy orange sunflower fall wreath DIY idea in bright traditional autumn colors and a recycled grapevine wreath, a budget-friendly fall door wreath.

So what do you think?



An easy orange sunflower fall wreath DIY idea in bright traditional autumn colors and a recycled grapevine wreath, a budget-friendly fall door wreath.

As I mentioned earlier, I missed the last two years of the Fall Ideas Tour. For the first tour in 2015, I made this Traditional Fall Wreath With Scrabble Tile Banner. In 2016, I made this unique Faux Burberry Scarf Fall Wreath.



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An easy orange sunflower fall wreath DIY idea in bright traditional autumn colors and a recycled grapevine wreath, a budget-friendly fall door wreath. #autumnwreath #diyfalldecor

If you enjoyed this easy DIY fall wreath idea, I'd be so thankful if you shared it with a friend and pinned it to your Fall Wreath Ideas or DIY Fall Decor Ideas board on Pinterest.




An easy orange sunflower fall wreath DIY idea in bright traditional autumn colors and a recycled grapevine wreath, a budget-friendly fall door wreath. #fallwreath #falldoorwreath #autumnwreath

As promised, here are links to all six Fall Wreath ideas shared on today's leg of the tour.


Wednesday - Wreaths

6 Stunning Fall Wreath Ideas

Petticoat Junktion | Lora Bloomquist | Exquisitely Unremarkable | Bliss Ranch | Interior Frugalista | Chatfield Court



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

6 Beautiful Fall Mantel Ideas

Postcards from the Ridge | Anita Diaz | Hearth and Vine | Virginia Sweet Pea | 2 Bees in a Pod | Atta Girl Says



Tuesday - Tablescapes

5 Gorgeous Fall Tablescape Ideas

Sand Dollar Lane | Aratari at Home | Nourish and Nestle | Salvaged Living | Our Southern Home



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



Thursday - Crafts & DIY

5 Unique Fall Crafts And DIY Ideas

Domestically Speaking | DIY Beautify | Homeroad | Christina Faye Repurposed | not pictured Weekend Craft



Friday - Porches

6 Welcoming Fall Porch Ideas

The Chelsea Project | Vinyet etc | Worthing Court | Cottage at the Crossroads | House of Hawthornes | Hymns and Verses



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 πŸ€—

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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. πŸ‘πŸ»

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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 πŸ‚

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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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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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  34. Gorgeous wreath! I love the orange flowers and the ribbon! It's the perfect fall wreath!

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    1. Thank you T'onna, I'm normally not a fan of bright orange for my fall decorating but those pretty sunflowers were calling my name.

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  35. Love the colors! So pretty!! ~ Kristin | White Arrows Home

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  36. Marie, You always come up with such fabulous and creative home decor ideas. I love your wreath and the pictorial. Thank you for sharing at Meraki Link Party.
    Naush

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  37. This is gorgeous Marie! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Farmhouse Friday!

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  38. I love the sunflowers and the orange buffalo check ribbon. This wreath would look super cute in my house πŸ˜‹. Great Job!!

    Thanks for sharing your post with us on Embracing Home and Family link-up. I hope you join us again this Friday!

    -Cherelle

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    1. Thanks Cherelle, I'm glad you like the wreath. Funny thing about the buffalo check ribbon. It was a hot commodity and when I went back to get more they were sold out. The following year I may have hoarded a few rolls because I love it so much.

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