How To Make a Handmade Autumn Wreath

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Handmade wreaths are a delightful way to add a touch of nature and creativity to your home décor. In this guide, we’ll explore the art of making a beautiful grapevine wreath and enhancing it with natural materials like seed pods, dried grasses, and more. Not only is this a rewarding DIY project, but it also allows you to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside your home.

Materials To Make A Natural Wreath

Grapevine Wreaths to make a Handmade autumn wreath

Materials Needed:

  1. Grapevine wreath base
  2. Natural materials (seed pods, dried grasses, twigs, pinecones, etc.)
  3. Floral wire or twine
  4. Pruning shears
  5. Hot glue gun and glue sticks (optional)
  6. Oven

Instructions On How To Make A Handmade Autumn Wreath

Step 1: Choose Your Grapevine Wreath Base

Start your project by selecting a grapevine wreath base. You can find these at craft stores or even make your own by intertwining grapevines. The rustic charm of grapevines provides a perfect foundation for a natural, earthy wreath.

Step 2: Gather Natural Materials

Collect an assortment of natural materials from your garden or nearby outdoor spaces. Seed pods, dried grasses, twigs, pinecones, and other elements can add texture and interest to your wreath. Ensure that the materials are clean and free from pests.

table with dried grasses and flowers for a handmade autumn wreath

Step 3: Create Bundles

Organize your natural materials into small bundles. Combine different elements for visual interest and secure each bundle with floral wire or twine. Be creative with your combinations, mixing textures and colors to achieve a balanced and aesthetically pleasing look.

tying a bundle of autumn flowers

Arrange the materials from tallest to shortest and get your twine. Tie a knot at the base and wind the twine around several times tightly securing all the stems in. As it dries the bouquet will shrink to make sure you secure it. Leave a long tail to tie on the wreath later.

I made around 20 bundles for a 14″ diameter wreath. This gave me enough to overlap as I tied them onto the wreath.

tying a bundle of autumn flowers

Step 4: Attach Bundles to the Wreath

Use hot glue or tie the twine to attach the bundles to the grapevine wreath base. Start with larger bundles at the bottom and work your way up and around, filling in gaps as you go. This process allows you to create a visually appealing arrangement that is both balanced and full.

Step 5: Drying Process

To ensure the longevity of your handmade wreath, it’s important to dry it thoroughly. Preheat your oven to the lowest setting (around 170°F or less). Place the wreath on a baking sheet and put it in the oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn the oven off and leave the door closed for an hour. Repeat this process until the wreath is fully dry.

Handmade autumn wreath on a cooking sheet ready to dry

I baked mine for around four hours. Your wreath may dry faster or slower depending on temperature and what and how many materials you added for decoration. Secure a loop at the top with twine to hang.

Wrapping Up How To Make A Handmade Autumn Wreath

Creating a handmade grapevine wreath with natural accents is a wonderful way to infuse your living space with the beauty of the outdoors. From selecting the perfect grapevine base to arranging and drying your wreath, each step allows you to express your creativity while bringing a touch of nature into your home. Embrace the process, and enjoy the satisfaction of crafting a unique and charming piece of décor that reflects your style.

Check out this tutorial on how to DIY a simple handmade broom for your home. These brooms are also made with gathered materials.



 Handmade Autumn wreath with grasses

Make a Homemade Autumn Wreath

Autumn wreath with grasses

Make a beautiful wreath from natural items found around the yard,

Prep Time 20 minutes
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Estimated Cost Less than $5


  • Grapevine wreath base
  • Natural materials (seed pods, dried grasses, twigs, pinecones, etc.)
  • Floral wire or twine
  • Pruning shears
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks (optional)
  • Oven and large baking sheet


  1. Gather grasses, dried seed pods, sturdy flower heads, twigs, etc.
  2. Make bundles by tying them with twine.
  3. Using twine, tie the bundles to the grapevine wreath overlapping as you go.
  4. Bake on a round cooking sheet in the oven on the lowest setting. Monitor closely. 20 minutes on, 1 hour off with the door closed. Repeat until fully dry.
  5. Let cool and hang in your desired location.


-I would select flower heads that are sturdy and avoid flowers with thin petals that may droop easily.

-While baking, make sure the grasses are contained and not touching the burners in the oven. Monitor the cooking process.

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