Monday, 3 October 2016

DIY Autumn Wreath

DIY Autumn wreath blog guideAs a general rule, I'm pretty good at staying true to my word and doing what I say I'll do.  However, in the case of putting together a wreath for Autumn, it's been a long time coming.  And I mean a long time.  It was around this time last year I considered designing a wreath rich with colour for Autumn - though better late than never, right?  Sure, wreaths are most commonly associated with the festive season, but bringing the craft into another season can't hurt!  For those also wanting to create something warm and colourful to hang on their front door (like a big enthusiastic wave that says 'Hey! I'll celebrate anything!), I've put together a 20 minute Autumn wreath DIY.
Lifestyle blog simple autumn wreath DIY guide
DIY Autumn wreath that takes under 30 minutes
Needless to say, the options available to you when it comes to putting together a wreath for Autumn are pretty much endless.  When it comes to colours, lean towards warmer shades such as orange and brown (avoiding bright red to ensure you don't accidentally create a Christmas wreath).  Splashes of metallics are the quickest way to turn what looks like a wooden wheel, into something much more special.  Personally, I opted for gold and copper, though I can imagine how gorgeous rose gold could have looked nestled somewhere amongst the leaves!

What have I used?

Secateurs
Wire
Gold Metallic Spray Paint
DecoArt Metallic Acrylic Paint in Worn Penny
Artificial Fabric Flowers inc. Hydrangeas
Natural Leaves
Wooden wreath
Pine Cones
Gisela Graham Gold Acorns

DIY autumn wreath using secateurs wire and more
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Gold spray on artificial flower for DIY autumn wreath
As much as I wanted to release the entire can of gold spray onto the wreath and marvel at how sparkly it looked, I kept the gold metallic spray to just one set of the artificial flowers and spaced them evenly around the wreath.  Though before doing so, I laid the foundation of the wreath.  By this, I mean pieces such as natural leaves and large dried hyacinths - anything that will help create that 'chunky' end result.  
Cosy loungewear cable knit jumper by ASOS
Stylish and colourful DIY Autumn wreath lifestyle blog
Blonde messy bun with very long hair
My favourite part of the process was undoubtedly dipping into a brand new pot of metallic acrylic paint and carefully covering each and every dip in the trio of pine cones I'd gathered.  Not only is it therapeutic, but the end result is undeniably dreamy - can I dip myself in Worn Penny?!
Metallic Acrylic paint by DecoArt in Worn Penny DIY
Pine cones painted in metallic acrylic paint copper
Black double wrap long suede chokerConsidering we're now well and truly immersing ourselves in this cosy season, I opted to wear this ASOS Lounge Cable Jumper, having ordered it last week halfway through a late-night online spending spree.  I would berate myself for shopping past midnight, but I figure I'm not to blame - there's no resisting cosy knits!  Speaking of which, I'm always on the lookout for comfortable, chic cashmere jumpers as the weather gets colder and so Dunedin Cashmere* has been a welcome introduction.  I find out of the cashmere pieces I own, I reach most often for the more unusual colours, and so Dunedin Cashmere's wide range of colours has got my little cashmere-loving heart beating fast!  Just look at that candy pink shade, ooh...
UK lifestyle blog DIY autumn wreath 2016
Flamboyant and stylish DIY Autumn Wreath by UK lifestyle bloggerI've said it before and I'll say it again - I love any reason to celebrate!  Right now I'm celebrating Autumn and all the cosy jumpers and brown leaves it's bringing with it.  I'm ridiculously pleased to have finally got around to creating an Autumn wreath; I guess the beauty of it is there's no set rules for how your wreath should look.  Most elements can be found in your own garden and you just keep going until you're happy with the results!

With love,

Gabrielle x

Note: Some content within this post has been sponsored, however all opinions are my own.
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  1. I am obsessed with this wreath! It's such an adorable idea - so many people forget about wreaths! This is bringing them back. I also am in love with your look - I have that choker + I love love it! Gorgeous xx

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  2. Omg ! You did a great job with the wreath , and i love the arrangement of the tools you used too. Lovely Jumper. There's a surprise for you on my blog , so hope you can check it out . Have a lovely day Gorgeous.

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    1. Hey Uzo, thanks for your lovely message. I've just had a look at your blog and seen the surprise - what great news, thanks so much!! I've dropped you an email :)

      Gabrielle x

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  3. I'm in love with your wreath, so elegant, so full of beautuful colours...
    Amazing choker and smile... :)))

    xoxo
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  4. Love this, it is so well made!!
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  5. Your wreath looks beautiful. I think I'll try it out not only because it's so pretty but also, looks so fun to make.

    XoXo Noma

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  6. You look absolutely perfect darling. Your photos are beautiful,too.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len
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  7. Oh gosh. I must say that you're very talented, Gabrielle! Indeed, autumn colors are fantastic. You did a wonderful job! :) Anyway, I hope you could check out my two recent outfit posts. Hope to hear from you soon!

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance
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  8. I haven't tried creating one, but yours looks gorgeous. Need to try this DIY.

    xo
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  9. Oh I love it!! It looks so gorgeous Gabrielle!

    Renee | Life After Lux

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  10. So lovely! It makes me feel like Autumn is here!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  11. You've done a smashing job of this my beauty! You really are talented. I've bookmarked this as I want to make something like this for my hallway!

    Thanks for the tutorial.

    Lima
    Fashionicide
    xo

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  12. Your wreath came out beautifully Gabrielle! Autumn colors are some of the prettiest and this is such a lovely way to highlight them!

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  13. Great work! :)) And you look so beatiful <3

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  14. Wow, Gabrielle, it came together so beautifully! I love the colors you chose, they really do create the fall season vibe. I'm also loving those pretty cashmere jumpers you've shared here, all are so pretty and would look amazing on you, especially the pink and hunter green! Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful DIY and I hope you're having a great start to your new month so far, gorgeous girlie!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  15. The reath is darling, I love DIY! The colors are so good, and make me want to go out for a pumpkin latte. :))

    xo,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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  16. This post is just so aesthetically pleasing! Every photo is perfect and the DIY is really cute!

    Xx, Lora | http://www.cherrycolastyle.com

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  17. Oh my actual goodness. First up, I adore every single one of these photos. Second, I love this post!! The end product is so cute, it's the sort of thing you'd find on really prestigious shop websites. You put so much time and effort into this, and it was so worth it as it looks gorgeous. Go you!

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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  18. What a lovely diy dear :) have a wonderful day !!

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  19. Beautiful photos and you did a really great job there! I also love any reason to celebrate and this post gave me peace of mind..thinking about this amazing season,I really enjoyed it.
    Hugs from Alexandra ~ Impavid Blog

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  20. Stunning - plus it would make an awesome gift too.
    Alexander @ Mr Essentialist

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  21. gorgeous wreath!!!! Love the fall vibes of the wreath

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  22. That is such a great DIY and I applaud your dedication in creating your own. The finish result is gorgeous!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  23. OMG this turned out so pretty! Love love the photos!
    Katelyn
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  24. YES Gabrielle. You've revived my Autumn-loving heart all over again! Your wreath turned out better than anything you could buy, and you've certainly inspired me!

    The cashmere sweaters sound lovely as well, of course!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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  25. It came out so amazingly! I love the idea of bringing wreaths into other seasons. A wreath for every season! haha
    Can’t wait to see what other amazing ideas you have because I’m sure you’re full of them!

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  26. Omgosh you are so talented Gabrielle!!!! That's the most beautiful fall wreath! Can you make me one?? ;)

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  27. You are one creative person! Love the autumn colors and jumpers are my weakness!!
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  28. Oh my god it turned out so beautiful! I love this. I really want to spend more time on DIY projects in the near future!

    Naomi in Wonderland

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  29. This looks amazing, you did such a great job hun and I love your pics you look gorgeous :) xx

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  30. Babes this looks INCREDIBLE! I'm a huge huge fan of anything Autumnal and this is just so dreamy! You've inspired me to get creative and make my own! :)

    Hayley xo
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  31. Autumn is a wonderful and colourful season and I think it should be celebrated by all of us. The DYI project you've made is absolutely wonderful. And your sweater looks so cozy!

    Sun and Sany - Bulgarian travel and leisure blog

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  32. The wreath came out really lovely, and you've chosen such a charming colour palette to showcase for autumn. Have a wonderful rest of the week, Gabrielle! <3 x/Madison
    FASHION TALES

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  33. Oh my gosh! the colors are sooo pretty! I really love the effect of copper against earthier colors like browns and greens. It would have been difficult for me to resist painting the entire thing as well haha seeing this wreath reminds me of those days when I took a floral design class and made a bunch of wreaths for the sale!

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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  34. You made a fantastic wreath! It's so beautiful and perfectly reflects the current season's mood.

    LUXESSED

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  35. This is such a perfect DIY for my mum and me, we love creating things together and she's very fond of wreaths x

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  36. How pretty + festive did this turn out? Love it, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  37. You're such a pretty girl and you've got such an innocent face, Gabrielle. Ha!! Kudos to you for accomplishing this. It looks well made. :)

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  38. Im obsessed with this wreath! It turned out amazing :D
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

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  39. Oh my gosh, I saw this all over Twitter and couldn't wait to see it in more detail! What an amazing job, Gabrielle! This turned out absolutely beautifully, I am so thoroughly impressed. Your photos are as gorgeous as ever...such wonderful detail shots!

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  40. This wreath is so gorgeous Gabrielle- it's far more beautiful than ones I've seen in stores! I really like how you added metallic accents to it with the golden fircones and the lightly shimmered florals. Loving your jumper too

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  41. Oh I absolutely love this Gabrielle, Autumn is my absolute favourite so I adore this idea!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  42. Wow, looks beautiful and what a great idea for autumn!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  43. What a gorgeous wreath and the flowers look really realistic, where did you get them from?

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  44. Wow, this is so beautiful! Well done! I love diy's and I usually make plenty of them for Christmas but i haven't thought of doing dome for fall too!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  45. awww this is so beautiful and such a wonderful idea :) a wreath for autumn is such a good way to make your homw ready for autumn, or your hair, if you want :D
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  46. Domestic, stylish AND crafty?! There is nothing you can't do. Super girl!

    XOXO
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  47. I have never tried making my own wreath before. I usually take the lazy girls way out and just buy one if I have a hankering to hang something on my door. This does seem like a fun and relaxing project though. I particularly loved the color palette you used because it is not your typical autumnal colors you see like orange, rust, and burgundy.
    LaToya
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  48. You have a very interesting blog! I am here first time and fall in love with this! ♥ follow each other? :)
    ORLLING

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  49. This is amazing! Well done! I wish I could be crafty, I really love your blog, every post I've seen from you has been something I've enjoyed :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  50. This is absolutely beautiful Gabrielle, I love the colours you chose, and you're right to veer away from those deep reds just at the moment, as it can look too festive as you mentioned. I love the way you painted the pinecones and this wreath is really earthy and fresh too, so it really welcoming. I also love that jumper you've got on, so cosy! - Tasha

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  51. WOOOOOOOOW.... This is Creativity at its peak. beautiful colours you'v got there. Nice blog.


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  52. This looks like such a fun project especially for October! Love these tips and the photos are gorgeous. I have a sweater similar to that you are wearing. It always feel so fun the fall and winter season :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2016/10/falls-hottest-label.html

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  53. You said it, dear! Let's celebrate! I love the idea of using every reason to celebrate. I'm all in for celebrating the arrival of Autumn....I quite enjoy seasonal changes and when it comes to Autumn I always found it to be a very inspirating time.

    Your DIY wreath is gorgeous! I love that paint you used to decorate it...such a perfect shade. You really did a fantastic job. Crafts are always fun, aren't they? I always find this type of work to be therapheutic...and what is more with this type of project we end up with a beautiful home decoration, so really it is a win-win situation, isn't it?

    Lovely photographs as well...you always look very pretty.

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  54. You're such a crafty lady, Gabrielle! Love how your wreath turned out and love your cable-knit sweater! xo

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  55. This is so nice! Well done dear!

    Xx,

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  56. Your wreath turned out beautiful! You did an amazing job! I need to give this a try although it won't be anywhere near as good :) xx

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  57. OMD darling you know I love this kind of stuffs! *-* Stunning result!
    I'm planning some new autumnal diy project and I'm so excited!
    xoxo
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  58. I'd honestly never think to make something like this but it's beautiful!

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  59. What a beautiful way to celebrate autumn - love the colours you have used. It looks absolutely stunning!

    Miriam
    www.londonkitchendiaries.com

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  60. I adore copper - this wreath is so beautiful! I would definitely hang that on my door :D Please make me one! Haha.

    Euriental

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  61. Your wreath lools absolutely amazing and I just love all the colours you have chosen :) Autumn is one of my favourite times of year and this is such a good way to celebrate the change in season. I agree that rose gold would look fab but I love the copper as well x

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  62. Hey, I'll celebrate anything! - sounds a lot like me! ;)
    The wreath looks amazing, Gabrielle.
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  63. I am so impressed! You are so creative, it looks fabulous. I just love all the Autumn colours!
    Ash | Liakada

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  64. What a beautiful wreath!! You're such a creative person. I'm afraid I don't have the patience to do something like that :( Though I wish I did!! <3

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  65. oh wow never even thought about DIY-ing a wreath. You did an amazing job, it looks really beautiful.
    Thank you fr sharing, i would have to try this when I can :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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  66. I love this, defo gonna give it a go! it makes me feel so so autumny, I cant wait for halloween and fireworks! x x
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  67. Oh such a fantastic work. I want it.

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  68. So beautiful! You should be commended for your restraint because I would have doused the whole thing with metallic shine! haha

    -M

    Violet Roots || Instagram || Twitter

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  69. This is incredibly beautiful!! The perfect autumn wreath.
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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  70. Such a beautiful DIY, hunnie. Love the idea of spray painting the flowers to make them beautiful and golden and painting the pine cones. The photography for this DIY post was stunning!! So well presented and aesthetically pleasing :) You're one creative gal, lovely!!
    xox Nadia
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  71. That's really beautiful! I love your DIY tutorial! Will probably try this if not now, but for Christmas?

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  72. This flowery wreath looks so pretty!


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  73. Well done - great job...I love DIY activities but at the moment I can't find the time....

    P.S. THANKS for your message:)

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