Save money on festive fall décor with these affordable wreaths
Hanging a wreath on the front door is an easy way to make your home look and feel festive for fall. As the season changes and nature starts to wind down, taking the time to decorate can be a relaxing way to celebrate autumn and all its upcoming holidays. Add wreaths to your door, your fireplace, your dining room wall, or even your candles to make your home feel cozy throughout.
What to look for in a fall wreath
Whether you’re decorating your front door or your mantel, measure your space to make sure you buy a wreath that’s the right size. Most are between 18 to 24 inches in diameter. A wreath that’s too big may be too heavy or bulky, while an undersized wreath won’t have the right impact.
Fall wreaths often feature red, orange and yellow leaves typical to the season, but it’s possible to branch out with wreaths made with artificial berries, late-season flowers, or twigs and pinecones. Some even have LED lights incorporated. (Just make sure you have the right batteries for them.)
Wreaths rarely include mounting hardware, so make sure you have a wreath hanger to properly display it over your door.
How to make your wreath last longer
Be prepared for your wreath to need some finishing touches upon arrival. Since wreaths are often shipped in a compressed format to protect them, yours will most likely need to be “fluffed up” and some twigs and wires pulled into place before it looks ready to display.
If your wreath is made with materials that are prone to shedding, try misting the branches with hairspray to hold them together. If you need to reattach part of a wreath, glue it back into place using a glue gun, holding the piece with tweezers if you need better positioning.
Few artificial wreaths can withstand direct sun or autumn weather without bleaching or shedding, so plan to hang your fall wreath indoors or under a covered porch. If it’s going to be on an exposed front door, look for a weatherproof wreath.
How to store fall wreaths
Even if they’re not made with natural materials, wreaths are inherently fragile and need to be stored carefully to prevent them from being crushed or broken. In the off-season, store your wreath in specialized wreath boxes or ordinary cardboard boxes. This will help the wreath retain its shape, especially if it has bows or fragile accents.
If you have space on a garage or closet wall, consider storing your wreath in a plastic or canvas bag and hanging it up. Wrapping it in a storage bag will protect it from dust, while storing it on a wall helps ensure it’s easy to find next year.
Best fall wreaths under $25
This wreath is decorated with yellow paper flowers, making it a lovely pick for fans of more floral wreaths. It also features a seasonal wired ribbon bow. Note that this wreath is not weatherproof and should be hung up in a protected area.
This petite wreath, decorated with artificial maple leaves and vines, is a festive choice for smaller areas or for decorating a pillar candle. It measures about 9 inches across and has a 3.5-inch opening, large enough for standard pillar candles.
This wreath features whimsical orange and yellow sprays of handmade, abstract eucalyptus branches. It measures 20 inches across and comes with a removable wooden “Welcome” sign, which can be used any time of year.
Featuring pumpkins, pinecones, leaves and berries, it measures about 16 inches in diameter and is made with natural rattan vine and polyester.
This handcrafted wreath is loaded with silk maple leaves, sunflowers, pumpkins and more. It’s realistic-looking and large, measuring 25 inches in diameter.
Fluff up this wreath and enjoy sprays of lifelike yellow leaves sprinkled with red berries. This handmade wreath expands nicely so it looks full on your door or over the fireplace.
If you prefer more muted decorations for fall, try this green and white wreath made with artificial eucalyptus sprigs and small pumpkins. Its lifelike, natural colors look welcoming on a front door or in a dining room.
This 8-inch grapevine wreath is adorned with putka pods, a seed pod that resembles miniature pumpkins. It comes with a braided jute cord for easy hanging.
Packed with daisies, fall leaves and sprays of berries, this wreath looks festive whether it’s the first day of fall or Thanksgiving. It’s recommended for indoor use, so hang it over your fireplace or in a window.
This kit lets you make family memories along with your own festive decoration. It comes with pre-cut paper flowers and leaves along with a 6-inch kraft board wreath frame and twine for hanging.
This delicate wreath fluffs up to an 18-inch diameter to show off faux leaves, grass, berries and gooseberries in shades of green, gold and orange. Hang it up indoors or in a sheltered outdoor area.
Worth checking out
- The Haute Decor Wreath Hanger secures and accents fall wreaths with an iron pumpkin embellishment.
- The August Grove Berry and Acorn 10-Inch Wreath can be hung up or placed around a pillar candle.
- Help your wreath last several seasons by storing it in The Twillery Co. Wreath Storage bag, available in four sizes.
- The Zober Wreath Storage Container is made from clear polyethylene, so you can easily see which wreath is inside.
- The Zip ‘n Hang Nearly Invisible Wreath Hanger uses flexible lines to hang up wreaths invisibly and without damaging doors.
- This Fall Wreath with White Pumpkin features wood beads and a white pumpkin for a unique autumn look.
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