Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents

I haven’t created a new wreath in a long time.  I’ve had my go-to wreaths for Spring, Autumn, and Winter for the past couple of years and every few months they get rotated in-and-out.  But once the chill hit last weekend and the thoughts of Fall started to seep into my brain, I knew a new and unique wreath was ready to be made for the coming season.

The front door, often thought of as the “mouth” of a home, is the perfect place to make a statement.  My apple green colored front door always gives the best backdrop to any wreath that is displayed, and my latest creation fills my heart with a happy feeling & warm thoughts.  For me the front door, signifies the “entrance of”, so let’s enter this new season with my new Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents…

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

This new wreath is a little out of the norm’ for Fall, but that was my goal.  I passed on reds, oranges, and yellows for Autumn and instead focused on using deeper hues of plum, navy, sienna, and browns.  And then I through in a bit of peacock.  Fun + unique + unexpected!  Exactly what I was going for...

I started off by recycling the white spray painted grapevine wreath that I had on-hand from Valentine’s Day.  It was just sitting around and even though I might have used it again, I took it apart anyway.  Then I scoured the aisles of my local AC Moore and picked out a bunch of faux festive “floral stems” (as they call them).  Other than the berries & the peacock feathers, I don’t know any of the “stems” by name, but basically they were an assortment of styles, colors, and textures.  All three always make a great composition.

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

One the styles I got a bunch of with plans of using them as the base.  I thought they were a good neutral to then build the other stems and berries on top of.  Other than the faux stems and wreath, the only other supplies was the wire and snips (for cutting the wire and the stems).

When decorating with faux flowers, I always cut it up so there are individual branches instead of working with one bunch > more on that in this post.  After cutting the bunches apart, I started interweaving each branch through the grapevine wreath. Once the branch was fairly secure, I fastened it to the wreath with floral wire.  Well actually I just used regular gold wire  that I had on-hand, but it was hidden so no biggie.

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

About 10-15 minutes later, the base was finito…

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

Honestly, this wreath was pretty with just the one style stem, but you know me, I always need more….

At this point, there was no specific hanging point, but with the added layers coming next I needed to choose a spot.  Once I chose a place for where it would hang, I started adding in the other stems + berries.

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

Choosing a place for where it would hang allowed me to pinpoint where on the wreath I wanted to position and see certain stems.  I knew I wanted the spikey plum stems to be on the left & the peacock to be on the right…

Then came the berries…

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

Then the final layer.  The peacock feathers…

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

How fun are they?!

And then the final result.

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

Welcome to my home…

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.netAnd there you have it.  My latest door creation set for Fall.

As an Apartments.com Brand Influencer, I strive to share ideas + do it yourself projects not only for those who live in homes, but also easy & affordable ideas + creations for apartment dwellers.  One of the reasons I love wreaths so much, no matter if you live in a house or in an apartment, is that it sets the tone for whats to come on the inside.  A wreath not only makes a door pretty, but it’s welcoming.  It’s a way to greet someone without actually greeting them.  And as the person that resides in the home, it’s a beautiful thing to see each time you come home.

And to wrap up this post, my door color!  It’s been this apple green color for years.  I’ve thought of changing it, but I’ve never come across another hue that I like better.  So apple green it is!  When this door gets featured, I always get asked the question – “What color is it?” Here is the info: Valspar Olive Tree WV34010

How do you don your door for the coming Autumn season?

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  1. Kelly says

    I just painted my front door the same color (both inside and outside). I love the inside but the outside is taking a little more to get used too. I love seeing different wreath ideas that look great with such a strong colored front door!

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