I just love hydrangeas — they’re one of my all-time favorite flowers. I wanted to capture the beauty of hydrangeas in a pretty wreath for fall, but with long-lasting faux hydrangea flowers and a quick trick for changing the bloom colors to an autumnal color palette. So here it is, your next DIY fall door decor project!
- Darice 12″ Natural Grapevine Wreath
- Darice Hydrangea Picks (I used 9, 11 inch picks)
- Darice Maple Leaf Garland
- Darice Berry Spray
- Spray Paint in 3 Fall Colors & Metallic Gold
- Darice Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
For this DIY fall door decor project, we are using spray paint to change the hydrangea picks from their light spring colors to more fall-appropriate shades. Pick three of your favorite fall colors. They all work together, so there is no wrong color choice. Pick up spray paint in those colors, as well as a can of metallic gold spray paint. I used purple, red, and orange spray paint that I already had on hand.
Step 1. Remove the hydrangea heads from their picks.
Step 2. On a paint backdrop, lay out three of the hydrangea heads and spray paint them with a light coat of spray paint. Allow the paint to dry, then paint again, until desired color is reached. It’s perfectly fine if you can’t get even coverage on the flowers. The variation in color intensity will make the blossoms look more realistic.
Repeat this process with additional groups of three hydrangeas using your other spray paint colors.
When the blooms are dry, spray a quick and light spritz of metallic spray paint on the flowers to add some depth. Try to barely mist the flowers with the gold paint, as it will cover the color if you spray too much. (If that happens, re-spray the flowers with the colored spray until you achieve your desired effect.)
Step 3. While you are spray painting, give the natural grapevine wreath a quick coat of metallic spray paint.
Step 4. Lightly mist the fall leaf garland with a bit of metallic spray paint too.
Step 6. Pull the leaves off the garland, and tuck them under and behind the hydrangeas, fixing them in place with hot glue.
Step 7. Fan out the gold berry spray in a rounded shape, and hot glue it to the top of the wreath. Once the hot glue is cool, wrap the remaining section of the stem around the back of the wreath, and tuck it into the grapevine.
Step 8. Add a ribbon to the top of the wreath and your DIY fall door decor is ready for hanging.
For more DIY fall door decor ideas, check out how to make a burlap wreath that your painted fall hydrangeas can be used as accents on.
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Heather Mann is the mother of four boys and designs and shares clever crafts with a frugal twist at her site Dollar Store Crafts. She’s also fascinated by the unsuccessful (yet humorous) side of crafting, and explores it at her site CraftFail, and in her new book, CraftFail: When Handmade Goes Horribly Wrong.