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Am I ready for Fall 😖? Are you ready for Fall? My answer is, “Absolutely not! I will hang on to summer as long as I can. I guess it really does depend on where you live though, right? I know many areas have been so hot and dry for months, so they are ready. Either way, and no matter where you live, I like to give my followers DIY decorating ideas for Fall early, so you can think about it 🤔, and plan your supply list. My new “Dollar Store Fall Ombre Wreath” was extremely simple (and so affordable) to make, and I honestly think it’s the easiest wreath I’ve designed. Not only do I have this wreath tutorial for you today, but I also have the rest of the dollar store decor team at the end sharing their ideas, too. Be sure to scroll all the way down…
Just like my famous Dollar Store Garden Glove Wreath, this Dollar Store Fall Ombre Wreath was not planned. I ventured into the dollar store with my daughter looking for pumpkins to paint, and when I saw the floral section that our dollar store moved right into the middle of the store, I started thinking 🤔 (good move Dollar Store). I also remembered that I had NOTHING 😳, on our front door for Fall. It was stark naked!
Well, not anymore. I had always wanted to make a floral wreath with the Dollar Store faux flowers, but to be totally honest, I’m not a huge fan of the traditional faux fall florals like sun flowers, and orange and yellow mums. What I am a fan of, is purple. Just to prove it, here’s last year’s “Peach & Purple Fall Table“. It’s almost as if this wreath is a perfect match for that table, too!
While snooping around in the dollar store trying to figure this wreath out, I asked my talented artist daughter to help me choose the colors. Both of my kiddos are color experts. At first, I had purple and green and it reminded me too much of Halloween. My daughter pointed to the rusty red colored mums and said, “Use more of these.”
IMPORTANT TIP——> So, I started pulling all of the different shades of purple and dark red flowers I could find and laying them on the floor. What’s important for you to know is that they don’t jump out at you. The yellow and orange flowers seem to take over those racks so you really gotta dig for those deeper colors. Geeze, move over sun flower.
Then ombre dollar store lightening struck! I began to see the “ombre” shades come together (ombre is when different color hues blend together). It became clearer and clearer and I put back some of the lighter pinks, and made piles of dark red, dark purple, and dark pink. You can clearly see those shades in the photos, right? Here’s more of my “ombre” decorating ideas for you.
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Now that I had my faux flowers picked out, I had to figure out what to attach them to. Luckily, I already had a white foam wreath base at home. The dollar store only seemed to have the green ones, which may work, but I’m really not sure. If you want to try a white foam base like mine, you can find the exact one here:
How to Make the Dollar Store Fall Ombre Wreath
-Dollar Store 15 floral pieces. So, 5-dark red, 5-dark pink, 5-dark purple, floral pieces (there are several flowers on one branch and if you buy too many you can take them back). If you buy too few, you can go get more. I used Gerbera Daisies, Dahlias, Mums, Peonies, and Aster.
-ribbon or twine to hang the wreath
-NO GLUE REQUIRED!
How to Assemble the Fall Dollar Store Ombre Wreath
- -You don’t have to have the exact florals I have. It will work as long as you follow the basic rules of sticking with the same 3 clumps of colors all the way around.
- -You can keep the plastic on your foam base if desired. Place it on a towel or drop cloth.
- -Clip each individual flower off it’s stem leaving about 2 inches to stick into the foam.
- -Start with 1 color, I started with dark red, and insert the flowers beginning on the face of the foam base, and then working your way to the sides. Be sure no foam is peaking through.
- -It’s totally up to you when you want to switch to the next color. Just be sure to go in the same order all the way around. For example: clump of dark red, clump of dark pink, then clump of dark purple. You can see all 3 clumps in the photo below. I basically repeated this until I got all the way around.
- -Lastly, I hung the wreath with ribbon I had.
After I hung the wreath I got in the mood to have a beer, I mean to clear out my dried out summer pots and start getting my fall decor out. This is just leaf garland from Joann’s that I wrapped around the faux pumpkin. I stuck a pumpkin in my lantern because my candles always melt out here 🍁.