DIY Autumn Wreath


It’s no wonder there is a wreath for every holiday. There couldn’t be a more simple way to dress up your entrance. And as a bonus some wreaths can double as a center piece for your table when laid flat. Fill the center with a few candlesticks of varying heights and coordinating candle colors. Mini gourds would look great piled in the center for Thanksgiving.

This tutorial will show you how to make a simple wreath that can be a great base for further embellishment. If you like to keep things simple, it looks great plain. If you want to spice it up you could add decorative elements like fall leaves, letters spelling out seasonal greetings or a battery operated string of lights (as seen above). You could use any color napkins to do this, or even multiple colors. This wreath is for Autumn, but the idea could work for any holiday, season or event.



  • Light yellow Luncheon napkins (or any color you choose)
  • 10” Foam wreath form
  • Florist wire (for making a hanger)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Krylon Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze Spray
  • Spray Paint- Orange and Metallic Gold


Step 1. Unfold a napkin and rip it in half. It’s ok if the ripped edge isn’t that neat.

Step 2. Fold one of the pieces like an accordion.


Step 3. Wrap the folded napkin around the wreath.

Step 4. Twist the ends together and hot glue the napkin in place.


Step 5. Repeat steps 2-4 with the other napkin half. When you wrap the napkin around the wreath, stagger it a little to the left side of the 1st piece.

Step 6.. Continue adding folded napkins to the wreath, staggering the pieces slightly left and right to fill on the wreath evenly. When finished it will be full on the front and the back will look nice too.


Step 7. Spray the wreath with the Krylon clear glaze. This will make the napkin a little stiffer and offer a little more protection. Wait at least 30 min and then spray with a very light covering of orange spray paint. Finish with a spritzes of gold on the edges.  Hang your wreath as is, or embellish with faux leaves, or words to celebrate fall.

This wreath will warm up any entrance during the dropping temps this Autumn. If you make your own version of this wreath, share it with us on Facebook or Twitter!

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