I have made it a tradition to decorate our front porch in red, white, and blue all summer long. Sometime after Labor Day, I switch out my patriotic summer decorations for pumpkins and leaves. Most years I stick to traditional fall colors, but I will occasionally go off book with a more unique color scheme. You might not think of purple and bronze as being “fall” colors, but my purple ombre autumn wreath might just change your mind.
PURPLE OMBRE AUTUMN WREATH
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE AN OMBRE FALL WREATH
I found most of the supplies for this wreath at my local dollar store. The foam wreath form was from my stash, but you can sometimes find more rounded foam wreath forms at the dollar store too. I will link to similar items found on Amazon below, since Dollar Tree’s website doesn’t always keep these seasonal items in stock.
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- foam wreath form
- burlap ribbon
- faux leaves
- foam pumpkin
- purple and copper craft paint
- straight pins or floral pins
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CREATING THE AUTUMN WREATH
First, I pulled a few handfuls of dollar store leaves from my stash and painted them with the same paint that I used for my Paint Drip Pumpkins. Craft paint that is rated for indoor/outdoor use will work just as well.
While the paint dried, I wrapped a foam wreath form with burlap ribbon. You can use any kind or pattern of ribbon that you would like. Burlap stands up well to weather, so it is a great choice for an outdoor wreath.
After the leaves had dried, I used straight pins to position them onto the wreath in an ombre pattern. I placed the lightest purple leaves starting at the midpoint of the wreath, then I worked down the sides using progressively darker shades of purple.
Finally, I cut a dollar store foam pumpkin in half with a drywall saw and painted it with copper paint. I attached the pumpkin to the wreath form with floral pins by piercing through the pumpkin into the wreath form.
The purple ombre leaves blend in well with our front door, while that metallic bronze jumps right out at you. What are your favorite non-traditional fall color combinations?