Greet the Season: Fall Wreaths to Welcome Autumn

Fall wreaths

Fall is a season of transformation, where nature paints the world with warm tones of red, orange, and gold. Consequently, it’s also the perfect time to bring a touch of this cozy and inviting ambiance into our homes. This beautiful collection of fall wreaths will bring you the most stunning inspiration for embracing the season, no matter your budget or decor style!

Whenever I’m making decor choices for our home, I like to know more about the history of the pieces that I’m using in my design. Creating a vintage aesthetic is always my goal, and moreover, learning about the roots of our decor is fascinating to me.

Fall wreaths are no exception! There’s a long history of using wreaths in decor, and I find it just as interesting as any other part of our home styling.

Let’s have a brief history lesson, or, if you prefer, you can jump right in and browse my favorite fall wreaths for decorating this season.

The history of decorating with wreaths has always fascinated me...

The History of Decorating With Wreaths

The tradition of decorating with wreaths has a rich and varied history that spans many cultures and time periods. While it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact origins of this practice, it has evolved over the centuries into the decorative wreaths we are familiar with today.

Here are some of the highlights of decorating with wreaths throughout history:

Ancient Greece and Rome: The use of wreaths can be traced back to ancient Greece and Rome, where they were initially made from olive branches. These wreaths were often worn as crowns or headdresses to symbolize victory, honor, and achievement. Similarly in ancient Greece, the laurel wreath, made from bay laurel leaves, was a symbol of honor and achievement, particularly in sports and academia.

Ancient Europe: In pre-Christian Europe, wreaths were used as part of various pagan rituals and celebrations. Evergreen wreaths, made from plants like holly and ivy, were often used in winter solstice celebrations as symbols of life and protection against evil spirits.

Christmas Tradition: The Christian tradition of using wreaths as Christmas decorations is believed to have originated in 16th-century Germany. These early wreaths, known as Advent wreaths, were made with evergreen branches and candles to symbolize the coming of Christ. In the same vein, the circular shape of the wreath represented eternal life.

Victorian Era: During the Victorian era in the 19th century, the practice of decorating with wreaths saw a resurgence in popularity. Wreaths made from various materials, including flowers, ribbons, and tinsel, were used as ornaments in homes. It was during this time that the Christmas wreath, as we know it today, became a common holiday decoration.

Modern Times: The practice of decorating with wreaths has continued to evolve, with a wide range of materials, styles, and purposes. Whether for celebrating holidays, commemorating special occasions, or simply adding a touch of beauty to our surroundings, wreaths remain a versatile and enduring tradition in the world of decorative arts.

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Botanical decor, like autumn wreaths, make fall feel especially cozy.

Favorite Fall Wreaths to Celebrate the Season

No matter your budget or decor style, this collection is sure to inspire you! Purchasing any of these wreaths also helps to support small businesses and family farms, which makes your wreath extra meaningful.

Autumn Harvest Wreath

Made to order by hand from a family farm in California, this fragrant wreath features dried yarrow, pine cones, broom corn, wheat, sweet annie, flax, and preserved fall leaves.

What we love
  • Supports family farms
  • Delicious fall fragrance
  • Naturally-grown

Fall Foliage Wreath

Carefully preserved natural greenery is handcrafted into a gorgeous display of fall foliage to last for years to come.

What we love
  • Beautiful autumn colors
  • Made from natural products
  • Seller provides careful packaging

Pumpkin Wreath

Creator, Lori, has an eye for detail with every wreath she designs. This style is a Martha Stewart “Good Thing” pick, and we can see why! Lori’s work has also been displayed in The White House, as well as featured by HGTV.

What we love
  • Grapevine base
  • Each is handmade and unique
  • Family-owned and operated business

Corn Husk Wreath

This fully handcrafted, and amazingly realistic faux, corn husk wreath will stand the test of time and last for years.

What we love
  • Available in generous sizes for large spaces
  • Handmade + woman-owned business
  • Seamlessly transitions from late summer to Thanksgiving

Autumn Berry Wreath

The subtle, but elegant pop of autumn color makes this wreath a winner for fall.

What we love
  • Grapevine base
  • Custom made by hand for each order
  • Removable bow

Flower Meadow Wreath

We love every single thing handcrafted by our friends and PNW neighbors at VanCortlandt Farms in Greenacres, WA. This woman-owned, hand-planted flower farm is natural, organic, and grown without chemicals.

What we love
  • Air-dried and organically preserved
  • Pollinator-friendly farmer
  • 5-Star Seller

Classic Grapevine Wreath

There is nothing more classic for autumn than a grapevine wreath–simple, yet timeless.

What we love
  • Handmade in the Appalachian Mountains
  • Available in 3 sizes
  • 100% natural

Dried Flower Harvest Wreath

Absolutely loaded with blooms, this wreath features marjoram, savory, larkspur, safflower, strawflower, and globe amaranth. Celebrate abundance this fall!

What we love
  • Fragrant
  • All-natural
  • Supports US flower farms

French Herbs Wreath

Carol is the brilliant floral designer behind Creekside Farms, and she has an eye for everything I love! This gorgeous wreath is made with fragrant lavender, marjoram, sage, Santa Cruz oregano, thyme, and bay.

What we love
  • Hand-harvested herbs
  • Delightful fragrance
  • Old world French charm

Boho Hydrangea Wreath

This generously sized wreath is handmade from artificial hydrangea blooms in creamy white and decadent green.

What we love
  • Easily transitions from season to season
  • Boho vibes
  • Everlasting faux blooms

Dried Hydrangea Wreath

A beautiful natural (dried) hydrangea wreath is truly spectacular in autumn shades.

What we love
  • Generous 20″ size
  • A beautiful celebration of nature
  • Seller specializes in dried botanicals

Flint Corn Wreath

Made from miniature ears of ornamental corn, this 18″ wreath is perfect for autumn and Thanksgiving celebrations.

What we love
  • Home-grown, all natural
  • Supports a family farm in NJ
  • 5-Star seller

Dried Wheat Wreath

Coming from a family of wheat farmers, this one is near and dear to my heart. No autumn home is complete without a wreath of wheat for the door!

What we love
  • Harvested in AZ, Handcrafted in CA
  • Available in 3 sizes
  • Free shipping within US

Pheasant Feather Wreath

Incorporating both the colors and textures of autumn, this unconventional wreath is sure to earn you plenty of compliments.

What we love
  • Natural materials
  • Uniquely one-of-a-kind
  • Third generation brother/sister family business

Woodland Pinecone Wreath

Get your nest cozy for autumn with a wreath made from natural pinecones and acorns.

What we love
  • Natural textures
  • Also makes a beautiful base for candles
  • Supports Ukrainian small business owner

Natural Acorn Wreath

Crafter and mama, Audrey, collects fallen acorns with her two young children and calls this her “nutty little hobby” that keeps her sane. We love it!

What we love
  • Sustainably produced
  • Mama-owned small shop
  • All natural

Natural Moss Wreath

When it comes to fall wreaths, I love natural elements and textures. Made from real lichen and straw, this wreath will last for years with proper humidity of 40-60%.

What we love
  • All natural
  • Made by a trained florist
  • Available in multiple sizes

Lavender Wreath

Made with English Lavender and artemesia, the lovely scent will keep you feeling relaxed through the hustle and bustle of the season.

What we love
  • Hand-harvested
  • Wonderfully fragrant
  • Family-owned flower farm in GA

Rosemary Wreath

Enjoy a fresh wreath of rosemary to keep your home smelling and looking amazing. Further, each wreath will last about 2 weeks before drying!

What we love
  • Hand-crafted and made to order
  • Makes an excellent hostess gift
  • Seller specializes in working with fresh florals

Laurel Wreath

This faux laurel wreath means you won’t have to worry about the toxic leaves with pets or small children in the house–but you still get all the beauty.

What we love
  • Everlasting foliage
  • Generously sized
  • Free shipping to mainland US

Eucalyptus and Bay Leaf Wreath

As with all fresh wreaths, if misted daily and kept out of direct sunlight, you can expect to enjoy them for up to two weeks.

What we love
  • Delightful fragrance
  • Handcrafted
  • 5 start seller

Dried Citrus Wreath

Have I mentioned how much we adore the work of our friends at VanCortlandt Farms? Certainly it’s impossible to pick a favorite wreath because everything they create is stunning and gorgeous!

What we love
  • Dehydrated orange slices with locally grown dried flowers
  • Fragrant
  • Year-round usage

Driftwood Wreath

The beautiful texture of natural wood works well in the fall, and, in addition, can also be repurposed for beachy summer vibes.

What we love
  • Natural textures
  • Multi-season use
  • Seller welcomes custom orders

Cork Wreath

The season of “eat, drink, and be merry” is upon us! Above all, let’s celebrate the spirit of gathering with loved ones, and raise a glass to a beautifully designed wreath.

What we love
  • Up-cycled and eco-conscious
  • Sealed to accommodate both indoors and outdoors
  • Year-round usage

Pampas Grass Wreath

The simple, yet understated elegance of pampas grass is perfect for a home with a neutral color palette.

What we love
  • Boho vibes
  • Available in multiple sizes
  • Seller accepts custom orders

A beautiful grapevine wreath is simple and classic for autumn

More Than Just Fall Wreaths: Decor With Soul

As you can see from this stunning collection, the wide array of styles and designs means you will always be able to find fall wreaths that will complement your taste and home.

But, by far, my favorite part of this collection is that any of these choices will leave you feeling good about supporting small business owners, family farms, and creative crafters. The world needs more people who value the effort of the hardworking and humble makers and growers in our communities over what comes cheap and easy from a big box store.

When you support “small”, you directly impact individuals and families in your community instead of lining the pockets of corporate barons.

Sometimes we forget how much power we actually do have to make a difference in this world. So, let’s use this harvest season to remember what we can do to impact change when we all work together.

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  1. I was hoping for info on the very first wreath at the top of your page. The other wreaths are beautiful, but that was the one that drew my eye.

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