DIY a lovely fall wreath with a woodland theme

I’ve been following the comments you’ve left in the The Inspiration Giveaway, and thank you for your suggestions. It sounds like several readers are looking for new wreath ideas, so let me introduce the beautiful Velvet Mushroom Wreath. Cozy fabric, jewel tone colors, and the most whimsical mushrooms make this the perfect DIY Fall Wreath. For those who are looking for more ornament tutorials, why not make a few extra mushrooms to hang on the tree? Pin glittering sequins or home-style buttons on the mushroom cap, add a ribbon hanger, and you have a homemade ornament.

This is a beautiful woodland wreath for fall! The velvet mushrooms would make cute tree ornaments, too. Tutorial on

Velvet Mushroom Wreath by Kathleen George.

Beautiful velvet mushrooms -- add them to a fall wreath, or turn them into Christmas ornaments.

It would be easy to make the mushrooms into Christmas tree ornaments!

To make a Velvet Mushroom Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • 2” x 12” x 12” sheet
    • One each 3″, 2″, and 1 ½” balls
  • Knit fabric resembling crushed velvet, 1/3 yd. in burnt orange; and ¼ yd. each olive green, deep blue, and cream
  • Natural materials, such as deer moss, small pine cones, acorns, leaves and twigs
  • Sawtooth picture hanger with nails
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; sharp pencil; serrated knife; bar of soap or old candle; straight pins

To make a Velvet Mushroom Wreath:

  1. Using a ruler and sharp pencil, score a 10” square in the center of your foam sheet. Wax the knife blade with the bar of soap or an old candle, and cut out the center, creating a 2” frame.

2. Cover the square wreath with the burnt orange fabric:

  • Cut the fabric into three, 3″ wide strips.
  • Pin and glue one strip to the back of the square wreath, and wrap it around the wreath.
  • Stretch the strip as you wrap it, so that the ends curl under as you go.
  • Pin and glue the other end to the back of the wreath.
  • Repeat with the two additional strips, till wreath is covered.
  • Corners: Center a fabric strip over the corner as you wrap. Fold over any excess fabric, and pin and glue to the back of the wreath.

3. Cut the mushrooms stems from the leftover, 10” foam square:

  • Cut out five stems, one each 3¾”, 3″, and 1¾” tall; and two that are 2¼” tall.
  • Cut away the corners, and press the edges on a tabletop to flatten.
  • Roll each stem on the tabletop till it’s round.
  • Roll more firmly near the top edge, so that the stem tapers at the tip.

4. Wrap the stems in the cream fabric and glue the edge. Cut away excess fabric, leaving ½” extra at the top and bottom. Using the scissors or another pointed tool, tuck the excess fabric into the top and bottom of the stem. Add a dab of glue, if needed, to help hold the fabric in place.

DIY Velvet Mushrooms. Beautiful on a Fall Wreath or made as Christmas Ornaments.

You’ll pair each stem with a half ball for the mushroom cap. If I were making these into Christmas ornaments, I’d cover the mushroom cap in red, stretchy fabric.

5. Cut the foam balls in half. Match up each half ball, or mushroom cap, with a stem. Cut a ½” deep hole in the flat side of each half ball to fit the stem.

6. Cover the mushroom caps with fabric:

  • Cut a circle of fabric large enough to cover the half ball, and add ½” all around.
  • Gather the fabric around the half ball, pulling fabric snugly to the bottom of the mushroom cap. Glue fabric in place.

7. Glue mushroom stems into the mushroom caps.

8. Arrange and glue mushrooms in place on the wreath. Decorate the wreath with natural materials.

Look at the details on this Fall Wreath with a woodland scene. Tutorial on

Add little critters, like ladybugs or a turtle, to introduce a little woodland whimsy.

9. Dip the picture hanger nails in glue, and insert through the hanger into the back of the wreath. Let the glue dry before hanging the wreath.

This is a beautiful woodland wreath for fall! The velvet mushrooms would make cute tree ornaments, too. Tutorial on

These colors are beautiful for fall.

Here’s another idea for a fall wreath – the Totally Textured Cork & Burlap Flower Wreath.

Love the texture! Perfect for summer to fall. Tutorial on


Another fall favorite of Crafts ’n Coffee readers is the Shabby Burlap & Buttons Wreath.

Pretty shabby burlap wreath for fall! Love the buttons, and burlap roses, too.


The colors are brighter in the Felt & Flowers Fall Wreath, and the felt gives it a warm and cozy feeling.

how to make a fall felt wreath

Felt & Flowers Fall Wreath by Kathleen George.

I hope you find a new fall wreath for your front door here on Crafts ‘n Coffee. I’d love it if you entered The Inspiration Giveaway and told me more about your holiday crafting plans. Please go check it out and leave a comment.

**PLEASE NOTE: This Giveaway is Closed!**

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Happy crafting.


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20 Responses to DIY a lovely fall wreath with a woodland theme

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  3. This is the cutest wreath I do believe I have ever seen!

  4. LisaM6 says:

    Love these mushrooms. What a great woodland idea. The wreaths are so great with burlap. 🙂

  5. These mushrooms are delightful!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them and need to get some velvet so I can make a bunch of these up!!! They are a favorite of mine so I will be going mushroom crazy!! Thanks for sharing such awesome crafty projects with us!! Have a great weekend!

  6. What cute wreaths! I love the fall colors so much that those are the colors in much of my home. Will be working on some altered art in those the faded greens, rusty oranges and pale golds to add to my collection! Happy fall!

  7. Pamela says:

    Hi Sharon, So, i just have to ask, do either you or Kathleen have degrees?

  8. Pamela says:

    Amazing how you ladies come up with theses ideas, Love the mushroom wreath!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Thank you! It’s so fun to brainstorm ideas, and really, you can make just about anything out of STYROFOAM Brand Foam, truly. (And, I have a soft spot for mushroom crafts.) Sharon

  9. profdw says:

    Wow what beautiful fall wreath ideas. The colors are beautiful. I have completed several wreaths with burlap and like the texture it adds. The mushroom wreath is so different and great color. A great set of ideas to kick off fall.

    • Sharon says:

      From the colors to the velvety texture to the shape, there’s so much I like about the Mushroom Wreath, and I’m glad you like it, too. Thanks for stopping by. Sharon

  10. Katiria says:

    Love the square wreath. What a great way to be unique 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      I agree with you about the shape. We’ve also cut ovals from the foam sheets, and I like this shape, too. It’s nice to not always have a round wreath. Thanks! Sharon

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