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DIY Shutter Wreath Craft Idea

A DIY shutter wreath craft idea that’s just right for any season. Customize the wreath to fit your decor.

The Fall wreath I put together just wasn’t working for me. Too plain or small or something. The vintage shutter from my junk stash was the perfect backdrop.

The is day 3 of our Fall tour but this wreath idea will work for all seasons! I hope you guys have been following along. If you missed the first two days you need to back track.

The displays are amazing. Wreaths is the theme of the day and I have mine hanging on our front door. I bet I’m the only one with a shutter wreath.

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Shutter Wreath

I love color, you guys know that. I didn’t want to use the traditional oranges, browns, etc., etc., of Fall. I found the purple flowers at Old Time Pottery in Nashville.

Purple is not a color I use very often but this shade of purple is perfect for Fall.

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I gathered some Fall greenery, a grapevine wreath, and a piece of burlap from my junk stuff then grabbed the glue gun.

How do you guys feel about glue guns? I have a love/hate relationship with mine.

I love how I can throw a craft together in no time at all with the glue gun but I hate the fact that I usually end up with a burn or two every time I plug it in.

I do have a great tip for using glue guns. Grab a wood Popsicle stick or a screwdriver and use them to hold the two glued parts together until the glue is set. Saves your fingertips that way.

DIY Shutter Wreath Craft Idea

I put the wreath together and knew even before I hung it on the door that it wouldn’t do. Way too small and skimpy. No character either.

Don’t you guys love how I just left all those dried leaves on the porch. No clean up at all for the photo.

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This antique shutter has been hanging out at the back door in a display. Just what I needed. I added a wire hanger to the back, left the finish all crusty and gritty, and hung it on the front door. I nailed the wreath to it and …..

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….ta-dah! Much better. That’s how to snazz up a small, skimpy, wreath. I love that shutter. The chippy, crackle look is my favorite and the real thing is hard to find.

In the past when I’ve hung a wreath on the front door the house numbers running down the middle of the door are distracting. The shutter covers them up perfectly. I think the size and shape is a good fit for the front door too.

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Yeah, I still have ferns and summer décor out. I just couldn’t get it together to change out the whole front décor yet. I mean, it’s still hot as heck here.

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DIY Shutter Wreath Craft Idea

Did you think adding the shutter to the wreath was a good idea….or not so much?

How about putting a wreath on a frame. See the one I did here…..Super Simple Wreath on Frame.

Time to take the wreath tour. Just click the “pink links” below.

Wednesday- Wreaths

H2OBungalow | Cottage at the Crossroads

Today’s Creative Life | Dukes and Duchesses

Hunt & Host | The Interior Frugalista

Sweet Pea | Petticoat Junktion


Thank you for being here! Kathy

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Love the color of those flowers! And the addition of the shutter is perfect 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday!

  2. I love this color combination for Fall – it’s wonderful!!
    Great idea by adding the shutter very simplistic yet elegant.

  3. So glad you found the items to make this beautiful wreath at one of our stores!

  4. Love your wreath turned out really pretty, and I really like how you added the vintage shutter. They just seem to fit perfectly together.

  5. I love your wreath – especially the old shutter as the backdrop!! This Fall Ideas Tour was amazing – there were so many fabulous ideas that you all shared.

  6. Sure do love how you hung your wreath on the shutters, and those purple flowers are so pretty! Pinned and shared on our FB page. I also want to thank you for including me on the tour and to express my appreciation for all your hard work to put this together! Love ya, friend!

  7. Hi Dixie, My house numbers are very prominent on my mailbox so I’m not worried about that. I actually just put the numbers on the door a couple of years ago.

  8. Dear Patty, every Firefighter, EMT and Paramedic in the world agrees with you! Safety first – but perhaps the numbers are on the mailbox as well?

  9. Kathy, I love the color you chose for your wreath! And adding the shutters? Genius!!

  10. Oh my goodness you’re brilliant! I love the purple against your beautiful door and when you added the shutter my mouth dropped! You’re so creative my friend xo

  11. Oh. Yeah.
    I’d be driving through your neighborhood and I’d definitely want to see inside based on that door decor!!!!

  12. I think that adding the shutter to your wreath was a great idea. It really makes the wreath show up a lot more versus the wreath hanging on the glass. I also like purple for fall.

  13. Great idea Donna, now it’s much better. Definitely covering up the house numbers was the perfect solution. I didn’t realize how distracting they were until you added the shutter. I am loving the addition of the color purple. I am not a fan of the color orange so this beautiful deep jewel tone is the perfect solution. It may just inspire me to start my fall decorating even though, like your area, it is still hot out. Thanks, happy fall ( =

  14. I LOVE the shutter!! Yes, it’s a keeper. The wreath is pretty on top of it. 🙂 And I still have ferns hanging on my front porch too!
    Thanks so much for organizing this fantastic tour Kathy!!!

  15. Oh goodness what a difference. We love how you spruced up the wreath and that weathered, vintage shutter is fabulous!!

  16. i love it, love the colors and the crusty shutter, i would think if pads were glued to inside bottom of shutter it would take care of any banging etc. and you can paint your house numbers on some punkins xx

  17. OMG! I love the shutter with the wreath! I have some old shutters so I need to try this! My only concern is that it will bang on the door everytime I open it and scratch up all my paint. I could put it in another spot.

  18. This is very nice. I wonder though, does the shutter bang against the glass door? I’d be afraid it would break. Sometimes when I hang a wreath on my wooden door, it bangs, so I was curious. Thanks for the pretty idea! I’m going to put my wreath on my shutter that’s beside my front door.

  19. Well aren’t you clever Kathy – love how you hung your pretty wreath on old shutters!
    Thanks again for putting this entire Fall Ideas Tour together – so much fun ☺

  20. I do love the shutter on your door but . . . . make sure you put your house number somewhere else while the shutter covers your house numbers. God forbid someone needs to find you in a hurry and they can’t because they can’t see the number. I am a worry wart or couldn’t you tell.

  21. I love this wreath, Kathy! Even better against the shutters! XO