DIY Dollar Tree Orange Buffalo Check Fall Wreath

September 23, 2019

farmhouse ladder autumn leaf garland orange black buffalo plaid scarf wreath pumpkins

Seasonal wreaths don't have to be expensive or difficult to make. I proved that with my DIY American Flag Scarf Wreath and guess what? I've done it again with a gorgeous DIY Dollar Tree orange buffalo check fall wreath. Very inexpensive and very simple to make. If you've been putting off making one (like I did) now's the time to give it a go. So let's get started!    

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My inspiration for the orange buffalo check fall wreath came from the Easy DIY American Flag Scarf Wreath I made this summer. I explained a bit about my technique in that post, but don't worry -- I give even more detailed instructions below. 


orange black buffalo check scarf

1. Three Dollar Tree orange buffalo check scarves.

2. Dollar Tree 14" wire wreath form. I got mine from Dollar Tree, but if you can't get one there you can always pick one up from Amazon. 

3. Dollar Tree fall floral stems in various shapes and sizes (including clip-on pumpkins). Mine are shown below, A-D:

Dollar Tree faux mini pomegranates

A. I chose to use some of the mini pomegranates.  

Dollar Tree faux maple leaves

B. Another great fall floral spray is what they call a Maple Bouquet. It's made of bright maple leaves, berries and small pumpkins. I love the three-dimensional look these floral sprays add to the wreath.

Dollar Tree pumpkin filler picks

C. I also chose to use two other Dollar Tree floral/craft items. One is their super long stemmed "pumpkin filler" which is an incredibly long-stem, topped with three pumpkins and pretty fall leaves. 

Dollar Tree acorns and faux baby boo pumpkin clips

D. I also added one of their multi-functional clip-on white pumpkins for color contrast. I've used these for so many fall projects, ranging from fall wreath add-ons to bowl fillers.    

three rolls of glitter tulle from Dollar Tree

4. Dollar Tree glitter tulle. I used the orange one in the middle.

5. Safety pin (optional).

6. Scissors or wire cutters (optional).


orange and black buffalo scarf wrapped around a wreath form

1. Begin by wrapping the first scarf around the wire wreath form. No need to weave the fabric in and out of the wire rings. Here you can see the back side of it as well as what it looked like where I started at the top. 

2. Once you run out of scarf you just stop wrapping with the first scarf and begin wrapping with the next.You literally just tuck any loose ends back into the wreath form, cover it with more wrapped scarf and move on. Here's a close-up of the scarf continually wrapped. Continue with as many scarves as needed until the entire scarf is covered. 

NOTE: I ended up using a small safety pin to secure the last piece of scarf to the back of the wreath. If you do, just be sure to place it so that it can't be seen from the front of the wreath.

And voila. I could have taken more care to line up the check pattern so that it was consistent all the way around, but I didn't realize that until after it was done and I didn't feel like re-doing it. But that's certainly something to keep in mind if your scarves have a pattern on them.  

NOTE: It's important to note that I folded the scarf in half before I began, as shown here, and thereby needed three scarves to completely cover the wreath form. Depending on the size of your wreath form and the length and width of your scarf, you may need more or less scarves than I did to complete your project.  

3. Once the wrapping was complete I used the glitter tulle to wrap the floral stems onto the wire wreath form in the back, then used it to cover up my handiwork with a glitter tulle bow in the front! 

orange glitter tulle bow on fall wreath

And here's that bow from the front. 

You can see here that I cut the floral stems down to the size I wanted to better fit the size of my wreath and the overall look I was going for. You may choose not to cut the stems, but if you do I suggest using a wire cutter. Scissors will get the job done, but it's much easier with a wire cutter!   

One last note: if you're hanging your wreath from a vintage farmhouse ladder like me, you might be wondering what to hang it with. I highly recommend an "S" hook. I use them for all my farmhouse ladder displays. I got this one at Dollar Tree (usually sold in the garden section) but you can get yours at any home improvement store.
buffalo check scarf fall wreath with faux flowers

I have to say that I was super pleased with how it turned out. I'm normally a neutral colors person but for this I stepped WAY out of my comfort zone! I also fell in love with this whole orange buffalo check thing - seriously, I'd love to have even more of it in my fall decor!

 (For anyone else who is as much in love as I am, I'm including sources for some awesome orange buffalo check fall decor at the end of this post. So be sure to read on till the end!)   

fall mantel living room decor ladder lantern wreath

blue and white Autumn leaves script sign from Target

pumpkin and pomegranate picks fall wreath orange glitter tulle

fall mantel decor

This part of my living room now gives me all the fall feels I need, and I'm loving it. Have you ever stepped outside your comfort zone and surprised yourself? I am so glad I did!

And for those of you interested in MORE orange buffalo check decor, here's a sampling of some of my favorites and where to buy them. Just click on the links below each picture!

 Yourtablecloth Buffalo Plaid Checkered Table Runner Trendy & Modern Plaid Design 100% Cotton Tablerunner Elegant Décor for Indoor&Outdoor Events 14 x 108 Orange and Black

DII Cotton Buffalo Check Plaid Rectangle Tablecloth for Family Dinners or Gatherings, Indoor or Outdoor Parties, & Everyday Use (60x104",  Seats 8-10 People), Orange & Black

Well, that's it until next time, friends! 

I hope I've inspired you in some way and 
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DIY Dollar Tree 
Orange Buffalo Check Fall Wreath.

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Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That turned out so great, Kathleen! You are so creative!

Debra@CommonGround said...

LOVE this, so easy and cute!! the orange and black plaid is great, Pinned!!

My thrift store addiction said...

How clever to use the scarves! Your wreath is fun and festive!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kathleen!! Love this sweet wreath! I have not seen these scarves in our Dollar Tree!! It may be a good things that i have not though because I have definitely spent enough money in Dollar tree this Fall season!!

Michelle said...

This is beautiful!! I love the colors. I haven't seen these scarves at my Dollar Tree. Looks like I need to drive further to the other stores. 😀

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It's so pretty! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash: Hope you can swing by to join the party! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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