Check out this pretty Fall Leaf Wreath. Who knew a few sheets of cardstock would make such a pretty Fall Leaf Wreath? It’s no wonder that last year, Paper Creations magazine featured this wreath by designer Patty Schaffer. I’m excited to share it with you this year.
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 10” beveled wreath
- Yarn, brown homespun or other chunky brown yarn
- Cardstock, five 12” x 12” sheets in fall colors
- Ink, brown
- Beading pins
- Tools needed: Scissors; bowl; paper towels; sponge applicator; optional: paper trimmer
To make the Prettiest Fall Leaf Wreath:
1. Pin and glue one end of the brown yarn to the back of the wreath, and then wrap the yarn around the wreath. Continue wrapping till the wreath is completely covered. Pin and glue the other end to the back of the wreath.
2. Cut the cardstock into smaller pieces, measuring approximately 2 ½” to 3” long by 1 ½” to 2” wide. Make sure you have an assorted selection of different sizes and shapes in each color.
3. Soak the paper pieces in a bowl of water for a few minutes. Wring out each piece and crumple it, then open it back up and lay it flat to dry on a paper towel. Let paper dry completely (overnight, if possible).
4. Freehand cut leaf shapes from the paper pieces.
5. Use a sponge applicator to apply brown ink to the leaves. Ink around the edge of each leaf, and across the top to highlight the texture and add dimension.
6. Pin a few leaves onto the wreath to start. Add the next row, covering the pins from the first row. Work your way all the way around the wreath, covering it with the paper leaves. Finish the wreath by gently lifting the first row of leaves and pinning the last few leaves underneath, hiding the pins.
Patty has suggested that you don’t have to make all of the leaves all at once. If it’s easier to work a little crafting time into a few days, versus one big chunk of time, soak, cut and ink the paper leaves in a couple of sessions.
I’m starting to see a few red leaves in my yard, and I’m wondering when it will be time to switch out my pots to mums. Have you switched up your outdoor décor yet? How to you decorate your outdoor space in the fall?