Fall Leaves Wreaths

I’ve seen a few projects around blogland using inexpensive artificial leaves, and thought I’d try my hand at one. Because we have double doors that are tall and skinny, I decided to make rectangle “wreaths!”  This project would be great also as a square or a traditional round wreath.

Supplies Needed:

Foam Board
Ruler/Pencil
Electric Knife or Box Cutter
Paint for back of wreaths (glass doors only)
Faux Fall Leaves
Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
Ribbon for Hanging Wreaths
Using my door dimensions as a gauge, I chose to cut these rectangles 20×14, with each side being 2 1/2 inches wide.  You can determine the dimensions according to your door. Mark with a pencil for cutting.
 I bought white foamboard at Michael’s when it was on sale…it is very inexpensive…just a few dollars.  

Using an electric knife (works like a charm!!), I cut the foamboard.  
Because my doors are glass and you can see the back of any door decor from the inside, I sprayed a quick coat of bronze spray paint on the back and inside edges.  Unnecessary if your door isn’t glass.
 These leaves are from Michael’s for 99 cents a bag.  I saw similar leaves at the Dollar Store, Hobby Lobby, and Wal-Mart.  Disassembled fall garlands will work as well, although a bit more expensive.
I bought bags of different color combinations, and tossed them into a pile so I could see what I had to work with before assembling the wreaths.
I love this project, because it does not have to be perfect!  Using a hot glue gun, I arranged the leaves, being sure to keep a balance of color on all sides.  
 For added dimension and a natural look, layer the leaves!
 I did use the larger leaves from the package mainly as the bottom layer, but made sure not to make it matchy matchy.
I love the touch of green that these leaves had!
One finished “wreath!”
Using ribbon I already had, I made a simple loop and tied the ends in a knot around the hook of a suction cup hanger.

You can see these are not identical…one is even a bit “fatter” than the other, but it is not noticeable from the street.  Once again, a great project that does not have to be precise or perfect to be beautiful!

Would love to see it if you make one for yourself! 

Have a great week!

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Comments

  1. This is so cute and simple. Thinking we’ll make these this year to hang on the window. Thanks for the idea. Can’t wait to see you in a couple of weeks.

  2. Love it!!

  3. These are so pretty! I want to make some for Christmas!

  4. Your wreaths turned out so pretty, and I love the shape! Round wreaths you see all the time. I like the uniqueness. Bet your door looks lovely.

  5. These are so sweet, even though they are for autumn/fall, they seem to get me really excited for Christmas!

    It sounds a bit daft, but I think it would be nice to even put a mirror in the middle, crazy ideas!

    http://cupcakesnsweets.blogspot.com/

  6. Hi Amanda! These wreaths look SO good! Love your pictures and, the pretty fall colors! Really great!!! =)

  7. So charming – love it! Stopping by from Inspiration Friday- stop by and say hello and join Feathered Nest Friday sometime! :)

  8. I love it that your wreaths are square! This is a really cute project.