I can’t take credit for the idea for this wreath; I saw it at Thrifty Decor Chick. You probably read her blog and have already seen it, but I’ll take you through my process anyway.
Dollar Tree has these really great-looking fall leaves in packages of ten. I bought five packages. I also bought a sheet of foam board to make the rectangular backing. TDC made a square. If you want a circle, they also sell 18” vine wreath forms, although I think it might be easier to have the big flat surface of the foam board to attach the leaves to.
I cut the board in half width-wise, and then cut out the middle, leaving a 4” border all the way around. It was about 1/4” thick and cut easily with a craft knife.
Cut the wire stems off the leaves.
Following TDC’s example I scrunched the leaves up a little to give them some dimension.
Then I started hot-gluing them to the foam board. I was kind of concerned about getting them perfectly random and yet not putting too much of the same color too close together, but in the end it wasn’t an issue.
I scrunched and fluffed a little more once the wreath was hanging.
This was super easy, quick (under an hour), inexpensive ($6), and looks really nice, if I do say so myself!
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