Create This Simple DIY Autumn Leaf Wreath For Fall!

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Create This Simple DIY Autumn Leaf Wreath For Fall!

Okay, my friends. I made an autumn leaf wreath the other day that I am so much in love with. It just makes me happy every time I look at it. Plus it was super simple to make!

I was inspired by a few drop-dead gorgeous leaf wreaths I’ve seen around the web…

Create This Simple DIY Autumn Leaf Wreath For Fall - Autumn Leaf Wreath Inspiration

…including Alisa Burke’s painted leaf wreath, Richard Shilling’s land art leaf wreath, and this brilliant suncatcher leaf wreath on Thinly Spread.

And with these ideas in my head, I created one for our home using materials we already had on hand.

Here’s how, in case you want one of these beauties for yourself.

Create This Simple DIY Autumn Leaf Wreath For Fall - finished wreath in window

How to Make An Autumn Leaf Wreath

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*Use leaves that art fairly sturdy, already dried, and not too curly. If they’re not dry yet, they might curl and crumple after they are on the wreath. You could use leaves that have been Mod Podged if you like.

**You don’t need to paint your leaves first; the wreath will still be beautiful! But I really liked the addition of metallic designs and accents on the Autumn leaves. Besides metallic paint such as metallic BioColors, metallic activity paint, or metallic acrylic paint, you could try metallic Sharpies (or other permanent markers).

INSTRUCTIONS

Create This Simple DIY Autumn Leaf Wreath For Fall - Painting Autumn Leaves

1. Paint leaves

First up, paint your leaves with metallic paint. You can paint leaf sections, images, shapes, dots, or trace the veins. Whatever.

I used gold BioColors, because I had them out for painting some air dry clay leaves I made, but I think just about any kind of metallic paint would do. Or you could go with doodled leaves.

Create This Simple DIY Autumn Leaf Wreath For Fall - Painted Autumn Leaves

2. Let paint dry

Admire your newly painted leaves with the light streaming through them and imagine how lovely a wreath of these beauties would look in the window.

Create This Simple DIY Autumn Leaf Wreath For Fall - Assemble materials for an autumn leaf wreath

3. Prep materials

Now heat up your hot glue gun and separate the inner and outer hoops of your wood embroidery hoop. You just need one of them per wreath.

Create This Simple DIY Autumn Leaf Wreath For Fall - Assembling an Autumn Leaf Wreath

4. Begin to glue

Run a line of hot glue along a small section of the embroidery hoop…

Create This Simple DIY Autumn Leaf Wreath For Fall - Assembling an Autumn Leaf Wreath

5. Add leaves

And quickly press a leaf over the hot glue, holding it in place for a moment or two to stabilize as the glue cools and dries.

Continue until your embroidery hoop is filled with a wreath of leaves.

Create This Simple DIY Autumn Leaf Wreath For Fall - The back of the Autumn leaf wreath

Turn the wreath over…

Adding a Hanging Hook to the Autumn leaf wreath

6. Add string or ribbon

And tie or glue a loop of ribbon or string to the hoop to use for hanging.

Autumn Leaf Wreath Hanging in the Window

Hang in a sunny window and admire!

Autumn Leaf Wreath Detail

Isn’t it just gorgeous? I love the variety of leaf colors, shapes, sizes, and vein patterns in mine, but you could do this with all one kind of leaf if you wanted.

Autumn Leaf Wreath Above Art Table

Our leaf wreath is hanging above our art table and I’m seriously considering making more for the other windows.

Did I say I love it?

So… Ready to make a beautiful Autumn leaf wreath for your own window?

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Create This Simple DIY Autumn Leaf Wreath For Fall!

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  • Chris @thinlyspread
    September 29, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Oh didn’t yours turn out well?! Such a beautiful thing to make and so easy! I passed by the Hungarian oaks which were my leaf source and they are changing colour – it’s time to make another one! Thank you so much for featuring my wreath in your lovely post! C x

    • Jean Van't Hul
      September 29, 2015 at 9:03 am

      Oh, you’re so welcome, Chris! I just love yours! And yes, probably time to make another! :)

  • Dena
    September 29, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Simply beautiful!

  • The Little Tourist
    September 29, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    This wreath is beautiful! I was just thinking about making a leave wreath yesterday! lol!

  • Anna
    September 29, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Beautiful – I can see a whole window with these hanging down at different heights.

  • Cristal
    September 29, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    This is beautiful. I’m desperate to start making things with fall leaves, but ours are only just beginning to turn. Soon.

  • Alice @ Mums Make Lists
    September 29, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    This is so pretty – we made leaf bunting last year and can’t wait to try a wreath although leaves only just starting to turn in London and most still very green

  • Jeanine
    September 29, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Jean these are stunning! Perfect! Geez, I am convinced YOU will NOT ever run out of fresh new exciting ideas to use as Suncatchers: hint hint idea for your next book ? Thank you for sharing, this will work perfect for our latest leaf hunting walk!

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