Real Fall Leaves Wreath
Now that I have stripped all the stuff from my Halloween wreaths, it was time to get busy for Thanksgiving. Using the same wreath for every season and just switching out the decorations makes it so much easier and cheaper. Plus, you don’t have to store so much!
This time it wasn’t even a “Crud in My Craft Room Challenge.” Sinking to an all time low of cheapness I was able to do the transformation not only for free, but not using anything from my house. And no, I didn’t do it by shoplifting a local craft store.
Earlier in the week my little girl and I went on a nature walk and collected some bright red Fall leaves. Then I brought them home and used stick pins to put them on my wreaths. I started on one side and just layered them so that the next leaf was hiding the pin. It is easier to do when the leaves are still not dried out all the way. It makes them more pliable and less likely to crumble. But if the pins keep slipping through the leaf, just cut out a tiny square of paper and put it on the pin first. This will act like a washer and keep the leaf from slipping off. Just be sure to only put those in a spot where the next leaf will cover it.
And you don’t have to totally hide the burlap. It is cuter if a little of the burlap is peeking through.
They are a little on the fragile side and I wouldn’t put them in a high traffic area. I will let you know later how these two wreaths hold up.
But even if they only last a week, it was totally worth. They didn’t cost anything to make and each wreath only took me about 5 to 10 minutes to do. And I love the way the leaves look. I have never been a huge fan of fake foliage. You just can’t beat the real thing!