Sunday, August 23, 2009

Paper Leaf Wreath

Hi Bloggers and welcome to another Met Monday and Make Your Monday! Join our hostess' and all the participants at Between Naps on the Porch and Twice Remembered!

Is it too early for a fall project? I didn't think you'd mind...If you have a spare 15 minutes here is what you can accomplish with very little money.

Your local arts and craft store will carry this item, it's kind of a flat circle wreath form, very inexpensive at $1.99

We do love the Dollar Tree! Stop by and pick yourself up 3 packages of these beautiful leaves. To me, they look like crepe paper. They have wire and a stem too. They have 3 different colors, you can mix them up like I did, or you can use one color.

I cut off the stem and started gluing on the leaves, overlapping slightly, alternating colors

Proceed around the whole wreath

Until you have something that looks like this:

Because of the wire in the leaves, I was able to bend them up here and there...

I know I want to use ribbon as a hanger, and I love the gingham or the hounds tooth..........

But wait! What about the plaid or the check?

Decisions, decisions!!!

Ultimately, I chose the gingham, it offered the most contrast, but really all of them would be fun to use.

I plan on making 4 total to hang on the living room windows, and in the kitchen.

When I officially start to decorize for autumn, I'll show you pictures...I'm sure I'll have my camera handy! wink wink

Thank you for joining me for another Met Monday and my very first Make Your Monday! Thanks to Susan and Kim for hosting! I can't wait to see what you guys have been up to!


  1. What a wonderful idea. I so wish we had Dollar Tree store here. Everyone in blog land seems to have one but Happy MM.. hugs ~lynne~

  2. Thanks for the great idea. Got to get to the dollar store.~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  3. What a cute idea. Fall is my favorite time of year.

  4. This is such a fun idea. I must make one for fall. Thanks! Rhonda

  5. What a great idea. I love the pretty autumn leaves and the wreath is gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  6. Fantastic! I am off to Dollar Tree!


  7. Hi Michelle. These wreath is beautiful! I love it and you're getting me to thinking about fall.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Simple yet fantastic idea! It looks great and the ribbon to hang it will be the perfect finishing touch! I'm keeping this idea to try it!

    ~ Pam

  9. I did a similar project with my kids last fall, except we cut out leaves and colored them in colored pencils and did it on a cardboard frame for our front door.

    I hope you will come over and check out this weeks Knock off and I bet you have some things you could post to the KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT Party.
    Its So Very Cheri

  10. I absolutely love this idea. So fast and easy :) Fall is my favorite season so I will definitely be looking forward to more of your fall photos.

  11. That is a wonderful idea! I have been wondering what I would do for fall, and this is perfect. It's still so warm here, I have a little more time to make something for the front door, and I think this is the ticket. Thansk for sharing your creativity! Mary

  12. This is so beautiful! And sweet of you to share your talent!
    All the best,

  13. Great project. I love decorating for fall.

  14. It's almost time to start decorating for Fall. Thanks for this nice idea. Good job.

  15. Fall is my favorite season! I love the fall leaves you incorporated into this's putting me in the mood for cool, crisp weather already!

  16. Love the colors! I'm inspired for fall decorating now!!


  17. What a sweet idea. I am so ready for fall!

  18. oh, what a great project. I love where you hung it up against that window frame. Fall is ready and waiting!

  19. Hi Michelle, this is such a clever idea! Thank you for the inspiration ~ I think you already know how much I love your blog!

    Have a lovely day. :)

  20. Hi Michelle, I just found your blog and am having a great time viewing it. I was surprised to see this wreath. I made one just like it a while back. I used the same wreath form. I bought it at Michaels. I was inspired by a paper leaf wreath kit from Martha Stewarts' kits. I used it as a package decoration for a friends October birthday gift. She loved it. It fits easily between her door and storm door. I love you blog.


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