DIY Leaf Wreath for BHGOctober 13th, 2010
I’m back today with complete instructions on how to make the Leaf Wreath I made for the Better Homes & Gardens Contest. With fall in full swing, now is the perfect time for a quick DIY project and some colorful home decor. I wanted something a little less predictable color wise so I choose to use shades of purple for a pop of color. I can imagine this in any shade so have fun and get creative!
Matt White Spray Paint Primer
Varying Shades of Matte Spray Paint
Foam Wreath Form
Coordinating Ribbon (Enough to wrap form and for hanging completed wreath)
1. Arrange leaves on a paintable surface and secure with pins. A flattened cardboard box or flat sheets of foam work well. Spray leaves with one layer of white matte primer. Once primer has dried, spray leaves with colors and get creative! Some may require two coats – if so, wait 15 minutes between applications.
2. While leaves are drying, wrap foam wreath form in coordinating ribbon making sure to overlap so no foam shows through. Secure ends with pins.
3. Once the leaves have dried, place them on top of wreath form and secure with pins. Continue to overlay leaves around the entire form.
4. After the leaves are in place you can add a decorative flower in the lower right portion for visual interest. To create the flowers; cut approximately thirty 3″ circles of coordinating fabric. Pinch the circle in the center with your thumb and forefinger, making a petal like shape and pin to form. Continue to add petals closely together and fluffing along the way. Add as many or as few as you like.
5. To complete the look, add a ribbon to the back with pins for hanging.
I hope you enjoy the project and don’t forget to vote for your favorite here!