November 15, 2010
There is nothing more "natural" in the fall those those gorgeous leaves. I LOVE the bright red ones especially, so I used them to make a wreath. That's right, the rosettes in the wreath are made from folded and wrapped leaves!!
So, would you like a brief how-to??
First, collect the leaves - they need to be pliable (err, "bendy") so I pulled them right off the tree. Then cut a circle wreath form out of a discarded box - I had purchased wreath forms that were twisty, but they weren't going to work - the cardboard was perfect.
To attach the rosettes to the wreath form, just use a generous amount of hot glue. I did not cover my wreath form first, but I wish I would have - so I'd recommend gluing down a layer of flat leaves to start, that way there's no risk in seeing cardboard. For my edges I wrapped leaves around and glued them like so, to hide the cardboard:
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