I made another wreath! Only this time it is made with paper leaves!
I got to put this craft together for a small group I’m co-leading. We had a fun night Wednesday distressing leaves, chatting about life, and making this little project.
My wreath didn’t actually come together until after the meeting because I was distributing supplies and helping those self-proclaimed “not crafty” people.
I wish I had taken photos, but it was fun to see how each person chose colors and arranged leaves on their wreaths.
Also in retrospect, I wish I had made bigger leaves because as cute as this was, it took way longer than I thought to attach all of these little leaves!
So last night I put mine together, and I was too lazy to get up to grab the big camera (i had already gotten up so many times for various supplies), so I took a whole bunch of cell phone photos to document the process…
The base of the wreath is just a cut out paper plate and some chipboard! And then the leaves were cut with a friend’s Big Shot machine and leaf die cuts!
I crumpled up the leaves to add some dimension and distressed them with a good ol’ ink pad and little foam brush!
And then I just hot glued away, big leaves first and then little ones to fill in all the gaps!
I added a little sparkly ribbon bow and used a burlap wire ribbon to hang it! The cool thing about that being that I didn’t actually use any nails to hang it. I just bent the ribbon over the door to the girls’ bedroom and so far it is staying just fine even when Abbi opens and closes the door… which she is doing constantly because she just figured out how to do it! :P
I’m really excited to add this to my fall decorations! And I’m even thinking about writing little words on the leaves in November, something we are thankful for as a family every day. And then this can be our thankful wreath! Don’t you think that would be cute?!
It was so good to do some papercrafting again! I need to print some photos so I can do some sort of scrapbooking again soon! I’m itching to dig into my stockpile of supplies!