This has to be one of the quickest and easiest bits of craft ever to make an attractive, simple, autumn wreath which would look lovely either on a front door, or just hung as a wall decoration.
Making use of the goodies sent from Craft Merrily as part of the Bostik Bloggers challenge I also made use of a simple wicker wreath that my mum gave to me as part of clearing out her sewing room before she moves house.
So, all you need to make this simple autumn leaf wreath is:
- Wicker wreath (From most good craft shops, or there’s a selection available from Amazon here)
- Selection of fabric leaves (mine came from Craft Merrily, but are not yet on their website)
- Bostik Glu Dots
I went for an asymmetric look for my wreath and positioned the leaves up just one side of it, but there’s no reason why you couldn’t cover the whole wreath, or even add some berries for an additional splash of colour. I wanted to still be able to see the wreath itself in my case.
Once you’re happy with you positioning, use Glu Dots to attach the leaves to the wreath.
Tie a piece of ribbon in the colour of your choosing to the top to hang it up – or use a long enough pin in the wall or door to be able to balance the wreath on it.
Ta dah! One, incredibly simple autumn wreath.
There are several other different ways of making autumn wreaths. Instead of a wicker wreath base you could instead just use a paper plate with the middle cut out – and Jen from Mum in the Mad House has a great post showing lots of examples. Real leaves collected on a nature walk would be perfect for little people to use in their wreath making.
I’m also currently lusting after a Cricut Explorer (mainly after seeing Jen demo one at The Handmade Fair last month) and my brain is buzzing with ideas of all the different materials you could use to cut out leaves, or a million and one other things that would look good on a wreath. This is most definitely on my Christmas wish list – although I may have to try and buy myself one before Christmas, purely so I can make all the Christmas things I want with it!
Disclaimer: We were sent a box of craft goodies as part of our role on the Bostik Family Craft Bloggers Network. This post contains affiliate links.