Sunday, October 16, 2011

How to make an Autumn Leaf Wreath

I wanted to take Deacan on a nature walk to collect pretty fall leaves. The only question: what to do with them? We decided to make a wreath for the front door. This project was so easy and fun! All you need is cardboard, glue, scissors, and a pile of autumn pretties.
You will need to cut out a cardboard circle with a smaller circle cut out of the middle. As you can see in the photo, I tried to get precise with the measurements but gave up on that due to the thickness of the cardboard (or the dullness of my scissors.. haha). For a kiddie project, I thought best to stay loose and just go for it!

One of my favorite things about this project is that there are no stuffy rules. I do recommend putting the larger leaves on the bottom (like the giant one Deac is gluing in the photo). The idea is to completely cover the cardboard. I just let Deacan have at it, then went behind him and filled in the gaps. I did put a few "heavy" objects on top of a few stubborn leaves during the drying process (one of the "heavy" objects was a salt shaker..haha). After the leaves were dry, we glued on the acorns using thick puddles of Elmers glue, also the pinecone.

The final step is adding a hole near the center top of the wreath. I used a hole punch but a good old fashioned knife could get the job done:) Oh, let's not forget to add the yarn/ string. Violla!! Now, you have a sweet splash of Autumn's brilliant color right at your doorstep:)

Now that I've previewed this post I realize I really need a doormat..


  1. I love these easy ideas you are giving out. I hope that I can find the variety of leaves that you found. You must have a lot of really pretty trees around you. Our kids share the same bloodline for sure; Deacan reminds me so much of Seth in these pictures.

  2. I see Seth in Deacan, too! They are both so stinking cute!! :) As far as leaves go, the ones that had fallen and changed colors were few and far between.. I'm sure you can find enough for this:)