fall paper leaf wreath {a tutorial}

paper wreath

Wreaths! They’re one of my favorite things to craft. In fact, my wreath archives are almost worthy of a blog of their own. This particular wreath is a Fall-festive version of my ever popular leaves and lace felt wreath, which was inspired by these ombre wreaths.  In addition to felt, I’ve also created a version of this wreath using duct tape! But today, it’s paper’s turn in the spotlight…

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Materials:

cardstock (I used 5 sheets of 12×12)
hot glue
wreath form
scissors

I used Fall-colored cardstock with a slightly raised dot pattern. I added the kraft/gold dot piece for a bit of shine. Obviously, you could do this with any variety of colors, and coordinate your wreath with any color scheme or holiday!

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Step 1: Take your cardstock, and cut into 2″ wide strips. Take those strips and cut each strip into rectangles slightly less than 2.5″ long (I took each strip and cut into 5 rectangles). Cut each cardstock piece into a leaf shape.

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Step 2: Using hot glue, attach a row of leaves onto the wreath form. Add a second row, overlapping the first.

leaf wreath

Continue around the wreath form…

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…and you’re done!

This came together rather quickly (about an hour or so), and I love thinking about all the different color/pattern variations you could use for this (I can’t wait to create a blue ombre one for the Summer!)

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modern felt wreath {a tutorial}

felt wreath 1

I should just have a separate blog dedicated to wreaths…I make them All. The. Time. For instance, here’s another felt wreath from last year, turquoise felt and glitter wreath, and, since Fall’s right around the corner, a roundup of favorite Fall wreaths. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Though, in my defense, I haven’t created a wreath quite like this before. I love the blocks of color and it’s so, so simple!

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Materials:
Various Colors of Felt
Wreath Form
Embellishments (I used paper butterflies)
Hot Glue
Ribbon or Fabric for Hanging

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Step 1: Take your felt, and cut lengths that are approximately 6″ long x 2″ wide. I used 26 for my 12″ wreath form, but you’ll use more or less depending on how far apart you space them. I stuck with a blue, green and gray color palette, but wouldn’t this wreath look great in oranges, yellows, and reds for Fall? Or maybe lots of bright colors for a birthday? The color combinations are endless!

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Step 2: Wrap a length of felt around your form, and hot glue it closed on the back of your form. Unlike other felt wreaths I’ve created, this one is really quick to make! It took about 15 minutes to glue all the felt to the wreath.

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Step 3: When you’re done, you’ll have this.

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Step 4: Add some embellishments (or keep plain for a simpler, more modern look), hang, and admire!

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Need more wreath inspiration? Click here for my wreath archives!


    

modern fall craft tutorials

fall crafts

I’ve compiled collections of my favorite Fall crafts in the past (as well as my favorite Halloween tutorials), but I wanted to create a collection of not just creative, but modern and on-trend, Fall tutorials to share with you all. There was so much to choose from, but I’ve narrowed it down to 35 of my favorites. Happy Crafting!

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minted strawberry too

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sparkle living

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the crafty crow

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say yes

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a simple pantry

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simple happenstance

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little white whale

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little monster

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visual meringue

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play. party. pin.

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tatertots & jello

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confetti sunshine

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say yes

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positively splendid

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north story

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hey love designs

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a joyful riot

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a joyful riot

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