DIY Autumn Wreath is not only quick and easy, it’s also budget wise and kid friendly. It takes only a few hours to make the wreath. Shorten this time by painting the wreath frame several hours before or the night before completing the wreath. The kids can help with painting the wreath, sorting the leaves, and organizing the leaves on the frame before gluing.
I started with a flat floral wreath ring and a bag of silk autumn flowers. Most all of the flowers were orange, red, or gold—only a few had shades of green. The kids and I painted both sides of the frame in an Italian sage green color to compliment the orange, red, and gold colors of the leaves. We let the frame dry overnight. I sorted through the bags of silk leaves, then I had the kids stack the leaves in piles by color. To come up with an autumn color scheme, I arranged the leaves by color on the wreath before gluing to the frame. I alternated the colors on the second row, too. I picked up the supplies on sale at a craft store, but these supplies are available at most dollar stores.
DIY Autumn Wreath Tutorial
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Glue gun & glue
The number of leaves needed for this project will depend on the size of the wreath and the size of the leaves. For this project, I used an 18″ floral ring and 24 silk leaves, each 3″ wide.
STEP 1: Paint one side of wreath frame with an acrylic craft paint and let dry. Turn over; paint outer and inner circle and frame. Let dry completely.
STEP 2: Select leaves for the wreath. Lay them out on wreath and move colors around, to make a pattern. Don’t overlap leaves. Place leaves side by side with ends touching. Glue leaves on ring.
STEP 3: Select leaves for a second row. Place leaves between leaves on first row filling in gaps; glue leaves in place.