I’ve officially reached the point in the summer where I am totally over the heat and the humidity. I’m ready for cooler temperatures and all of the color changing goodness that comes along with the transition to fall, but since that particular season still has at least another month to get here, I’ve been on a mission to create my own version of autumn. This fall foliage DIY leaf wreath will be a perfect addition to our fall decor and has helped me to block out all of the sweat that comes from stepping outside right now.
Step one. Begin by laying out the leaves and decide what color scheme you’d like to go with. I prefer a wreath that’s fairly similar on each side so it’s helpful for me to have a plan before I start gluing. If you’re totally game for winging it, you can skip this step.
Because you only use a small amount of glue per leaf, it’s pretty easy to lift the edges of leaves that have already been applied to tuck new ones in. Also, don’t be afraid to get a little glue on the base leaves as you move along. It won’t hurt the final product.
Step five. When the leaves have all been applied and the glue has dried, it’s time to move on to the acorns. Place a large dollop of hot glue along the back side of the acorn. Because these are heavier than the leaves, you’ll need to use more glue to ensure they remain in place.
Looking for another fall craft to go along with your DIY leaf wreath? You’re going to love this autumn DIY pallet sign!
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Katie is the writer and creator at Sweet Rose Studio, a blog dedicated to sharing the best crafts, recipes, DIY/home tutorials, and anything else that promotes a happy home. She is so blessed to be a wife to her high school sweetheart and mother to their three sweet, crazy kids. In her past life she was an elementary school teacher, but now is a stay-at-home-momma by trade and absolutely adores it. Katie has a passion for party planning and styling and can regularly be found with a sippy cup in one hand and a glue gun in the other with her camera hanging around her neck.