Shimmery, Paper-Punch Fall Leaf Wreath
This warm, shimmery wreath captures the essence of an afternoon walk in the autumn woods with dappled sunshine and the crunch of fall leaves underfoot. You'll use warm, naturally hued papers and a paper punch to recreate this look.
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STYROFOAM Brand Foam
- Acrylic craft paint: brown
- Lightweight paper: metallic and warm, natural hues*
- Wired ribbon: 1-3/8" metallic
- Thick white craft glue or low-temp glue gun & glue sticks
- 1. Paint the wreath brown; let dry.
- 2. Punch out 100 - 125 leaves in assorted naturally hued and metallic papers.
- 3. Glue leaves onto the wreath, applying glue to the back of leaves near the stem end. Overlap the leaves as you go, slipping the stem ends of new leaves under leaves already glued on. If needed, pin in place till glue dries. Mix colors as you go for a random, natural effect. Continue till wreath is covered.
- 4. To curl leaves, carefully draw straight edge of scissors over select leaves.
- 5. Make a small loop from ribbon and glue and pin to the top back of the wreath for hanging.
- 6. Optional: Tie a bow from wired ribbon and glue to center bottom of wreath.
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