Leaf Wreath – ARTBAR

Harmony Cardenas

I took a walk in our neighborhood park this 7 days on the most ideal fall working day. Temps ended up very low 60’s, sky was vibrant blue, there was a slight breeze and just the smell of autumn in the air. The trees have been turning for two weeks now but on this working day, with the breeze, leaves ended up fluttering to the floor all all around me.

Make a simple, rainbow leaf wreath using a wire hanger.

I introduced a bag with me to acquire leaves, as 1 does on excellent tumble days, and I gathered so quite a few that it felt like it weighed a handful of lbs .. I quickly considered of the great strategy for my huge bag of leaves…. a leaf wreath created with a wire hanger!

Going on a nature walk to collect leaves for a wreath.

I 1st observed this leaf wreath plan many years ago on my pal Gina’s web site, Willowday. I understood it demanded a ton of leaves since they are stacked, and I’m typically another person who only collects what I can maintain, so I have not experienced a likelihood to provide home a major leaf haul until now!

Collecting a rainbow of leaves from the ground

How to make a leaf wreath with a wire hanger:

1. Gather your leaves and organize them by coloration. I ought to have collected a few hundred leaves at minimum, but real truth be informed I *nonetheless* didn’t have plenty of. I experienced to minimize my hanger a very little shorter. So err on the side of too much!

Make a simple, rainbow leaf wreath using a wire hanger.

2. Use needle nose pliers to untwist the top rated of the wire hanger. Use your have hands to bend out the kinks, then to bend it into a circle. To reduce the wire hanger (which you will in all probability have to do unless you bought thousands of leaves!), just bend back and forth a number of situations in 1 location and it will break. You can do this by hand or with the pliers. (You can also use floral wire, like this vine-lined sort, in its place of a hanger.)

Make a simple, rainbow leaf wreath using a wire hanger.

3. Commence stacking and threading the leaves onto the wire hanger. It is really simple to do, you can do a bunch at a time.

Make a simple, rainbow leaf wreath using a wire hanger.

4. Thread them upside down until finally you get halfway, then thread them proper side up.

Make a simple, rainbow leaf wreath using a wire hanger.

6. When you are carried out threading, use the pliers to bend the end into a very little loop, then hook it at the top rated to protected the ring.

This wreath will get started to dry up pretty swiftly and the shades will fade. If you want the color to previous, consider dipping the leaves in beeswax initial!

xo, Bar

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