Falling Leaves Wreath
This isn’t a traditional wreath, my Falling Leaves Wreath is more of a horizontal wreath. I have been enjoying my Dollar Tree outdoor chandelier I made earlier this summer and decided it was time for a replacement. We don’t get pretty fall leaves in Florida, but I love them, so I decided I would make my own falling autumn leaves.
I picked up three inexpensive packages of artificial fall leaves, a styrofoam wreath and one fall leaf garland. I wrapped my styrofoam wreath with burlap to cover it, securing it with floral pins.
When I had my wreath completely covered with the burlap, I began pinning the leafy garland to the wreath.
I secured it with the same pins I used to secure the burlap to the styrofoam wreath.
This is how my wreath looks at this point with the garland attached completely.
I used four pieces of hemp rope tied around the wreath and tied together about two and a half feet above my wreath. The knot will be where I will hang the wreath from a hook on my porch.
My packages of loose fall leaves were sorted and glued onto some of my hemp strings. I glued them with a tiny dab of hot glue with the string between two of the leaves.
With smaller leaves, I glued a couple of them together on one side of the string and one larger leaf on the other side. When I had several of these strings complete, I tied them on my wreath to hang beneath it.
I added three strings of tiny battery operated lights that come on automatically every evening and turn off after 5 hours. I have my own falling leaves on my back porch despite the fact that we don’t have colorful fall leaves here in central Florida.