I love wreaths!
Do you, Glitterinas?
My newest wreath is different from any
of the others I've made.
We attended a wedding in Indiana
Being the born and raised Texas girl that
I am, I went crazy for all the pretty
I gathered many beautiful leaves
and pressed them in a book.
Time marched on......
Guess what I found, Glitterinas?
I got my book off the shelf to
read.....and out tumbled all those
lovely leaves I had collected!
I had forgotten all about them.
Life is crazy that way, isn't it?!
I stacked them all up and knew
I wanted to do something with them.....
Hmmmm, a stack of very pretty, but extremely
I took them upstairs to my
arts and crafts desk and shuffled them around....
....arranged them in rows....
.....and then in a circle.
Oooooh, a wreath!
Then I really got the ol' creative juices
.....since the leaves were so fragile, I decided to
give them a spray of polyurethane and then
mount them each on a
piece of seasonal paper.
Deciding which paper each leaf looked
best on was interesting.
After arranging the paper and leaves this way,
and that way,
I was finally happy with the matches.
Next, I used hot glue to attached each leaf.
My finger tips appreciate the help of a pencil eraser
when tapping down hot, hot, hot glue!
Then I trimmed the paper down
to a size that matched each leaf shape.
This leaf retained it's deep red coloring.....
......each one is still so pretty.
Arranging all the mounted leaves into
a round, wreath shape was challenging.
I used a wire coat hanger as a base.
I felt like the standard metal wreath
form would be too thick and heavy for this wreath.
I checked the size.....
Each leaf got glued on carefully.
Then I flipped the wreath over and
put more hot glue on the back to make
sure each piece was securely glued onto the wire.
Now, for a bow....
....just a simple burlap bow because
the leaves are the star of
The wreath also needed a hanging loop....
.....so I used some chiffon ribbon....
Then I carried my finished wreath
around the house to find a
place for it to live.
Right here on the pantry door!
This different sort of wreath adds a nice
touch of fall to the kitchen.....
.....and I love remembering the
happy wedding weekend
when all these lovely leaves were
Thank you so much for stopping by
I appreciate you letting me
share my craft ideas and
Have a lovely fall day, Glitterinas!
Until next time,