The New Year only rang in a few hours ago, and I have already hit the ground running with my January door decoration. So, in lieu of my resolution to slow down, write more, and simplify things- ALL things – I wanted to share a fun & easy DIY idea.
wreath form ( I used an 18 inch flat styrofoam)
Step 1) I ripped out a bunch of pages from an old book. 50 pages or so…
Step 2) You can trace a leaf shape onto the pages or just free-hand it. (cut through multiple pages at a time – it will save time!)
I folded the leaves in half to create a more 3-D/realistic look.
Step 3) Start arranging your paper leaves around the outside edge of the wreath. Secure them with the “U” pins.
Step 4) Now start your next layer of leaves, and tuck in between existing row. Secure with pins.
Step 5) Complete the front of the wreath with a 3rd layer of paper leaves on the inside edge.
Step 6) Turn the wreath on its side – and secure paper leaves around, keeping the same forward pattern as with the front. There is honestly no real wrong way to do this part! Just cover!
Step 7) Put your completed wreath on some newspaper, and test out the spray paint. ( I’m glad I did- it turned out to be thicker than I anticipated and would have completely covered the words on the leaves!)
Step 8) GENTLY spray the wreath with spraypaint, as much as YOU want- I went for a lighter look- so show the literature a bit…
LET DRY & hang!
I hope this is the jump start to a great D-I-Year, where you are not afraid to dream, create, and share your wonderful ideas with the world. ⭐🌟