April 19, 2024

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

Leaf Wreath – ARTBAR

I took a stroll in our area park this week on the most excellent drop day. Temps were being lower 60’s, sky was shiny blue, there was a slight breeze and just the odor of autumn in the air. The trees have been turning for two months now but on this 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 brought a bag with me to obtain leaves, as one particular does on great fall days, and I gathered so lots of that it felt like it weighed a handful of lbs. I straight away believed of the perfect plan for my big bag of leaves…. a leaf wreath manufactured with a wire hanger!

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

I to start with saw this leaf wreath notion several years back on my buddy Gina’s weblog, Willowday. I knew it demanded a ton of leaves given that they are stacked, and I’m generally another person who only collects what I can hold, so I have not experienced a chance to bring home a major leaf haul until finally now!

Collecting a rainbow of leaves from the ground

How to make a leaf wreath with a wire hanger:

1. Gather your leaves and prepare them by colour. I should have gathered a couple of hundred leaves at the very least, but truth of the matter be informed I *nevertheless* did not have sufficient. I had to cut my hanger a small shorter. So err on the facet of as well substantially!

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

2. Use needle nose pliers to untwist the leading of the wire hanger. Use your personal arms to bend out the kinks, then to bend it into a circle. To lower the wire hanger (which you will likely have to do except you received hundreds of leaves!), just bend again and forth a couple instances in 1 place and it will split. You can do this by hand or with the pliers. (You can also use floral wire, like this vine-included variety, instead of a hanger.)

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

3. Begin stacking and threading the leaves onto the wire hanger. It is very easy 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 till you get midway, then thread them proper facet up.

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

6. When you are accomplished threading, use the pliers to bend the conclusion into a very little loop, then hook it at the prime to safe the ring.

This wreath will start out to dry up pretty rapidly and the colors will fade. If you want the coloration to previous, test dipping the leaves in beeswax initially!

xo, Bar

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