Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Paper Leaf Fall Wreath Tutorial

Earlier this month I had a fall wreath published in the October issue of GCD Studio's online magazine, The Paper Cut.  In case you missed it, here is the full tutorial again.  (Click HERE to see the entire October 2012 issue)

This pretty fall wreath is easy to make and doesn't require a pricey wreath form.

1. Cut two wreath forms from a cardboard box.  The outer circle should measure 12" in diameter, the inner circle 7" in diameter. 

2. Die cut approximately 65 3.5"x2" leaves from a variety of patterned paper.  Fold each leaf down the middle to create a crease. 

3. Attach leaves to wreath form using a stapler, overlapping and layering leaves as you go.  Fold the ends of the leaves inward to create additional dimension.  Don't worry if it looks messy or the back of the leaves show.  It will be covered up by another leaf. 


4. Switch the direction of the leaves when you are about half way through.  This will make the leaves appear to move in two directions, separating at the top and meeting together again at the bottom of the wreath. 

5. Adhere the second wreath form to the back of the first to cover up the unsightly staples and add stability to the wreath. 

6. Tie a pretty bow and attach to the top of the wreath and you're done!

Have a warm and happy day!

Supplies: Splendor collection: 1681 Navy Flora, 1687 Zig Zag, 1678 Heirloom, 1680 Letter Tiles; Bonjour collection: 1544 Provence Plaid; Sweet Tooth collection: 1561 Sugar Cookie


2 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful creation love the design and the colours are fabulosu. Caroline xxx

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