Need a fun and inexpensive way to dress up your front door this fall season?
Well this project includes both of those criteria.
Today I'm going to show you how I made my
Fall Leaf Wreath.
Fall is kind of my favorite season and I wanted to do something new for my front door. I've had the same decoration as my fall front door wreath for the last couple years and was ready for a change. So I made up this cute (and did I mention inexpensive) wreath to dress up my front door.
For this project you will need:
a piece of burlap
vinyl, contact paper, stencils
Working from the backside first, I hot glued the bottom 2 leaves to my hanger. I wanted them to really stay put and hold so once I covered the hanger with hot glue, I covered it with a scrap piece of felt. I did the same for both ends of the wreath. Then I flipped it over and worked from the front side.
Next I worked on the banner. I drew about a 3 inch wide by 18 inch long semi arch for my banner onto my burlap and cut it out. As you can see it isn't perfect, but hey it gives it character! ;) I worked with my burlap for a minute or two to make sure I could create the look I was going for. Then I covered my work surface with freezer paper. You can use what ever you have on hand. Wx paper and parchment paper would work too. You just don't want the fabric stiffener sticking to anything.
Squeeze the fabric stiffener right on to the burlap and use a sponge brush to cover the entire surface. While it is still wet, shape the burlap into your banner. Hopefully the pictures will help you get an idea of how I did mine. Using a pen and a book covered in freezer paper, I shaped the ends of my banner to look like they are "flying". Then let the fabric stiffener dry.
I used my cricut and some contact paper to create my word WELCOME. (You could use a stencil, vinyl or even free hand this part.) I placed the letters on my banner and then used my dark brown acrylic paint and painted them. Once it had dried, I positioned it onto the top of my wreath where I wanted it to go.
Didn't it turn out great! I think it is just so perfect for fall! It lets me feel like I am among all the beauty of color changing leaves, even though I live in AZ where we don't get to enjoy that part of fall.
This post was originally published at I Heart Nap Time on September 28, 2012.
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