Make A Last Minute Thanksgiving Colorful Fall Leaf Wreath

How-To
Free and colorful fall leaf wreath

Free and colorful fall leaf wreath.

You’ve cleaned the house, pies are in the oven, turkey is defrosting in the fridge and your linens are pressed and ready to go for the big show. You forgot nothing…or did you? The first thing that’ll greet our guests is our front door, so if you’ve overlooked its decoration, fret not.

After working with my neighbor’s colorful leaves to make my turkey wine cork napkin holders, I knew there was more potential in these autumn free-fallers. I also challenged myself to only grab whatever I had in the house to fashion my door decor and, sure enough, I did it…all in about 10 minutes, yeah! Now, go find some fabulous leaves and gather the supplies below. Soon your door will stand proud and thankful.

Supplies:

Fall leaf wreath supplies

Fall leaf wreath supplies.

• fall leaves

• a plastic plate, card board, or a Styrofoam wreath

• scissors

• Scotch, painters and duct tape

• a belt, ribbon, or yarn

Instructions:

Step #1: Snip off the stems of each leaf. If you’d like, you can even snip a little off the bottom of the leaf for easy taping.

Snip off the stems of each leaf

Snip off the stems of each leaf.

Step #2: Layer your leaves and tape them down as you go. Continue layering all the way around your plate. You can make them as wide or narrow as you wish.

Layer your leaves and tape them down as you go

Layer your leaves and tape them down as you go.

Step #3: Fold your belt in half and tape it together. Then tape it to the back of your plate. Note: if using a plastic plate, be sure to use duct tape and make use enough so your wreath will hold.

Fold over your belt and tape it together

Fold over your belt and tape it together.

Carefully tape it to the back of your plate

Carefully tape it to the back of your plate. Note: I actually went back and used duct tape and used quite a bit to keep my belt in place.

Now, you’re ready to hang and impress!!!

Ready to greet your Thanksgiving guests!

Ready to greet your Thanksgiving guests!

Fall leaves are simply delicious

Fall leaves are simply delicious!

What’s your favorite thing about this wreath?

All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).