Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fall Leaf Wreath (a little late!)

A stunning fall leaf wreath you can make in 15 minutes from preserved oak leaves from the craft store! || http://www.designimprovised.com

While the rest of my DIY blogger friends have dove head first into Christmas crafting, I'm still soaking up fall. I think that's because it only really started to feel like fall this week in San Antonio - with highs in the 60s and rain today it feels downright fridgid - ha! 

Last weekend I took down my Halloween spider web wreath and turned it into this fall wreath for my front door in literally 15 minutes. It was so easy I just had to share it with you - even if you're over fall by now. If nothing else you can pin the idea for next year. Go ahead and buy the materials now while they're on fall clearance at the craft store!

A stunning fall leaf wreath you can make in 15 minutes from preserved oak leaves from the craft store! || http://www.designimprovised.com

I like to have a Halloween wreath on our front door and then switch things up for Thanksgiving. Last year I made this corn husk wreath (which is still one of my favorites!). This year I wanted to create a fall leaf wreath, especially since we don't really get to see the changing colors down here in San Antonio.

A stunning fall leaf wreath you can make in 15 minutes from preserved oak leaves from the craft store! || http://www.designimprovised.com

I wanted to use real leaves and these preserved ones from the craft store did the trick. You can buy a big bunch for about $8 (use your 40-50% off coupon to get them cheaper!). All I did was stick small branches of my leaves into a grapevine leaf form, that's it. No glue needed!

Supplies for Fall Leaf Wreath


  • Preserved oak leaves (I used two bunches of the size shown below)
  • Grapevine wreath form
  • Scissors

A stunning fall leaf wreath you can make in 15 minutes from preserved oak leaves from the craft store! || http://www.designimprovised.com


How to Make a Fall Leaf Wreath


1. Cut (or break) off smaller pieces from the big branch of preserved leaves. You want a few inches of leaves and a branch a couple inches long. Sometimes the leaves are smushed together. Use your fingers to unfurl the leaves as needed.

A stunning fall leaf wreath you can make in 15 minutes from preserved oak leaves from the craft store! || http://www.designimprovised.com

2. Take a small branch of leaves and stick it in your wreath form. It should be secured on its own. Continue working your way around the wreath sticking in more leaves until it is full. 

A stunning fall leaf wreath you can make in 15 minutes from preserved oak leaves from the craft store! || http://www.designimprovised.com

3. After you've filled your wreath hang with a ribbon (I used a wide piece of burlap ribbon for mine).

A stunning fall leaf wreath you can make in 15 minutes from preserved oak leaves from the craft store! || http://www.designimprovised.com

Once you are done enjoying this wreath for the fall, you can either save it for next year, or remove the branches, save them for another project, and make a new wreath with the grapevine wreath form. Check out how you can turn this into a poinsettia wreath for Christmas in minutes!

A stunning fall leaf wreath you can make in 15 minutes from preserved oak leaves from the craft store! || http://www.designimprovised.com

P.S. Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a $700 green velvet tufted headboard from hayneedle.comEnter here through Monday 11/10/14!

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