Summer is winding down. As much as I love summer, I do love decorating for autumn. I love the warm, rich colors! With some leaf dies, and some fabulous Core’dinations Kraft Core cardstock, I created a fun fall home decor piece that can be hung on a wall, or placed on a mantle. A perfect welcome to the fall season.
- Brown Large Dot 12 x 12 Paper
- Darice Cardstock 6 x 6
- Darice Leaf Shaped Craft Dies
- Darice 8 x 10 inch Wooden Wall Panel
- Mod Podge
- Darice Oh So Trendy Ribbon, Plaid
- Darice Daisy Craft Punch
- Darice Hot Glue Gun/ Glue Sticks
- Darice Adhesive Pearls (Brown)
- Small (dessert size) Paper Plate
Step 1. Trim 12×12″ patterned paper into four (4) 1″ x 12″ pieces, and one (1) 8 x 10″ piece.
Step 4. When the paper is adhered to the wooden panel, apply an additional coat of Mod Podge to the top surfaces to seal the paper to the wooden wall panel.
Step 5. Allow the panel to fully dry.
Step 6. Cut the center out of a small paper plate.
This will serve as your wreath form.
Step 7. Select the colors of Kraft Core cardstock you would like for the leaves of your wreath. Kraft Core is a perfect fall palette!
Step 8. Using die cuts, electronic cutting machine or a template, create several leaf shapes from the Kraft Core cardstock.
Step 9. A unique aspect to Kraft Core cardstock is that is has a kraft colored core inside the colored surface of the cardstock. Using a Sand-it Gadget, lightly go over the surface of the die cut leaves. This will reveal the kraft color underneath the top colored surface.
Step 10. This gives your fall home decor project a worn, antique look, perfect for fall leaves! I love using Core’dinations on my projects. It is an easy way to add dimension and texture with little effort. When your leaves are cut and sanded, begin gluing them to your small cut plate.
Step 11. When the leaves are arranged and adhered, glue your wreath to the wooden wall panel. Leave some room at the top of the panel to “hang” the wreath with ribbon.
Step 12. Tie a bow with your ribbon and adhere it to the top of the wreath. Then take a section of ribbon, and adhere it to the panel vertically, running slightly underneath the wreath, and wrapping around the top of the fall home decor panel.
Find a good spot to display your newest piece of fall home decor!
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Shaunte is a chocolate-loving SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. She has been published a few times, been to a few trade shows, taught a few classes, worked for a few design teams…but has not yet lost the love for this hobby. Shaunte loves it for the creative outlet, and the good people she has met along the way. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material).