When I came up with this project, I wasn’t entirely sure how it would turn out. These days, simple green wreaths have become quite popular. I blame JoAnna Gaines of Fixer Upper notoriety for this – her Magnolia wreath is insanely on trend right now. But that wreath is also nearly $100. I don’t know about you, but if I can make a similar wreath for $20 or less, that’s what I’m doing. I’ll show you how to make your own wreath using faux rose leaves that makes for a simple statement decor piece.
- Darice Large Rose Leaf Bunch (20 bunches)
- 12″ Styrofoam Wreath Form
- Darice Scissors
- Dairce Natural Burlap Ribbon (optional)
The rose leaves come wrapped together with long wire stems. Once I took them apart, I cut off their ends to about an inch length. This was so they were firm enough to jab into the wreath form and stay put.
I decided to do this step “assembly line” style. Because I love me some good ol’ fashioned instant gratification, I opted to chop all of the stems in one fell swoop.
If you have children wandering around your home, grab them and have them be the “leaf pokers”. Because I knew that I could re-position any misplaced leaves, I let Lucy do the lion’s share of the wreath creation.
The crucial part of this wreath was ensuring that all of the leaves fell in the same direction. I opted to go clockwise, but so long as you ensure that the leaves fall atop one another, it will turn out.
I can’t tell you how pleased I am with this wreath. It’s simple enough that it doesn’t scream “Christmas is here”! Instead, it’s a tasteful bit of greenery to display as we transition from the mellow oranges and browns of fall into the twinkle and green of Christmas.
Make your own wreath for your wall or door – or for a hostess gift! Don’t forget the Blogger’s Mantra: you can’t ever have too many wreaths!
If you have any of the rose leaves left over at the end of this project, spray them gold and make this minimalist DIY leaf wreath hanging.
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble.com. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making”!), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what she’s up to!