Make a simple, rainbow leaf wreath using a wire hanger.

Leaf Wreath – ARTBAR

I took a walk in our local park this week on the most excellent drop working day. Temps were being very low 60’s, sky was vivid blue, there was a slight breeze and just the scent of autumn in the air. The trees have been turning for two months now but on this day, with the breeze, leaves were fluttering to the floor all all around me.

Make a simple, rainbow leaf wreath using a wire hanger.

I introduced a bag with me to collect leaves, as 1 does on ideal tumble times, and I collected so several that it felt like it weighed a couple of lbs .. I immediately imagined of the ideal notion for my giant bag of leaves…. a leaf wreath built with a wire hanger!

Going on a nature walk to collect leaves for a wreath.

I to start with saw this leaf wreath notion a long time ago on my close friend Gina’s blog, Willowday. I realized it expected a ton of leaves due to the fact they are stacked, and I’m normally another person who only collects what I can keep, so I have not had a prospect to convey property a massive leaf haul until eventually now!

Collecting a rainbow of leaves from the ground

How to make a leaf wreath with a wire hanger:

1. Accumulate your leaves and organize them by shade. I will have to have gathered a handful of hundred leaves at least, but fact be told I *continue to* did not have more than enough. I experienced to cut my hanger a minor shorter. So err on the aspect of too a great deal!

Make a simple, rainbow leaf wreath using a wire hanger.

2. Use needle nose pliers to untwist the top of the wire hanger. Use your possess fingers to bend out the kinks, then to bend it into a circle. To lower the wire hanger (which you will possibly have to do unless you bought 1000’s of leaves!), just bend back and forth a couple moments in one location and it will break. You can do this by hand or with the pliers. (You can also use floral wire, like this vine-included style, as a substitute of a hanger.)

Make a simple, rainbow leaf wreath using a wire hanger.

3. Get started stacking and threading the leaves onto the wire hanger. It is pretty straightforward to do, you can do a bunch at a time.

Make a simple, rainbow leaf wreath using a wire hanger.

4. Thread them upside down until you get midway, then thread them ideal facet up.

Make a simple, rainbow leaf wreath using a wire hanger.

6. When you are finished threading, use the pliers to bend the end into a minimal loop, then hook it at the top rated to protected the ring.

This wreath will begin to dry up pretty swiftly and the colors will fade. If you want the color to past, test dipping the leaves in beeswax first!

xo, Bar

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