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

Leaf Wreath – ARTBAR

I took a wander in our local park this week on the most great drop working day. Temps had been small 60’s, sky was brilliant blue, there was a slight breeze and just the odor of autumn in the air. The trees have been turning for two months now but on this working day, with the breeze, leaves were fluttering to the ground all close to me.

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

I introduced a bag with me to gather leaves, as 1 does on ideal slide days, and I collected so a lot of that it felt like it weighed a handful of pounds. I quickly believed of the perfect concept for my large bag of leaves…. a leaf wreath made with a wire hanger!

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

I 1st observed this leaf wreath concept a long time ago on my good friend Gina’s website, Willowday. I understood it demanded a ton of leaves considering the fact that they are stacked, and I’m usually somebody who only collects what I can maintain, so I haven’t experienced a prospect to convey house a big leaf haul right until now!

Collecting a rainbow of leaves from the ground

How to make a leaf wreath with a wire hanger:

1. Acquire your leaves and arrange them by colour. I ought to have gathered a number of hundred leaves at least, but truth of the matter be instructed I *even now* didn’t have enough. I had to cut my hanger a minimal shorter. So err on the side of too substantially!

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

2. Use needle nose pliers to untwist the top rated of the wire hanger. Use your individual palms to bend out the kinks, then to bend it into a circle. To cut the wire hanger (which you will possibly have to do until you received thousands of leaves!), just bend again and forth a few moments in one particular spot and it will break. You can do this by hand or with the pliers. (You can also use floral wire, like this vine-covered kind, in its place of a hanger.)

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

3. Start out stacking and threading the leaves onto the wire hanger. It’s very uncomplicated 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 right up until you get midway, then thread them proper side up.

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

6. When you are completed threading, use the pliers to bend the conclusion into a minor loop, then hook it at the best to secure the ring.

This wreath will begin to dry up fairly speedily and the shades will fade. If you want the color to past, consider dipping the leaves in beeswax very first!

xo, Bar

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