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

I took a stroll in our neighborhood park this 7 days on the most ideal drop working day. Temps were lower 60’s, sky was brilliant blue, there was a slight breeze and just the scent of autumn in the air. The trees have been turning for two weeks now but on this day, with the breeze, leaves have been fluttering to the ground all around me.

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

I brought a bag with me to collect leaves, as a single does on ideal fall times, and I collected so a lot of that it felt like it weighed a couple kilos. I promptly thought of the great concept for my big bag of leaves…. a leaf wreath built with a wire hanger!

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

I 1st observed this leaf wreath notion many years back on my good friend Gina’s blog site, Willowday. I knew it demanded a ton of leaves because they are stacked, and I’m normally anyone who only collects what I can maintain, so I haven’t had a prospect to provide residence a big leaf haul until now!

Collecting a rainbow of leaves from the ground

How to make a leaf wreath with a wire hanger:

1. Obtain your leaves and arrange them by shade. I need to have gathered a couple hundred leaves at least, but real truth be instructed I *nonetheless* did not have ample. I experienced to lower my hanger a minimal shorter. So err on the side of far too considerably!

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

2. Use needle nose pliers to untwist the major of the wire hanger. Use your very own hands to bend out the kinks, then to bend it into a circle. To lower the wire hanger (which you will possibly have to do until you got hundreds of leaves!), just bend back and forth a few occasions in 1 location and it will split. You can do this by hand or with the pliers. (You can also use floral wire, like this vine-included sort, in its place of a hanger.)

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

3. Commence stacking and threading the leaves on to the wire hanger. It is really 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 eventually you get halfway, then thread them correct facet up.

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

6. When you are performed threading, use the pliers to bend the finish into a minimal loop, then hook it at the major to secure the ring.

This wreath will start off to dry up rather rapidly and the colours will fade. If you want the colour to last, test dipping the leaves in beeswax 1st!

xo, Bar

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