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Creative Fridays: Fall wreath re-do

I was thinking of some ways to spruce up my old Fall wreath. I looked around for a new one, but couldn’t find anything that I liked. So I took my old wreath and decoupaged a star to use in the middle. It still needed something else. I wanted to sew some fabric leaves and add them to the wreath, but since I don’t have a machine that works, the next best thing were scissors and my trusty glue gun. 

I leaves out of some cute Amy Butler fabric that I had in my craft room. Then I found some twigs and branches in my backyard to glue the fabric leaves to.

And voila — a new Fall wreath. It’s easy to do!
If you want to spruce up your old wreath, this is what you will need:

  • A wreath
  • Some twigs/branches
  • a few different patterns of fabric
  • some cardstock
  • glue gun
  • scissors
  • wire
  • a star (you can find one at most craft stars). The tutorial on how to decoupage the star is HERE.
  1. Lay out your twigs and branches (take all of the leaves off)
  2. Figure out how many leaves you want to make
  3. Cut out a leaf pattern from the cardstock, then duplicate that leaf for as many leaves that you are going to make (I made 18 leaves – 6 each out of three different fabrics)
  4. Take the leaf pattern and cut out the leaves from your fabric. You need to cut the fabric leaf a little larger than the carstock leaf. I doubled the fabric so both sides of the leaf perfectly mirror each other
  5. Once all of the leaves are cut out, Open each fabric leaf and lay a cardstock leaf inside one of the fabric leaves. The correct side of the fabric should be face-down. 
  6. Run a line of hot glue around the edge of the cardboard and inside the edge of the fabric. Then lay the corrdinating leaf over the top — kind of like a sandwich. Press down gently to adhere the two sides of the fabric together. Lay aside.
  7. Do this for each of the leaves
  8. Once the leaves are all assembled, run a line of hot glue on the outside of the leaf and attach the end of the twig/branch. Hold gently for a minute until it has cooled slightly.
  9. Do this with each of the branches/twigs until you are satisfied
  10. Take each of the twigs/branches and arrange them on the wreath. Don’t attach anything until all parts look pleasing to you.
  11. Attach each twig/branch with light wire. Wrap the wire around the twig you are attaching and a sturdy part of the wreath. If you don’t have wire, you can use string.
  12. Hot glue each twig/branch on to your wreath.
  13. Attach your star by either wiring it onto your wreath or hot gluing it on.

have a creative Friday!
and a great weekend!


  1. I may be a year late but I found this today and LOVE it. Thanks for sharing. I'm getting into the spirit of fall now and this is a total inspiration!