Thursday, October 30

DIY Autumn Leaf Garland & Wreath Tutorial

It's time for a little fall makeover.
I wanted to welcome fall with an inexpensive, sweet, and easy painted leaf garland & wreath

*The free framed gratitude printables above can be found here.

Here's what you'll need to get started:

Watercolor paper

Different colors of acrylic craft paint



hot glue gun


1. Pick your color palette and paint one piece of water color paper with each color.

Squirt the paint right on to the paper.

Add some white, off white, and different shades of brown.

Spread them around the page with a dry paper towel or your fingers,
covering the whole page.

*Tip: Be sure not to mix the colors so much that they get muddied.

I used 7 colors in my palette:


light blue

hot pink

light pink


light brown

buttery yellow

2. Cut out big and little sizes of different shaped leaves and acorns.

Glue them to each other with Mod Podge.

3. For the garland: Hot glue the leaves and acorn to the twine with a hot glue gun.

4. Hang up & enjoy!

4. For the wreath: Cut out 2 thin half circls, the shape of a C, from a cereal box.

(Any food thin cardboard food package will do.)

Hot glue them together to make a circle,

This will be the base for your wreath.

Hot glue the leaves and acorns on to the cardboard.

* Make the cardboard thin enough that it can be covered up by the leaves.

Happy autumn friend!

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  1. Love this and am inspired to try a garland, acorns are my favorite!

    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

  2. Truly gorgeous, and what a great tutorial! Putting this wreath in a frame was brilliant! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Love the idea, will borrow and use for my activity with my Alz patients!