Leaf Wreath Tutorial

This is a super simple wreath to make, and pretty cheap too!  All you have to buy is a foam wreath form and some sewing pins if you don't have those on hand.  It's a great way to bring the beautiful changing leaves of fall into your home.

Materials needed:
foam wreath form
lot of leaves (pick your favorite colors and shape!)
flat head sewing pins
small piece of ribbon

First gather your leaves.  You can use fake leaves if you want, or if you don't have any changing trees near by, but real leaves are so pretty.  And free!  I got a wide range of color for my wreath, but any color combination will work.
Next, dry your leaves.  Every tutorial I read online about drying leaves said to leave them pressed in books for a week, but I wanted my leaves to have a little bend left in them so I only dried them for 2 days.  I didn't want any leaves breaking as I pinned them and bent them around my wreath form.
Separate your leaves by color as you take the pressed leaves out of their books.  This makes it easier when you pin the leaves onto the leaf form to create a pattern, or a gradual change in color on the wreath.
Use flat head sewing pins and pin away!  Make sure to hide the pins of the previous leaves you pinned as you add more leaves.  A lot of my leaves only needed one pin, but some leaves on the edges of the foam needed several to stay down and curve with the foam.
Loop a piece of ribbon and pin it to the back of the foam and you're done!


  1. This is unbelievably gorgeous! What a beautiful idea. I am pinning this for when i live in a climate that has Fall again. :)

  2. SUCH a gorgeous wreath! I absolutely love it! Thank you for sharing!