Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Make a Fall Wreath With Dollar Tree Supplies

I can’t take credit for the idea for this wreath; I saw it at Thrifty Decor Chick.  You probably read her blog and have already seen it, but I’ll take you through my process anyway.
Dollar Tree has these really great-looking fall leaves in packages of ten.  I bought five packages.  I also bought a sheet of foam board to make the rectangular backing.  TDC made a square.  If you want a circle, they also sell 18” vine wreath forms, although I think it might be easier to have the big flat surface of the foam board to attach the leaves to.


I cut the board in half width-wise, and then cut out the middle, leaving a 4” border all the way around.  It was about 1/4” thick and cut easily with a craft knife.


Cut the wire stems off the leaves.


Following TDC’s example I scrunched the leaves up a little to give them some dimension.


Then I started hot-gluing them to the foam board.  I was kind of concerned about getting them perfectly random and yet not putting too much of the same color too close together, but in the end it wasn’t an issue.


I scrunched and fluffed a little more once the wreath was hanging. 


This was super easy, quick (under an hour), inexpensive ($6), and looks really nice, if I do say so myself!



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Raise Them Up said...

That's really pretty! Great job!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

This is beautiful and something that would be easy to make for my door. I love it!! And I like that rectangular shape. Love & blessings from NC!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Very pretty!!! :) I like the shape.

FrouFrouBritches said...

I love it! Fall leaves are my favorite. The reds and golds are so pretty. These are really good looking fake leaves. I see a trip to DollarTree in my future. The shape is really cool too!

Gloria Fox said...

I got some of those too at the Dollar Tree over the weekend and added them to my new front door wreath, which I really need to take a picture of today and post. I'm soooo behind. Love your idea!

Kathy said...

I love your square wreath -because as we know it is hip to be square -Lol I know cheezy. :-)
i found your blog through pleasures of homemaking oh and I like your brown door

Country Dreaming said...

Great idea! The shape change is a cool thought too.

Mary Joy said...

Oh Holly!!!! I love it!!! And this article/how to is an answered prayer!!! I have been decorating inside but have been at a loss for a very inexpensive way to decorate my front door that doesn't "look cheap". Your wreath is gorgeous!!!! I am so there!!!! Thank you!!!

Modern Country Style said...

I love your wreath......and gorgeous door numbers! I'm trying to work up courage to do this on my door but my hand's not too steady!!


Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

The square makes it look so cool - not like everyone elses!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I thought of you today when I saw a (non-square) leaf wreath in AC Moore. ;) Thanks for linking up with me, Holly. :)

Sarita said...

What a good idea! Since I have a glass storm door a lot of wreaths don't fit! This is a great solution! Much better than squishing a wreath! Thanks for sharing!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Love the square and the price!! It looks beautiful on that black door. Thanks for joining the party, Holly! Have a great weekend~

Sandra said...

I never thought of using foam core as the base. I also love the square shape. Beautiful against the black door.

Robyn@Something Pretty said...

Such a cute wreath, and I love that it is square!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Beautiful job!