Want to make a pretty leaf wreath that won’t die? This project is so simple and cheap to make, with only two supplies plus a pair of scissors: Frog Tape and foam core board. No fancy die cutters, no hot glue. It’s so easy you can sit in front of the TV, turn on your favorite movie and craft while you watch (don’t you just love those kinds of projects?)
Start with your Frog Tape. You’ll need to cut pieces that are 5 or 6 inches long, but just eye ball it. Fold the piece in half, sticky sides together. (I used the 2 inch wide tape.)
Then fold the piece in half long ways.
Then cut out a leafy shape, using a half moonish shape, using the fold as the center of the leaf. You need some smaller and some larger, but we’ll get to that in a sec. Make lots and lots and lots of leaves. Probably around 100 per wreath. It ain’t quick – but it’s kinda calming to sit and snip them out.
When your leaves are all cut, the take the foam core, and use two bowls, one a couple of inches smaller than the other, and trace them on the foam core (large one first, then center the small one inside it.) Cut on both lines, so you have a foam core ring.
Snip off short pieces of the tape, they’re gonna be the “stems” of the leaves.
Tape the leaves on, starting from side to side. Use smaller leaves on the inside of the ring, larger ones on the outside to keep everything even.
After the first outer leaves are on, tape a third leaf in the center. Repeat all the way around the ring.
Tape, tape, tape, all the way around, lifting up the first row just a bit to slide the last row in when you get to the end. That’s it.
With a $1 foam core board, you can get three forms, plus a small portion of a roll of the tape – not bad for your very own DIY leaf wreath. The best part: you can make them whatever size you need – larger or smaller.
They’re gonna look great for the upcoming Christmas Tour of Homes – and I can’t wait to share the rest of my home.