I took a stroll in our local park this 7 days on the most best slide day. Temps ended up very low 60’s, sky was vivid blue, there was a slight breeze and just the scent of autumn in the air. The trees have been turning for two weeks now but on this working day, with the breeze, leaves were being fluttering to the ground all about me.
I brought a bag with me to obtain leaves, as one particular does on perfect slide times, and I collected so numerous that it felt like it weighed a couple of lbs. I quickly considered of the excellent notion for my large bag of leaves…. a leaf wreath designed with a wire hanger!
I first saw this leaf wreath strategy several years ago on my friend Gina’s web site, Willowday. I understood it essential a ton of leaves due to the fact they are stacked, and I’m usually an individual who only collects what I can keep, so I have not had a possibility to bring house a big leaf haul till now!
How to make a leaf wreath with a wire hanger:
1. Obtain your leaves and set up them by coloration. I will have to have gathered a couple of hundred leaves at the very least, but truth of the matter be instructed I *continue to* didn’t have more than enough. I experienced to minimize my hanger a minimal shorter. So err on the side of much too much!
2. Use needle nose pliers to untwist the leading of the wire hanger. Use your possess palms to bend out the kinks, then to bend it into a circle. To cut the wire hanger (which you will possibly have to do unless of course you bought hundreds of leaves!), just bend back and forth a couple situations in one place and it will split. You can do this by hand or with the pliers. (You can also use floral wire, like this vine-covered sort, alternatively of a hanger.)
3. Get started stacking and threading the leaves on to the wire hanger. It is very straightforward to do, you can do a bunch at a time.
4. Thread them upside down until eventually you get halfway, then thread them appropriate facet up.
6. When you are completed threading, use the pliers to bend the stop into a very little loop, then hook it at the top rated to protected the ring.
This wreath will commence to dry up quite promptly and the colours will fade. If you want the shade to final, attempt dipping the leaves in beeswax initial!
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