DIY Fall Wreath for FREE

Fall is fast approaching! I made this easy DIY fall wreath for free! It is a great afternoon project. This wreath is sure to help you get your fall decor ready!

Fall is fast approaching! I love this time of year.  Everyone is back into their school and work routines after the summer.  Yet the hustle and bustle of the holidays has not yet arrived.  I love that the weather is starting to cool off, well in some parts of the world it is.  I made this super cute wreath for $0.

Yep!

I was so excited that it turned out so cute.  There are only a few supplies that you need and all of which I already had on hand.

 

SUPPLIES:

-News Papers

-Card Board Box

-Flat Paint

-Hot Glue Gun or Double Sided Tape

– X-ACTO Knife or Scissors

Fall is fast approaching! I made this easy DIY fall wreath for free! It is a great afternoon project. This wreath is sure to help you get your fall decor ready!

 

TUTORIAL:

To start off you will need a box that is as big as the size you want your wreath base to be.  I think mine ended up being about 2 feet across.  For the outer circle I used my basket as a guide to draw my circle.

The inner circle I just eye balled and free handed it.  If yours ends up not being perfect like mine, it’s ok,
it will still work out.  I used an X-Acto knife to cut around the lines.  Once I had my frame all done it was time to make the leaves.

I happen to be a part-time couponer and so I have A LOT of news papers laying around.  If you don’t get the paper, chances are, one of your neighbors does.  Try going outside early on a Sunday morning and look down the street to see who has a newspaper sitting in their driveway.   Ask them if you can have it when they are done reading it.

In order to make the process of cutting out the leaves faster, I only used the fold of the paper.  Below is a picture of what I mean.  I kept the original fold of the news paper and just cut out a half tear drop shape, once opened it looked like a leaf.  You can totally customize how big or small you want the leaves to be.  My leaves are about 4.0 inches long and 4.5 inches tall.  I was able to cut out 4 leaves from each fold.

Fall is fast approaching! I made this easy DIY fall wreath for free! It is a great afternoon project. This wreath is sure to help you get your fall decor ready!

I really like the look of just plain newspaper but I ended up deciding to paint the leaves.  I had some left over paint samples from when we painted the inside of our house.  I grabbed one of those and added about 1/2 cup water to 2 tablespoons paint.

I basically wanted to make a white wash.

This is the same process that I used when I made my DIY Barn Wood.  The white wash made it so that I can still see some of the words on the newspaper.  It worked very well.  Once they were all dry I gathered them up.  As I picked up each one I gently crumpled it into my hand to give the paper some dimension.

Next I needed to decide how to arrange them on the wreath.  I ended up grouping three together like the picture below.  Once I made all of the leaf groups it was time to assemble.

Fall is fast approaching! I made this easy DIY fall wreath for free! It is a great afternoon project. This wreath is sure to help you get your fall decor ready!

I laid them all out on the wreath and used my double sided tape to attach them to the card board.  I overlapped each leaf group about half way.  I really love how this turned out!

It matches my DIY barn wood picture frame so nicely and it just has a fun fall feel.  Plus the thing was FREE to make, a total bonus!!!  What do you think of this FREE fall wreath?  I would love to chat with you on Instagram, Facebook or the comments section below.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Fall is fast approaching! I made this easy DIY fall wreath for free! It is a great afternoon project. This wreath is sure to help you get your fall decor ready!

Join Our Community for email updates and lots of FREEBIES!

Comments

    • says

      Thanks Felecia! I always love a good upcycle. I have been tying to come up with a way to use all those newspapers. I still have A TON more so maybe I will come up with another way to use some more of them.

    • says

      I know right, FREE is pretty awesome! This is actually the first craft that I have done that did not require at least one item from the store, I was pretty excited and a little proud of myself :)

    • says

      Thanks Erlene!! I had someone else tell me that they thought they were real leaves and they were looking at the real thing sitting in my house!! I am really not that big into recycling ( I wish I did more) but I was really really glad to be able to use up some of my newspapers.

    • says

      Thanks Diana!! I really like how the wreath looks against the wood too. I am totally loving that barn wood. I just might leave it on my mantle forever!

  1. says

    You can't beat free. And what's even better is that it's free AND pretty! I will be featuring this on the Merry Monday Link Party Sunday night at 8 CST! Thanks for linking up with us!

    • says

      Thanks Carrie! I love my DIY barn wood too! I am having a hard time changing it out with the changes of the seasons. Who knows I just might do light blue colors for Christmas so I can keep it up there longer!

  2. says

    How thrifty and creative. Looks great!!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday last week. You are very much appreciated. Hope to see you again this week. Starts tonight at 8PM CST.

    Have a great week!!

    • says

      Thanks Kate! The wreath base idea came because I wanted the wreath to be bigger than any base I could find. I figured that since the wreath would only be made out of paper that it could withstand the weight.

Trackbacks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *