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I’ve been looking to make my dorm room more like home. Adding my own touches has really spruced the place up, and I’ve become more comfortable as I’ve settled in.
One of the things I did was create this fall or autumn-themed wreath. I found the original idea on Martha Stewart’s website (along with some great tips about the stock market…who knew Martha had such much business savvy?), so the credit goes to her and her great homemaker ideas that no one can ever quite replicate (my wreath does not look as good as the original). I had fun making this, and it only required a few supplies. Enjoy!
Things you will need:
Fall-colored cardstock or printing paper
A wire wreath form in any size you prefer (These can be purchased at craft stores for a few dollars – mine was only $2)
1. Cut out a “template” for the leaves on your wreath. If you want to make them a different shape, that’s fine, too. Just get a shape you like to make the others uniform.
2. Cut out lots of leaves – mine took well over 150! Be prepared to cut for a while. Watching reality TV while doing this makes it more bearable. Just be sure to alternate colors so they’re not all the same shade.
3. Now that you have your leaves ready, use the scraps (or be fancy and cut some out) from the paper and wrap strips of it around your wreath form and staple. This is so you’ll have something for the leaves to stick to. Just grab any piece of paper about an inch wide, wrap around, and secure.
4. Staple your leaves onto the strips of paper wrapped around the wreath form. I suggest working from bottom to top because it’s much simpler; you’re not sifting and sorting through leaves to staple other ones on.
5. Cover the entire wreath form.
6. Grab your ribbon and tie a big pretty bow and hang it up.
This wreath is super easy to make, but is a little time-consuming. Good luck and have a great week!