Today I wanted to share my process for making this festive fall leaves wreath entirely out of paper! For the fall season I was tasked with creating an easy display in our library for cookbooks. I decided to feature “Fall Foods.” With the help of the Silhouette Cameo, I created this wreath in an afternoon. This project is also perfect for creating a welcoming autumn door wreath or mantel decor on a budget by utilizing your unused paper at home!
The first step was to choose my paper. I shopped my own collection and chose some autumnal textured card stock from this Core’dinations pack for the leaves. I also used two 12″x12″ sheets of wood texture and a sheet of the chevron card stock from this Gilded Paper stack. For the paper cut letters, I used a single 12″ x12″ sheet of solid brown card stock.
To create the wood wreath shape, I cut as many long random widths of the wood texture paper “with the grain” as I could, and arranged them in a circle, adhering them together as I built layer upon layer.
To create the leaves, I ran each color of card stock through the Silhouette Cameo and cut several shapes using Lori Whitlock’s design (available for purchase in the Silhouette Design Store.) I folded each leaf in half and curled the edges of the leaves (using a pen) to create dimension. I clustered the pieces together and arranged them on the paper “wood” wreath to my liking.
For the display title “Fall Foods” I found this delightful “Pinewood” font on Dafont.com!
I installed the “Pinewood” font on my computer and “welded” the letters into single words in the Silhouette software. I made sure to use good quality card stock, a new blade, and a new mat for the letters as the cut-outs were so detailed and tiny for the size of the words. This font would also be great to use on vinyl projects!
Next, I floated the words in the center using fishing line attached to the wreath and between each word. The final step, of course, was to display the wreath and surround it with delicious looking fall cookbooks. I have to admit- it was hard not to just take those books home for myself. (Yes, that’s a Game of Thrones inspired cookbook- I just had to!)
This simple and lightweight fall leaves paper wreath is fast and inexpensive to make. With the right tools- and supplies you may already have, you can make a custom wreath for your home or fall gatherings in no time!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy this project and it inspires you to create your own fall decorations. Be sure to follow me on Pinterest and check out my Everything Fall and Silhouette and Paper Craft boards for more ideas like this!
If you like your fall decor with a side of zombie- check out my DIY “Beware of Zombies” Yard Sign tutorial for Halloween!