You can totally do this.
I'm not so great at tutorials. But, i'm going to do my best to show you how to make this very easy wreath.
Start with a basic 14 inch straw wreath form. I even left the plastic wrap on it to make it less messy.
I bought this great burlap ribbon at Hobby Lobby.
It was $4.99 and i got it for 50% off. I simply wrapped it around the wreath form, slightly overlapping and was careful not to leave any gaps. I secured it with floral pins, but you could hot glue it or use opened paper clips, too.
For the leaves...don't be intimidated. It's easy and super fun to do.
You will need one double newspaper page. It's best to use pages that are mostly text, as opposed to photos or ads, but a few pics are ok.
I used these paints...
Using whatever paintbrush(es) you have on hand, squirt some of each of the colors on the page and using big strokes, paint them on the newspaper. You will want to mix a little together and swirl them. Just have fun with it.
Be careful not to over-mix them as the color will begin to get muddy and brown. You want your colors to be vibrant! Simply mix a couple colors here and there and then let them mostly dry before adding more colors next to them. This paint dries pretty quickly. Just keep doing it in small batches on the paper until your whole paper is covered. Try not to leave any newsprint showing. You will be cutting your leaves out of this paper, so use nature as your color inspiration. It's ok to see the newsprint through the paint like you see in my picture above.
and finish it off with a coordinating ribbon of your choice! I am ga-ga for all things black and white striped! It works well on my front door, me thinks.
I hope you will give it a try! Happy October!
Those are the same leaves that i used in my new autumn print...!
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