Thanks for your kind comments on the Fall mantel reveal, many of you liked the leaf garland I used there, well, this post is for you, this is the how it was done.
Long time ago I bought a wreath,
a wooden wreath,
this wooden wreath:
I used it for about four consecutive years on my front door, the first and second year I loved it, then it was used just because! :/ I got tired of it, it really bothered me that every time it was hung on the door on windy days, it was like if someone was knocking at the door...annoying. Last year, working on another project, I took off the top sign that said: "Autumn Leaves are Falling" hmmm I didn't use it after all.
This year, while looking for stuff to create a garland, the wooden wreath came to the rescue :)
The leaves got separated, they were nailed together very well, one of them even got split (nothing wood glue couldn't fix). At first I thought they were staples, that would've been hard to get rid off, but luckily they were very little nails, they were pulled out with pliers.
One hole was drilled on each leaf (not in the same spot), and they were ready to be hung.
A long piece of jute rope was used, but of course not in this way, otherwise you would be looking only at their sides.
For the leaves to hang facing the front, you have to do a little thinga-maginga that is better explained with these pics:
One after the other looking forward they got hung :)
They are pretty. I love that they are made out of wood. However, I don't think I would ever go to cut twelve leaves out of wood! I'm leaving you with a silhouette of the leaves, you can trace them around cardboard to get a similar look ;)
Check them here adorning the mantel ;)
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