Falling Leaves Light Up Wreath

5 Materials
15 Minutes

This isn’t a traditional wreath, my Falling Leaves Wreath is more of a horizontal wreath. I have been enjoying my Dollar Tree outdoor chandelier I made earlier this summer and decided it was time for a replacement. We don’t get pretty fall leaves in Florida, but I love them, so I decided I would make my own falling autumn leaves.

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I picked up three inexpensive packages of artificial fall leaves, a styrofoam wreath and one fall leaf garland.  
I wrapped my styrofoam wreath with burlap to cover it, securing it with floral pins.
When I had my wreath completely covered with the burlap, I began pinning the leafy garland to the wreath.
I secured it with the same pins I used to secure the burlap to the styrofoam wreath.
This is how my wreath looks at this point with the garland attached completely.
I used four pieces of hemp rope tied around the wreath and tied together about two and a half feet above my wreath.  The knot will be where I will hang the wreath from a hook on my porch.
My packages of loose fall leaves were sorted and glued onto some of my hemp strings.  I glued them with a tiny dab of hot glue with the string between two of the leaves.
With smaller leaves, I glued a couple of them together on one side of the string and one larger leaf on the other side.  When I had several of these strings complete, I tied them on my wreath to hang beneath it.
I added three strings of tiny battery operated lights that come on automatically every evening and turn off after 5 hours.  I have my own falling leaves on my back porch despite the fact that we don’t have colorful fall leaves here in central Florida. For any questions or more detail you can check out the post at Celebrate & Decorate.
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  • Rose Tomlinson
    on Sep 11, 2017

    where did you get the lights?
    • Sandra
      on Sep 18, 2019

      Are they timed lights? Imhaven’t Seen them. Will look.

  • Brenda Guadagnoli
    on Sep 4, 2018

    How much burlap will it take for the wreath

    • Divababiexoxo
      on Sep 13, 2019

      I got a roll of burlap at Micheal's. There's enough to do several wreaths

  • Jeannette, FL
    on Sep 11, 2019

    Great idea! I'm in the same area and miss the change of color. I always break out my fall stuff on the first of September. Where are you hanging your wreath? I'm looking at my foyer light to see if I can hang one there. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  • Phyllis
    on Sep 19, 2019

    I'm not allowed to hang anything from my celling inside or outside of my apartment. But you gave me the beautiful idea for a cascading leaf wreath for my door. Thank you. Yours is beautiful!

  • Kathy Kovacev
    on Sep 22, 2019

    I have come to believe that you are my go to favorite. Beautiful!

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