Trees are not the only source of leaves to produce beautiful Fall displays. Use the leaves of a book to create a one-of-a-kind Fall wreath.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY: SHERYL HAHN
WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE
When Sheryl Hamm, wife, mother of three boys, and owner of The Charm of Home blog decided that she wanted a new fall wreath, she had just the idea in mind. She started with a simple straw wreath form, available from most craft and discount stores. She wrapped strips of burlap securely around the form and pinned them into place.
A black and white checked ribbon creates a bold compliment to the black and white print of the book pages. By tying the ribbon into a large bow at the top, Sheryl created the perfect hanger.
To attach book page leaves to the wreath, she used simply green pipe cleaners bent into the shape of vines or branches. You won’t be able to see them in the final product.
Create the leaves by tracing a real oak leaf onto a book page, or use an outline from internet clip art, or a child’s coloring book. Sheryl taped the book page leaves onto the pipe cleaners. By layering the leaves onto the wreath you will create a lush and abundant effect.
Add a decorative fall display to the center of the bow to create a pop of color. The end result is a brilliantly creative take on a traditional Fall wreath.
Photographs by: Sheryl, courtesy of The Charm of Home.
To see more of Sheryl’s beautiful designs and recipes visit her blog The Charm of Home.