A Neutral Fall Wreath was just what my home needed for Fall! The wreath continues to flow with my fall decor as I decorate each year, Making it a timeless decor item. This is a project that I wanted to share with you last year but the Fall season flew by and I never got the chance to put everything together. So this year I am on top of it!
I was in the creative mood and wanted to make a fall wreath. Do you ever have those moments when you just want to have fun creating something? Well I ended up coming up with a wreath that fit me and my home and my blog, the Thousand Oaks Wreath.
It seemed only natural to create a neutral fall wreath using one of my favorite decorating elements, Books! Book page wreaths are not something new. I made one years ago when I first got married and it is currently hanging in my front entrance way. They have been around for awhile but I decided to put my own fresh spin on the book page wreath idea and create an oak book page wreath.
How to make a Thousand Oaks Wreath
Fall Wreath Supplies
- Book pages
- Coffee Filters – White and Natural
- Brown Kraft Paper or Brown paper bags
- Floral wire
- Pen or Pencil
- Oak Leaf Template
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Wreath Form
Gather your coffee filters, book pages and other supplies listed to make your DIY wreath.
I used an assortment of white and natural coffee filters. I dyed some of the white coffee filters using tea and coffee to add some more neutral shade varieties to my fall wreath. You can see the assortment of shades below.
The first step is to get the coffee filters fully wet and laid out to dry. This will get rid of the waves in the paper and make it easier to trace and cut out the leaves.
While the coffee filters are drying use my Oak leaf template to trace and cut out oak leaves on the Book Pages. Stacking a few pages on top of one another will help to speed up the process and save your hands from getting tired. You will need to cut out a lot of leaves to make this Oak book page wreath.
Once your coffee filters are dry repeat the tracing and cutting steps until you have a large pile of pretty coffee paper leaves.
Use your scissors to cut small strips of floral wire and glue them to the back of the leaves using a hot glue gun. I cut my floral wire about 3/4 the length of the leaf and then another inch extra on the bottom to glue it to the wreath. Putting the wire down the full length of the leaf will create a firm straight leaf while putting the wire half way down the leaf will make a softer more flexible leaf. You can create a variety of looks using this method. Once the hot glue is dry you can also bend and shape the leaf in different directions.
Start gluing the Oak leaves to the wreath base. I glued the Oak leaves to the middle of the wreath first and then went back and layered leaves in front and behind the first layer. Continue adding leaves around the wreath until it looks full and complete. Now you have a Thousand Oaks wreath to decorate your home with for fall.
I think that this wreath is a beautiful neutral fall wreath and it is very budget friendly! This would look really pretty in every room of the house for fall. You could even hang it on your front door if you have a covered porch.