How to make an Autumn wreath out of paper

Use a selection of leaf dies or punches to make this beautiful Autumn wreath for home or harvest!

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The start of a new season is just the time to give your home a bit of a lift, and this pretty autumn wreath is a great way to add some color to your place. Use your favorite leaf punches or dies and bright autumnal papers to make your project – or mix it up and go for purples, oranges, and blacks to make a spooky Halloween wreath instead.

Once you’ve cut your leaves, use a little Distress Ink to colour the edges of the paper – it’s a great way to give your finished make that Autumnal feeling!

We’ve used a hot glue gun to make this fall wreath, so why not check out our round-up of the best glue guns and best die-cutting machines. Thinking about buying a craft printer? Check out our review of the best printer for card making. You’ll need some patterned paper to make this fall wreath, so take a look at our ever-growing collection of free patterned papers. They’re all free and there are lots of different themes to choose from – we love these free autumnal leaves papers or these cute squirrel and owl papers!

We love seeing what you make, so don’t forget to share your craft projects with us on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter, too!

How to make a fall wreath - detail

You will need:

  • Patterned paper

  • Corrugated card

  • Circle cutter or circular object (like a dinner plate) to draw around

  • Die-cutting machine

  • Leaf-shaped die

  • Distress Ink (we’re using the shade Rusty Hinge)

  • Hot glue gun

  • Ribbon

How to make an Autumn wreath

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You Will Need

  • Patterned paper
  • Corrugated card
  • Circle cutter (Or circular object (like a dinner plate) to draw around))
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Leaf-shaped die
  • Distress ink (We're using Rusty Hinge)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon

Total time:

Step 1

To make your Autumn wreath, first, use a circle cutter or dinner plate to cut a 25cm circle of corrugated card. Cut a smaller circle from the center (around 18cm in diameter) to form a ring – this will form the main structure of your fall wreath. 

How to make an Autumn wreath - step 1

Step 2

Cut 2 x 10cm strips of patterned paper and use these to cover the ring completely, securing them with pieces of double-sided tape or some strong glue. PVA works well – just make sure to leave enough time for it to dry. 

How to make an Autumn wreath - step 2

Step 3

Die-cut lots of different leaves from a variety of patterned papers. Curl the edges with a bone folder, then use a blending tool to add ink to the outside edges. If you don’t have leaf-shaped dies, you can also find punches – failing that, you can download some leaf templates to trace and cut out with a pair of scissors. 

How to make an autumn wreath - step 3

Step 4

Once the leaves are completely dry, use a glue gun to glue them around the cardboard ring. Overlap them, making sure they’re all pointing in the same direction.

How to make a autumn wreath - step 4

Step 5

Take two lengths of ribbon that coordinate with your papers. Use one to create a hanging loop and glue behind your wreath. Tie the other into a bow and attach to the front. Now find somewhere to display your fall wreath!

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How to make an autumn wreath - landscape

We hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a fall wreath from paper. If you like floristry and upcycling, why not make these upcycled herb pots, or how about this DIY terrarium? Want more wreath ideas? We love this thanksgiving wreath or this cheery Easter wreath!