I’m completely smitten with anything Copper this fall. I decided to make some Plaster Fall Leaves and paint them Copper. Here’s what I’m doing with them.
Here is how to make a simple Fall Leaf Wreath made using DIY Plaster Leaves. I used Plaster of Paris to make several fall leaves that I painted with Copper Spray Paint. If you missed my tutorial to make Plaster Leaves, you will want to check it out here.
Once your plaster leaves are dry, you are ready to create these easy projects.
In addition to the fall wreath, I added this technique to decorate my light fixture for fall.
Fall Leaf Wreath Materials
- Several plaster leaves painted with Copper Spray Paint.
- 30 gauge wire
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Grapevine Wreath (small 10 inch)
DIY Fall Leaves
First, gather your leaves and match similar sizes and shapes. Using wire snips, cut several pieces of your wire approx. 20 inches long.
Note: If you are making a larger wreath, you will want to cut the wire longer
Once you have several matching sets, begin to add a piece of wire to the center of each leaf, using your hot glue gun. Be sure to attach to the back side of the leaf. You only need one wire between each set of leaves.
Once the wire is secure, place the matching leaves together and secure with hot glue. The wire will be between the two leaves.
Continue to place leaves together until you have enough for your project. I made 12 sets of leaves for my wreath.
You should leave a couple of your plaster leaves separate to be used later.
Gather you leaves by the wire and let them hang at varying lengths, with the longest being slightly longer than your wreath. I used a small 10 inch wreath.
Make your Wreath
Once you are happy with the arrangement, just begin to wrap the wire around the grapevine wreath. With all wires together wrap in one area of the wreath.
Continue to wrap until the wires are all secured.
Make sure you are happy with the length and arrangement of the leaves and add a drop of hot glue to secure the wire and keep it from slipping.
In order to conceal the wires, add a couple of your larger plaster leaves to your fall wreath.
Position the leaves over the exposed wire and use hot glue to secure in place.
Easy Fall Leaf Wreath
The Fall Leaf Wreath is the perfect size for this vintage narrow door.
The copper tones are perfect for fall. I also think Antique Brass would be beautiful as well.
Hanging Fall Leaf Lighting
I was so happy with the fall wreath, I decided to make more plaster leaves for my screened porch light fixture. I used the same method as above and used the wire to attach the leaves at varying lengths above the table.
You can see how these leaves look on my Fall Harvest Table Here.
In addition to these two projects, I added these plaster leaves to some thrifted plate chargers and you can see them here.
There are so many possibilities for using this Plaster Leaf Project. I’d love to hear how you would use them.
Thanks so much for stopping by!