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Make This Paper Leaf Wreath & Garland for Fall

DIY Fall Paper Leaf Wreath I am starting to decorate my house for the fall and winter seasons. The teals and aqua items are going into storage to be replaced with plums and golds. To begin my Fall update I made a paper leaf garland and wreath out of metallic antique gold, gold leaf, copper, bronze and ruby. All I can say is . . . YUM! Can you hand me that piece of pumpkin pie, please? These beautiful metallic papers were ordered in text weight from The combination of these colors are just gorgeous and I will be using them for more Fall and Holiday projects! I printed templates and cut five different leaf patterns from the paper, used my scoring tool to add detail and a center spine which I then folded to add dimension. For the garland I had originally thought I would use my sewing machine to attach the leaves into a strand, but found it easier to simply use a needle with the gold metallic thread. Easy as pumpkin pie! Garland done! For the wreath I wanted to repurpose a grape vine wreath I had saved for a rainy. . . okay, a balmy Fall day. Using this as the base make the wreath making all so simple. I just arranged and glued the leaves onto the vines. The metallic paper really gives it an elegant fall style. I have included the patterns for the fall leaves at the end of the post. Enjoy! ~ Lia

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  1. Thank you for allowing us to be able to enjoy your unique BLESSINGS. I will definitely try to make some of your ideas, I’m very proud to let you know that I will be following you☆☆

  2. Awesome collection

  3. Unable to download feather and leaf pattern?

  4. It is likely that I will never make a paper garland. I will enjoy looking at it frequently. I found your site by tracing back from some other site for something else which led me to this site: who did put a link but I used Google Images to find you. I like to find the ORIGINAL source even for pics that I am just going to look at privately.

  5. Your choice of colors for this really makes the project! Thank you for sharing and for the wonderful templates!
    I am sharing your post as a part of my {Autumn Paper Crafts} curated collection over at!
    Best Wishes-

  6. So pretty! Thank you!

  7. Thank you for posting all this lovely ideas!! I tryed my own version of this project and I love how it turned out. I posted it on my blog with a link to your site, hope to get more people started (I know my mum will at least).

  8. Hi!

    I just wanted to let you know that everything you do is just fantastic! Ever since I’ve discovered your blog, I come and see what’s new nearly everyday! I’m French and I’m pretty certain that we are many to follow you from overseas!

    Thanks for everything!


    • Thanks Anais! I so LOVE France and find a lot of inspiration when I visit. It makes my heart sing that what I create inspires people like you in France and around Europe. Hugs to you!!

  9. So beautiful. Thanks so much for all the great leaf templates. Your wreath is so pretty and glad you didn’t overload the wreath with too many leaves, they speak for themselves. I’ll have to order that paper from the source you provided, thanks for that also. The colors of the paper are jewel like, perfect for Fall.
    Last year I made lots and lots of paper leaves that I used in many ways. This year since I couldn’t find my Fall decos box I used many of the left over leaves to put on a wreath I had wrapped with burlap. Also made a leaf garland but am going to make this wreath and garland, put others away for another time or give them away.
    I was glad I had all the stash I did so I didn’t have to go buy anything. Payday isn’t til 26th.
    I’ve been making about 5 different sizes of fabric pumpkins using fall fabric, burlap and some heavy canvas I’ve had for ages. It all came in so handy. Think I made about 25 pumpkins , used some of them to decorate. I’m finding I’m not missing all the older Fall decos I have at all. If I ever find them in the shed I’ll have to see about purging of more of them.
    Last Spring early summer (2012) I went thru all the Fall and Christmas boxes gave a lot to the local thrift store since I had so much I’ve collected and drug all over the country with us. We have a small mfg. home so not room to use all of it, even things I still kept. I’m finding I’m enjoying using the new things I’m making just as much as old stuff that’s stored. Think that’s telling me to get rid of more things. Makes life a lot easier not to have to go thru the messes of boxes. I had 11 boxes of Christmas and 9 of Fall. Yup, time to purge which I did last year.
    Can hardly wait to make these leaves. They’re so pretty in those colors. I’m very much a Fall person for colors. Happy weekend. Love each new project you give us.

  10. I’m glad, that I found your wonderfull leaves & feathers design on Pinterest. Today we will make girlands with my doughters. Thanks from Budapest, and we hope you continue this really great designs!


  11. MARVELOUS!!!

    Wich weight of paper can I use for this garland?

    90 grams is-it anaf?
    Thank you.
    I like too much everything you do.

  12. beautiful!

  13. Hi Lia!
    This paper leaf garland is beautiful and very inspiring.
    Is the paper you used for the leaves the same as scrapbook paper ?

    • For this project I used a text weight metallic paper, but you certainly could use scrapbook paper. These leaves are so simple, any paper would work great.

  14. The colors are simply gorgeous and I love how they shine with a pearl finish when they catch the light! When I got married (9 years ago yesterday!), I used Martha Stewart’s paper leaf napkin rings template and hand-cut 250 napkin rings from metallic chocolate brown, copper and gold papers (from Paper Zone, back in the day, and I bet I still have some!). They were one of my favorite personalized touches at the wedding. Love the addition of plum…very rich and sophisticated…and the plum (taffeta?) fabric behind the bookshelf, too. :)

    Lisa Frank

    • Wow! You should have invested in a cameo. haha. Happy Anniversary!

      The fabric is a silk dupioni that I bought to make new pillow covers for my fall/winter living room. Stay tuned for that post.

  15. Lovely! I like how the metalic papers make the leaves look two-tone as they refect different light.

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