We are embracing fall with open arms and have a whole host of DIY inspiration, projects, and tutorials up our crafting sleeves for you. One of the things I love to make and design at this time of the year is wreaths. They are great fun to make and always look good on your front door, window, or as a centerpiece. Today I made a fall paper leaf wreath using lots of frosted papers in deep dark shades of black, copper, gold, purple, brown, and red.

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You can cut the leaf patterns for this wreath with your cutting machine using the SVG file below. Or you can print the PDF template out and cut the shapes by hand.

I also like to score the leaves to add dimension and depth to my paper wreaths. Your cutting machine can do this for you. But if you are doing it by hand, then lie the leaf in your palm and, using the back of your scissors, press the blunt length along the leaf from stem to tip. Make sure to cup your hand as you do this to indent the paper. You can do this along the center of each leaf and along the lamina, out towards the edges like I did here.

When you are assembling your fall paper leaf wreath, start with the larger, darker colored leaves first, working around the foam wreath as you go. You can then add the smaller leaves, pods, and seeds one by one to cover gaps and create a nice, full wreath. The tiny buds and eucalyptus seeds are fiddly to cut by hand but add a delicate quality to the wreath that is well worth the effort. Have fun! ~ Lia

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fall paper leaf wreath on mantel above fireplace fall paper leaf wreath with purple, gold, brown, and red paper