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DIY Metallic Fall Leaf Wreath

We couldn’t wait to share this DIY project using a classic leaf garland and turning it into an impressive Fall leaf wreath with some beautiful matte metallic paint.

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We’ve definitely made our share of wreaths on the blog, from a lavender and driftwood window wreath; a pretty floral hoop wreath and a square evergreen wreath… BUT this metallic painted Fall leaf wreath is one of the prettiest we’ve made.

The soft and muted matte metallic paint in champagne, rose gold and ivory pearl make all the difference. The painted leaves look rich and luxurious, almost taking on a dried leaf texture in contrast to the original faux leaf garland. If you can get your hands on the garland at the end of the season, you’ll be able to make this beautiful metallic leaf wreath for a fraction of the cost.

Materials Needed:

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Materials needed to make a DIY metallic fall leaf wreath.

Tips Before You Start

  • Protect your work surface with parchment paper.
  • Apply additional coats of paint as needed to achieve desired coverage.
  • Paint one side of the leaf at a time. Leave paint to dry before turning over and painting the back side.
  • Handle with care after painting, faux leaves become more brittle after paint dries.

How To Make A Fall Wreath:

Gather supplies. 

Gathering the supplies needed to make a DIY metallic fall leaf wreath.

If using garland, remove individual bunches of faux leaves for painting.

faux fall leaves.

If using a sprig of faux leaves, pull apart leaf pairings for painting.

Seperating faux fall leaves.

Divide the faux leaves evenly into 3 parts: one to be painted in Ivory Pearl, Rose Gold and lastly, Champagne.

Place the faux leaves down on a flat surface and paint the surface of the leaves in Ivory Pearl. Let dry.

Painting a faux leaf with Ivory Pearl Metallic paint.

Turn over and paint the back side of the leaves as well. Repeat with an additional coat of paint for more intense color.

Painting the back of the faux leaf with more Ivory Pearl metallic paint.

Paint the other grouping of faux leaves in Rose Gold. 

Paint the third grouping of faux leaves in Champagne.

Painted faux leaves.

Cut floral wire into several pieces measuring 3” long.

Cutting floral wire.

Place the grapevine wreath on a flat surface. Secure one cluster of Ivory Pearl painted leaves at the top. 

Securing painted faux oak leaves onto a grapevine wreath.

Secure another cluster at the bottom and two more on the sides. 

Next, secure a cluster of Rose Gold painted leaves beside the other leaves. 

Adding painted faux maple leaves to the grapevine wreath.

And then secure a cluster of Champagne painted leaves.

Using floral wire to secure painted faux leaves onto a grapevine wreath.

Continue securing the fax leaves with floral wire to the grapevine wreath until the wreath is fully covered. 

This craft does take some time with all the coats of paint and drying times but is well worth it in the end! Now I have a gorgeous Fall leaf wreath to hang and enjoy for the season.

This project idea was originally shared in DecoArt’s project gallery.

Looking for More DIY Fall Wreath Ideas:

Wanting to make some more fall wreaths, check out this easy DIY burlap and faux floral wreath; DIY wheat wreath gone wild; and this pretty pumpkin wreath using a DIY pumpkin wreath form made from mulberry vines.

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Metallic fall wreath with text overlay.

DIY Metallic Fall Leaf Wreath

Jane and Sonja
Create an impressive Fall leaf wreath for your home with some beautiful matte metallic paint and classic leaf garland.
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Materials
  

  • Grapevine wreath size 18”
  • Americana Decor Matte Metallics in Ivory Pearl, Rose Gold, Champagne
  • Paintbrush 1”
  • Faux maple leaves and oak leaves garland or sprig
  • Floral Wire
  • Scissors or wire cutters

Instructions
 

  • Divide the faux leaves evenly into 3 parts: one to be painted in Ivory Pearl, Rose Gold and lastly, Champagne.
  • Place the faux leaves down on a flat surface and paint the surface of the leaves in Ivory Pearl. Let dry.
  • Turn over and paint the back side of the leaves as well.
  • Paint the other grouping of faux leaves in Rose Gold.
  • Paint the third grouping of faux leaves in Champagne.
  • Cut floral wire into several pieces measuring 3” long.
  • Place the grapevine wreath on a flat surface. Secure one cluster of Ivory Pearl painted leaves at the top.
  • Secure another cluster at the bottom and two more on the sides.
  • Next, secure a cluster of Rose Gold painted leaves beside the other leaves.
  • And then secure a cluster of Champagne painted leaves.
  • Continue securing the fax leaves with floral wire to the grapevine wreath until the wreath is fully covered.
  • Hang to enjoy!
Keyword diy, fall, wreath
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