DIY | Cinnamon Wreath
Something you may not know about me…I LOVE DIY’s. A lot. I have always been crafty, and for some reason doing crafts makes me feel alive, HA!
I thought it would be fun to show you a little bit of behind the scenes for this Fall Wreath that I made.
This wreath smells amazing, and I genuinely enjoyed making this. Except for the fact that I cut my finger because the glue top some how was super sharp?
Also if you are going to make this, I encourage you to make it outside because it can be a little messy…but also it just sort of sets the “vibe” or “tone” cause it’s fall time.
What You Will Need:
- A plate
- A bowl
- Pretty Leaves
- X-acto Knife (Not Pictured…Use X-acto over scissors)
- Cinnamon (Not Pictured)
- Okay, so now that you have all the supplies. Take the cardboard and put the plate face down in the center, and trace it.
- Now put the bowl face down and trace that in the center of the circle you just traced from the plate.
- Now thankfully I made the mistakes first so that others can learn from it. I used scissors and it was way too hard. If I did this again, I would use the X-acto knife to cut out the smaller circle first & then cut out the outer one.
- Once you have the shape of the wreath, which should look like a donut, or a ring…You are ready to start doing the rest of the wreath! My dad went out and found leaves for me, which was super sweet. They were all so beautiful, and I was so excited to make this wreath.
- Coat both sides of the leaf with glue. I used a sponge to apply it. This did get messy. I applied more glue to the back of the leaf than the front. I applied glue to each one, and let the ones I coated first sit for a bit so the glue would become a little more dry. This helps to keep the leaf preserved a little longer.
- Now once you have coated all of the leaves with glue, it is time to put them onto the cardboard. This is the fun part.
- Originally when I first started making this, I thought that I was going to paint each leaf to make it bright. I think that I may still do that in the future with another one, but then I was thinking about it and I thought it’d be fun to coat it in cinnamon. That way the leaves are still the vibrant natural color.
- I applied the glue and then added some cinnamon to the glue. I then sprinkled more cinnamon on top of the leaf.
- Stick it to the ring.
- Now, while applying the leaves, make sure to put them on in different directions so that it looks full!
Don’t be worried about the white glue because this will dry clear.
When you are finished with this and have added all the cinnamon that your heart desires, shake off the excess, and let it sit to dry.
Once it has dried, cut a piece of yarn, and hot glue or duct tape it into the shape of a little loop. Then hang it on whichever door you want. Whether that be your dorm room, your bathroom, or your bedroom door, it will immediately welcome your guest with fall spirit and cinnamon scent.
That one stem sticking straight up makes me laugh.
Send me a picture if you make one, I would love to see your wreath!
Thanks for reading,
P.S.- Pi was doing Yoga while I made the Cinnamon Wreath.