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DIY Simple Paper Leaf Wreath

colorful paper leaf wreath craft

This Simple paper leaf wreath is such an easy DIY that will brighten up your home this Spring – All you need is a few craft supplies and a little patience cutting out the leaves!

If you have a Cricut machine, that will make the cutting part so much easier (and faster!) But sometimes it’s fun to sit and Netflix and cut leaves out.

colorful paper leaf wreath craft

Here’s how to make an easy rainbow paper leaf wreath in just a few steps.

Materials to Make a Rainbow Paper Leaf Wreath

Cardstock in rainbow colors (I went with pastel, but you could brighten things up with primary colors!) You will need 2 pieces of each color you choose. 

A piece of cardboard

Dinner plate

Scissors (or Cricut machine)

Hot glue gun

Command strips (for hanging the wreath)

craft supplies for making a paper leaf wreath, includinf colored card stock, hot glue, scissors, cardboard

How to make this easy paper leaf wreath

Step 1 Trace your dinner plate onto the cardboard and cut out. Cut out an inner circle, leaving about 1.5” of cardboard all around for the wreath.

cardboard cut out wreath shape

Step 2 Cut your leaves: I folded each piece of card stock in half vertically, so I could cut 2 leaves at a time. 

Draw your leaf onto the card stock and cut them out, or just freehand cut them. I got 4 leaves from each piece of cardstock, so 8 leaves total for each color.

folded colored cardtsock and scissors for making a paper leaf wreath

Step 3 Add little fringe cuts on the sides of the leaves if you like.

piles of paper leaves cut out from cardstock

purple paper leaf from paper leaf craft

Step 4 Glue your leaves on with hot glue going 1 row at a time. Just dab a little hot glue at the base of your leaf and press it firmly onto the cardboard wreath.

3 paper leaves being glued onto a cardboard wreath shape

Step 5 Continue gluing leaves on all around the wreath. I used 6 colors of cardstock, so you can draw dividing lines onto your wreath first to make sure you have enough space for each leaf color.

paper leaf wreath craft being made with different colors of paper leaves

Notes: This paper rainbow leaf wreath brightens up any space! I hung my wreath with Command strips, but you could also use a small nail to hang it on a wall, or just prop it up on a shelf. 

Try out this fun paper flower craft if you are looking for something a bit quicker, but still want to brighten your walls.

Want to remember this easy paper leaf wreath? Pin it For Later!

Rainbow colors paper leaf card stock wreath craft

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Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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