Miniature Fall Wreath Tutorial
~Donated by Mythical Miniatures~
Start with three twist ties, twist them together on one end and braid the three ties together into one long piece. Form into a circle approximately 1" across then set aside. Click photos to enlarge.
Take your colored construction paper and sponge paint lightly with your acrylic paint. (white paper was used to better show the colors). You don't need to cover the paper completely. It's OK if the colors blend together. After your paint has dried, punch out your leaves mixing the colors of your paper to give a nice variety of color. Glue your first row of leaves flat to the wreath. Build up your wreath on the base leaf ring by dipping the edges only of leaves into a pool of glue. Do not glue them flat -- loose edges will look more realistic. Before the wreath is completely dry, push the outer edges of leaves down over the wreath form. This will cover the twist tie base and allow the leaves to stick up creating a more realistic look. Click photos to enlarge.