I am rounding out this week of Treasure Gold craft projects with this beautiful metallic fall leaf wreath. I kept the design of this wreath simple and low profile so that the sheen of the metallic leaves really stands out. Keep reading to find out how to make this elegant wreath for your own front door!
DIY METALLIC FALL LEAF WREATH
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A METALLIC LEAF WREATH
For this wreath, you will be painting faux leaves with Treasure Gold paint. Whenever I remove leaves from floral stem I use for craft projects, I stuff the leaves into a plastic bag that I keep in my craft stash. Those leaves are perfect for this project, and they are free! If you don’t have your own leaf stash, you can find inexpensive faux leaves at the dollar store.
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- Faux leaves
- Treasure Gold paint
- Floral wire
- Wire wreath form
- Jewelry pliers
- Metallic ribbon
HOW TO MAKE A FALL LEAF WREATH
Watch this short video to see how to assemble your fall wreath. I post new videos on my YouTube channel every week, so consider subscribing. It’s free!
TIPS FOR USING TREASURE GOLD ON FABRIC
While Treasure Gold is a multi-surface paint, there are a few things you should be aware of before you use it on fabric.
- Treasure Gold is NOT waterproof. My wreath is hung on our front door and protected by a storm door. The paint will not stand up to the elements.
- Because it is not waterproof, you obviously cannot wash it. Don’t plan on using Treasure Gold on any fabric projects that will need to be laundered.
- Treasure Gold looks best on smooth surfaces. These leaves are a perfect fabric project for this paint since they have a waxy coating. Tightly woven fabrics would work as well. I would suggest avoiding loosely woven fabrics if you are looking for that metallic shine.
- Use multiple thin coats. You will eliminate the look of your brushstrokes if you apply 2-3 thin coats of the paint. Be sure to let the paint dry between coats!
WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER LEAVES
If you go a little overboard painting your fall leaves with Treasure Gold, it’s no problem! Now you just have more beautiful leaves to decorate your home for fall. Tuck them into floral arrangements, create a runner down the center of a table, or use them as place cards in your fall place setting.
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