Fall is almost here! Hurrah! Maybe it's all the family birthdays (2 in September, mine in October) or the cooler weather, but suddenly I want to host about a million parties so we can roast marshmallows, carve pumpkins and wear cozy sweaters...and wear leaf crowns. Jenna - you know Jenna, right? The gorgeous gal I make model everything? - created this leaf flower crown that would be perfect for a fall party.
Here's our leaf crown step by step tutorial!
While you're at it - make some for the kids too! Caroline has been wearing hers to school, which just kills me.
Make a fall leaf crown
- Fall leaves from the Dollar Store
- Cord - suede, leather, twine and even raffia would work.
- Glue gun
Start by clipping various sizes of leaves and trimming their stems with scissors. Then cut a 1-inch wide strip of felt about 11 inches long. (Note: If you're making a crown for kids, measure their heads first to get the right length.) Start gluing leaves to the felt, working your way from the middle of the felt to the edges. Keep layer different colors and sizes of leaves until all of the felt is covered.
Cut two long pieces of cord and hot glue one to each side of the felt. Then cut two 1-inch pieces of felt and glue over the top of cord ends to cover and secure them.
Who's ready to come over and roast some marshmallows with me?
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some basic steps to make a leaf crown?
Start by gathering freshly fallen leaves. Fold the first leaf with the bulbed end facing up, and gently poke it with a child menu to secure it. Continue adding leaves one by one, with the bulbed end facing up, using little ones for added decoration. Toggle the menu to close the search and add more posts as needed. Finally, add a final leaf to complete the crown.
Can I use any type of leaves for making a fall leaf crown?
Yes, you can use freshly fallen leaves of any type for making a fall leaf crown. Look for pretty leaves in different shapes, sizes, and colors to create an interesting and unique crown.
How many leaves do I need to make a leaf crown?
The number of leaves needed depends on the size and fullness you want for your crown. You can start with one folded leaf and continue adding more leaves until you achieve the desired look. Generally, you may need 5-18 leaves for a leaf crown.
How do I secure the leaves together to make a leaf crown?
You can secure the leaves together by gently poking them with a child menu or a similar object. Make sure to poke the bulbed end of the leaves to keep them in place and create a sturdy crown.
Can I add other types of leaves or decorations to my leaf crown?
Get creative with your leaf crown by adding other types of leaves or decorations, such as palm leaves or pretty leaves. You can also continue adding leaves to your crown to create a fuller look or add more posts for added stability.
Can I reuse leaf crowns?
Leaf crowns are typically made with freshly fallen leaves and are not meant to last for a long time. They are intended as temporary decorations and may not be reusable. However, you can try preserving the leaves or replacing them with fresh leaves to reuse the crown if desired.
Are there any tips for making a leaf crown?
- Use freshly fallen leaves that are still pliable and not too dry.
- Fold the leaves with the bulbed end facing up to create a secure base.
- Gently poke the leaves with a child menu or similar object to avoid tearing the leaves.
- Experiment with different types of leaves and decorations to create a unique and personalized crown.
- Add more posts or continue adding leaves as needed to create a sturdy and full crown.