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Decorating for fall is so much fun. It is the most exciting when you start to get those first cool days that signal it is time head to the pumpkin patch and load up your trunk with pumpkins and mums to make your home festive. However, this year I moved to New Orleans where the weather is still going to be in the 80's for the next week or so and that fall crispness is being smothered by humidity. As a result, I'm not feeling like decorating in the warm, cozy way I did when I lived in the northeast. Around here it still feels kinda summery which is confusing my usual fall decor tastes! To combat this, I have been doing a kind of hybrid decorating for fall with brighter colors than the usual deep oranges, reds, and browns. And, I started at my front door by making a fall wreath with pops of vibrant color!
This colorful striped maple leaf wreath uses a gorgeous palette of colors from the line of Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paints found at Target! (And I found these big, chunky wooden leaves on the same aisle!) I loved using Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint for this project because it is so rich and creamy. The coverage is excellent making it perfect for decorative painting projects like this one! I love how it looks on these wooden leaves, but also can be used on terra cotta, plaster and paper mâché and dries with a gorgeous matte finish. I always get nervous using any paint in a project like this one where you are measuring and taping things off and need clean lines, and I was SO happy with how this paint performed.
So, should we make a wreath? Let's do it.
1. Measure out and mark your lines. I made mine about an inch wide, but you can make them smaller and add more color or make them bigger and add less!
2. Tape off your lines. I chose to keep a couple of the lines in the natural wood but taped off all of the others so that my lines would be clean after painting.
3. Paint your lines! I used Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint mostly in Pumpkin, Passion, Ranchero, and White and did a lot of mixing and experimenting to create the perfect shades. I loved how these colors mixed and especially love how they looked when applied. You can find Delta Ceramcoat at Target in 22 colors and six new Flash Metallic colors right in the craft aisle for all of your fall projects!
In addition to the acrylic paint, I also painted a line of gold Liquid Leaf to add some interest. Once you have painted all of the lines, let them dry completely. Apply a second coat, if desired.
4. Once the paint is completely dry, carefully remove your tape.
5. Next, it's time to attach your leaves to the wreath form! If you have a staple gun, this can be done by simply stapling the leaves to your form. I don't have one so I used sawtooth hangers to attach them! You can do this by placing the hangers over two sections of the wire wreath form to keep it from sliding, and using a hammer and nails to secure it firmly.
That's it! You've created a bright and fun piece of decor for your front door that is definitely not your grandma's fall wreath. I love it.
I loved picking out this color palette by playing the the Delta Ceramcoat colors, but MAN, the color possibilities with this project are endless! What colors would you choose?