Thursday, October 20, 2022

Minimalist Evafoam Oak Leaf Wreath

 

My taste for diy wreaths run towards a simplistic design. I don't like a lot of gaudiness or froufrou in making my wreaths. You know the old saying, less is more! Well I was inspired to make an evafoam oak leaf wreath from a festive Norwegian design wreath I saw online. I bet right now you're going "wow" how did she come up with that?  Just take a look at this picture:  

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These are felt snowflakes but I first thought they were oak leaves. I know oak leaves are not white. Silly me! But their shapes remind me of oak leaves! Just look at this drawing of an oak leaf:



Do you see what I mean looking at the wreath? The similarities? I had to look really hard for the "snowflake" design. And you know Norwegian designs are minimalistic, too! So since I was visualizing oak leaves, I decided to make a minimalist oak leaf wreath for fall using evafoam. A modern take, if you will! What an inspiration, lol! Perfect for this month's Creative Craft Hop, hosted by Sara @Birdz of a Feather!

Materials Used:

  • Orange Evafoam
  • Oak leaf template (using thin cardboard)
  • Scissors
  • Bamboo stick
  • Willow wreath form
  • Hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • Bow ribbon
How To:

Unfortunately, I don't have any oak trees near me to collect real oak leaves to use to make a wreath. Although oak leaves change to beautiful colors in the fall, they usually stay on the tree and fall off during spring. I love the shape of the oak leaf and have no problem creating some out of evafoam - one of my favorite craft mediums. First, I found a free oak leaf clipart online that I downloaded,  copied, pasted - and printing it out on regular paper. Then cut out the paper leaf and  .  .  . 

drew the outline on a sheet of cardboard to use as a template. The cardboard leaf proved to be sturdier to use in cutting out lots of leaves. I doubled the evafoam sheet - cutting out two leaves at a time while watching tv, lol  .  .  .

for a total of 32 leaves.

Once all the leaves were cut out, I added "veins" using a bamboo stick. The fun thing about foam sheets is that you can pull, twist, stretch and even heat the material to help shape whatever you're working on. But I like the simplicity of how the leaves looked, so I didn't do much manipulation of the foam. But if you're really curious about what you can do with evafoam, checkout what I made here, here and here.  But for this wreath, I took a modern approach to making these oak leaves.
After adding all the veins, I started hot gluing the leaves onto the willow wreath form that I got a few years ago from the Dollar Tree.






Once I was satisfied with the fullness of all the leaves on the form .  .  .
added a homemade bow to complete the look! 
Welcome to this month's Creative Craft Hop! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on creating a minimalist evafoam oak leaf wreath! 

If you're coming over from Jenna @ The Painted Apron,  wasn't her Santa's Christmas Tree adorable! Jenna is so creative! Next up is Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction sharing her cute Velvet Mushrooms that smell like Christmas! Hmmm! I know you'll want to check those out! 

And be sure to check out all of the talented craft bloggers and their awesome craft creations for this month's Creative Craft Hop listed below!

Santa's Christmas Tree  -  Jenna @The Painted Apron

Minimalist Evafoam Oak Leaf Wreath - Purple Hues and Me

How to Craft Velvet Mushrooms (That Smell Like Christmas!) -  Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addition

Santa Mugs and Bottle Brush Trees - Tammy @Patina and Paint

Hamsa Wall Decor -  Sara @Birdz of a Feather

Wood Bead Garland With Pom Pom Pumpkins - Donna @Modern on Monticello

Halloween Porch Sign with Free Designs - Niki @Life as a Leo Wife

The Haunted House -  Ann @The Apple Street Cottage

How to Make an Easy Christmas Swag - Terrie @Decorate and More With Tip

How to Make Wood Block Pumpkins - Carol @Blue Sky At Home




8 comments:

  1. I adore your minimalist oak leaf wreath Gail; it has the perfect Fall vibe with the colour and coordinated ribbon you chose! I'm not one for a lot of frou frou either when it come to wreaths :).

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  2. Hi Gail, I've never used evafoam, it looks like handy stuff! Your wreath is so pretty, I just love seasonal and themed wreaths, and yours is so cute and clever. The plaid bow is perfect, this is great for now and through Thanksgiving, love it!
    Jenna

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  3. Gail, your oak leaf wreath is so festive and the plaid bow is the perfect finishing touch! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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  4. Very cute oak leaf wreath Gail.The plaid looks great with those colors.

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  5. Less is definitely more this time, Gail. I love how the bow stands out against the solid-color leaves!

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  6. Gail this is the cutest wreath for Fall and very easy to make. Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial.

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  7. Gail, this wreath is lovely. I’ve never heard the word evafoam, although I understand what it is. I’ll have to try it out. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Your wreath is adorable. And I love how easy it was to make. So glad you shared it. I learned something new since I didn't know what evafoam was either. Pinned.

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