Halloween is quickly approaching, which means that Thanksgiving will be shortly after.  And then Christmas and Hanukkah not to long after!!

This season has completely snuck up on me after this summer.

Well, since it’s actually fall, I thought it would be fitting to create a fall wreath!  And, this month for the Xyron Design Team, we have partnered with Tim Holtz!  These products fit perfectly for the fall, which makes this the perfect project!



  • Tim Holtz Paper String Stripes Twine
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain in Vintage Photo
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stain in Carved Pumpkin
  • Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Stain in Abandoned Coral
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Friendship Word Block Thinlets Die Cuts
  • Xyron 1.5″ Sticker Maker
  • Die Cutter (I used the Diamond Press Crafter’s Companion)
  • Styrofoam Wreath
  • Burlap
  • Ball Head Straight Pins
  • Cardstock
  • Leaf Cut-Outs
  • Paper Cutting Machine (I used a Silhouette Cameo)
  • Scissors



1. Cut out leaves using your paper cutting machine.  I cut out 10 leaf shapes on 5 sheets of 12×12 paper.  I made sure my paper was a variety of colors, including white.

2. Wrap styrofoam wreath in burlap.  Attach using a ball head straight pin.


3. Using the Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain in Vintage Photo, spray some of the leaf shapes to add some texture.


4. Using the Tim Holtz Ink Stains, add more texture to leaves.  I added the stains to give definition to some of the leaves.


5. While you let the ink dry, wrap burlap wreath with the red, orange, and brown twine.  Leave enough room so you can create a hanger to hold up your wreath.


6. Once the leaves have dried, attach them to the wreath.  I attached two or three leaves together using the ball head straight pins.


7. Cover the pin by attaching leaves that will cover the head of the pin.


8. Run the die cuts through the die cut machine using the die cuts.  I used green card stock to add some contrast to the orange, red, and brown wreath.  I also rounded some of the edges on some of the die cuts.


9. Taking the die cuts, run them through the Xyron 1.5″ sticker maker.


10. Attach the stickers to leaves.  You can add the stickers to just one leaf, or lay them over multiple leaves.


11. Finally, hang up and admire your hard work!


I really love how this turned out!  It is really easy but super versatile!

Head over to the Tim Holtz Facebook page for TONS of crafting inspiration!!

Throughout the week, I will be showing you some easy ways to transform this burlap wreath into a festive wreath for Halloween and Christmas using these same materials!  So stay tuned.

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