Simple Fall Leaf Garland is a perfect craft for a rainy fall afternoon. It does require a simple prep—collecting the leaves and either pressing them or drying them. I usually just stick them between the pages of my very big cookbook. You do not need to dry your leaves for a very long time in order to use them to make this simple fall leaf garland. One or two days is the minimum. If you use freshly picked ones, the leaves will curl up by the end of the day, and your garland will be looking pretty sad. So make sure to go outside, enjoy some of that gentle fall sunshine and pick some gorgeous fall leaves for this project.
Simple Leaf Garland Supplies:
Simple Fall Leaf Garland Instructions:
Step 1. Choose the word or a phrase you’d like to be on your leaf garland. We decided on the word THANKFUL.
Step 2. Choose the leaves you would like to use and pay them out in the order. It’s good to use different colors, types of leaves, and sizes to keep it visually interesting.
Step 3. Take sharpies and write the letters on your leaves.
Step 4. We alternated between silver and gold on our yellow and red leaves. My daughter did all the writing.
Step 5. Take twine and cut the length you need
Step 6. Start attaching your leaves to the twine with mini clothes pins. You can space them out or keep them close, all depending on the style you are going for.
Sep 7. Hang your leaf garland in the spot of your choosing in your house.
We chose to hang it up on the living room mirror so that every time we look in the morrow, we’d be reminded to be thankful for all the blessings in our lives.
And that’s it! A very simple leaf garland to add a festive touch to your fall or Thanksgiving décor. You can certainly do this with kids or your friends, it’s versatile, easy, and takes under 30 minutes to complete. Happy crafting!
Tell me, what other simple crafts have you done this fall?