Autumn brings to mind some of the best memories for me, like the crunch of leaves underfoot, the crisp, fresh air and the trees ablaze in brilliant shades of red and yellow.
It’s only natural to want to bring some of those elements indoors, and one easy way to do this is by making a fall leaf garland to show off those fantastic fall colors.
This is a nice, quick project for an afternoon indoors, so grab a hot chocolate and a pair of scissors and let’s get crafting!
- White cardboard
- Paper in fall colors
- Leaf template
- Hole punch
Download the fall leaf template, print it out onto white card and cut out the leaf shapes.
Trace around the leaf template shapes onto the back of your colored paper. Trace as many leaves as you’ll need to fill the length of your fall leaf garland.
Cut out the leaves you traced with a pair of scissors.
Punch two holes in each leaf with a small hole punch. You’ll use these holes to attach the leaves to your garland.
Angle your holes in various ways to make your leaves hang in different directions:
- Two holes straight across will make your leaf point straight down.
- Having one hole higher on the left will make your leaf point to the right.
- Having one hole higher on the right will make your leaf point to the left.
Cut a long length of twine and tie a knot in one end.
Get the opposite (unknotted) end of the twine and start threading your leaves onto it. Alternate between leaves of different colors, shapes and directions.
Once all your leaves have been threaded on, tie a knot at the end to secure them in place.
It’s easy to tweak this fall leaf garland to suit your fall decorating – just use alternative colors and maybe other types of leaves for a completely different look!