DIY Fall Paper Leaf Garland

3 Materials
$12.00
30 Minutes
Easy

This definitely isn’t your traditional looking fall leaf garland. It doesn’t really scream ‘FALL’ but I like the fact that it can go from September all the way through December if I want to keep it up that long.

Get Leaf Shapes

Download simple printable leaf shapes or freehand your own.

Trace Leaf Shape Onto Vellum

Use 29lb Vellum paper which is a thick translucent paper and trace your leaf shapes onto it with a pencil.

Then cut them all out.

Erase The Pencil Marks

Gently erase any pencil marks off of the leaves.

Mix Up Used Coffee Grounds With A Little Water

Mix up some used coffee grounds with a little water to make a dark strong coffee liquid.

Paint The Edges Of The Leaves With The Coffee

Use this dark coffee mixture to paint the edges of the leaves to make them look aged.

Let The Coffee Sit On The Leaves

Let the coffee sit on the Vellum leaves for a few minutes. It will make the edges wrinkle a little and the leaf will curl slightly.

Wipe Off The Coffee

Wipe the coffee off of the leaves using a dry tissue or paper towel.

Punch A Hole In The Leaf

Using a 1/4 inch hole punch, punch a hole in the bottom of each leaf and string them onto a string of battery-operated fairy lights. Gently twist the wire around each leaf to keep it in place.

Turn On The Lights And Enjoy!

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