Fall Leaf Garland

4 Materials
$25
30 Minutes
Easy

I love the simplicity of this leaf garland!

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Remember last year when I made this paper leaf garland?


(If you missed it, you can read about it HERE)


Well, this year I decided I wanted a little more color in my fall leaf garland.


So I took the leaves off of the lights and painted them!



But first, here's a look at the first few steps of this project from before:

Trace leaf shapes onto vellum translucent paper and cut them out

Gently erase the pencil marks from the edges.

Use coffee grounds...

... to stain the edges.

Wipe off any excess coffee and grounds with a tissue.

Your leaves will curl a little at the edges which will make them look more realistic.


Punch a hole in the stem of each leaf for stringing onto the fairy lights.


Now, here's the new part:

Using metallic copper, metallic gold and metallic dark copper spray paint, paint each leaf a different color.

I gave each leaf one pretty thick coat on just one side.


The paint curls the vellum even more which I think adds to the look.


When they were dry, (they dried really quickly) I just strung them back onto the fairy lights and hung them up and…

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Hello, Fall!

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This Fall leaf garland reminds me

Of trees changing color,

Frosty mornings,

And falling oak leaves.

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It’s just the touch I need for this season!


Get more ideas for decorating your home for Fall HERE

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