Easy $2 Fall Leaf Garland

Leah Althiser
by Leah Althiser
3 Materials
30 Minutes

A super easy DIY fall leaf garland that only costs $2 to make! Use supplies from the Dollar Tree make this cute leaf garland.

Add some fall color to my mantle

I wanted to bring some of those gorgeous fall colors into my home last year but didn't want to spend lots of time or money.

I was able to make this cute fall leaf garland for just a few dollars and less than 30 minutes. Read on to learn how...


I found a pack of faux fall leaves at the Dollar Tree as well as a ball of twine.

You could also add glitter to the leaves with glitter paint (I had some lying around). You could alternatively could water down some Elmer's glue, paint it on the leaves and sprinkle glitter.

I decided this wasn't worth the effort and possible mess so I went it bare leaves!

The only other supplies you will need are scissors and a hot glue gun.

Measure your string and lay out your leaves

Before you start attaching your leaves to the twine, lay them out how you want them to look.

This is an important step to getting evenly placed leaves and a color pattern that you like.

Attach leaves with hot glue

Place a generous blob of hot glue onto the back of each leaf. Sink the twine into the glue to make sure it stays!

I've used this for two years now and I haven't had any leaves fall off. They seem to really stick with the hot glue.

Hang the garland

I tacked small nails into the ends of my mantle and tied the garland to the nails.

Finished garland

I love the little pop of color this garland adds to our living room in the fall!

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