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Learn how to make a simple fall leaf garland. This garland is an easy fall decor item that is inexpensive, and easy to create with just a little bit of DIY.
The striking colors of the leaves would look perfect sitting along the top of the mantel or hanging up for Fall or Thanksgiving parties.Today’s fun Fall leaf garland is courtesy of Val from Val Event Gal. If you love decorating for Fall or Thanksgiving on a budget, then you are going to love this easy to recreate craft.
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I love this time of year. Isn’t fall the best?!
I live in Arizona and where I am from we don’t really have fall. There are no changing leaves mostly just cacti and palm trees.
I still love this time of year though because it is finally starting to get cooler out. We have the hot season and the nice season.
Since we don’t actually have falling leaves I have to get a little creative. I got these fake fall leaves from the dollar store and they are perfect for decorating. I made them into a colorful fall leaf garland.
I had to brighten them up a bit with purple, my favorite color.
You can keep them in the traditional fall colors if you prefer and that makes it really easy to make!
You can make two garlands from each package of leaves and the total cost of materials was $2.
I just love the dollar store, you can find so many materials to make into pretty things! This was super easy to make and my daughter even helped out with adding the leaves.
Items You Need To Make The Fall Leaf Garland
- Fake leaves (I found mine from the dollar store)
- Paint (optional)
- Hole puncher
How To Make The Fall Leaf Garland In 3 Easy Steps
This fall leaf garland is super easy and quick to make.
Simply by following the next 3 steps you will be able to create multiple garlands that can easily be used for decoration.
Step 1: Paint (Optional)
If desired paint the leaves in bright colors.
I put two colors side by side in a cup then dipped the paint brush into a bit of both color and made a swirl paint pattern on the leaves.
After painting, let the leaves dry completely.
The leaves also look great without the paint, so this is an optional step depending on how you want your leaves to look.
Step 2: Create Holes In The Leaves
Punch a hole in the top of each leaf. I did two at a time to make the process quicker.
If you want them to lay flat punch a hole in the top and bottom and then you will be stringing both ends of the leaves onto the twine.
Step 3: Add The Leaves To The Twine
I put 25 leaves onto a string (or twine) and spread them out slightly.
Each pack of leaves had 50 leaves, therefore one package made two garlands.
You can make a bunch and hang them all around, or make the garland longer by simply adding extra leaves.
The garland would also be perfect for a backdrop and lining a dessert table, if you gathered lots of them up together.
I just love how simple it is to make and so festive for fall. I will also be using them to decorate for Thanksgiving.
A quick and easy DIY craft will make all the difference to your Fall or Thanksgiving decor. It’s such a simple craft, but it will look incredibly pretty scattered around the home or your party area.
Do you love decorating for Fall or Thanksgiving?
Cheryl @The Long Way to Go says
What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing. I’m visiting you today from TGI Saturday.