DIY Fall Leaf Garland - inexpensive and easy to make - perfect to add a touch of fall to your decor

DIY Fall Garland

I haven’t decorated for fall in years, but decided to this year and I am so glad I did. I mean, I will most likely regret the decision when I am frantically putting up Christmas decorations, but for now, I’m going to enjoy it.

I decided to keep things really simple. I used a few decorations that had been collecting dust in the garage, re-purposed some of my Halloween decor and made a few leaf garlands. The leaf garlands are without a doubt my favorite addition to the house. It cost me less than $10 to make (and that’s including the felt ball garland, which I already had), the kids were able to help me and it didn’t take long to complete. Plus, Luc is really into water coloring these days so I figured I might as well put him to work. 😉 The fact that he helped make the leaves makes the decorations extra special.

DIY Fall Leaf Garland - inexpensive and easy to make - perfect to add a touch of fall to your decor

DIY Fall Leaf Garland - inexpensive and easy to make - perfect to add a touch of fall to your decor

DIY Fall Leaf Garland - inexpensive and easy to make - perfect to add a touch of fall to your decor

DIY Fall Leaf Garland - inexpensive and easy to make - perfect to add a touch of fall to your decor

To make one, you will need the following:

Felt Ball Garland in white

Mini clothespins

White cardstock paper

Scissors

Watercolors

 

Directions:

  1. Search google or Pinterest to find a leaf template. There are tons available. I used this one, but had to enlarge it and make a few adjustments. Unfortunately, I can’t offer the one I altered as a printable, but it shouldn’t be too hard to find a leaf template you like.
  2. Print out the leaves on white cardstock.
  3. Use red, orange, yellow and brown watercolors to paint the leaves.
  4. Once dry, cut out leaves.
  5. Using the mini clothespins, hang the leaves on the garland.

*As another option, you could punch holes in the leaves (one on each side of the top like a banner) and string them up. That is what I did for the garland hanging in my kitchen.*

DIY Fall Leaf Garland - inexpensive and easy to make - perfect to add a touch of fall to your decor

DIY Fall Leaf Garland - inexpensive and easy to make - perfect to add a touch of fall to your decor

DIY Fall Leaf Garland - inexpensive and easy to make - perfect to add a touch of fall to your decor

This really was a fun and easy project that added a bit of color and “fall feel” to our house. It also gave my simple garland a whole new life and looks so beautiful hanging from my mantle. I hope this inspires you to create some fall decor of your own. Happy Fall Y’all! 🙂

DIY Fall Leaf Garland - inexpensive and easy to make - perfect to add a touch of fall to your decor

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