Falling Leaves Garland | fall craft

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time for a craft! Specifically a fall one! One is never too old to do a fun craft, especially when it something so easy and cute. In September I had an idea of buying leaves and making a decor project but had no idea how, until I saw that the leaves were falling outside and it came to me. A garland with leaves on a thread hanging from a branch.
And so I made it. It is seasonal, looks great on a wall as a centerpiece and it is pretty easy to do.
Also, since it's fall I thought I'd share a fall picture of moi out in nature acting like I was caught off guard (gasp!).


Though there have been days where the days have been cold and rainy, most of the days have been bright with color and really nice (not super hot, but compared to the west it's great!). The leaves have now fully transitioned colours and are mostly on the ground now, although some are still green (!!!).  Overall, a very classic fall.

What has autumn been like where you are? Cold, windy and barren or colourful, bright and warm-ish?

For the last couple of months, I have been trying to do a monthly craft as a way to relax and to have fun. It takes my mind off from school and helps me be creative, something I rarely have time to do with school and life. 



This garland is easy to do, does not take a long time and is perfect for decorating the house this season.  I had 50 leaves and so I did six lines of 8 leaves each. 


Falling Leaves Garland


What you'll need:

  • A package of artificial leaves can be found at craft stores or dollar stores. I got a package of 50 at Dollarama for $1.50
  • Red or Orange thread
  • a needle to thread the leaves
  • a stick/branch. The length depends on how you want to use it, mine is about 2 1/2 feet long.

Time: 

 About 1/2 hour.


The how-to:


1. Find a stick.
  • this is the perfect time to do numbers 2, 6 and 8 on the Things to do This Fall. Going out for a walk is a great way to look for a stick, plus you get to enjoy the changing colors in nature, you get to a fall craft and get to decorate!!
  • Trees are losing their branches and so many (I mean many) sticks waiting to be found. 

2. Thread a needle with about two arm's length worth of thread. Make a not on one end so the leaves won't fall off.

3.  Do two small running stitches on the top of the leaf, once done leave a space of about 3-4 inches for the next leaf and do the stitching again. Do it until all 8 leaves in the line have been sewn unto the thread. Lay it down on the ground
  • all the threads of leaves will be knotted to the stick in the end. 
  • There should be about 6 inches left of the thread. Will be used to tie it to the stick.
     
4. Do the next line in an alternative way, with the tip facing downwards.  To do this sew near the bottom of the leaf. Do the whole line like this and lay them down on the floor.
  • As you've noticed there one line has the leaves with the top facing up while the other one has the top tip facing downwards. You can choose to do an alternative line or just make them face the same way.

5. Take the stick and lay it on the ground/table. 

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6. When all six lines have been sewn, make sure they are all the same length and all the leaves are lined up by laying them on the floor (or table) next to each other. Also, make sure each line is evenly placed apart from the next and throughout the stick length (I hope it makes sense)
See the picture below.


7. Leave a 2-3 inch gap from the first leaf on the line and the stick. Take the thread and tie it to the stick. Do this will at the lines making sure to keep them evenly apart.
  • Make sure it is firmly tied and knotted. 


8. Once all the lines have been tied to the branch make sure that all the leaves are where they are supposed to be.  
  • Be extremely careful when moving the garland around because the lines and leaves will get tied up.

9. The garland is now done.


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This garland looks great on windows, walls and any place that needs decorating.

I first placed it on the window and although it looked very festive it was overshadowed by the actual trees outside, so I moved it to an empty wall. Placing it on the empty wall was a great move as it is super eyecatching and perfectly encompasses the season.


And the best part is that it can be stored away for the next year and that different leaves can be used. If you decide to make it don't forget to tag me on Twitter or on Instagram
Can't wait to see how you do it!!! 

If you have any thoughts, questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me.

Til next time
Loren Camila

22 comments

  1. This is very clever and it really looks pretty.

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  2. Whoa, it looks so pretty! Also, I love your outfit in that picture.

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    1. Thank you to both compliments, Gray Marie!

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  3. Looks like a fun craft!

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    1. It really is, Rakayle! It's inexpensive an looks so so great!

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  4. That's such a cute craft idea! Now I want to make one of my own.

    Jordan | myflourishingretrospect.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Jordan. Hope you do make it as It makes the house look very autumn-y and is fun to do.

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  5. Wow, I love the final product of this craft! It's so pretty. Where I am we are currently in the second month of spring (Southern Hemisphere vibes, haha) so I can't share anything on the topic of fall right now- but I do so enjoy seeing fall-themed posts on all the blogs of my far away friends!

    Btw, I love your blog and its name ♥

    -T
    x

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    1. aww, thanks for comming by, Tane ♥ Fall themed post are so much fun to read even in springtime, maybe when it's spring here you'll have a fall post?

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    1. Thanks, Skye. Hope you enjoyed the post ❤

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  7. This is so pretty! You're so creative!

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  8. This looks amazing! Perfect for fall and a great little diy project:) will have to try this with my little one.

    Jordanne || thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, Jordanne. Hope you enjoy making it!

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  9. OMG this is such a fun idea to make your room more autumn ready!!

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    1. It really does make everything looks autumn ready! Thanks for coming by Atsuna.

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  10. So cute! Love this idea. I'm always up for cute crafts that are festive.

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    1. Hope you are able to do it, Cindy. Glad you enjoyed it!

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