Monday, November 12, 2012

Make A Paper Leaf Garland

Thanksgiving is just around the bend, and even though I am holding back the urge to decorate for Christmas, I think Thanksgiving deserves a decent amount of time.
To add a little more to our Fall theme, I made this easy paper leaf garland.





I used brown craft paper from the Dollar Store and a 4 ft. piece of jute twine.
To make it, simply cut out a desired leaf pattern {mine were about 5 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide}.
Cut out several leaves and have your hot glue gun handy.
I crinkled my leaves a little for a more rustic look and staggered them in a 2 and 3 leaf pattern.
First, glue several leaves of two together at the base.


And then sections of three...


Next, add a little hot glue to the back lower edge of the triple leaf section.

Place it on the jute twine and pinch a little at the base...


Stagger the leaf sections about an inch apart and just keep going until you reach the end of the twine.
Leave a few inches on each end to tie.


Hang up and enjoy!
 


~Julia

11 comments:

~ko said...

This is beautiful and so simple! I'm thinking I could make it from the millions of paper bags we have stored up! thanks for sharing this with us!

Hopeful said...

I am a new follower and love your blog. I have already made the jar soap dispenser you posted. Thank you for the creative inspirations.

Bonnie said...

Suce a cute inexpensive project. Love this one. It would be great for the little ones with adult hot glue help.

Carissa said...

Julia...

Simple and beautiful, just like you.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

That is really cute! I should have my teenager make me one!

Snooks said...

This is really cute and looks so easy. Must focus on the season in front of us before moving onto the next. I am having a hard time keeping myself from decorating for Christmas too.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Gert said...

Oh, what a cool idea! So simple, yet so beautiful!

Blessings,
Gert

Gumbo Lily said...

I really like it! And simple to do. I can imagine it for Christmas too.

Keeping it Cozy said...

LOVE your garland! Just perfect for Thanksgiving and it looks beautiful hanging.

Erica Anderson said...

Beautiful! I'd love to know more about the wreath above the garland in one of the photos. It looks like it is made from the pages of old books. I love it! Thanks!

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