DIY Projects

Make Your Own Autumn Leaves Garland

November 16, 2013

DIY Autumn Leaves Garland

This autumnal craft idea from 6th Street Design School is simple, cheap and looks GREAT! The leaves are so pretty and shimmery, without feeling too ‘homemade’. You could hang yours across a fireplace, or maybe along the wall by some stairs. Once you’ve assembled all the supplies it should only take about ten minutes to put together.

Shopping list:
– Artificial leaves, available via Amazon (or the Dollar Store if you’re in the US)
– PVA glue
– Glitter in autumnal colours, these ones from Etsy are perfect
– Ribbon
– A hole punch

Read the full tutorial here.

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  • Reply Lucie Carpentier October 1, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Oooooh I just saw that through Pinterest! What a great idea! But I think I will try with some natural leaves and a brush of metallic paint to see how it goes! But I love the glitter and the garland, it looks fabulous!

    • Lucy Meek
      Reply Lucy October 1, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      Hey Lucie, thanks for your comment! That sounds like a great idea – au naturel. You’ll have to send over a picture when you’re done πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jessica November 7, 2014 at 3:51 am

    Hi! Does the glitter get all over the place? Or is there something I can do to set it?

    • Lucy Meek
      Reply Lucy November 7, 2014 at 10:33 am

      Hey Jessica! When working with glitter in the past I’ve always just used a spray sealant to keep it from coming off on my hands and clothes. You can get it from craft shops or Amazon.

      • Reply Becky September 21, 2015 at 5:59 pm

        Could you use hairspray to set the glitter??

        • Lucy Meek
          Reply Lucy Meek September 23, 2015 at 12:31 pm

          That could work! Personally I’d use a proper crafts sealant though, since the price difference isn’t that big.

  • Reply Vashita November 4, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    can you use real leaves??

    • Lucy Meek
      Reply Lucy Meek November 5, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Hey Vashita, you could but they probably wouldn’t be as resilient as the plastic ones once they dried out.

  • Reply neetzyblog November 17, 2015 at 12:49 am

    These are stunning!

  • Reply Chris Meek Boer November 17, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Hey Lucy! Love your idea’s! But your name caught me! I’m a Meek also! I used to be, my married name is Boer. Wonder if we could be related! Chris Boer

    • Lucy Meek
      Reply Lucy Meek November 18, 2015 at 11:12 am

      Haha, hi Chris! Nice to meet you! I imagine we must be related if you look back far enough πŸ™‚ Although you’re in the States and I’m in the UK, so unless you have family over here it’s likely to be a pretty long time ago!

  • Reply pippaa October 10, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Can you use paper cutnintonthe shape of leaves or would that fail

    • Lucy Meek
      Reply Lucy Meek October 14, 2016 at 9:05 am

      I think you could! They might just look a bit flat compared to the 3D shape of these leaves.

  • Reply Tracey October 16, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Put the glitter in a clear plastic bag and cover the leaf that way. Less messy

  • Reply Kim November 27, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Hi. Every xmas I make something for xmas with my grand-daughter ruby’s who is 5 for the family cards last year I’ve just seen these and I’m trying to find the leafs from Amazon do they have to b green or can u use different colours as amozon r only showing many thanks kim

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