Happy Fall Y’all! I know, I know… Christmas decorations are out in full force in the stores, but I started this garland like two weeks ago. So, I’m going to share it! I picked out five scrapbook cardstock paper colors: red, purple, green, olive, and orange. I like the addition of the bright green and purple to really make the colors in my garland pop.
I made a template with four leaves and an acorn (click here to download the Template) to trace and cut out. I used the age old transfer method of scribbling pencil on the back of the template and then tracing the front of the outline to transfer the pencil lead to the cardstock paper.
Then it was a matter of cutting everything out (and letting the twins play with the scraps, which they were oddly fascinated with). I used a mini hole-punch and some thin twine to string everything together – with a simple square knot between each paper leaf. And that’s it!
I know, I know. How on earth did this take me two weeks? I’m clearly distracted easily. But I am happy to report that my fall garland will be hanging over my desk from now through the day after Thanksgiving, when it will be promptly replaced with something Christmas-ey.
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Bonnie @ The Pin Junkie says
Thanks for sharing your fall paper leaves garland at The Pin Junkie. Your project was featured in a fall & Thanksgiving craft roundup at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/11/easy-fall-thanksgiving-crafts.html
Awesome! Thanks 🙂