By Melissa Fenlon and Sara Albers of Alice & Lois
This autumn has been an epic one for fall colors in Crested Butte, Colorado (where Melissa lives!), and I wanted to find a way to hang on to the season all year long. I gathered some beautiful aspen leaves on a hike recently and decided to create a simple-yet-festive fall garland. You don’t need very many supplies at all to add a pretty autumnal touch to your home with this golden-leaf garland.
Keep reading for the DIY instructions.
• Gold acrylic paint and paintbrush
• Needle and thread
1. Paint both the front and back of your leaves; let the first coat dry on the front before you paint the back. Let the paint dry completely.
2. Using the needle, thread the tops of the leaves together; continue until you reach your desired garland length.
3. Leave a half inch or inch of space between each leaf.
4. Hang your garland!
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