DIY: Fall Leaves Garland

By Melissa Fenlon and Sara Albers of  Alice & Lois

Turn your fall leaves into a gorgeous gold garland

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.

Paint some leaves gold to create an autumn garland

Supplies:
• Gold acrylic paint and paintbrush
• Leaves
• Needle and thread
• Scissors

DIY Leaf Garland Tutorial on Julep

Steps:

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!

Paint fall leaves to create this autumn garland

DIY leaf garland on Julep

Photos by Melissa Fenlon

1  COMMENT
  1. this is so pretty!