DIY Leaf Garland

DIY tutorial for creating a garland with autumn leaves

Jenna and I made a leaf garland this weekend using leaves we collected in our neighborhood. Here’s how we made it:

We painted the leaves with Modge Podge, let them dry and then flattened them overnight in a book.

DIY tutorial for creating a garland with autumn leaves
The next morning, we painted them gold. This was definitely Jenna’s favorite part. We used a children’s metallic gold tempera paint that was really lightweight and didn’t cover the natural colors of the leaves.

DIY tutorial for creating a garland with autumn leaves
Once the leaves were dry, we arranged them on a piece of twine.

DIY tutorial for creating a garland with autumn leaves

And then we taped the backs of the leaves to the twine.

DIY tutorial for creating a garland with autumn leaves

And then we placed the garland on our fireplace. All done.

DIY tutorial for creating a garland with autumn leaves