Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Autumn Decorating - Falling Leaves Garland

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Are you looking for a simple and elegant way to display all of the gorgeous fall leaves you or your children have been collecting?  I needed to do something with the growing pile that my children had on the coffee table and decided to hang our leaves as a series of vertical garlands on the hutch.

Craftiments.com | Falling Leaves Garland

To begin, I pressed the leaves between the pages of a heavy book for two days. Next I brushed a coat of slightly watered-down white glue on each side of the leaves to preserve them. And when dry, I hot-glued the leaves along the length of a satin ribbon.  After hanging them on the hutch, the only thing left to do was to stand back and admire the colorful autumn foliage!

Craftiments.com | Falling Leaves Garland
Craftiments.com | Falling Leaves Garland


10 comments :

  1. Wonderful! So pretty, thanks for the idea.

    Buffie
    http://papercuts4u.blogspot.com/

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  2. How cool to use REAL leaves! I love that it brings the essence of fall inside. How long do they last? Found your link through "just us four" I'm pinning it now!

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  3. That is too pretty! Sadly we don't get those kinds of beautiful leaves...

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  4. Great idea, and they look pretty hanging on your hutch!

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  5. I love it! This is really pretty! What a wonderful way to bring the beautiful fall colors indoors....
    My craftiments!

    hugs ~ Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  6. Very cute! I'm gearing up to make my own fall leaves garland, so this great inspiration for me. Found you through the MMM linky party.

    -Lauren @ http://thethinkingcloset.wordpress.com

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  7. What a great idea, and they look awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent. So thrilled to have you! Hugs

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  8. aww, what a great way to bring the outdoors in! love it!

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