Aug 23, 2010

Easy Fall Garland


Fall is my favorite.
I know it's not quite here yet, but it's close.
Last night I made some fall garland because I just can't hardly wait to get started on decorating my home for Fall.


If you'd like to make some fall garland too this is what you'll need:


jute:  Home Depot:  $2.24
fake fall leaves:  Dollar Tree:  $1.00
scissors:  in your home somewhere:  free


First, measure how long you want your garland to be and cut the jute about 12 inches longer than that.
The reason I recommend doing that is because as you're threading it through the leaves, it sometimes frays a bit.  So I kept trimming it so I would have a sharper end to make threading it through easier.

***Note:  My mom read this and she said you can also wrap tape around the end of the jute to make it easier to thread through the leaves...duh, why didn't I think of that!

To make the holes for the jute to thread through, I cut two little slits in each leaf and pulled the jute in and out that way.

After you thread as many leaves as you want through the jute, the next step is finding a place to hang it!  Fun, fun!
I used tape to hang mine up.  It's clear.  It sticks. It works.


Happy Fall...
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.
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almost!


{Look what else snuck into the house from our garden. Hee hee!}


15 comments:

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I love Fall too...this is a great (simple) idea!
Love it!

mindingmomma said...

Love the garland, and we are ready for some fall weather and decorating here too!

Susan said...

Super cute!

this blessed nest said...

i LOVE a garland/bunting for anything, but especially for FALL!

i can hardly wait for it to get here.

BabiesandBargains said...

You inspired me to grab a few packages of leaves and try this today!

Robin said...

Oh I'm so glad you're trying it! It's really fun and easy!
~Robin

Meghan said...

Great garland!

Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont said...

Now here's a girl who's ready for fall! I love the garland.
Great job :)

Aimee said...

I LOVED this idea for a simple fall garland - I can't wait to make one for myself! I featured it here. So clever!

Julie said...

Very cute & simple= my kind of project!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Cute cute. I love fall and garland. I have been getting ready for fall at my house too.

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

Perfect for fall!!

Amy C said...

What a fun fall decoration!! Fall is one of my favorites as well! I love your blog, it's so calm and inviting, this is my first visit, but I will be back!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Fall is my favorite too! Love your garland! Fall leaves in all the colors are one of my favorite things! So beautiful! Great job1 thanks for sharing!

Kimberlee said...

What fun garland. I am determined to get some fall garlands made before fall is over. I am linking up to this idea post on my to-do list.
~Kimberlee
www.TheSpunkyDiva.blogspot.com

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