Friday, October 28, 2016

Minimal Fall Garland

Well, it's almost the end of October, and it honestly makes me feel so sad!
The Autumn season is fleeting!  It's time to make the best of it.
We've got one more month to go, so it's never too late to put up some fall décor.
The project I have today is very minimalist and requires only a few supplies. 
Don't fret!  It's simple quality is what makes it ADORABLE.  Also, it's great for kids!
Although, because this requires basic sewing skills, close supervision might be needed for younger children under 7. 
Let's get started!
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Supplies Needed
Felt in Autumn Colors
Embroidery Floss in Autumn Colors
Embroidery needles
Yarn or Jute Twine
Permanent Marker (optional)

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First, cut out leaf shapes from your pieces of felt!  I chose orange, olive green, golden yellow, maroon and brown.  The simpler your leaf shape, the better.  You can use a marker to draw your
leaves first as well.

Second, use the embroidery floss to sew on some veins.  I have a step-by-step-process pictured below.  Basically, you want to work your way up from the bottom of your lead and sew the veins from the sides to the middle.

After the veins, go ahead and cut out some letters if you'd like.  I cut out the word "FALL", but other words like "GIVE THANKS" or "AUTUMN" would be really cute as well!  You can use any color, but for this garland, I chose black so that the word stands out from the leaves.

After that, hot glue your leaves and letters onto some yarn or jute twine and hang it up! 
Now you can enjoy the beauty of autumn leaves in your home.  For us in Hawaii,
(who can only see the leaves change color on dying mango trees) this would be a great
garland to make and put up year after year.
Have fun!
Erika @ PC

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