26.10.15

tutorial :: autumn leaf garland



Last week I looked over at my mantelpiece and decided it was in need of a festive autumnal garland.  This thought sent me rummaging through my craft supply cupboard where I found some paper which we had painted with watercolors about a year ago.


To create this garland, I cut an oak leaf shape from a piece of card-stock and traced outlines on the reverse-side of the water-colored paper.


 Then I cut out the leaves...


And used a 1/16 in (approx. 1 mm) hole-punch to add two holes to each leaf (a 1/8 in / 2 mm hole-punch would also work.) If you don't have a small hole punch, you could thread a needle and use it to create holes in the leaves as you string them up for your garland.

 

 Like so... 


I love how this garland looks, draped along the mantelpiece.  It will definitely be staying there through Thanksgiving!

2 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful garland! You have the colour of the leaves spot on! :-)

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