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Make a Fall Garland!

September 30, 2015

Grab yourself a warm fall beverage, gather a few craft supplies and make an easy fall decoration for your home! The best part about this project is that is that it’s a simple activity to do while watching the Halloween episodes of your favorite shows on Netflix. Sadly, My So Called Life is no longer on Netflix, but there’s always “The Slutty Pumpkin” HIMYM episode, as well as the Dawson’s Creek episode with the escaped serial killer in season 1. There are so many good choices. You could also just pop Hocus Pocus into your DVD player.

pumpkin-cropped

I originally got the idea for a fall garland from one of my favorite blogs, A Beautiful Mess. I began reading Elsie and Emma’s blog when we moved upstate and into our first apartment. I loved the garland DIY because it was perfect for decorating boring white apartment walls without painting or damaging anything .  These garlands are also extremely easy to make, and easy to change up and make your own. Although I no longer live in an apartment, I still find myself making garlands for each holiday. Here’s how I made two of mine:

Leaf Garland

You’ll Need:

Felt in the colors of your choice (decide on your pattern ahead of time)

String

Scissors

Pen and paper

Rotary Leather Punch or craft screw punch

leaf-supplies

Draw a leaf on a piece of paper, and cut it out to make yourself a stencil. Trace as many leaves onto your felt as you can fit. Cut out the leaves and use the leather punch to punch two holes into each leaf. Once you are finished, you are ready to string the  leaves into the pattern of your choice. You can wrap tape around the end of the string if you are having a tough time – I find that that helps me! I make loops on either end of the string to hang the garland.

Here’s the finished product!

leaves

 

Ghost Garland

What you’ll need:

White tulle

White stuffing

Orange or black ribbon

White thread

Sewing needles

ghost-supplies

Cut the tulle into a large circle- a little larger than a dinner plate. Put a ball of stuffing in the center of the tulle. Gather all of the tulle up, and tie a ribbon around the ghost’s head.  Secure the ribbon with a double knotted bow. Repeat until you have made the desired number of ghosts. Next, thread the needle, and string the thread through the ghost’s heads. Once you are finished, make loops on either side of the thread to hang the garland.

Here’s the finished product!

ghosts-cropped

I hope you make some time to relax and craft in front of the tv!

 

 

 

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