A few weeks ago, I mentioned my love of the colors of fall leaves and that I planned to construct a fall leaf garland based on an example on Ohdeedoh. I finished the project this weekend and am very delighted with the final product. It will be nice to have on display through Thanksgiving.
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To construct the fall leaves garland, I used Heather Bailey’s designer felt in five fall colors, a fabric pen, and a long ribbon. For the leaves, I used patterns on Martha Stewart’s website and resized them using Photoshop Elements. I stuck with three leaf patterns (maple, oak, and eastern redbud).
I cut the leaves out of the felt and drew the veins of the leaves with a fabric pen. I considered embroidery, but the pen worked well and was much faster.
To attach the leaves on the ribbon, I cut a small slit in the top of each leaf, strung it on the ribbon, and knotted the leaf and ribbon together to keep it in place.
This is a fun and inexpensive decoration to make and enjoy even after the beautiful leaves have fallen off the trees.