This fall leaves paper garland is a great way to bring some of those beautiful autumn colors inside. I finally got my new couch and coffee table, so I have the perfect spot for my newest project!
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I started off by finding a few 12×12 stencils that included leaf designs. I used Chica Doodle, Postcard, Herbarium and Curious Owl. I then randomly stenciled the different leaf patterns onto heavy white cardstock with acrylic paint and a makeup sponge.
To capture all the fall colors, I stenciled four sheets in different colors for variety.
Then came the LONG task of cutting out all of the leaves! A couple podcasts later plus a cramped hand, I had a lovely pile of color to work with!
Some of the leaves naturally had vein marks from the stencils I used. However, most of them didn’t. So I remedied that with my favorite white gel pen.
To create the garland, I hot glued the paper leaves to a piece of ribbon. I started in the middle using only the large leaves first and then added in all of the smaller leaves to fill in the blanks. TIP: I used very little glue on just the ends of the leaves so that they could curl up slightly to create a bit of dimension.
I am planning to use the paper garland flat on my coffee table but you could certainly hang it over a window or vertically on your front door!