This year’s fall decor is full of neutral colors, white pumpkins and lots of burlap! So I hung a fun and easy-to-make burlap and book-page leaf garland across my mantel! I love how a simple garland can transform a mantel! Just a little twine, burlap, a few pages from an old book and some clothespins are easily fashioned into a garland that will work until Thanksgiving! Want to make one? Here’s how…
Isn’t this just the cutest idea? In full disclosure, this idea is not original to me. I found a garland similar on Pinterest. Make sure you stop by Sondra Lyn At Home and check out her inspiration! Don’t you love to find a DIY project and just know you have to make it? That is exactly how I felt about this project! Thanks so much Sondra Lynn! Here’s Sondra’s leaf garland. So so pretty!
I used Sondra Lyn’s idea and styled it to suit my home. That is exactly what I hope you do too! Don’t you love how one fabulous idea can be interpreted differently? When you make this garland (and I hope you do!) put your own personal stamp on it!
So let’s make this really fun, fall-inspired garland…
- leaf template
- old book pages
- You can download the template for the leaves HERE.
- Using the template cut out burlap leaves from the larger maple and oak leaves. And cut out book page leaves using the smaller maple and oak leaves. I also cut out printed burlap leaves but ended up not using them.
- Use a long length of twine for the garland. Tie the clothespins onto the twine at the neck of the clothespins. I used 5 inch intervals of twine between clothespins.
- Pair burlap leaves with their corresponding book page leaves and attach to each clothespin. Because the leaves are too thin for the clothespin to pinch them and hold them, fold a piece of paper behind the leaves and attach. See image.
So easy and so many possibilities! I hope you will give this easy and attractive fall garland a try!!!
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