Natural Fall Leaf Garland

One of the things I love about living in Southwestern Pennsylvania is watching the leaves change color in the fall. The other day I went out for a walk. The air was crisp and cool and I started picking up some of the leaves that had fallen. Pretty soon I had an armful, so I thought I’d bring my treasure inside and made a fall leaf garland for my kitchen window.

Learn how to make a quick and easy fall leaf garland that can be hung anywhere in the home where you want a little fall color. Great for the entire season.

My kitchen was one room that I hadn’t decorated for fall, so when my fellow bloggers from Hometalk said they were getting together to share their fall decor, I thought this was the perfect way to join in.

A fall themed blog hop powered by Hometalk

Be sure to see what all my friends are doing at the bottom of this post.

The Materials

  • Fall leaves
  • Rope or twine
  • Mod Podge
  • Glue Gun

Learn how to make a quick and easy fall leaf garland that can be hung anywhere in the home where you want a little fall color. Great for the entire season.

The Process

Gather fall leaves. Wipe them clean of dirt and debris.

Measure out enough rope to cover the area you want to hang the garland. I decided to hang my at the kitchen window. Add a little extra to make a knot on each end. Normally I have a small valance hanging there. I removed the rod and used the brackets for hanging the garland.

Learn how to make a quick and easy fall leaf garland that can be hung anywhere in the home where you want a little fall color. Great for the entire season.

Next coat the leaves with Mod Podge. This gives them a glossy look and helps to keep them from drying out and crumbling.

Learn how to make a quick and easy fall leaf garland that can be hung anywhere in the home where you want a little fall color. Great for the entire season.

Then starting with the largest leaves hot glue them to the rope to make a base. Add mid-sized and small leafs on top. I added a little extra in the middle to highlight the center but you can create whatever shape you desire.

 

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Learn how to make a quick and easy fall leaf garland that can be hung anywhere in the home where you want a little fall color. Great for the entire season.

Now I have a little fall in the kitchen too.

Learn how to make a quick and easy fall leaf garland that can be hung anywhere in the home where you want a little fall color. Great for the entire season.

 

Learn how to make a quick and easy fall leaf garland that can be hung anywhere in the home where you want a little fall color. Great for the entire season.


About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. This is gorgeous! Thanks for the tip to coat the leaves with Modge Podge – I’ll try that. Pinning!

    • Thanks Angie,
      A few of the leaves did curl on me and I’m not sure why. I then pressed them with a few books and that seemed to straighten them out.
      Have a great week,
      Patti

  2. What a great idea Patti. I wish I had fall leaves in Florida. : )

  3. This is beautiful Patti, absolutely love it!

  4. Gorgeous!

  5. I am a banner junkie and this is just amazing. Great colors and totally unique! Gorgeous!

  6. What?! Mod podge is all you need?! I love this! Gonna try this pronto! Your garland turned out GORGEOUS!

  7. How pretty! Playing with Mod Podge is so much fun too! What a great idea!

    • Thanks Carlee. I have to say its holding up great. Not sure if I can keep it until next year but I feel pretty good about it lasting through Thanksgiving. Have a great week!
      Patti

  8. I love this! I haven’t found any pretty colored leaves here in Florida, but we do get a few, so I will have to keep my eye out for them. I had no idea that mod podge would preserve the leaves, I am already dreaming about garlands and wreaths! I am sharing on FB and Twitter and pinning this one. If you have a moment I would love it if you would stop by and share it at Celebrate it Sunday! The party stays open until Friday night! Happy Fall, Chloe

  9. Living in Central Texas, I don’t have access to all the lovely Fall leaves that I used to get back in New York. BUT I have a huge stash of silk Fall leaves and did something similar to your sweet live banner. I have it hung in my living room window.

  10. What a great idea! I was just up in PA and collected beautiful leaves in various shapes, sizes and colors to bring back to FL. In the past, they have crumbled and not lasted very long. My daughter and I are going to make this! Thanks so much much for sharing!

    • You’re welcome. Even with the mod podge they curled a bit. Some were better than others. Still looks pretty nice after a few week though.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  11. I absolutely love it! Such a great touch of nature! So nice to “meet you” in this Home for Fall blog hop! Pinning for reference!

  12. That is an amazing idea. So very pretty.
    I’m so happy I’ve discovered your page. I haven’t found anyone that lives near me. I live in W.V. 20 minutes from Mountaineer Field. And the scenery in both states this time of year is breath taking. Better than anywhere else in the U.S. (or at least I believe lol) I am looking forward to exploring your blog. have a wonderful day and keep up the fantastic ideas.

    • Hey neighbor!
      So glad you found the blog and I can’t agree with you more about just how beautiful it is this time of year. I don’t know if its me or not but this year seems especially colorful. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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