And now, for the highlights of this year's Fall decor. I found this idea on pinterest and LOVE the results. It is just a bunch of cardstock bats that I cut with a template and then attached to the wall with that gummy wall adhesive. I like them so much, I am considering making more for another wall.
I love festive garlands. Felt is such a great medium for holiday decor because it is cheap and easy to work with. It also lasts for more than one season. I was thinking about how to incorporate some Fall leaves into my living room and I came up with an idea to make a garland of leaves.
- I chose a bunch of appropriate colors of felt.
- Then I made a template of two different sizes of maple leaves out of cookie cutters traced onto cardstock.
- Then I cut out equal numbers of large and small leaves.
- I sewed the large leaves together with a simple stitch about 1/4 of the way down from the stem (through the widest part of the leaf).
- I sewed a ribbon loop onto each end.
- Using fabric glue, I glued the smaller leaf over the large leaf to give the garland depth and to hide the stitch.
I chose to create a random-colored garland. If you are in need of strict order, I'm sure a pattern would look equally nice. I just liked the diversity because it reminds me of how leaves change and fall from the trees this time of year. It is never in a very uniform way. In fact, we live on a wonderful tree-lined street. Our particular place is on a long-block (equivalent to three city blocks with no breaks) and every tree is the same except for a single Thundercloud Cherry. I hate that kind of tree. Its leaves are this ominous dark purple/black. Alas, diversity. I was thinking today how it gives the street character.
And one last thing related to Fall...I LOVE this candle. It has a nice, spicy pumpkin smell. Brought to you by Bath & Body Works.