Pressed Leaf Garland
Turn a fall nature walk, backyard expedition or day at the park into a material gathering party for this simple project. Even the littlest of little ones will want to join in to help bring a little bit of fall in doors.
- Gather leaves in the desired quantities, looking out particularly for colorful and sturdy ones.
- At home, press the leaves between the pages of a phone book and let dry for at least two days.
- Lay out string, yarn or ribbon of the desired length.
- Hot glue the dried leaves at regular intervals. If you don't have a hot glue gun, you can also tie the leaves on with short lengths of thread or twine.
Suction cups were used to attach this short strand across a window in these photos. Garland should last the season in a protected indoor location.
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