Paper Leaf Garland

Level of difficulty:  Beginner

Hobnail Glass Jar

It’s always fun to use colorful leaves to decorate for fall! This branch full of realistic paper leaves will look gorgeous on a tabletop or mantle. You can use recycled paper bags or kraft paper to create this autumn craft.

mothers day craft supplies

What You'll Need:

 

Let's Do This!

 

Step 1:

A)    Print out the leaf template and cut it out.

B)    Trace the leaf template onto kraft paper or a paper bag.

C)   Cut out the leaves. Optional: Use a personal cutting machine to cut out the leaves.

 

Step 2:

A)    Cut 11" lengths of wire for as many leaves as you’d like to make.

B)    Deco podge one side of a leaf. Tip: Work on a non-stick mat to more easily remove leaves after coating with deco podge.

C)   Sandwich a wire between the deco-podged leaf and a matching leaf. Rub to secure the wire between the two paper leaves. Let dry.

D)   Repeat this process to make as many leaves as you’d like.

 

Step 3:

A)    Cut 11" lengths of wire for as many leaves as you’d like to make.

B)    Deco podge one side of a leaf. Tip: Work on a non-stick mat to more easily remove leaves after coating with deco podge.

C)   Sandwich a wire between the deco-podged leaf and a matching leaf. Rub to secure the wire between the two paper leaves. Let dry.

D)   Repeat this process to make as many leaves as you’d like.

 

Step 4:

A)    Twist the wire stems around a branch to attach the leaves. Tip: Cluster a few leaves together for a more natural look.

B)    Continue adding leaves to the branch until you achieve the look you’d like.

leaf_template

Filename
leaf_template.pdf
Size
334 KB
Format
application/pdf