Summer is over and the fall weather is upon us. And it also means that it’s that time again to co-host our link up party with my favorite crafty ladies If this is the first time you’ve visited, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month we will be bringing you our latest DIY creations. This month’s theme is quite simply “Fall”. so I am excited to see what all the others come up with. For my DIY project I decided on a fall themed garland.
I have a huge fireplace in my home and up until now, aside from holding my TV, I hadn’t done a whole lot with the space. The fireplace itself doesn’t actually work so I will need to come up with something to create a pleasant visual in area where he fire goes, but that will be another project on it’s own. (If you have any ideas, please send them my way.) So after scouring Pinterest for ideas, I decided that I would create a garland to spruce it up for the upcoming fall season.
Wanting something that would be suitable for the entire fall season, which includes both Halloween and Thanksgiving, I decided on this pumpkin/fall leaf garland. It’s a fairly simple piece that gives the fall feeling but also with additional decorations, can be make to feel more on the Halloween or Thanksgiving side.
This quick and easy garland takes no time at all to make and you only need a few supplies to go from start to finish. To create the garland, you will need:
- Orange Wool (similar here)
- Fake Fall Leaves (similar here)
- Twine (similar here)
- Green pipe cleaners (similar here)
- Glue Gun (similar here)
To make the little wool pumpkins, I just started by winding the wool around my fingers until it was the size that I wanted. This is a bit of a trial and error but once you have enough wool to make the pumpkin, carefully pull the wool off and tie a short piece of wool around the middle. Once you had knotted it, you will need to “fluff” out the wool to give it a more pumpkin shape.
I then took a small piece of pipe cleaner and slid it under the knotted area. I then folded it in half and twisted it to make the stem. Be sure the stem is long enough as you will use it to attach it to the garland.
After you have made your pumpkins. You can make as many or as few as you want to string along the twine. The attach the twine to your mantle area. I just used duct tape at the beginning until I could get some permanent hooks as I plan to make more garlands in the future. Twist the pipe cleaner stem around the twine to attach each pumpkin.
You then can add the leaves by using a tiny bit of hot glue on the back of each and pressing it on to the twine. Be careful not to burn yourself.
Once you have added leaves to fill in the spaces between each of the pumpkins, you are finished. An easy, but festive looking garland that will be suitable for the entire fall season. I plan to make it a little more festive for Halloween by incorporating next month’s craft into the mantle. Our theme next month is “Embroidery Hoops”, so stay tuned.
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