It’s time to get a little bit crafty…fall crafty. There is something about the fall that makes me feel like creating new things. I’m not sure what it is, but I can’t resist pulling out my needle and thread in the fall. So, what’s up first. A lovely felt leaf garland. Every season we create a different garland to hang on our dining room and kitchen windows. In the spring and summer I have a flower garland and in the winter I have a garland with little evergreen trees. I have been missing a fall garland. While out walking Arthur the other day I was inspired by the leaves I saw floating down from the sky.
There is a tree around the corner from our house that is always the first tree to lose it’s leaves. They turn lovely shades of red, orange and yellow. The other day I pulled together some felt and got to work.
Felt Leaf Garland
pieces of felt, various fall colours
brown rik-rak or ribbon
1. Cut out leaf shapes and acorns from the felt.
2. Arrange the leaves in a pattern. My daughter spent a lot of time playing with creating patterns. This activity tied in with the math unit she is currently working on at school. She could make patterns all day long.
3. Sew the leaves onto the rik-rak…that has been measured to drape over the window.
4. Put the garland in place. I decided to lay my garland on our dining room table. I love how it looks mixed in with our gourds. I’m sure I’ll hang it in the window another day..but for today, it lives on our dining room table.