DIY Leaf Garland

Jenna and I made a leaf garland this weekend using leaves we collected in our neighborhood. Here’s how we made it:

We painted the leaves with Modge Podge, let them dry and then flattened them overnight in a book.

The next morning, we painted them gold. This was definitely Jenna’s favorite part. We used a children’s metallic gold tempera paint that was really lightweight and didn’t cover the natural colors of the leaves.

Once the leaves were dry, we arranged them on a piece of twine.

And then we taped the backs of the leaves to the twine.

And then we placed the garland on our fireplace. All done.

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6 thoughts on “DIY Leaf Garland

    • It would probably work for preserving, especially if you apply a thick coat. We only used our garland for one season, so I can’t be sure. Good luck!

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