It’s still a million degrees here and I don’t expect cooler temperatures to be the norm for another few weeks. We’ve had a few days of some cloudy, cooler weather and I can’t wait until we don’t have to run the A/C all the time. But, in the meantime, I’m bringing Fall in where I can. Here’s an easy (although slightly time-intensive) idea.
Here’s the How:
– Felt in Autumnal colors (gold, brown, yellow, orange and red are a few ideas)
– Straight Pins
– Hot Glue Gun
– Leaf Template (I used THIS set from enchantedlearning.com)
2) Print out the templates and cut them out. Pin the templates to your felt and cut them out. Repeat in each color for however many leaves you want. I only did one of each design in each color. I also did some smaller ones too. Leaves are all different sizes, after all. Our table is relatively small (only about 4ft long) so the 15 large leaves and half a dozen small ones were enough. This is the time-intensive part. Park it on the sofa with a good chick flick during nap time and go to town. That’s what I did.
3) Plug in your glue gun. Lay out the leaves on your table. Arrange them until you have a layout you like. Glue the edges of the leaves together with a little dab of hot glue.
4) You could also make this into a garland. If you decide on that route, you’ll need two things. 1. More leaves (unless 4 ft is long enough) and 2. you’ll need to secure your leaves better than you would have to for a table runner. You can see on the left side of the photo that a brown leaf fell down behind a gold one. I would glue it to the orange one on the very left edge if I were to use this as a garland. And just so you know what a garland would look like:
Easy, cute and simple to store (and repair, if needs be). Happy Fall!