DIY Glitter Leaf Garland

Fall is here! Can you believe it? My favorite season by far. The air is cool and the leaves are changing. The sensational colors on the trees are what makes fall so spectacular! Why not bring a little outdoors in, with this glamorous DIY glittered leaf garland! I just love the beautiful colors and how it shimmers.

 

DIY Glitter Leaf Garland | Fancy That
                                         photo by Katie Hickenbottom Photography

 

Here’s what you’ll need to make a garland of your own:

  • Silk leaves
  • super fine glitter in fall colors. I used gold, copper and brown
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Foam brush
  • Hole punch
  • Twine or ribbon

You can find all of these supplies at your local craft store.

Use a foam brush to cover the surface of a silk leaf with Elmer’s glue. Next, sprinkle glitter over the leaf until it’s completely covered. Shake off the excess glitter and set it aside to dry. Repeat this for all of your leaves. I let mine dry overnight, but you’ll want them to set for at least 3 hours. Once your leaves are dry, use a hole punch to make a hole near the stem end of each leaf. You’ll need one long piece of ribbon or twine for your garland and then several individual lengths to hang each leaf by. The amount you’ll need will depend on how long you want your garland to be and how many leaves you’re using. Thread a length of twine or ribbon through each leaf and tie it to your main garland strand. For added interest, use different lengths for each leaf so they vary in height. You can also string each leaf onto one long piece of material as well. You could even skip the hole punch step and use mini clothes pins to clip them onto your garland. Lots of options!

Whatever route you choose, these easy DIY glitter leaves will make a beautiful addition to your fall décor.

Happy glittering!

Angela

 

Love Letter Garland

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Hand written notes seem to be a thing of the past but when you receive one, you realize how special they are! Instead of texting the one you love, why not sweeten their day with a simple note telling them how much they mean to you!

I made these darling hearts out of card stock and folded them into sweet little envelopes. When an envelope is opened, the heart shape is revealed as well as your hand written love note.  You could make these as individual notes and hide them for your special someone to find throughout Valentines Day, put one in your kid’s lunch box, next to their bed in the morning or in their backpack. Write one thing you love about them on each heart or just a simple “I love you”. String up several envelopes onto some bakers twine for a cute Valentine’s Day decoration. Then on February 14th, your sweethearts can open each one with your sentiments inside. It’s so thoughtful they’ll just melt!

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Heart template (Use ours here)

heart template

Supplies:

a 12″ x 12″ sheet of card stock. Patterned or solid. I used doubled sided patterned paper so the inside of my heart was just as cute as the outside. You should be able to get two hearts out of one sheet

Scissors

Bone folder

Ruler

Pencil

Washi tape or heart stickers

Bakers twine if  you want to make a garland

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Start by printing out your heart template. Cut out the template and trace around it onto your card stock

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The hash marks on the template represent the folds you will use to make your heart into an envelope. Once traced, take your pencil and extend the fold lines onto the card stock.

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Using a ruler, lightly connect your pencil marks.

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Cut out your heart. Make folds along the pencil lines you drew. Use the bone folder to make nice sharp creases in the paper. You can also use the edge of your ruler to crease the paper.

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Once your heart is folded into an envelope, open it up and erase your pencil lines.

 

Look how darling! Now your heart has become an envelope to deliver sweet nothings to the one you love! Once you write inside , seal your envelope with a fun piece of washi tape or a heart sticker.

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If you’re making a love letter garland, you’ll need to make several envelopes. Before sealing them, lay them out with the envelope flaps pointing up. Take a piece of bakers twine and lay it across the envelopes leaving extra twine on both ends so you can hang it up. Secure each envelope over the twine with Washi tape or a sticker. Now you have an adorable garland to display!

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Look how cute these envelope hearts look on our pom pom garland by Inkberry! Stop by Fancy That for the finishing touches you need for your very own envelope garland. We’ve got bakers twine, washi tape and stickers to make yours extra fancy!

I’m just smitten with these aren’t you??

Lots of love,

Angela