Nov 25, 2011

DIY Leaf Garland and a HAPPY Homecoming!

The most wonderful news I have to report is that our daughter is home from the hospital and we were able to spend a lovely Thanksgiving with her! Her treatment is going very well and she is (slowly) making a nice recovery! I feel drained so I don't have many fancy words to write...I just feel thankful that she is okay and home with us.

I am delayed with this, but Wayfair asked me to share with you all about some of their great new products on their newly revamped site. You can read all about that here.

Also before my daughter became sick, the girls and I made this cute little leaf garland. I obviously haven't had time to post anything about it and I know Thanksgiving was yesterday, but perhaps you can "Pin" it and use it for another year?  Maybe even a garland for your Christmas tree?

I hope you all had the loveliest of Thanksgivings.

I could feel your prayers for our family, I honestly could. 

Sending love to you all, 

Fall Leaf Garland

Pressed Fall leaves (collect them then press them in a book for about a few days) 
Elmer's Glue
Parchment or Freezer Paper

Step 1:
Glue the pressed leaves to paper (parchment or freezer paper)
Step 2:
Cover leaves with glue and sprinkle with glitter
Step 3:
Allow to dry then cut each leaf out. Tip: If part of the leaf crumbles/falls off when you are working with them/gluing them on, just use the paper and cut around in the same shape of the leaf part that crumbled. Personally, I liked how this looked--with the paper
showing in place of where the leaf part would have been.
Step 4:
Punch holes with a hole-puncher in the top of each leaf

Step 5:
Gather your yarn and thread through each hole-punched leaf
Step 6:
Form a knot where the yarn threads through each leaf to hold it in place. I looped the yarn then kept wrapping a knotting it around forming a knot.
Step 7:
Pull the leaf down to the knot so it will stay in place. You can add a knot on the backside too--but I didn't and my leaves stayed in place well.
Step 8:
Drape your garland on the table or around your Christmas Tree or hang them where you please

Our Thanksgiving with my daughter home--she's the one holding the toy puppy in the bed:

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Rebecca said...

Your little ones are just gorgeous. Lovely leaf garland.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

The leaf garland is really pretty. So glad your daughter is home!

Holyoke Home said...

I am so grateful to hear your little peanut is on the mend. What a holiday you've had, huh? Sending you all blessings and hugs!

Susan Anderson said...

It must be wonderful to have Lizzie home with you. This will make getting ready for Christmas seem even sweeter!

Love the leaf garland, too. So pretty!


Angela said...

So glad she's home. AH! Scary.

Rebecca said...

I saw this website and thought of you. Especially the project listed on the page that I am linking to.