This DIY paper leaf garland was inspired by my Thousand Oaks Wreath.
I had a large pile of left over leaves from my Thousand Oaks Wreath and I just loved the way that they looked so I decided to keep on crafting and create something else with them, A DIY Paper Leaf Garland!
Supplies needed to make a DIY Paper Leaf Garland
I had everything on hand to make this DIY Fall Garland.
I had this berry garland that worked perfectly as the base for my DIY Paper Leaf Garland. I have had this berry garland for many years and haven’t used it in a long time.
How to Make A Paper Leaf Garland
The first step is to make the paper leaves.
Wet down the coffee filters to smooth out the waves and lay them out to dry. Once they are dry, trace out the leaves using the leaf template.
Cut out the leaves. And keep cutting out leaves. This step is the one that takes the longest. It helps to stack the coffee filters and book pages on top of each other and cut several at once.
Cut the floral wire 3 – 5 inches long. You can use scissors to cut the floral wire or wire cutters if you have them. Glue the wire to the back of the leaves using hot glue gun. Create a stem by leaving an inch or more of the floral wire.
Pull the Berries off of the Berry Garland. They should pull off the garland pretty easily, you can also use your scissors to cut them off.
Take the wire stem of a leaf and wrap it around the garland. Work your way down the garland, alternating the color and size of your leaves.
When you have finished hang your DIY fall garland up and admire its beauty. I draped mine across the top of my dining room hutch.
This is probably my favorite DIY fall craft that I have done, well this and my Thousand Oaks Wreath. I love creating things for my home, it makes it special and unique. Plus I was able to make this with things that I already had at home!