Fall Fun: Leaf Garland

 The girls and I had some fall fun in this beautiful weather. We collected a bunch of leaves and made a little garland.  It was such a simple activity that the girls could do themselves!

 First, we hunted for the best leaves in the neighborhood.

After we acquired a colorful stash, we spread them out and sprayed them with hairspray. This is supposedly supposed to help “preserve” the leaves. I’m not sure how well it will work, but it was worth a try.

Flip them over and spray the other side.

Next, it was time to assemble the garland. I found a jute rope at the craft store for $1.50. I stuck a piece of double sided tape to each leaf while the girls stuck them onto the rope.

And then we were done!

Now to find a place to hang our creation…

We decided on the fireplace so that everyone can enjoy it.

Now we will see how long those leaves last before shriveling up and turning brown.

What fun things are you doing with leaves to decorate?


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