DIY Simple Twine and Leaf Garland

We’ve already established the fact that I’m not crafty… right? 😉

However I’ve mentioned there is something about the holiday season that makes me want to pull out my glue gun and walk the aisles of Hobby Lobby or Michael’s with a newfound sense of determination.

My crafty nature only comes out this time of year and after a few DIY projects, I’m always reminded why 🙂

But with that being said, I love the idea of DIY on certain projects that provide warmth and depth into your everyday home decor.

Last week I shared with you our simple fall wreaths that are proudly hanging up in our home. Today I wanted to share with you another super simple DIY project that I attempted — and mastered I like to add — a simple twine and leaf garland.

Add a little warmth and a touch of fall to your home with this simple DIY twine and leaf garland. Only a few supplies needed, this makes for an easy and frugal family friendly fall craft. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

We have a beautiful hearth fireplace that sits in the center of our large family room, kitchen and breakfast nook (which we have transformed into a playroom for the kids).  It is honestly the feature in our home that had me at love the first time I walked into our home over five years ago. I was ready to sign the contract before I even saw the rest of the house!

Thankfully the entire home met mine and my husband’s wishlist and we were incredibly blessed to be able to purchase our forever, dream home when we did. (Long story short, we took advantage of the crash of the housing market in late 2008, early 2009 and bought our dream home that we probably otherwise wouldn’t have afforded if the market was different.)

While I love our fireplace, sometimes it provides a bit of a decorating dilemma, after all it is smack dab in the center of the house. It sort of cuts off a traditional flow of furniture placement, making it hard to arrange.

And it’s dark — dark brick, dark tin awning.

Someday I plan on painting the tin awning to a lighter rustic cream color when we paint our kitchen, but for now it’s a dark statue of brick and brownish, red color tone. Even though it’s dark and make for a difficult room arrangement, I still love our fireplace.

It adds character, it’s unique and even though we have yet to build a fire in it (we have to spend a huge chunk of money to repair, so for now there are just candles inside) it adds warmth to the main living area of our home.

During Christmas, I string some lighted evergreen garland around it but I’ve been looking for a fun, festive and simple garland that I could easily make to bring some fall into our home.

I first saw the idea of making a leaf garland on Pinterest using fishing wire and real leaves but since our leaves have only just begun to change colors, I decided to use some felt leaves that I have had in our fall storage bin for years but never knew what to do with them.

Between this project and our wreaths, the leaves have gotten a lot of use this year.

DIY Simple Twine and Leaf Garland

Add a little warmth and a touch of fall to your home with this simple DIY twine and leaf garland. Only a few supplies needed, this makes for an easy and frugal family friendly fall craft. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

Supplies Needed

Twine

Decorative FeltLeaves or Real Leaves

Scissors

Hot Glue Gun

Step One

Measure and cut the length of twine you will need for the size of your garland. I had to cut about 12 feet of twine to wrap the entire length of our hearth fireplace.

Step Two

Place a little hot glue on the back of the leaf and place the twine on top. Gently hold down while the glue dries. I found it easier to glue from the back of the leaf.

Add a little warmth and a touch of fall to your home with this simple DIY twine and leaf garland. Only a few supplies needed, this makes for an easy and frugal family friendly fall craft. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

Step Three

Continue gluing leaves along the twine, spacing out as you wish. I chose to leave about 5 inches in between leaves but you could male them as close or as far apart as you wish. I also arranged my leaves in a pattern by color and size to make sure the same leaves weren’t too close together.

Add a little warmth and a touch of fall to your home with this simple DIY twine and leaf garland. Only a few supplies needed, this makes for an easy and frugal family friendly fall craft. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

Step Four

Once you have glued all the leaves down and have let the glue dry and settle, now is the time to string your garland up. This twine and leaf garland would be adorable strung along a staircase, across a bookcase in a zigzag pattern, hung around a dining room buffet or strung just about anywhere in your home to add a little bit of a fall touch.

Add a little warmth and a touch of fall to your home with this simple DIY twine and leaf garland. Only a few supplies needed, this makes for an easy and frugal family friendly fall craft. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

Tomorrow I’ll be giving you a peak into our home with a fall decor tour and sharing some tips on how I have come to love and embrace the home we have today, not the home improvement projects that we wish to complete someday.

Add a little warmth and a touch of fall to your home with this simple DIY twine and leaf garland. Only a few supplies needed, this makes for an easy and frugal family friendly fall craft. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

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18 Comments

  1. Nifty Betty says:

    This is a great idea. I’m going to Hobby Lobby in the next couple days for a DIY project I’m doing. I’m going to pick up some leaves while I’m at it and make this! I love how simple it is, yet it’s very effective. Thanks for sharing. I’m pinning it and sharing it for my Facebook fans!

    1. I’m getting together this Friday with a group of gals and we’re going to make your garland! Yay for a girl’s craft day!

      1. How fun! I’d probably be more crafty if I had a group of ladies to share it with. Enjoy your girl’s day 🙂

        1. Nifty Betty says:

          I put a little something about this post in my article today! I had extra leaves from your craft, I made another leaf craft!

  2. I’m not crafty either, so this is my kind of craft. Easy and inexpensive, but super cute. Thanks for sharing, Victoria!

  3. I just made this yesterday and placed it over our front bathroom door. Looks cute! Thanks for the idea.

  4. Of course you are crafty! I love your simple garland!

    I would love for you to share this post at my Show Me Saturday party! We go live each Saturday at 7:00 am EST. My readers would love this!

    ~ Ashley

  5. I found this post by visiting the Frugal Friday Link Up Party. I love this. So simple, but so cute. This garland can be used any place in the house or outside. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Love it! Quicky crafts are perfect with little ones in the house. It add just the right touch to your home. Thanks for linking up at Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you there again this week!

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