Sunday, November 1, 2009

Autumn Leaf Garland Tutorial

1: Click Here to download my Leaves Pattern PDF file.
2: Print the file, then cut out the leaves.


3: Trace Leaf shapes onto felt. I chose felt in 4 different fall colors. I used a white pencil to trace the leaves onto the dark felt colors.

4: Cut leaf shapes out of felt.

5: Using an embroidery floss, stitch the leaf veins onto each leaf.
I used a gold colored floss which I thought was a little thick, so I pulled 3 strands out of the floss to make it easier to stitch. You could save some time, and use a gold glitter glue or fabric paint to make the leaf veins instead.

6: Decide how you want to place your leaves.
7: stitch leaves to a rick rack or ribbon.

8: Hang your new Thanksgiving garland and enjoy!

18 comments:

Nicoleigh said...

Fun idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

jen said...

Totally cute- you're so sweet to share! ;)

Dana Gustafson said...

HOw cute! I love it!

Justine said...

That is so cute. I want to make it really bad. Thanks for sharing.

Dunlap 7 said...

when I try to download it says the link "appears to broken", anyone else having this problem?

Dawn said...

Reply to Dunlap7- Yes, Got the same error message.

Holly Jones said...

How strange. It worked yesterday... but it's giving me the error as well. Hopefully I'll have the error fixed soon.

Holly Jones said...

Should be working again. Sorry about the delay!

Lauren said...

Love it!

I feel that Thanksgiving usually gets lost in the time between Halloween and Christmas. But this garland is so cute (and simple, too!) that I just might have to delay the icicle lights for a little while. :)

Dunlap 7 said...

So sweet of you to fix that, I can't wait to try it out. Again thank you so much for sharing!!!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Love this - we'll definitely be doing it this season!

Michelle said...

omg! it's fate to have found you! I've been looking for the perfect leaf template and yea! you had them!

thanks!
btw,
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I need them by Dec.1st!
Those that help me out will also be featured on my blog for the whole month of December.

How cool is that?

You can see more about it on my blog here...
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or send me a note with any questions...thanks!

~Michelle

Jane said...

Adorable! love it!

~kelly marie~ said...

So cute! I love it so much!

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.

Thanks,

Nancy Ward
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

Great idea and awesome template! Thanks so much for sharing!
I featured it in my blog post here:
http://www.momendeavors.com/2010/11/fabulous-fall-leaves.html

Claire said...

This is great. I used the template for a mask I was making, mot the intended purpose I know! Put a link on twitter!

Dollie @ Dollie Creates said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I was looking for the perfect leaf template and found yours right off the bat :)

Dollie