My Happy Craft for the day is a Cute Leaf Garland. Of course, this is one of my many garlands on my blog, so don’t miss out on my other fall garland.
Today, I have teamed up with 12 talented bloggers and we are showcasing our Fall DIY and Craft projects. You are so in for a treat! At the bottom of this post, you will find a list of all their blogs, and I hope you have time to enjoy all their projects as well.
Do you ever panic?
Well the other day, I had every reason in the world to panic.
Ok, when this happens all my creative thoughts instantly dry up like a drop of water on a hot summer’s day.
So, here is what happened in a nutshell.
It is easy to see that my blog is my life.
And when it went down the other day, I was a fish out of the water. Picture me just flopping around and gasping for air in between some panic attacks.
I have an innate reflex to work on my blog and when I couldn’t log into my website, I was lost at first.
Photo: Fall Home Tour
Well, at about day two, I finally settled in for the ride.
There were still moments of panic, but I soon realized that whatever I did, I couldn’t perform CPR on the site.
But, I must admit that I probably had the most calls into my website provider.
So, the curious thing that happened is that I jumped right in on some projects.
The creative side of my brain was so happy and engaged.
And this fall craft is the fun result of my blog crisis!
Slowly, and ever so slowly I’m learning how to cope and encourage my artistic brain. And you know what? I love blogging and sharing my designs with you!
On a side note, the above photo has a temporary chalkboard wallpaper that I just LOVE!
Every time I write a blog post and create either a craft, recipe, or home decor I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.
Seriously, my husband is jealous of me.
But, he is also so happy that I found my passion!
Glittery Leaf Garland
Cream or white colored cardstock paper
Leaf pattern you can find it here: Leaf
1. Place letters right side up on paper.
2. Coat all the letters thoroughly with glue.
3. Sprinkle glitter over the letters and cover.
4. Print out leaf template.
5. Cut the leaf out.
6. Trace around the leaf onto your cardstock paper. Cut 12 leaves out, you can probably layer your paper and cut three leaves out at once.
8. Cut 6, 1-inch piece of wire.
9. Put a small hole at the top of the leaf. I used a kebab skewer to make the hole.
10. Thread your wire through the hole and wrap it around your ribbon.
11. Place the leaves with letters along with a blank leaf behind it.
12. Tie and decorate whatever space you want to use for your garland.
Well, my week is busy, but I’m so happy that I created this fun leaf garland for you! I have many more crafts, home decor and recipes in the works so make sure you don’t miss them. If you sign up for my newsletter, you will have them delivered right to your email box once a week. Enjoy the rest of your week and Happy Fall to all of you!
Welcome to Our Monthly
Creative Blog Hop
Meet your hosts
Tammy @ Hey Fitzy | Janine @ Happy Happy Nester
Sarah @ Twelve On Main | Carolann @ Sassy Townhouse Living
Lynn @ Nourish And Nestle | Leanna @ Faeries and Fauna
Tara @ Lehman Lane | Michelle @ Our Crafty Mom
Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Amanda @ Life on the Bay Bush
Toni @ Small Home Soul | Jodie and Julie @ The Design Twins
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Amanda @ The Bay Bush
This turned out SO pretty! I can’t get enough gold glitter in my life!
Your leaf garland turned out just darling. I pinned it for later. Thank you for sharing!
Are you kidding me!!! This is so…so fresh and fun and all the great things! Your blog needs to crash more often my friend if this is what you do when it’s down. And your mantle is gorgeous with all the subtle metallics and whites and creams…it just says “ah…bliss. Put your feet up and relax and look at all my mantle loveliness.” Well done my friend, glad to be on this tour with you.
Wow!! Every time I see your beautiful living room I fall in love! It is so warm and inviting & just a breath of fresh air!! I love, love this banner! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Sam - Raggedy Bits
Such a cute garland!! I love your sparkly letters and it looks so lovely hanging on your chalkboard!
Thank you, Sam!
This garland is beautiful. I really love how you used muslin ribbon. The ribbon gives is a very soft feminine calm look. Pinning, but I will remember how you used it. Thank you.
Jodie & Julie
You’ve done it again Janine! Created a new project that adds so much to your gorgeous decor! I love the ribbon you strung the garland with…and the overall vision and aesthetic is SO beautiful! Of course I want to try this now too!
Jodie & Julie
Toni | Small Home Soul
Janine these turned out so cute, I love the extra sparkle you added to the letters. I didn’t know your site was down, that is so stressful for sure. I’m glad it’s back up and resolved. Gather and Give Thanks 🙂
Oh gosh, how I love this garland. It’s filled with Fall beauty and elegance. I love how you glammed it up too. Everything looks simply stunning!
Tara @ Lehman lane
Love your leaf garland Janine! Especially the contrast of the white leaves with the glitter!!!
Janine, I love that you found your passion. Sorry for the web troubles. Ugh that is the worst but so glad that you got this gorgeous craft in! Thanks for sharing your passion and giftings with the rest of the world. You have the sweetest heart and it shows through all of your posts. 🙂
Coco in the Kitchen
I love Fall