Happy Fall Ya’ll! I’m getting more into the harvest season and am loving these beautiful days and cool nights. I so wish our leaves would change color, but still they are green. Fall colors are my favorite colors. I love there richness. That’s why I waited to get married til the fall so I could go with that color scheme! 🙂 So in honor of fall and all it’s beauty, I made up a Fall Harvest Garland that I love and think you will too!
This project was really easy and really inexpensive. That’s how I roll around here. 😉 Some of you may remember my Candy Corn bunting banner I made last year. Well this garland was made the same way. Do you remember what I used?
This is also a perfect craft to do with your kids if they like cutting and painting, like mine do.
The first thing you will need is to print off the Harvest Garland Template (which is at the end of the post) onto cardstock and cut out your shapes.
Here is the inexpensive part…..
You trace it onto cereal boxes! Or any thin cardboard box you have around your house! Once they are traced onto the cardboard, you cut out all your shapes.
Then you paint your shapes. I painted on the plain back sides of the shapes and only did one coat of paint. I like that you can see the brush strokes on some of them. I decided to use 4 different colors since I had 4 different shapes. Of course you can use whatever colors you like or just what you already have.
Then I punched holes in my shapes. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to punch a single hole in the top/stem of each shape or not. But as you can see, I didn’t go that route.
I used some gray bakers twine that I had (I didn’t have any brown or I would’ve used that) and strung all my shapes on the twine.
Then you string it up so you can enjoy it!
I just love all these fun festive fall colors! They make me so happy. Plus, I think they look great against my red wall.
Now you are ready to make your own fall harvest garland.
Click on the template below to be taken to the download page.
Cut out your template. Trace and cut out your cereal boxes. Paint and string your garland. Then you have a fun and festive decoration that will look great for your Thanksgiving display!
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