We're well into autumn now and according to Google, autumn here in the UK doesn't end until 20th December. I'm not sure how I've managed to go this long without realising that but it really surprised me how close it's end is to Christmas. We usually crack the winter and christmas decor out as soon as we hit the 1st December and so in my mind winter pretty much starts from then. It's a bit of a shame really as I love Autumn; particularly on those cold and dry days where the trees and ground are littered with leaves in various shades of reds, yellows and oranges. I painted a few with watercolours a couple of weeks ago and after seeing some ideas on Google+, it got me thinking about using them instead of real leaves to create a garland for my fireplace. This DIY was super quick, easy and best of all, this garland won't decompose! Keep reading to find out what I used and how I did it...

1. Draw out some leaves or download the leaves below. If you aren't confident in drawing them (or you don't have the time!), download the free printable below.

2. Print out as many copies in whatever size you like. Here you can chose how big you would like to print them out. I chose to print mine out with two copies of the image on each page.

3. Cut out each of the leaves. Using some scissors, cut out each of the leaves.

4. Tie the twine up above your fireplace. Cut a length of twine and tie it up where you want it to hang.

5. Peg your leaves along the twine. Use mini pegs to peg leaves up along the twine evenly.



What do you think of this DIY?

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