Are you planning your fall decor or have you already started decorating? Either way, this washi tape fall decor leaf garland is for you. It is super simple to make and can be easily customized to your style. Grab some washi tape in some fall colors, and let’s get started!
- Washi Tape (I used metallic gold, tape measure, newspaper print, brown, and sheet music)
- Maple Leaf Wood Cutouts (I used 12)
- Craft Knife and Cutting Mat
- Mod Podge
- Jute Twine
- Crop-a-Dile (or a drill)
At a slight angle, apply strips of washi tape to cover the front of the cutouts (I alternated with solid and printed washi tapes). Tear the washi tape and leave excess hanging over the edges of the leaf.
Note that I did leave my leaf raw and the edges are exposed in the final product. I like the raw wood look for my version, but feel free to paint the leaves before you apply washi tape.
I made leaves in a few different variations to start out with. The ease of making the leaves makes it simple to experiment. I ended up liking the rustic feel of the leaf on the right in the below photo, so I went with that style for my entire garland. With tons of colors and patterns of washi tape to choose from, it’s so easy to make this project match your home and style just by switching up the washi tape!
So I made many, many leaves in a variety of rustic patterns. There are 12 in all. The washi has a tendency to lift up on the edges, so I applied a thin coat of Mod Podge on top and along the edges of each leaf so they last for the entire fall season.
Next, I used my Crop-a-dile to punch two holes in each leaf. You could also try a small drill or another method for adding the holes. Then, just string your fall decor leaves from a strand of twine and hang.
I hope you will make your own version of this fun washi tape fall decor leaf garland for your home this season!
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Angie blogs at The Country Chic Cottage where you can find creative crafts, vintage finds, home decor, and DIY all with a little farmhouse flair. Angie has been blogging for over 2 years and is married with three kids. Stop by her blog where you will find everything from small, quick crafts to major furniture and home makeovers.