Fall Leaf Autumn Garland (take II)

10.19 shower leaf garland

This past weekend my friends Courtney, Bryanne, Janey and I threw a baby shower for our friend Ann. The party was magical woodland themed and Courtney hosted it at her house. I’m here to share this leaf garland/mobile (above) that I made as decoration for the party.

10.23. leaf garland close up

Courtney reminded me of this garland (above) I made for the Craft Day a couple of years ago, and then Bryanne shared a link to this leaf mobile, so I combined the two into one.

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This time around I actually used acrylic leaves, rather than drying and pressing real ones like last time. Ironically, it wasn’t until I got them home that I realized the leaves on the garlands I bought were much more dimensional, so I ended up lightly ironing them flat-ish between dish towels after all. Afterward, I painted scribbley patterns with acrylic craft paints on each leaf. I used a needle and string to attach the leaves to the branch. How suiting that I felt like I was channeling Ann’s pom pom garlands while I worked.

I think we successfully showered @abeautifulparty today. So-so excited for the arrival of #babyMaybeGosser

I’ll be back later this week to share the invitation that I illustrated for the shower. I loved how it came out, so stay tuned!

2 Responses to “Fall Leaf Autumn Garland (take II)”


  1. 1 Anika Starmer

    It turned out SO pretty! I remember the one from before, and I love them both, but the new one is reminiscent of actual falling leaves which is very happy-inducing. :)

  2. 2 Courtney

    That picture of my dining room looks ethereal. I want to do a shower post and link back to you but I’ll have to borrow all of my photos from other people. Coughcoughyoucoughcough. Thanks for having the presence of mind to take pictures! Can’t wait for your invite post :)

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