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Add a Modern Twist to Your Holiday Decor with This Ombre Leaf Garland

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Before you rake all your leaves away, save a few to make this sweet, colorful, and festive garland. But if you don’t have any real leaves, you can always use faux foliage.

We love the idea of using non-traditional colors to decorate for the holidays, so I chose a pink ombre design. This sweet garland makes for a great afternoon craft with the kids, and it’s perfect to donate to a children’s hospital. It’s easy, inexpensive, and the results are whimsical and fun!

Image source: Lucy Akins
Image source: Lucy Akins
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Ombre Leaf Garland

Supplies

  • Leaves (real or fake)
  • Acrylic paint (desired color and white)
  • Paint brush
  • Glitter
  • Jute, ribbon, or yarn
  • Hot glue gun and glue

Directions:

  1. Choose a color and paint a leaf on both sides.

    Image source: Lucy Akins
    Image source: Lucy Akins
  2. Add a touch of white paint and mix thoroughly. Paint the next leaf. (For a gradual transition between colors, add a very small amount of white paint each time.) Allow leaves to dry.

    Image source: Lucy Akins
    Image source: Lucy Akins
  3. Apply a generous coat of glue to painted leaf.

    image source: lucy akins
    image source: lucy akins
  4. Sprinkle a generous amount of glitter over leaf. Shake excess off and allow to dry.

    image source: lucy akins
    image source: lucy akins
  5. Use hot glue to attach leaves onto yarn, string, or jute.

    image source: lucy akins
    image source: lucy akins
  6. Now you’re ready to hang your garland on the wall or around the tree.
Image source: Lucy Akins
Image source: Lucy Akins

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