To make this craft you'll need some metallic paint (I love Martha Stewart's metallic line), leaves, neutral thread and a few paint brushes. You'll also need a sewing machine unless you have the patience for hand sewing.
Head outside and gather up a few leaves. Place the leaves between the pages of a few heavy books to flatten them out. Leave the leaves to flatten overnight.
Apply a coat of metallic paint to the front and back sides of the leaves. Add a second coat of paint to the leaves if needed, then set them aside to dry completely.
After painting the leaves, I felt like they needed a little extra embellishment. Use a paint pen to decorate the leaves with different patterns. I had fun coming up with different designs that complemented the veining of the leaves.
Thread your sewing machine with a color of thread that will blend nicely with the metallic paint colors. Start feeding the leaves lengthwise through the sewing machine. I used the longest stitch length possible on my machine to minimize the number of holes being created on each leaf.
Sew all of the leaves together leaving a few stitches between each leaf to allow the garland to twist and turn when you hang it.
As soon as you are done sewing, your new beautiful fall garland is ready to hang in your home.
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