Thursday, October 10, 2013

DIY Falling Leaves Garland

I'm excited about this easy Fall craft from my contributors, Sarah and Emily, from the blog Boxwood Clippings. They have great taste and are always coming up with simple and chic DIY projects. 

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Hi Everyone! It's finally autumn, and today we're happy to share this DIY glittery leaf garland to spruce up your house for the season.

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You'll need a bag of artificial leaves, which we bought from the Dollar Tree, but any craft store should carry them. Next use a paintbrush to apply Elmer's glue to each leaf and then sprinkle glitter over the leaf. Let the glue set and then shake off the excess glitter.
Next punch a hole at the top of each leaf and attach a ribbon that you can tie to a large ribbon strand.
These leaves are so shimmery and will add a little sparkle to your home for the upcoming months. It would also be a great project to do with kiddos, a little glitter ending up on their faces is always a good thing :)
-Sarah and Emily

We are sisters whose goal is to have it all…balanced, organized and beautiful lives on a tight budget. Join us on our blog, Boxwood Clippingsfor daily tips on design, organization, bargains, DIY’s and much more


  1. Love this. I do this with fruit! (Sugar) at Christmas! Every fall, I wax natural leaves and give them a nice sheen so they last a little longer. I'll have to try this too, thanks!

  2. Adorable! I love that this idea is simple and stunning at once. This makes me want to glitter everything in my house.

  3. This looks like so much fun but might be a bit messy with all the glitter. This is something I would do out side so glitter is not all over my tables and floors.

  4. Beautiful! I love how simple and pretty it looks.

  5. Great. Really,loving it. But I was wondering; is there a trick to 'fixate' the gllitter on the leaves?

  6. Beautiful! I'd love for you to join the Pinworthy Projects party!

  7. i recently was told at a pier one store to spray all my home decor that has glitter with hairspray...this will keep the glitter from falling off!

  8. I absolutely love this idea! Gorgeous! Can't wait to make these. I may just have to go out tomorrow and get me some leaves from the Dollar Store! Pinned already and will be sharing about it on my blog, MishMashedMe. I will link back to your blog and give you all the credit. : ) Thank you! ~Erika

  9. Just tried this out and it worked fabulously! I used them to decorate my dorm room door, they make it so much cheerier. :) Check out the results at:

  10. Ladies we're so happy you loved our glitter leaves. If you haven't already made them, know that it's not that messy. If you glitter the leaves one at a time the glitter is very controllable and doesn't go all over the place! Good luck and we'd love to see your versions email us at mail [at] boxwoodclippings [dot] com. :)

  11. Would be beautiful at Christmas with holly leaves too.

  12. They are gorgeous!! Where did you buy the glitter? The colors are awesome

  13. I've been seeing these all over Pinterest and have fallen in love with them! Yay! Today I finally found their "source" and can make some. Browsed your blog, loved it, signed up to follow it!

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  15. So Cute :*

    Wishing you Beautiful days ahead. Take Care


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