Before I jump into this craft tutorial I am warning you now that I tiny sneak peek of my fall decor will be at the bottom of this post! My full fall home tour is set to go live next Monday. So peek away and come back for the full thing next week! I decided to make a quick and simple leaf garland. Using leaves purchased from the dollar store, yep this is that kind of budget fall craft project! I decided to add some twinkle lights. Who says twinkle lights are just for Christmas? Not this girl. No way, no how. Shine bright like a diamond all year long.
I will note that I used LED lights which means they will not get hot. This is important with what I am going to be doing with them.
This is the leaves that were in the package, they are sparkly and delicate. Nora mentioned that they looked like a fall fairy kissed them. Which is true, The Dollar store has personal fairies that kiss fairy dust on things... little known fact.
You ready for this crazy short and sweet craft tutorial? I cut the stems off of the leaves.
I plugged this vine of leaves in and draped it around my fireplace mantel that is all dressed up in the best fall trimmings. This fall leaf garland with twinkle lights is just the kind of subtle color my mantel needs. When I added this navy blue shiplap this year I was not sure how my seasonal decor would blend in. I have had to alter things slightly, tone down the color and add more texture. I will be linking up all DIY projects featured in this post at the bottom of the page.
The beauty of this leaf garland is that the kissed by fall fairy leaves are pretty all on their own. In the daytime they look like a standard, leaf garland. Until the sun goes down and the craziness that is twinkle lights illuminating a fireplace comes on. This is fall decor insanity! I am breaking all of the rules and most likely getting on Santa's naughty list right now, I believe he has reserved the twinkle lights for his holiday. Until today, boom!
I warned you about my tiny peek of fall decor. I have gone clean, simple, with pops of fall color. I have really let the nature of fall shine through in my home this year, using twigs, sticks, and pumpkins... so many pumpkins. Anyways I also warned you that How to make a fall leaf garland with twinkle lights was going to be easy, and I was not joking! It took maybe 3 steps, and my craft supplies was scissors, that is it. I love to make these smaller crafts, they help me fully decorate my home for the season. Sprinkling in these DIY projects allows me to decorate and not break the bank. Always a win!