November 1, 2011

Faux Fall Branches

I know I'm a little late in the game, what with throwing some fall decor ideas at you. Especially since November seems to officially usher in Christmas and winter decor. But these are so cute and so easy (and so cheap!) that you still need to take a peek.

I ran across this image while surfing the web, and decided to take a crack at it.

Here's what you need:
  • Branches (mine are from the dog park:)
  • Fall colored card stock
  • Hot glue gun
Cut out leaves from the card stock, and fold them in half (vertically) down the middle so that the leaf has some depth. I made a leaf template so that all of mine were pretty much the same exact size and shape.

Now glue them on! I needed more glue that I thought I would. I also burned my fingers more than I thought I would. But don't we all?

The putzy and time consuming part of this project was holding the leaf onto the branch while the glue dried. It look almost 30 second a piece because of the weight of the card stock.

But it was worth it! A practically free and totally whimsical fall project.

Now on to Christmas decor! :) I may or may not have started listening to Trans Siberian Orchestra's Carol of the Bells in mid October...

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