By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.
Who doesn’t love a cute garland?!?!?!? This is a simple craft that children of all ages can make and enjoy. We used a bag of silk fall leaves, but this project can be made with real leaves gathered from the yard. There are also felt leaves or paper leaves that would work too!
If you plan on using real leaves they have to be freshly fallen leaves that are still pliable. If they are too dry they will crumble and not string.
I used a basic crotchet string/thread in a classic size 10. Thread the needle and gently pinch the leaf in the middle and slide the needle through. This passes the needle through the front and back of the leaf.
Push the leaf down the string, add the next leaf. Continue adding leaves until all are used. Spread the leaves out on the string, leave a little extra at each end to use to hang the garland. Then cut it from the ball. Tie a knot at either end to hold the leaves on and hang.
Another easy craft to pretty up your harvest feast!