Although I absolutely love summer, it’s clear that fall is upon us soon. And fall/autumn, being my second favourite season (changing leaves and pumpkin spice everything) calls for some fun seasonal crafts. We started this weekend by making a fall leaf watercolour garland.
This craft is very similar to the Easter egg garland we made earlier in the year. This was really simple to do and we had fun painting outside while the temperatures are still lovely. All you need are a few simple materials:
- Watercolour paints (we love Stockmar)
- Watercolour paint pad and paintbrushes
- Leaf templates – we used this printable from Picklebums and printed it in black and white since it was just used for tracing
- String or twine
Set up your painting station either inside or outside. We did this outside. I set up fall colours – yellow, red, burnt orange and green. Then K just free-painted on the watercolour pages.
We let the pages dry in the sun, which took no time at all. Once they were completely dry, I used the leaf templates I had printed and cut out, tracing the leaf shapes out on the pages.
Once everything was cut out, we laid out our piece of twine and taped the backs of the leaves (upside down) on the string.
Then we turned it over, hung it up on our mantle, and now we can admire it and wait for beautiful fall to arrive.
I hope you enjoy making this fall/autumn leaf watercolour garland as much as we did.