Fall Crafts

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It's crafty time. Yep, all this fall weather has inspired me to get out my paper and string and do some seasonal decor. I am such a sucker for garlands of any kind, but I was especially in the mood for a leaf garland. After a quick search on Pinterest, I decided to try my hand at a book page version. I found a couple of old paperbacks that I didn't want anymore. One was an Agatha Christie mystery called "The Mirror Crack'd." Have you read it? CREEPY. Creepy, I tell you. And not in a good way. So I cut it up. 

Back to the crafts... First of all, I tore out a bunch of pages from the aforementioned books. Then I gathered some nicely shaped leaves of various sizes. Hopefully my neighbors didn't see me creeping around their sidewalks after dark.

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I laid the leaves out and traced around them on the pages. 

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Then I just stacked several pages under each design and cut them out—three or four sheets at a time. I think I ended up with like 25 leaves. Then I laid them out in a natural looking pattern and used a large needle to sew through their middles. I did find the old paper to be quite brittle, so I had to be careful to not rip it. Other than that, this was super easy way to bring the autumn indoors. And did I mention it was free? 

 

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