Autumnal felt leaves

It definitely feels like Autumn don’t you think? Not just the wind and the rain but the nights drawing in. You can’t walk through the park for kicking the fallen leaves. I’ve been dying to take Edward for a walk in the park and when we did we made sure we collected tons of pretty leaves, twigs and conkers to show daddy.

It made me wonder if it was possible to make something a bit longer lasting to brighten up the house and so we made autumnal felt leaves.

I just googled for some templates of suitable leaves, cut them out and traced them on to different sheets of coloured felt. I left some plain but on the others attempted to stitch the veins of the leaves which made them curl up at the edges.

They look lovely scattered along the mantelpiece (although it took me a while to de-clutter ours enough to do this!).


You could also thread some cotton (or invisible thread) through them and hang them as an autumnal garland or bunting.

 

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8 Responses to Autumnal felt leaves

  1. OMG I LOVE these!!! Off to get some felt pronto, and it reminded me I wanted to use some felt to make Xmas trees for Christmas too :D
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  2. Oh, these are gorgeous, I love autumnal colours and these just seem such a wonderful way of livening up a room.
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  3. Oh WOW!!!! These look amazing! What a great idea!!! Thank you for linking up to Handmade Thursday!
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  4. Hi! I came over from Running With Glitter to tell you I looove your garland. I’m a huge garland-fan and this one is absolutely the cutest I have seen so far!
    Have a nice day!
    Annemarie

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  6. oooh that looks great! Wow! I love all the craft leaf activities around this week.

    Thanks so much for linking up on Science Sparks. xx
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