Seasonal Decor

DIY Fall Leaf Garland

I’m excited to share the tutorial for this easy and inexpensive DIY fall leaf garland.

DIY Fall Leaf Garland

I wanted fall garland for my fireplace, and I made my own using leaves from the dollar store (I used two packages – a total of 100 leaves) and (thick) string. If you can’t find the leaves at your local dollar store, here is an Amazon (affiliate) link for the leaves:

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fake Leaves
  • String
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • DIY Leaf Garland

I forgot to add a needle in the supply shot, so pretend a needle is there.

Knot the end

I measure my mantel so I knew how long of a string I needed and knotted the end. Then I just began hand sewing the leaves together.  Just one big stitch in each!

Fall garland tutorial

Before long, I had a colorful and festive fall garland!

Easy DIY fall garland

This garland would also look cute strung up over a doorway.  The options are endless! And here is a little behind-the-scenes shot.  While I was making this garland, my daughter was having a blast playing with the leaves.


*UPDATE* I ended up spray painting my garland gold to fit the decor in my family room.

Gold Leaf Garland

To see more inexpensive fall decor ideas, click HERE. Happy Fall!

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15 thoughts on “DIY Fall Leaf Garland

  1. I have a couple of questions. First, how long was your garland? I am planning to make fall leaf garlands for my upcoming wedding and I am trying to get an idea of how many leaves I will need. By knowing how long your garland is, I should be able to judge the number required.

    Second, what kind of string did you use and do you have recommendations for a specific thickness and/or string material?

    Thank you!

    1. I am so sorry I can’t answer your questions. I created this several years ago, and I no longer have the garland. I do remember I found my leaves at the dollar store. Sorry I’m no help!