Update: Our Thanksgiving this year was so nice! I hope you all had as nice a day as we did!
For this project you'll need:
-Several sheets of felt (wool or wool blend recommended, but acrylic is fine) in maroon, olive green, nut brown, butternut yellow, and orange (or desired colors).
1. Pick out a real leaf to use as your template. You can pick several sizes or types of leaves to use.
2. Begin to cut out your leaves in whatever variety of shapes and sizes and colors you like. I needed 18 maple leaves for my 80 inch garland. Yours may vary depending on the size of your leaves and the desired length of your garland.
This is the perfect task to do while watching a seasonal movie with your kids.
3. Decide the order of your colors. Lay the leaves out on a nearby surface in order.
4. Leaving a nice long thread tail (about 4 inches), sew with your machine down the center of your first leaf. When you get to the end of the leaf, lift your presser foot, pull the thread about an inch, place your next leaf under the foot, lower the foot and sew the next leaf. Proceed like this until your last leaf.
5. When you sew to the end of your last leaf, pull the thread several inches and cut, leaving a thread tail about 4 inches long. These thread tails are for helping to hang your garland (either tying, taping, or anchoring by putting something heavy on).
6. Enjoy your garland! And Happy Thanksgiving!