Looking for a fun and easy fall DIY to work on this thanksgiving long weekend?
I have been obsessed with floral crowns for a long time, they photograph beautifully and make everything look magical! I really wanted to create the same vibe for fall images, so decided to make a crown of leaves, and it turned out beautifully! It’s shockingly easy and only requires scissors and leaves so let’s get started! (To make this even more enjoyable find another diy loving friend and grab yourselves a pumpkin spice or chai latte and work together:) I did mine with my friend Karin, check out her version here!
- The type of leaf matters! I tried a few with blah results. The leaves can’t be too crunchy or they just fall apart when handled, and you don’t want them too big or they’ll dominate your child’s head. The best option I found was from a Japanese Maple on one of my neighbour’s front lawn (thanks neighbour!). The main things you’re looking for are long stems and flexible leaves (so freshly fallen or pull them off the tree)
- Gather your leaves and arrange them in the colour pattern you like. Then cut off the bulb end of the stems.
- Fold the bottom third of the first leave in half with the top of the leaf facing out, then peirce the leaf with the stem of the second leaf about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way down the leaf
- Similar to if you were using a needle and thread, ‘sew’ into the leaf with the stem of the next leaf, going up and down through the leaf with the stem (being aware to end when the stem is on the inside of the crown usually around 2-3 times).
- Repeat with the next leaf until you have a long enough stretch to wrap around the crown wearers head.
- With the stem of the very first leaf, sew into the last leaf to close the circle, and voila! a Leaf crown!
I hope you have fun with this craft and feel free to reach out with any questions or to share images of your crown!
Thanks for being here,