How to make 4 fall garlands
Print out your leaf template onto colored paper
Cut out your leaves and attach to twine with string
I began my garland by first evenly spacing the wooden beads. I tied a knot on either side of each bead to keep it in place. After all the beads were in place, I used small globs of hot glue to secure the pine cones in place. If you want, you could also drill through the pine cones and thread the twine through them as you are placing the beads. But hot glue was pretty easy, so I decided to go that route.
You can customize the look of this garland by painting the pine cones or using different kinds of beads. Space everything out, or crowd them closer together—It’s totally up to you!
Cut out a square of folded cheesecloth that will evenly surround the styrofoam ball. My cheesecloth was folded in four layers, so I left those layers as I cut. Pull the cheesecloth around the edges to stretch it out and make it look gauzy. Then push two black brads into the wrapped styrofoam ball to look like eyes and also to hold the cheesecloth in place.
Pull apart the two prongs of a white brad and wrap them around the string. Push the prongs back together and then pierce the top of the ghost with the brad to connect the ghost to the string.
I cut my black cardstock into 3″x 4″ rectangles. Then I cut out 1″x 3″ triangles from the bottom.
I used a pencil to draw out the shape of the letters. Then I traced over the pencil lines with puffy paint. I let the paint dry for a few hours before handling. Drawing with a puffy paint bottle is much easier than painstakingly brushing on white paint with a thin paint brush. And the bonus? It goes on opaque, so you only need one coat of paint.
I strung up the pennants through holes I made with a small hole punch, but you could easily use tape on the back too.