I am starting to decorate my house for the fall and winter seasons. The teals and aqua items are going into storage to be replaced with plums and golds. To begin my Fall update I made a paper leaf garland and wreath out of metallic antique gold, gold leaf, copper, bronze and ruby. All I can say is . . . YUM! Can you hand me that piece of pumpkin pie, please? These beautiful metallic papers were ordered in text weight from paper-papers.com. The combination of these colors are just gorgeous and I will be using them for more Fall and Holiday projects! I printed templates and cut five different leaf patterns from the paper, used my scoring tool to add detail and a center spine which I then folded to add dimension. For the garland I had originally thought I would use my sewing machine to attach the leaves into a strand, but found it easier to simply use a needle with the gold metallic thread. Easy as pumpkin pie! Garland done! For the wreath I wanted to repurpose a grape vine wreath I had saved for a rainy. . . okay, a balmy Fall day. Using this as the base make the wreath making all so simple. I just arranged and glued the leaves onto the vines. The metallic paper really gives it an elegant fall style. I have included the patterns for the fall leaves at the end of the post. Enjoy! ~ Lia
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