Sweet relief came to Dallas this weekend in the form a nice, chilly cold front. My roommate and I spent some time on our back patio, sipping some hot chocolate and tea while bundled up in blankets. It was glorious. It got me to thinking about doing some quick patio decorating to officially get in the fall spirit.
I went outside with a small bucket and started picking up leaves in my neighborhood. I can’t even begin to describe to you how silly I felt, but I powered on grabbing any leaf with some semblance of color. For whatever reason it was slim pickin’s, but I made do with what I could find and then went back inside and gathered the rest of my supplies. Some thread and a needle was all I needed and I went to work.
It was a simple as poking the needle through each leaf and pushing them down to the bottom of the string. Make sure you tie a knot at the end first though!
I picked leaves at random out of the bucket, and even if they were sort of dried out the needle went through cleanly enough that nothing tore or fell apart. Then I took my garland outside and hung it up underneath my back-porch overhang.
The whole cost of the project was free. It’ll be fun to look at during the fall season and hey I might just make a few more to add more texture and layers. What did you guys do this weekend? Any fun nature craft projects? Did anyone else weird out their neighbors by clearing their yards of dead leaves?
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