Make a gorgeous DIY Fall garland using the Cricut Maker and faux leather. It goes together with just a bit of sewing and hot glue!
I love welcoming Fall every year! I love the crisp air, crunchy leaves, pumpkin and apple everything. My kids get excited when I start putting up Fall decorations in my home. This DIY Fall garland is easy and quick to make, and it looks great hanging on a banister or on a fireplace.
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This garland is a great way to bring Fall into your home! I really love decorating with garlands. I’ve also made a felt apple garland and a faux leather gingerbread garland. It would look so good hanging with a fabric tassel garland!
The pumpkin, apple, and acorn are so fun. I added metallic stitching to the acorn and pumpkin for an extra eye-catching detail, but you can leave it off if you prefer.
If you don’t like garlands, then you can just make cute little door hangers. These apples are perfect for back to school!
DIY Fall Garland with Faux Leather
- Faux Leather*
- Cricut Maker*
- Cutting mat* and brayer
- Apple, acorn, and pumpkin shapes
- Twine or string
- Hot glue gun and hot glue
- Optional: sewing machine and sewing tools
Place the faux leather right side down on the cutting mat. Use the brayer to make sure there are no bubbles. Use the Cricut Maker and rotary blade to cut out Fall shapes like apples, pumpkins, and acorns.
Peel the shapes off of the mat.
Cut out each shape in sets of three.
Add stitching with a sewing machine to the pumpkin and acorns for a nice detail. I used metallic thread for a little shimmer. Cut the thread tails.
Organize each shape in sets of three.
To assemble put hot glue on one half of the back of a shape.
Put another shape on top matching up the sides and press into the glue. Make sure only half of each shape is glued together.
Open the other half of each shape and put hot glue all the way across.
Place the last shape on the glue and match up all the sides.
Do the same to all the remaining shapes until they are all 3-D.
Measure out a piece of string or twine the length that you want. Hot glue each 3-D shape onto the twine.
Hang it up and enjoy it!
If you make something using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!