DIY: Falling Leaves Garland


I can't be the only one who loves the satisfying crunch of crispy fall leaves under their feet. Am I right?! I literally go out of my way to crunch as many autumn leaves as possible during the season. To pay homage to one of my favorite fall addictions, I decided to bring a bit of the outdoors in with this simple yet striking leaf garland.


Ready to add a touch of nature to your fall decor?

HERE'S THE HOW TO:

Stuff you'll need:


Leaves (I like oak leaves because they hold up well, and don't crumble as easily as others do.)

Natural twine.

Colorful twine (Bright, punchy colors add a fun contrast to the brown leaves.)


Method:

All you need to do is tie the leaves onto the twine like so:



Add as many leaves as you'd like...






These brown leaves are anything but boring! I love how they look when they catch the light. They're rustic and natural, and every time I look at my window, I can catch a glimpse of their natural beauty.

So, what have you guys been doing to enjoy fall?


Style Tip: How to make a necklace look longer.


I ran into a bit of a dilemma the other day when I was making my acorn necklace. I only had a short chain in my supply box, but I wanted the necklace to be a longer length. 

I was feeling a bit too lazy to run to the store for some new jewelry supplies, so what's a crafty girl to do??! Cheat it, of course! I just took the short chain and pinned it to my shirt under the collar. Once I turned the collar down, my secret was completely hidden from view, and I had a necklace that was the perfect length. Simple as that!


The best thing about this trick is that you have complete control over the necklace length depending on how high or low you pin it on the collar.


This little trick is a great way to extend your jewelry collection without permanently altering the jewelry.  I love that it is temporary, quick and easy to do, and I just wanted to share this secret with you.  I can't wait to try this trick on some of my other necklaces too! 

So, do you guys have any clever styling tips or secrets to share? Because, sometimes a secret is just too good to keep to yourself.  ;)


DIY: Acorn Necklace


I was looking for a simple way to add a touch of fall to my wardrobe and decided that a rustic acorn necklace would do the trick! This darling necklace is the perfect accessory to go nuts over this season!  ;)


Wanna make your own acorn necklace?

HERE'S THE HOW TO:

First of all, you'll need an acorn, and the best place to search is in the woods, of course!  I went on my acorn hunt on a beauuuuutiful fall day. It was fun taking in all the colorful leaves as I scavenged for acorns. The task proved a bit challenging as squirrels had already eaten so many of the fallen acorns. Luckily, with a bit of searching through the leaves, I found a few to take home.


And, just in case you were wondering, this is what a crazy-crafty lady looks like when she is scavenging for acorns...  look out squirrels here I come. Finders keepers!  ;)



The acorn I decided to use had a bit of stem at the top of it which made it easy to wrap the wire around. I wrapped the wire around the stem a few times and created a loop in the back for the chain of the necklace to thread through:



Here is what my acorn charm looks like from the front. (Tip: To make sure the acorn cap stays on the nut, I gently removed it and adhered it securely with some glue. That made the acorn charm less fragile and less likely to fall apart during wear.)



And that is all there is to it! Put on your necklace and enjoy these fall days.

What things do you enjoy most about the fall?