Easy DIY Fall Decorations

‘A well-spent day brings happy sleep.’ -Leonardo da Vinci

So you have a group of trees that are throwing their leaves around like there is no tomorrow!

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Dus je hebt een groep van bomen die hun bladeren met zulks groot enthousiasme in t rond strooien.

And they are lying nicely scattered through your garden, making pretty pictures, and warm blankets and food for plants and animals.


En ze liggen zo mooi verspreid door de tuin, prachtige plaatjes zo en ze vormen warme dekens en voedsel voor plant en dier.

Well, you can collect a basket full and take your sturdy, weatherproof cotton with a big needle. Find yourself a happy place in the autumn sunshine with your nicest sweater on and simply thread all those pretty leaves.

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Nou, je kan een mand vol verzamelen en je neemt je stevige tuinkatoen en een grote naald. Zoek een lekker plekje in de herfstzon met je lekkerste trui aan en rijg de bladeren eenvoudigweg aan.

You can use it as garlands and embellish it with dried fruits or pinecones. Or you can simply tie the ends together as a base for a nice autumn wreath.


Je kan t als slinger gebruiken en er gedroogd fruit of dennenappels in verwerken. Of je kan simpelweg de uiteinden aan elkaar knopen en een basis maken voor een mooie herfstkrans.

It lasts quite long and when it becomes tatty it gives spectacular flames in a bonfire!

T gaat vrij lang mee maar als t te rafelig wordt dan geeft t fantastische vlammen in een buitenvuurtje!

Love and Liefs, Johanna.


18 thoughts on “Easy DIY Fall Decorations

  1. What a wonderful idea! (and very environmentally friendly as it involves no production of unnecessary goods)
    I wonder if the tattered leaves could be simply put back on the ground as well, to let them naturally decompose? It would bring nourishment back to the soil 🙂
    Hugs ♡

  2. Dear Judith, of course you can let the leaves decompose…but it is not as much fun as a bonfire and decomposing leaves do not give enough heat to roast a hotdog on whilst working in the garden ;0) Hugs to you too!

  3. All the leaves are off the trees here now. Sort of sad looking! But I have lots of leaves in bags, so I will give this lovely project a try! Thanks for the idea.

  4. Thanks Kerry, it is actually a bit strange to get used again to a different climate ;0) In Canada we already had the first snow and a blazing wood stove. Ha, there is always something to enjoy!

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