Thursday, October 27, 2011

Contact Paper Fall Leaf Garland

Contact paper is always FUN and I decided to preserve some Fall leaves with it and ended up creating a garland!  I think it turned out pretty!  It makes such a whimsical Fall decoration! Before putting the leaves on contact paper,  I pressed them in books to flatten them out for a few days.

When the leaves were flattened, I placed our leaves on the sticky side of the contact paper and then put another sticky sheet on top.  C is still fascinated with the "stickiness" of this paper!  Maybe I should have her just explore a sheet fro sensory sticky play?

Then, after sticking the two sheets together with the leaves between,  I cut around the leaves, leaving an edge around them.

Then, I punched two hole through the bottom part of all the leaves.  They kind of look like ghost leaves!

Next, I strung the leaves with yarn.  You could use a pretty ribbon too.  I'm sure there are other ways this garland could be spruced up? What do you think?  This garland looks really pretty against a window with the light shining through the leaves!!!

We've used contact paper quite a bit with many projects!  Check them out if you never have:

I Love these New Contact Paper Projects from The Artful Parent:

What are your favorite projects to do with contact paper?


  1. This is great! We just were out collecting pretty leaves this week and I was trying to think of something to do with them!

    I'd love for you to share at my weekly link party:

  2. Great idea! love it! Can we laminate them too?

  3. Great project. We laminated some leaves last year, and they are still as good as new. We love to do nature collages with contact paper.

  4. What a lovely idea, my little girl is forever bringing home leaves and all sorts of other treasures!

  5. Melissa,
    I really like this idea so much!!
    We have collected lots of leaves, and used them for collage, and this would be another nice way to use the leaves. Well if it doesn't snow in the next few days, we might be able to collect some more, and I am definitely going to do this activity.

    If not I'll keep the idea for next fall.

    I love this as I think it would create a nice ambience in our room - I like using natural materials in our environment - creating a soothing feeling, I think.
    Thanks for this good idea!

  6. wonderful idea, thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  7. this is simply lovely - what a fun decoration! I truly miss fall leaves so much. My girls don't know anything about this first hand. :(

    Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase. Hope to see you this week -