I try to incorporate a little bit of nature around the house when decorating, so with an abundance of leaves from our autumnal walks and two kids who needed something to do we made a leafy garland.
We could have left the leaves alone and just pegged them up, but the glitter was almost jumping off the shelf at me!
This was a super simple activity for the kids to get involved with, all you need are some leaves, glitter, craft glue, twine and some mini pegs.
Step 1. Use a paint brush to add some craft glue to the leaf; you can follow the veins of the leaves, random patterns or try a fancy design.
Step 2. Sprinkle glitter all over the leaf, shake off any excess glitter and return it to the pot.
Step 3. Use a mini peg to attach the glittery leaf to the twine.
Repeat for each leaf.
Step 4. Find a wall and hang up the garland!
When collecting leaves try to keep them flat, I take a notebook out with me and press the leaves between the pages.
Try to gather a selection of different leaves and colours.
Glitter glue would make much less mess and be a tad more child friendly than glue, paint brushes and pots of glitter!
Now it’s time to hoover up the mountains of glitter all over the floor!