DIY Fall Garlands to Make with Kids
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14 Great DIY Fall Garlands

Easy Fall Garlands to Make with Kids

You know how much we love our seasonal arts and crafts around here, right?

Despite a few years there at the beginning when I thought that children’s art needed to be pure and sacred and completely untainted by holiday crafts and decorations, I’ve long since dived wholeheartedly into the fun of seasonal and fall crafting.

And autumn leaf arts and crafts? My goodness. I love, love, love my Autumn leaf crafting!

I’ve started pressing a few of the first fall leaves and looking through a few of my autumn craft posts over the last few days, getting in the mood for fall.

As I’ve done so, I’ve noticed quite a few fall garlands in the mix and decided to pull them together into a round up post of leaf garlands, Halloween buntings, and Thanksgiving banners. Some of these are from The Artful Parent, some from other blogs.

I hope you find some inspiration here as you and your family start your own fall crafting and decorating.

Easy Fall Garlands To Make

Fall Leaf Garlands :: 7 Ideas

A Fall Leaf Garland for Thanksgiving

How to Make a Beautiful Fall Leaf Garland

An Autumn Leaf Garland with Wax Paper

DIY Autumn Leaf Bunting :: Earthy and Ethereal

Glitter Leaves Would Make an Awesome Fall Leaf Garland

Glitter Leaves would make a beautiful fall garland, don’t you think?

A Felted Fall Leaf Garland

A Felt Leaf garland with upcycled wool sweaters (we’ve done this both by embroidering the leaf veins and also by sewing felted wool strips on for the veins)

Felt Leaf Garland from A Beautiful Mess

Or make a (simpler) felt leaf garland (on A Beautiful Mess)

Stained Glass Autumn Leaves Would Make a Colorful Fall Garland

It would be easy to make a colorful garland of Melted Crayon Leaves (or a stained glass bunting with Autumn colors)

Nature Suncatcher Garland with Fall Leaves and Flowers

Make a Garland of Autumn Leaf Suncatchers (like this nature garland but with Autumn colors)

4 More Fall Garlands to Make

A Happy Fall Garland from Rae Ann Kelly

Make a Happy Fall garland with felt balls and old book pages (by Rae Ann Kelly)

Make a Tiny Autumn Cake Bunting

Make a tiny Autumn Cake Bunting (or perhaps one for the dolls) with paint chips

DIY Apple Print Garland from Multiples and More

Make an apple print garland (on Multiples & More)

A Pottery Barn Inspired Thanksgiving Bunting from The Shabby Nest

Try a Pottery-Barn inspired Thanksgiving banner (on The Shabby Nest)

3 Halloween Garlands and Buntings

A DIY Felt Bat Garland

A Felt Bat Garland :: DIY Halloween Decorations

A Quick and Easy Halloween Bunting

Halloween Bunting :: How to Make One Quick and Cheap!

DIY Bat and Ghost Garlands from the Evite Blog

Make simple bat and ghost garlands (on the Evite blog)

Which is your favorite? Which of the fall garlands shown here would you make with your kids? 

Autumn Arts & Crafts Ideas & Supplies

The Artful Parent Amazon shop for Fall Crafts & Play Ideas.

See our FALL family fun list on my Amazon storefront!

It includes supplies for fall arts & crafts (including the best paper leaves for painting!), autumn toys, Halloween ideas, and picture books about autumn.

Plus, we have lists of the best kids art supplies, open-ended toys, children’s games, and more!

Fall craft bundle graphic

Get our new Autumn Arts & Crafts for Kids workshop! 

This is an online workshop with 10 fun fall arts and crafts activities that your family can enjoy all autumn long. Use coupon code KASHALFOFF for $9.99!

Plus a bonus of 10 fall-themed drawing prompts!

30 September Activities for Kids Free Printable Graphic

Download our FREE printable idea list of 30 autumn activities for kids & families!

Or just check out the blog post with the links… So many fun ideas for fall!


  • Reply
    September 1, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Preschool starts this week! Mostly 2’s, so I am thinking the apple print might be just the thing. I’ll let you know how it goes!

    • Reply
      Jean Van't Hul
      September 2, 2014 at 4:21 am

      Yes! I would love to hear, Lisa! And I may give that one a try myself soon. :)

  • Reply
    September 2, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I’m so happy that you’ve ‘crossed over’ (!) to seasonal crafts!! To me, it helps children to feel connected to the world around them, the rhythm of the year and the changing seasons. There’s nothing more pure and sacred than that! It’s also lovely to pull out the box of autumn decorations from years past, remember what we were doing a year (two years, three years…) ago at this time and enjoy that ritual as a family (while adding new crafts and decorations to the mix). Thanks for making it easier for us!

  • Reply
    Katie Harding
    September 4, 2014 at 9:11 am

    I love all of these ideas but I especially love the Halloween one’s!

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