I took advantage of a few spare moments this weekend to make a leaf garland from newspaper. The original idea is at Maya Made, and she has a lot of other super fun ideas for using newspaper; of course I’d like to try the acorn garland, too. It took only a few moments to have brightly colored autumn leaves fluttering in the dining room (the pictures don’t do the colors justice, but I do wish I had applied a little more paint).
I like the graphic quality the newsprint adds to whatever project you’re working on, plus it’s cheap and is a great way to give the paper a second life. It reminds me of stories I’ve read from the Great Depression and years past where people made entire costumes (some quite elaborate) and decorations from newspapers.
Just another crafty idea that proves that having “fun” doesn’t have to be expensive!