Make Your Own Festive Fall Newspaper Garlands

It’s the 18th of October, which means that it has been 25 days since the fall has begun.

Fall themed crafts can be so amazing – there are so many bright colours to choose from. This Friday’s craft is very unique and inspired by fall’s beautiful changing colours.

For this craft, you will need:

  1. Newspaper (if you don’t have any, print out some news articles from around the internet.)
  2. A blank sheet of printer paper
  3. Food dye
  4. Clear glue or clear Mod Podge
  5. A gluestick
  6. A paintbrush
  7. Yarn
  8. Scissors
  9. A pencil

To start, cut your newspaper or printed news articles into strips.

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Then, glue all of the strips of the newspaper randomly onto your sheet of printer paper using a glue stick. This can take a long time, so it’s best to ask a sibling or friend to help you with this step. Make sure that the entire page is covered in newspaper strips.

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When you are done, it should look something like this:
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Now, cover your whole page in clear glue or Mod Podge. This just protects the newspaper from getting damaged and also gives it a nice, glossy finish. Let it dry.

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Now, collect some fallen leaves from your backyard.

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Trace the leaves on the back of the newspaper sheet.

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Cut them out, and set them aside.

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Squirt your clear glue into a container and add your food dye for colour. You can use any colour, but we suggest fall colours like orange, red and yellow.

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Paint each newspaper leaf with the dyed glue. It’s important not to use paint because it is too thick and not transparent.

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Let the leaves dry and do a second coat of dyed glue. Then, attach all of the leaves to some yarn using a hot glue gun.

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Hang up your garland in your house or your room for some festive decor!

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