If I were Anne Shirley (and I would very much like to be…), I might make one of these and call myself The Queen of The Coming of Fall and Autumnal Delights. Or something like that.
But I’m not. I just called them felt leaf crowns. They took about five minutes to make (plus a little time for drying), and everyone loved them. My five-year old grabbed one when she realized it was finished, and wouldn’t take it off for the rest of the day. She wore it to a school event last night. She set it on her nightstand. I’m pretty sure when she wakes up soon, it’ll be back on her head for today.
This craft also totally justifies my practice of never throwing anything away. I bought these felt leaves at a craft store last year (Michael’s? JoAnn’s? Hobby Lobby? I can’t remember, but I feel like they could be found anywhere), and I just rediscovered them. And all this means that my husband is crazy when he tries to tell me I have too much stuff and that I am right when I tell him that I’m saving it because I might need it someday.
So. Back to the craft. I just lined the leaves up, with the front facing down, and glued the ends together with a little Tacky Glue. Let the leaves dry in a flat line before gluing the last leaves together to make the crown.
I feel like this could be a pretty fun craft for Girl Scouts if you had the time to let them dry. Or just to make and wear around the house (or out to Oral Interpretation Festivals at your local school…whatever strikes your fancy…). We just glued our leaves together any old way, but you could also practice patterns with either the shapes or colors of the leaves.
And if you’re Anne Shirley (or wanting to be…), of course you’d put yours on and do some sort of dryad dance by the light of the fall moon. I dare you.
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