How to Make a Paint by Number Leaf Garland

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Learn how to make a paint-by-number leaf garland. This easy-to-make garland uses photocopies of paint-by-numbers cut into leaf shapes. It’s perfect for decorating a fall mantle.

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For me, fall conjures up feelings of coziness and outings. I love spending those last few warm weeks at flea markets and barn sales.

Want to know my favorite thing to find at flea markets? Paint by numbers! I love their simple images and colors.

So I decided to use the images that I love so much for a fall-themed project.

Best of all, no paint by number paintings were harmed in this process!

Paint by number

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How to Make Paint by Number Leaf Garland

Supplies Needed

It’s possible to cut the leaves by hand. The leaf cut files also come with JPG versions to print and use as a template.

  1. Find your paint by number images. If you have a paint by number collection, you can scan them in to your computer. The leaf garland would also look cool with maps or fun printed paper. Paint by number paintings
  2. Print them out on cardstock. I chose fit to page to make the most of the design.
  3. Place the cardstock on the silhouette mat and cut the shapes with the correct settings. Make sure that your leaves fit inside the printed portion of you paper by leaving a 1/4″ to 1/2″ space around the edges. I moved my leaves around to take advantage of certain views that I wanted, like the deer. Leaf cutouts
  4. Use the silhouette spatula to remove the extra cardstock, then carefully remove the leaves. If you paper curls, you can flatten it under some heavy books. paint by number cut outs
  5. Use a hole punch to make holes in the leaves. I chose to place my holes in the body of the leaves instead of the stems for added stability. hole puncher and string
  6. Cut a piece of yarn to length, giving yourself a several extra inches.
  7. Lay out your yarn and string to figure out the spacing and pattern for your paint by number leaf garland. Lined up cutouts
  8. Thread the yarn through the holes, tying each leaf in place. If you knot the ends, the yard will thread through the holes much easier. thread yarn through holes in cutout
  9. When I was done, I tied little loops at each end to make hanging easier. The leaf garland is hung on tiny nails in my mantle. I painted them white to blend in, but I find them very useful!Leaf garland
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paint by number garland

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