Okay, now that today marks the totally official start to autumn we feel better in sharing fall-inspired projects and recipes! Though yesterday was in the mid 80’s in Seattle, there’s a certain crispness that welcomes us in the mornings and a dewy chill that settles into the night air. We’re ready! Our garden beds are showing signs, with flowers kissed by the fall air dropping their last buds and our maple trees subtly changing hues to those welcomed warm tones. We just can’t wait for Ava’s first trip to the pumpkin patch!
So with the arrival of fall we welcome it with our Fall Leaf Napkin Band project, a simple, yet charming, project perfect for your first fall dinner party.
What guest doesn’t love being welcomed to the table with a handmade touch? You don’t need to tell them just how easy it was!
Step 1. cut your ribbon to about 9″ in length
Step 2. lay ribbon in a flat line on a hard surface and draw a line of glue, about 2″ long starting with the right side of the ribbon. Lay one maple leaf on the far right-hand edge of the ribbon and place second leaf on top of the first.
Step 3. keep repeating the hot glue and leaves, one on top of the last, hiding the stem as you go.
Step 4. when finished, tie the band around your napkins and tie in a knot. It’s really that easy!
You can see in these images that we also glued leaves to the top of a take-home favor jar of jam topped with ribbon for a whimsical look.
Photos and project: Valley & Co.
Okay, so are you in the fall spirit now? Would you recreate this project at your next soiree?