Happy September today I am sharing easy fall walnut garland and some friends too. Before I share these ideas with you I’m sharing how to make a walnut garland. You can find these easily at the food store or even in your yard if you have a tree. Pecans falling from trees will work for this well too.
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What can I Use to Make a Garland
Items to Use to Make a Garland
Garlands can be made using a variety of items. Such as acorns, leaves, fall leaf shapes cut from book pages, brown craft paper, or even brown bags.
Visit your craft stores and find wooden leaves or acorn shapes. Paint or stain and hang from jute or twine.
When purchasing pieces to make a garland it’s important to make sure the size of the items is to the scale of your mantle. As an example, a size of 3×4 for wood leaves usually works well.
Purchase burlap ribbon with a fall saying or color or even plain natural burlap. Then cutting with pinking sheers is an easy way to make one and hang from a set of windows in the family room or kitchen or even a doorway.
Another example is adding faux flowers in deep rich colors purchased from the craft store.
Make one using command hooks, chicken wire, and wire cutters to hold greenery such as branches with colorful leaves, faux boxwood garland, or eucalyptus.
When working with chicken wire it’s especially important to wear gloves for safety.
Here add small pumpkins, gourds, orange berries, pinecones, or red berries, and again an assortment of fake flowers from Michaels craft stores.
- 30 walnuts in the shell
- thick neutral color thread or string
- sewing needle
- white or ivory craft paint
- small chip brush (affiliate links)
- paper towel
- command hooks eye hooks
- ribbon (optional)
Making a Piece Using Nuts
Make One of These Using Nuts
This project is an especially easy way to add natural elements which is one of the best parts. Besides working for the fall season this will also work as a holiday decoration. Also, this will work with real acorns and pecans as I mention above. Or how about a pine cone garland? That’s pretty too for fall and as a Christmas decoration.
Step 1: Make a Hole for the String
First, begin with drilling a hole through the nutshell using a small drill bit.
Step 2: String the Pieces
Lastly, string the walnuts or pecans. After the first nut is in place tie a triple knot to keep them in place. When you are at the end tie another knot and this natural gorgeous garland is ready to hang on your mantle or the top of a china cabinet as I did.
As another idea add a button to the ends
Quick and Easy Project to Complete
Quick and Easy Project to Make
This is truly easy and took us about 20 minutes to finish.
Step 3: Dry Brush Using Craft Paint (optional)
Next dry brush the pieces. Generally, the step is very fast. I have mentioned many times before dry brushing is easy. Load a bit of paint on the paintbrush and wipe any excess off on the paper towel.
This is where I encourage my followers to try new paint techniques. As a result of doing this process, many times I now know the exact amount of paint needed. I say this because the more you work with crafting and paint the easier it becomes. So always try these new ideas I share.
Adding a bit of paint adds texture and even more beauty to this beautiful garland from nature!
By the way, if you enjoy making crafts for the seasons you may enjoy this dried orange garland I made last year. This is fun for the entire family.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these easy fall walnut garland. Do you use garlands for fall in your home?
18 thoughts on “Easy Fall Walnut Garland”
Good Morning Cindy. Happy Labor Day. I love the walnut garland best. Super cute and different. Hope you have a good long weekend. xoxo Kris
Thanks so much Kris. Hope you found some goodies on your trip this weekend!
Beautiful Cindy! Thanks so much for sharing my fall banner…as I enjoy these last drops of summer. Happy Weekend!
I know you love summer. Thanks so much!
Great post Cindy. Thank you so much for sharing my book page leaf garland. I really appreciate it. I love your walnut garland and I would have never thought of that. You’ve inspired me- pinning! There are so many great ideas here. Have a great Labor Day! XO- MaryJo
Thanks so much MaryJo. This was my moms name. I never met another MaryJo. Thanks for sharing
I absolutely adore your walnut garland Cindy! Great gathering of Fall garlands from some terrific home bloggers.
Thanks so Maria. I love using things from nature.
So many beautiful garland ideas, Cindy! I love that you can use them the entire Fall season and help to make Thanksgiving a special one too. They’re really pretty. Loving and pinning as always sweet friend, CoCo
What an original idea, love it!
Thanks so much Rachel!
I Love your walnut garland, so pretty! It would look great with my mantel decor this year. I just may have to give it a try.
It’s so easy and fast!
Love all of these ideas, especially your idea for the walnuts! I think this is perfect for September thru November!
Thanks so much! It’s so easy too