The trees haven't begun to change color in the Northeast yet, but I decided to get a jump on autumn with this paper leaf garland. I used shades of brown and beige, but you can make your garland in your favorite fall palette.
First, enlarge the leaf patterns below to the size you like. (My leave are about 5" long.) Cut the large leaves from card stock, and the small leaves from coordinating decorative paper. Use glue stick to attach the small leaves to the large leaves.
You can string your leaves together on twine or ribbon, but I used metal eyelets and wire. The eyelets prevent the paper from tearing and give the project a finished look. Insert a small eyelet at the top and bottom of each leaf, using an eyelet tool and a small hammer. Thread a short length of lightweight wire through the top eyelet of one leaf and the bottom eyelet of another and shape it into a ring. Link the rest of the leaves together the same way to complete the garland.