Autumn is a beautiful season.
I love to make the most out of nature and use it to decorate my home wherever possible. You might have seen my DIY branch photo hanger in a previous post.
So, as I started to walk my puppy outside I also spotted the beautiful colours of autumnal leaves on the trees and on floor from the fallen leaves and decided to do something fun with them. Below you’ll find a guide to create your own seasonal fairy lights that perfectly decorate the bedroom and add that Autumnal feel.
It’s super easy DIY idea so should take you no longer than half an hour, if that!
What You Will Need:
- Fairy lights (or plain Christmas lights)
- Autumnal Leaves
- Tulle material (optional)
How to Create Autumnal Fairy Lights:
Step One: Prepare your Autumn Leaves
Firstly, collect the beautiful autumn leaves that you see in the park or street and choose a variety of sizes or shapes (whichever you fancy.) Put the leaves between two sheets of newspaper to dry them flat and once laid down on a smooth surface place a few heavy books on top. Leave them there for a few days for the best outcome.
Step Two: Decorate your Fairy Lights
Take your dried leaves and decide where you’d like them to go on your lights. I placed many of them in front of the light bulbs so that when switched on it’ll project the beautiful colours of the leaves into the room. I then secured the leaves using small pieces of cotton string. I’ve used white because my fairy lights are a light colour but if you have other coloured lights I recommend you match your string to it for a neater finish.
Try tying long pieces of tulle fabric onto your lights too, but be sure not to over do it as the main attraction are the leaves (in my opinion.)
Step Three: Hang it Up
This bit isn’t as easy as you think. Firstly, you’ll need to decide where you’d like it to go and secondly you’ll have to move it around carefully so that the leaves don’t fall out! If you’re clumsy (like I can be) it may be worth hanging the lights up first and then adding the autumn leaves to it. Good luck.
This post is part of the Styling the Seasons campaign which is all about styling the home in a beautiful way to match the seasonal month that we’re in. Happy November!
What do you think of these DIY fairy lights?