We're a bit behind on fall decorating and were looking for something easy, inexpensive, colorful and that would store well for future use. When we saw these beautiful felt leaves by 5 Orange Potatoes (and all the ways she thought up to use them) we knew we'd found our project. We love the oak leaves used here (and she provides a template you can download), but any leaf shape would work. The subtle split stitched leaf veins are lovely, but could be skipped if you're short on time. We're envisioning these strung into a garland, formed into a small wreath, simply strewn about a mantle or around dishes on your Thanksgiving table.
5 Orange Potatoes used them to adorn a bag, as applique, to make crowns and headbands for her children and even to top off a bookmark. Check out all the photos for these projects (and find out how to split stitch) here and look around at her many other beautiful home and craft posts.
(Photo credit: 5 Orange Potatoes)