Wanna learn how to make that cool leaf crown? It's such a super easy craft that even the kids can help with (Just supervise with scissors)! This is a revised craft from Parents that I saw in FamilyFun. But I wanted something I could use every year and since our family suffers from allergies, we wanted some allergy-friendly.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- Raffia (I'm using Ashland Raffia-2oz)
- 15 Faux Leaves (If you don't feel like spending 99 cents on a pack of 3 or 4 leaves, get 2 autumnal leave garland. I snagged 2 6ft garlands at Michael's for $4.99 each- marked down from $12.99!)
WHAT TO DO
2. If you're using packages of leaves, cut a small hold (big enough to pass the raffia through, though) on one end of the leaf. If you're using garland, take the leaves off and separate them. Keep them in a plastic bag so they stay in one place. Be sure to cut a small hole in those leaves as well.
4. When you have strung all 15 leaves on, wrap the crown around the wearer's head to make sure that it's a good fit. Make sure that you stilll have at least 5-6 inches of raffia left on the crown itself. But you can make the crown as full or bare as you want, but I found that 15 leaves made it just perfect without being overbearing.
5. Take the two ends of the crown, and combine them. Tie a knot, but before you completely tie it, string a long piece of raffia halfway through. Tie, and place upon your head for instant Fall enjoyment!
If you're wondering about pricing, I spent only $16 and I have enough of raffia and leaves to make at least 5 crowns!