15 October 2012
We’ve been busy decorating our flat with Autumnal decorations this past weekend. A couple of weeks before, we’d raided the Jewish Museum Berlin’s garden of colourful leaves, which were being pressed under a large pile of heavy books and were no ready to come in to action.
Here they are giving a seasonal welcome to our front door.
We’d also been busy collecting chestnuts galore during our weekend walks, but the boy is still a bit too small to make stick figures out of them or play conkers (actually, I’m more concerned about my well being than his in the latter^^), so I’d been puzzling what to do with them.
Inspired by the Autumn leaves and a bag of colourful beads I unearthed from our craft box, we decided to make them into Autumn garlands and replace the tissue flower garlands that had heralded in the summer. In preparation, I skewered holes into the chestnuts and cut out and hole punched some leaves in bright colours, then the boy and I had a cosy half hour of him sitting on my lap threading everything on to string. I have to say, I was very impressed with his threading abilities!
I’ve prepared a PDF of the leaf templates I made, for anyone who would like to use them: download leaf template