The long Thanksgiving weekend is a great opportunity to create something for the house as a family. Candice Blansett-Cummins at the Wishcraft creative studio in Chicago shared this idea.
1. Pull some pages out of the book.
2. Trace or draw leaf shapes about the same size as your
hand onto a book page, varying the shapes if desired. Cut about 25
to 35 leaf shapes from the pages.
3. Tape five to seven leaves to a 28-inch length of twine
or ribbon leaving a 3-inch to 5-inch area of the twine empty at the
4. Repeat five to seven times with additional lengths of
twine. Make the additional twine pieces slightly longer or slightly
shorter for added interest.
5. Wrap the top of the twine around the twig a few times
and secure with a knot or with tape. Repeat until the twig is as
full as you would like it to be.
6. Cut a piece of twine 36 inches long. Knot each end of
the twine to each end of the twig to make a loop for hanging. Hang
from a nail on the wall, a hook in the ceiling or even across the
top corner of a door.
Variations: Use colorful magazine or catalog pages. Cut
out other shapes such as local birds or the shape of your hand (or
turn those hands into turkeys).