Fall For Autumn

img2If there’s anyplace in the world you want to be during autumn, it’s New York City; the perfect season to wander through Central Park as the leaves begin to change or cruise up the Hudson River to the Hudson Valley. Plus, in November there’s Thanksgiving, which means pumpkin pie!

But it’s the autumn foliage that New York City is most popular for. In fact, autumn in New York has been immortalised countless times in film: When Harry Met Sally, Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters, the Richard Gere/Winona Ryder weepy Autumn in New York – also the name of the jazz standard recorded by numerous jazz musicians including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and even Harry Connick Jr.

In Australia, however, and in particular Queensland, experiencing the vibrant colours of autumn is all too brief. But if you want to keep the vibrancy of autumn around your home a little longer, try this great craft activity – paper leaf garlands.

What You’ll Need:

Coloured cardboard
Different leaf templates – try a Google search
Coloured acrylic paint
String or twine

How To Make Them

1.Trace your templates onto the cardboard and cut them out
2.Slightly bend the leaves in the centre and glue three together at their edges to form a three-dimensional leaf
3.Paint some veins on each leaf with the acrylic paint
4.Using the twine, string the leaves together by threading each leaf onto the twine through their centre
5.Now you’re ready to hang them wherever your heart desires!