For this cute Dollar Store Leaf Garland, you'll need:
* a couple of packages of fabric leaves... I found these packages of 50 silky fabric leaves at Dollar Tree in the seasonal section. I've also seen these types of leaves at Dollar General (60 leaves for $1!) and at Michael's (although they cost a wee bit more than $1 per package.)
* about 24 inches of ribbon... I used some brown grosgrain I had lying around.
* sewing machine
First, cut your ~24" ribbon into two equal parts.
Now fold these 12" pieces of ribbon in half, and set one aside. Take one of the folded ribbons and. . .
. . . place that fold under the sewing machine's needle, under the presser foot. Sew a couple of stitches back and forth on the fold. This is for anchoring the garland to the ribbon, which will become ties for hanging the garland. Now, without lifting the presser foot, slide a fabric leaf under the presser foot and start sewing. . .
. . . right down the center vein, using a long stitch. And when you come to the edge of the leaf, continue sewing right off that edge, and then slip another leaf under the presser foot.
To finish off your garland, sew to the edge of your last leaf. Pick up your last remaining folded ribbon piece, and slide the fold under the presser foot. . .
. . . and sew a few stitches back and forth, anchoring the ribbon to the garland. And that. is. IT. Crazy-easy, right?
someday, I'll hide those ugly electronics cords. someday.
meanwhile, let's just look at the pretty leaves.
I didn't use the garland's ties in this particular location, so I just tied the ribbons into a simple bow.