How to make a mobile with fall leaves

The colors of fall are warm and inviting. Shades of orange, brown and yellow offer a scenic display of the season. But the colors of the season do not have to be exclusive to the outdoors. Create home decor that captures the fancy of fall and all of its splendor.
A leaf mobile offers a whimsical display of colors and textures associated with fall. Combine a branch with colorful leaves and twine to brighten up any room. Follow the instructions below to create a leaf mobile, then choose a location to hang your finished project.
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Materials
- Small bowl
- Artificial maple leaves
- Hole punch
- Marigold twine
- 6 mm barrel beads
- Skeleton key charms
- Scissors
- Faux branch with twigs
- Bakers twine
- Hot-glue gun
- Glue stick
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Instructions
1. Empty a bag of artificial maple leaves in a small bowl.
2. Punch a hole in the bottom center of each leaf; set leaves aside.
3. Unravel approximately 10 to 12 inches of marigold twine from the roll. Do not cut it.
4. Slip the free end of the twine through a hole in a leaf, then slide the twine through the loop of a key charm.
5. Tie the charm to the twine, securing both the leaf and charm.
6. Use scissors to cut anywhere from 8 to 12 inches of marigold twine from the roll.
8. Measure approximately 2 to 3 inches above the charm and leaf secured in step 5, then tie a knot in the twine.
9. Guide the twine through a leaf, then add a barrel charm. Tie a knot to secure the barrel charm to the leaf.
10. Tie the twine to one of the twigs on the branch. The charms act as weights, allowing the leaves to dangle freely from taut twine.
11. Unravel a new piece of marigold twine from the roll and repeat the previous steps for each twig on the branch. Cut some lengths of twine closer to 8 inches, while cutting others closer to 12.
12. Turn on the hot-glue gun and prepare to hang the mobile.
13. Squeeze a small amount of glue on the base of the branch. Place the free end of the bakers twine on the hot glue, then wrap the base of the branch in the bakers twine.
14. Squeeze a small amount of glue at the top of the branch when finished wrapping it with twine. Secure the twine to the glue, then cut the free end of the twine.
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15. Use twine of any color to secure the mobile to a ceiling hook or light fixture.
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