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Decorate with Leaves

September 30, 2016 / Crafts

It’s not too early to plan ways to decorate with leaves! Fall gives us such a wonderful and colorful array of colors, and we like to bring that colorful array indoors. Here are a few ways to decorate with leaves to celebrate fall:

Leaf Rubbings: These are an oldy but a goody, and if you live in a part of the country where you don’t see a lot of changing leaves, this is a fun way to make them yourself. Find some leaves with interesting veins on the bottom. Place the leaves, vein-side up, on a table and put a piece of white printer paper on top (you don’t want the paper to be too thick or the pattern won’t come through). Peel the paper off a crayon and lay the crayon flat on the white paper. Rub the crayon back and forth until you get a full print of the leaf on your paper. You can use crayons in fall colors, or you can experiment and make pink and purple leaves if you want!

Hanging Glitter Leaves: This one’s from our Pinterest page. Collect fallen leaves, or get fake leaves at a craft store. Put the leaves on newspaper and spray with adhesive (you can find this at a craft store). Before the adhesive dries, sprinkle glitter on the leaves. Once it’s dry, turn the leaf over and do the same on the other side. Then use a hole punch to make a hole at the top and tie a ribbon through it. Hang the leaves any place that needs some glitter!

Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder: We found this at a terrific DIY craft site called Spark & Chemistry. You just need Modge Podge, clean jars, and leaves (either real or imitation). You use the paste to glue on the leaves, then cover the whole thing with another layer (it’s called decoupage). You can decorate the jar with a bow. Once it’s all dry, put a tealight candle inside and watch it glow.

Take a look at some of the Fall Art we have on our site, and enjoy the colors of autumn as they get more and more vivid every day!

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