This leaf mobile is great way to pay homage to fall–as well as decorate for the season. Most of what you’ll need to make it you can find in your yard. Don’t have a yard? No biggie. Just swing by a park on your way home.
In certain parts of the world, the earth is being blanketed by fallen leaves. Leaves so beautiful, they deserve framing. Country Living gives us some ideas on how this might look. If you’d like to create some art using leaves as a medium, here are a few things that will make your project a success:
fall leaves, of course
silica gel, for preserving the leaves
craft glue or glue gun
if you’d like to make your very own leaf press, check out this tute
First we had aluminum can Christmas ball and now this. Using real leaves, the maker begins by simply tracing them onto cut-opened and flatted aluminum cans. A bit of raffia on to top for hanging is a perfect touch.
When you think of fall, the first thing that probably comes to mind is leaves succumbing to the season. Luscious reds, golds, browns and even aubergines. A great way to bring these gems indoors is to make a pressed leaf tray, which, sans handles, could also be reinterpreted into wall art. The materials you’ll need to make one include:
Serving tray or picture frame in desired size
One set of handles, if using a picture frame to make a tray
Two pieces of glass or clear plastic cut to fit the tray or frame
Acrylic paint and antiquing medium (optional)
Assorted dried, pressed leaves
Screws, 1 to 1-1/2 inch molding, enough to encircle back of tray or frame, miter saw*
The weather is playing tricks on you: the leaves are sorta changing, and it’s getting dark at 7:30, yet it remains 95-degrees throughout most of the day. Check out Betz White’s attempt to make up some fall on her own.
“I’ve been sprinkling the felted acorns all around the house to see where they might bring us a little autumnal cheer.”
“Now for some foliage. I dug out some felted sweater scraps and free-handed some oak leaves.” Continue Reading