Decorating With Fall Foliage
Fall. A season we all anticipate, but one that feels so fleeting.
It seems as soon as the official first day of the season hits, the leaves are nearing their peak. Soon there will be more foliage on the ground than adorning the branches of the trees. Those bright, autumnal hues of orange, crimson, and gold are ones I always wish to hold on to for just a little while longer.
Today I’m sharing three ways to do just that. When the leaves have nearly all fallen, bring a few indoors to make the gorgeous, color-filled days of autumn truly last the length of the season.
Autumn Leaf Wall Hanging
Gold acrylic paint
Tacky glue or hot glue
I love the rustle of leaves in the fall and this hanging recreates that sound as it hangs in my living room.
To create this wall hanging, brush the leaves lightly with gold paint and allow to dry before adhering the leaves to equal lengths of string using the glue. Tie each string to the stick equidistant apart. Tie a length of string to opposite ends of the stick and join in the middle with a knot, adding beads if using.
Autumnal Candle Holder
Partially dried leaves
Clear jar or candle holder
Is there anything better than the soft glow of candlelight on a crisp evening? No, no there isn’t.
To create this softly glowing holder, lightly brush the leaves with the paint and allow to dry. Once the leaves are dry, brush a light layer of tacky glue across the parchment paper and arrange the leaves in a row so they’re slightly overlapping, securing the overlapped edges with more glue. Allow to dry completely. Once the leaves are dry, cut out around them and wrap the sheet of leaves around the candle holder, trimming any excess. Use the tacky glue to adhere the wrapper to the candle holder.
This incredibly easy garland adds a gorgeous fall feeling to a space when hung above a mantle or dresser. Even better? It takes all of 10 minutes to create.
If using two different kinds of leaves, lightly brush every other leaf with gold paint and allow to dry. Tie each leaf to the string by the stem.
How do you bring the foliage indoors? Please share in the comments!
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