Red, yellow, orange, crimson, peach, maroon, and how about a little green too! I think I collected leaves in just about every shade possible this fall. How about you? As I’ve mentioned before, I’m always sad to see the leaves fall so I like to preserve them to decorate my home for the season ahead.
In this week’s video blog we share a few ways for you to do the same. Take a look.
While the video walks you through each project, I thought it might be helpful for to provide a list for the items you’ll need for each DIY craft.
To preserve your leaves you need only a few basic items: leaves, wax paper, paper towels, an iron, and of course a flat surface to iron on.
The leaf wall hanging requires the following: a canvas, brown or gray acrylic paint, paintbrush, leaves (preferably ones that you have just preserved), Mod Podge (gloss or matte finish – I used gloss), and a foam brush.
And here’s what you need to make the Mason jar candle holders: leaves (not yet preserved), Mason jars, Mod Podge (gloss finish), candleless votive holders, foam paintbrush, and twine.
Finally, for the framed leaf: small, inexpensive frame, piece of burlap, and a preserved leaf!
I hope with these projects you’ll enjoy fall around your home long after autumn has gone! Be sure to tune in, in the coming weeks as we share winter adventures around the Granite State!