Red, yellow, and orange; all the beautiful colors of Fall. What better way to display these colors than preserving Fall leaves?! This DIY project involves four supplies and endless imagination. A perfect way to spend a crisp, Fall day indoors!
The first thing you’ll need to collect are leaves. Pick from a variety of colors to make for a colorful palette. My suggestion is to pick freshly fallen leaves. If by chance your leaves are on the dryer side, moisten them with dabs of water. Next, select your base. I chose a 8″ x 10″ wooden plaque with unfinished sides for under $10 at AC Moore. Other bases I had in mind were wooden palettes, plaques, or even a canvas.
Arrange your leaves in the design you would like them. I arranged mine to leave room for a quote. You can arrange for a quote as well or create an entire design using all leaves.
Using Mod Podge, adhere the leaves to your medium. Be sure the leaves are flush to the surface. This can be done by lightly smoothing the leaf down, starting in the center and working out to the ends.
Once the leaves have dried securely on your medium, gently apply a top layer of Mod Podge. This will not only secure the leaf even more, but act as a barrier for storage and wear. I recommend two top coats.
Now your collection of Fall leaves are preserved in way that’s beautiful to display every Autumn!
What kind of art did you create with your Fall leaves? I would love to see what your creative mind made!