Autumn - what you thought I was going to say Christmas right? ;) not just yet. In my home we do a lot for the fall - it could very well be my favorite season. I love the colors, the cooler air, the leaves, pumpkins, mums, apples, etc. I love to decorate for fall. I got married in the fall. And I love planning fall/autumn parties! So much fun!!
So my kids and I tried out this cool, fun project that I found on pinterest from the Crafty Crow blog.
So these leaves are made out of coffee filters. First I had the kids color with watercolor markers all over the coffee filter. Then I laid the filters onto wax paper and we "painted" the entire filter with a mixture of white glue and water (50/50). Here is a photo of what the filters look like after being painted. I let them dry, all over my house, overnight.
Then you peel the filter away from the wax paper like this.
Next, I cut out leaf shapes - you can do any type of leaf shape.
Now, most of what I read on these said to tie the leaves to the branches but I was not about to attempt that. I'd rather burn the skin off my fingers using a hot glue gun - so that is what I did. I folded the leaves a little at the base and put some glue in the fold.
Then, quickly so to keep the burns to a minimum, I folded them over a branch.
The final project. I left some leaves on the dresser in my dinning room and a few "fell" into the bowl so they stayed as well.
I arranged the branches in this vase I made. It is a canning jar with twine. I just put some hot glue on the back of the jar to start the twine, then wrapped the twine around the jar until I got to the base, put some more glue and cut off the end of the twine.
Finally, the finished project on my dresser with my bowl (good will find - that I LOVE) and candles.
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