Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like . . .

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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  1. I awarded you with the Liebster Blog award. I know you already received a nomination, but you are one of my favorite blogs too. Check out my most recent post for details.

  2. Hi, I'm a new follower. I found you on Creative Me Monday Blog Hop. Hop over and
    say hi if you get a chance Jennifer from Just Wedeminute--

    Looks great, I love the Crafty Crow too!

  3. What a great idea! My kids could even make these for fun! Thanks for joining last week's What's In The Gunny Sack? link party and I hope to see you again for tomorrow's party!


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