One of my favorite activities in the fall is to find and press those
beautiful autumn leaves. It did present a problem though; what to do
with all of them. The Budget Decorator has a great home decorating
craft project to help you take those fall leaves and do something
really special, inexpensive, and very decorative!
- Supply of pressed fall leaves (silk leaves from the craft store will
work as well)
- Two empty picture frames of equal size
- Permanent marker, if desired
- Scotch or clear tape
- Chain to hang with
Take both your picture frames and remove the glass from one of them.
This is all you will be using of this second frame, you can put the
rest away for a future project.
Make sure your glass is clean. If you want more definition for the
leaves, trace the edges with black or brown permanent marker. Some of
my students have used frosted glass paint on the glass before doing
the project. If you choose to do this, follow directions on the paint
container, and allow to dry thoroughly before continuing.
Place the leaves on the glass in your desired pattern. Now sandwich
the other frames glass over the leaves. Using scotch tape, seal the
edges of the glass together. You may need help with this.
Place the glass back into the frame, making sure your design faces
outward. Bend the frames metal clasps onto the back of the glass to
hold it in place.
Add a hanging chain with a picture hanging kit, and hang in front of a
window for the best effect.
This is an easy, fun and really cheap home decorating project. You can
make one for every window, in almost any size. Try grouping like
colored leaves together. Use many different shapes for interest. Most
of all, enjoy the beauty...anyone can do this project!
Kathy Wilson is a home and garden writer, author and consultant and is
the home decorating expert for LifetimeTV. Visit her for more home and
garden ideas at http://www.TheBudgetDecorator.com and
http://www.TheBudgetChef.com. Also visit her at
http://www.Women-on-the-Net.com where any woman can learn to make
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