Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall Decor Part 1: DIY leaf art

Found this fabulous antique wood frame for only $3 at an antique store in Lenoir City, TN.
{man, I miss getting to drive around all these beautiful small towns}.                                          
Use a small eye hook on each side; then wire wrapped about twice through & around keeping it nice & tight
Use basic acrylic paint to paint a variety of leaves from your own trees {magnolia ones work best--luckily we live in the south}
Hang your leaves using the same wire {wrap carefully around stem, then onto main wire}
Had a few extra leaves so I wrapped more wire around the stems, then used "look-alike twine yarn" and wrapped & wrapped.
Tied this one the pumpkin stem. 

This is a simple & thrifty way to do something different for your fall outdoor decor.  Over the next few weeks, I will slowly be showing all my projects including my referbished bench I got off Craigslist {yes, there is an app for that}.

Until then, I hope you find the time to do this yourself!


Linking this up here: 
Tip Junkie handmade projects& here:{I mean the project started Monday}. :)
Friday 9/30 update: linking this up here,
& here:


  1. How creative! This is so cute. What a great idea, sister. I love this!

  2. What is it Rachel Zoe says -- that's bananas? Seriously -- simply love.