Monday, October 25, 2010

Preserved Leaf Garland

I love projects like this. Fairly easy, but with a fun and beautiful result!

First, grab your little sweetie and go collect some leaves. Encourage him to grab a variety of colors, and be sure to do a lot of stomping through the very dry ones!

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From here, the directions are simple. So simple, that I'm going to let the pictures speak for themselves.

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Fun, right? I love the addition of the fall colors around my home and the crisp leaf silhouettes. It also drags out the season of the leaves changing, which always seems to end far too soon for me. I've had these leaves hanging in my home for a few weeks now and they have barely lost any of their color. I imagine it will all be gone by mid-November, but I'll be ready for Christmas decorations by then, so all is well.


I'll be linking to these fun parties! Are you up for some leaf garland for your home? Please share your results in our Flickr group!

Have a great week!!

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18 comments:

Kim October 25, 2010 at 6:45 AM  

Fantastic!! love them strung on the screen! tfs

Andi @ Jane of all crafts October 25, 2010 at 8:20 AM  

What a neat idea! Such a good way to do something with all those leaves my daughter insists on taking home :-) Stopping by from Made by you monday @ skip to my lou.

Brooke @ The Crafting Chicks October 25, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

This is SUCH a great idea!! I always love your ideas, you have a fabulous blog, ladies!! Saw you at Skip to My Lou but I also subscribe. :) Happy Halloween!

Amanda October 25, 2010 at 11:28 AM  

Haha, I think we're kindred spirits... check out my post from last Tuesday: http://simplerevelationsbyamanda.blogspot.com/2010/10/bringing-autumn-in.html

Roeckers October 25, 2010 at 12:13 PM  

Love it! I know what we will be doing this week for our kids craft!

Pressed Petals October 25, 2010 at 1:04 PM  

i am going to do this. i have a box of leaves just sitting there! thanks!
http://www.pressedpetals.blogspot.com/

Jennifer @ Muse Lodge October 25, 2010 at 2:41 PM  

I'm definitely going to do this. Great idea!

Mindy October 25, 2010 at 3:22 PM  

What a great idea! I have always wanted to use the colors of fall inside.

Madigan at madiganmade October 25, 2010 at 8:55 PM  

Just a lovely and simple way to bring the outside in.

Pressed Petals October 26, 2010 at 8:23 AM  

i did it...here...
http://www.pressedpetals.blogspot.com/

thanks!

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch October 26, 2010 at 9:03 AM  

I love how these leaves bring a whole lot of fall into a home! Thanks so much for sharing!

I'm featuring these over at Crafts & Sutch today!. I hope you'll pop over and take a peek and grab a featured button too. :)

Have a great week!

Natalie Call October 27, 2010 at 11:34 PM  

This is the coolest thing I have seen in a while! Thanks for sharing!

Cristie October 28, 2010 at 9:14 AM  

Wow that is such a great idea...can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week.

Patrice October 28, 2010 at 1:55 PM  

This is great. I love that you can preserve the colors for that long! Great thinking!

Patrice October 28, 2010 at 1:55 PM  

This is great. I love that you can preserve the colors for that long! Great thinking!

Aiming4Simple October 30, 2010 at 10:20 AM  

Gorgeous colors. I've been wanting to dip leaves for YEARS. I finally bought some paraffin. Maybe we'll do it today!

Maggie November 3, 2010 at 10:35 AM  

wow i luv that idea of preserving leaves, imagine all kinds of vacation memorabilia preserved that way.
I am inviting you to share your talent at our blow out linking party.
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2010/11/fall-grace-and-blowout-linky-party.html
Thank you,
Maggie

Josiah's Mom November 5, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

I really wish I would have come across this great idea of yours BEFORE all of the leaves around here turned brown. That's OK...I'll save it for next year.

I featured this post on my blog today, you can check it out here if you are interested:

http://www.snugasabugbaby.com/?p=1501

-Alisha @SnugasaBugBaby.com

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