Hey Lovelies! Enjoying fall so far? Well if you live in a country where fall excists. Today I wanna talk about Fallen Leaves. Have you ever seen how pretty those are and not just annoying like many people seem to think? Gosh the amount of people I see during fall, cleaning up all those leaves from their garden and then I think, what ARE you doing, that’s natures food for the earth, a place to live for little creatures etc. *sigh, sorry I just can be really frustrated by that.
Today I wanna give you some ideas what you can also do with those beautiful leaves that has fallen down. Let’s get creative with what nature gives.
From a real fallen leaf you can actually make tiny leaves, for like miniatures for example. Or anything else you can think of. Find a leaf punch cutter of a shape you’ll like and just punch out tiny leaves from a real leaf you just picked up from outside. It can be a bit fiddly at some times. But it is doable, just do it carefully.
When you have punched out a bunch of tiny leaves, I let them air dry for a day or so, this way they curl up like real dried fallen leaves do. (You can use a dried leaf, the tiny leaves just stay flat then).
When they are dry, you can use them for whatever your heart desires!
Fallen Leaves as Canvas
If you find fallen leaves that has just fallen and didn’t dry up yet. You can actually dry them inside a book or between other papers to press it flat. When dried, they make amazing canvasses to paint on. What’s better then to paint of a free canvas that nature gave us?! So usually when it’s fall I take a bunch of leaves home, press them flat between a pile of paper. This way I can use them year round and don’t have to take fresh leaves!
Another fun way, and kinda similar as the previous one, hand letter on them! And hang them everywhere! Or on a cute card to send to family/friends! Isn’t that lovely?! Handlettering you usually do with markers, just test if they work on leaves, some do, others don’t.
You can probably do more with leaves, I think I’ve seen origami with them before as well. Just play around with things that you can find in nature, you can be pretty surprised!
I hope you got some new ideas after reading this blog. If you did, and started making something, show me on Twitter or Instagram, I’d love to see!
Have a wonderful day!
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