One day I’m blogging about Fall, the next day it’s all about Christmas. Today we’re back to Fall … it’s that “what happened to Thanksgiving” time warp. I decided to add a bit more fall decor to the dining room for Thanksgiving, and this leaf art project is super quick and easy.
A collection of leaves from the forest preserve add just the right touch of fall color in this corner. It was simply a matter of pressing the leaves in a book, gluing them to sheet music, and adding them to a large board. If you don’t have access to real leaves, you can purchase leaves online or at the craft store.
All I did was cut a piece of brown Kraft paper large enough to cover the map. I gently taped it on so it wouldn’t mar the map itself.
I gathered leaves from the forest preserve when hubby and I went for a recent walk. I pressed the leaves overnight and then added a thin layer of Mod Podge to the sheet music. I didn’t cover the entire sheet, just an area big enough for the leaf. With gentle fingers I pressed the leaves onto the sheet music. The leaves will be fragile so it’s important to work carefully.
I love this beautiful season!
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