I know it's been officially Fall for a couple weeks now, but Fall weather has yet to hit my neck of the woods (central California) so my fix for this dilemma is crafting my way into Fall decor.
You see, this is actually the very first year I've decorated my home or Fall. I know..gasp, right? And by decorated, I mean a few pumpkins, a whole lot of acorns, my Fall Burlap Banner, a cute DIY Mini Cloche and a Fall centerpiece on our dinning table (coming to the blog soon).
But hey, you gotta start somewhere, right?
The newest addition to my Fall decor collection?
This HANGING GOLD LEAVES ART that was free and just sort of happened while playing outdoors with my daughter.
EASIEST FALL DECOR EVER!
I was swinging my daughter on her swing in our backyard when I noticed the few leaves that had fallen from our tree. Then I remembered this post from Paper & Fox and though...Oh yes. This is so happening.
For the sake of not being a bad mother and leaving my daughter to swing herself I swung her a little longer but my eyes were fixed on those leaves!
As soon as she hopped off, I volunteered her to help me gather a few leaves. Being the daughter of a DIY and craft enthusiast, she knew mommy wasn't trying to clean up the yard but had some craft up her sleeve. Smart girl.
I then spray painted the leaves with my beloved gold spray paint and let them dry for a whole 5 minutes...this stuff dries fast!
Then I went hunting for a branch. Mission failed. That is until I spotted a small bamboo stick that was supporting one of our growing plants. You better believe I snatched that baby! Shhh...don't tell my hubby. He wouldn't understand why this bamboo stick had better things to do displaying my pretty gold leaves than to be supporting the growth of our plant. Men.
I loved the natural color of the bamboo so I didn't violate it with an paint.
I cut some strands of cotton twine and tied one end to the leaf stem and the other end to the bamboo stick.
I also tied another longer strand of cotton twine to each end of the bamboo stick and I use a thumbtack to display it on my wall.
I have it taped to the back of my chalkboard here just for the pictures.
This little craft was so fun...and easy! I really don't think it could get easier than tying leaves to a stick!
I love that it's so simple yet pretty! Gold makes EVERYTHING pretty, doesn't it?!
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