Oct 8, 2014

Easy Fall Decor: Hanging Gold Leaves Art

Hello friends!

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.


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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Mandy Jean Chic said...

So cute!! I love the gold leaves! We are going hiking this weekend and I may look for a few leaves to do this :)

Take Care,
Mandy Jean

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love the gold on the leaves! My mom used to have a gold leaf necklace. Hmm...wonder if she still has it? ;) Too funny how you were swinging Lily, but had your eyes on those leaves! I'm the same way! Lol! Love this fun, easy project!

J Trogstad said...

This is so pretty for fall! I have the perfect bookcase to put this in, I just need to make it! It sounds easy enough for me to do also! Thanks for sharing! Stopping in from the link up today :)

J @ A Hot Southern Mess

Carissa Rasmussen said...

so simple, but GOLD! LOVE IT! I'd love you to share at my link party http://www.carissamiss.com/2014/10/outside-box-no-5.html

homefornowblog said...

I love anything gold! These look so delicate and pretty. What a great idea! Love!!

Amanda Fettig said...

Totally, gold makes EVERYTHING look better!! :) Love this simple but pretty fall idea! :)

Kendra Joy said...

Love this project! The leaves are so pretty in gold! Would love to invite you to link up with us on Thursdays please (any DIY projects or recipes :) Enjoy the rest of your week, Selene!
Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

The Cookie Puzzle said...

I love how simple, cute and Rustic this it. What a great idea. We would love for you to link up at Party in Your PJs, a Tuesday Evening Link Party.


srpprcrftr said...

While you could have used faux leaves love that you used and painted gold the real one. Makes this much more authentic. Great project and really cute and pretty thing to hang up on your door or anywhere for Fall. Great idea. Glad I clicked on your post. Happy Fall

Ginger Bergemann said...

So pretty! I love the gold too. Thanks for linking up at Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you there again this week!

Elise said...

Cute project. I love gold!

Mila Myk said...

I love it- rustic and beautiful :)
I would love if you share it with my fall themed party - Big Autumn Bash:


Ginger Bergemann said...

Just stopping by to let you know that you've been featured today at Show Me Saturday!

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