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Fall Decor with Pressed Leaves

These DIY projects start a fresh chapter in the tradition of decorating with colorful fall foliage.


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    • Pressed Into Service

      What do all these projects have in common? Beautiful fall leaves and nature. Bring the beautiful autumn colors inside with these DIY projects.

    • Desktop Decor

      Create microscope-slide-inspired artwork to lean on an entry table or shelf. Place a pressed leaf between two pieces of glass. Secure the pieces of glass together by wrapping colored linen book cloth tape around all four sides.

    • About Vase

      Transform a plain vase into an artistic project. Using acrylic paint markers in two shades of brown, freehand-draw bare trees. Cut tiny leaf shapes from pressed leaves and adhere them to the vase with adhesive dots or glue.

    • Seasonal Storage

      Dress up simple storage with bright leaves. Adhere pressed leaves to the surface of boxes using decoupage medium. Stack them inside a bookcase for a falling-leaf effect.

    • Sweeping style

      Something as simple as a sweeping placement of pressed fall leaves on a plain wall and furniture can add fabulous fall decor in a snap.

    • Mix-and-Match Nature

      Combine fall leaves with beautiful acorns and pinecones. Something as simple as placing the element in a decorative bowl can create a rustic, seasonal centerpiece.

    • Branch Out

      Substitute fall leaves for a simple pinecone inside a clear lamp base. Pinecones are great natural elements to use in design because of their unique shape and deep brown color -- prefect for fall!

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      Natural Fall Wreaths

      Autumn's colorful bounty of foliage and produce is the first place we look when decorating for fall. Made with (or inspired by) bittersweet, cornhusks, apples, twigs, and other natural adornments and textures, these door wreaths are perfect for welcoming the season.
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