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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!