Falling leaves everywhere? Well then it’s the time of year to share craft ideas for fall using pressed leaves!
A Simple Craft Idea for Pressed Fall Leaves
If you’re looking for a fun craft to do with your kids this fall, why not try pressing some leaves? It’s a great way to get them outside and enjoying the autumn weather, and you’ll end up with some beautiful pressed leaves that you can use to decorate your home or make into other crafts.
A kid favorite (okay…an adult favorite too!) is painting pressed leaves. They look so beautiful and it is a great way to bring in a new season.
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- Dried Leaves (Gather up some fallen leaves and place them inside a heavy thick book lined with parchment paper. Leave the leaves to dry about 2 weeks before crafting)
- Acrylic paint colors (in any color of your choosing)
- Gold Metallic Paint such as Americana Extreme Sheen
- Paint Brushes
How to Painted Pressed Leaves Craft for Fall
We were inspired to make this craft as part of a series of Facebook Live videos all about decorating my rustic 3-tier wood tray for Fall. You can check out the video for this painted pressed leaves craft here.
To start, lay the dried leaf on a flat surface and apply a thin coat of gold paint on the leaf. Let it dry completely.
Using the non-brush end, dip the tip of the paint brush into the paint (any color of your choosing) and make a dab on the gold painted leaf. Continue ‘dabbing’ the paint all the way up the centre of the leaf following the vein. Adjust the size of the circles by adding more or less paint to the paintbrush tip or alternatively, use different sized paintbrushes with larger and smaller handles.
Repeat this technique with other paint colors overlapping the previous dots.
These leaves are so much fun to make and wonderful to hang up around the house. They are a great conversation starter!
Are you adding this to your list of craft ideas for fall pressed leaves? Let us know in the comment section!
More Leaf Crafts to Make
- Metallic Fall Leaf Wreath
- Fern Art in Resin
- Gold Leaf Pattern Painted Pumpkin
- Decoupage Leaf Napkins onto Glass Jars
- Leafy Resin Paperweight
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Painted Pressed Leaves Craft for Fall
- dried maple leaves or any tree variety
- various acrylic paint colors
- paint brushes
- Lay the dried leaf on a flat surface and apply a thin coat of metallic gold paint on the leaf and let it dry completely.
- Using the non-brush end, dip the tip of the paint brush into the paint and make a dab on the dried leaf. Continue dabbing the paint all the way up the centre of the leaf following the vein of the leaf in varying sizes.
- Continue dabbing the paint on the leaf with the other colors following the same pattern.