I am trying to regain my sanity about the abundance of pumpkins I am ingesting and purchasing. The Huffington Post recently reported that eating too much pumpkin can turn your skin orange, eek, read about that here!
I have adjusted my focus too, drum roll, autumn leaves. I love collecting them because they are so pretty. I am currently trying my hand at preserving them with glycerin. I have never done this before and I am excited about the end result!
I saw this wreath recently and would like to try to make it with the preserved leaves! It is so pretty! Check it out here: Beautiful Fall Leaf Wreath.
While I wait and see if I can preserve enough leaves to make the wreath, I have been working on flowers with the other leaves I collected.
I find making these extremely rewarding. They look nice in a small vase. I plan to top Christmas gifts with them. Depending on the wrapping paper I think they will look really pretty.
I have ones that are several years old and they still look good and the color has been preserved which is cool.
This is also a frugal project. The leaves are free, obviously. They only other item necessary to make these is floral tape. Recently I purchased some at Dollar Tree for $1! Otherwise a 3 pack is about $5 at Micheal’s or other craft store.
Autumn Leaf Flower
(for one flower)
10 leaves that have changed or started changing color of varying sizes (they should still be soft and not yet dried out)
1 roll of floral tape
I always have a fun time making there and I hope you do too! I would love feedback since this is my first ever craft tutorial, so feel free to leave it!
Let me know if you have a favorite craft or use for autumn leaves!