Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fall Leaves Wall Hanging

We live near the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, where fall arrives a bit later than in much of the rest of the country.  Our leaves are just starting to fall around here.  There have been years where our leaves didn't fall until mid-December.  So even though I've been seeing fall leaf crafts around the Internet for about two months now, we're just starting ours!

Today we made a Fall Leaves Wall Hanging.  Step one was to go for a nature walk.  Trevor and I collected a large variety of leaves.

 
When we got home, we gathered clear contact paper, scissors, a hole punch, yarn, and our leaves.

 
Next, we cut a large piece of contact paper.  We folded it in half, then peeled back the paper liner from one half.  We carefully placed our leaves on the exposed sticky side of the contact paper.  



Next, we removed the paper liner from the rest of the contact paper and folded it over the leaves.  Trevor carefully pressed out any air bubbles.  Next, he punched holes at the top and tied a piece of yarn on to make a hanger.  That's all there is to it!

This project looks absolutely gorgeous in a window.  I tried to photograph it, but eventually gave up and had Trevor hold it outdoors.  This gives you a good idea of how it looks in a window.  The colors and textures of the leaves are beautiful. 

 
It looks almost as pretty hanging on a wall.  

 
What a fun way to bring a bit of the outdoors in!

8 comments:

  1. You come up w/ the cutest little craft projects! I like this one alot! One: it's cute, and Two: it gets the kids out of the house!
    I'm going to have my kids do this... well at least try!

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  2. What an adorable project, I really miss sitting at the table and getting messy with my kids. He looks so proud!

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    1. Fortunately, there was no mess! Just a few extra leaves to put in the green waste bin.

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  3. Wow, this looks like something I can have my kiddies make.

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  4. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh WOW!! I am LOVING this idea!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!

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  5. Such a clever idea and a great way to bring nature into the home! :)

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  6. What a fun idea and a great reason to get outside in nature. Love this.

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  7. How pretty!! I've said it before and I'll say it again, you have the best crafty ideas! Totally wonderful!

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