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 (affiliate link), 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.
What a fun way to bring a bit of the outdoors in!