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DIY: Painted Leaf Garland

DIY: Painted Leaves | Live Colorful

Is there anything better than finding a good use for all those dry leaves sitting around during fall, especially it involves decorating your home? Sure, lots of dry leaves full of color!

DIY: Painted Leaves | Live Colorful

This was truly one of the most simple and inexpensive projects I’ve ever worked on, but also one of the most beautiful and striking. When I started to collect leaves, I had it in my mind to put them in a glass vase with some others I already had on the table, but when I got home, it occurred to me to give them a little bit of color so they match my others accessories and decorations around house.

Two layers of non-toxic acrylic paint on each dry leaf was enough. Two easy steps and you can recreate this simple and original idea to decorate your house this fall!

DIY: Painted Leaves | Live Colorful

DIY: Painted Leaves | Live Colorful

DIY: Painted Leaves | Live Colorful

I used a thin beige yarn and tied each leaf to make a garland. The garland is hanging in my living room window, it’s simple but fun and welcoming. I love the combination of natural textures with vibrant solid colors. 

DIY: Painted Leaf Garland. Two easy steps and you can recreate this simple and original idea to decorate your house this fall! | Live Colorful

DIY: Painted Leaf Garland. Two easy steps and you can recreate this simple and original idea to decorate your house this fall! | Live Colorful

Imagine putting together a bunch of these leaves in big centerpiece, or making a fall wreath for the door using your favorite autumn colors, it would look so beautiful, don’t you think?

What would you make with them?

DIY: Painted Leaves | Live Colorful

5 Responses

  1. Maru says:

    Una idea muy original y colorida, me encanta Elba! :)

  2. Slavka says:

    Love the idea! :)

  3. Meghan Silva says:

    This is a fun creative idea love it.

    Meg | Meghan Silva’s Blog

  4. Dariela Cruz says:

    I love what you did with them! Also displaying them like in the first photo would be so nice. Lo quiero hacer :)

  5. KATERINA says:

    i have a similar window in my living room, it would be cool to add a similar garland too!

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