So, not to rush summer out or anything, but I am super excited about fall. Not sure if it’s the crazy hot heat or the fact that I just love wearing sweaters and boots but I’m ready.
For my fall decorating this year I want to bring in some nontraditional colors. I like using color in my home so it kind of just makes sense and everything can transition pretty easily. I’m also excited about the idea of painted things nontraditional colors. Like leaves.
Who says leaves have to b orange and red and brown in the fall? I say they can be copper and gold and aqua. Yes! You guys are going to love this super simple fall decorating project.
I snagged this bag of faux leaves for just a few bucks. There is a variety of sizes and colors (which totally doesn’t matter since they are all getting a paint job anyway). I laid them out on four pieces of cardboard making sure I got a good mix of sizes in each group. Then I went a spray painted each group a different color.
It took me less than 10 minutes to spray them all. You want to do this on a day when it’s not so windy because the leaves are really light and tend to get picked up easily. I attempted it one day and ended up trying again on another.
After the leaves were all dry I wanted to string them up on a large twig I had found. To do this I gave each leaf a very small cut just to create a little hole to string some raffia through. I tied different lengths of raffia to different leaves and tied and the other end to the twig. Really simple. No measuring, I just kind of eyeballed it.
Currently, this is hanging above my chalkboard. I love the black background since it really makes the color of the leaves pop.
Also check out the faux leaves garland you can whip up in 5 minutes for just $1!