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 decorations this year I want to bring in some non-traditional colors. I like using blues in my everyday decor, so it kind of just makes sense and everything can transition pretty easily. I’m also excited about the idea of painted things non-traditional colors. Like leaves. In an afternoon you can make leaves any color you want and it’s a fun fall craft too.
If you enjoyed my fall garland, you guys are going to love this super simple fall decorations.
I snagged this bag of faux leaves (affiliate link) for just a few bucks. There is a variety of sizes and colors (which totally doesn’t matter since they are all getting painted, 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 (clearly, I attempted this on a windy day – it was a disaster).
After the leaves were all dry I wanted to string them up on large twigs to create large scale fall decorations. To do this I gave each leaf a very small cut (you could use a hole puncher if you have one handy) 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. 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!