Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DIY autumn home decor Falling Leaves tutorial - how to make a fall hanging

The fall has left us already and winter has not taken a real grip on south Sweden just yet. All leaves are gone and it is wet and cold outside. I miss fall colors, so me and my daughter decided to preserve some of the autumn leaves that we collected and make a pretty window hanging with them. We used maple leaves because they come in the whole range of autumnal colors, from golden yellow to burgundy red and me and my little princess really love the shape of these pretty leaves :)

So here is a fun DIY project with fall leaves to remember the Autumn.

Supplies: colorful leaves, candle wax or beeswax, double boiler, monofilament, clothespins


1. Slowly melt candle wax or beeswax over a double boiler; never allow wax to boil. Dip leaves in wax one at a time, holding by stem. Gently shake off excess wax. I used candle wax in this project.


2. Hang leaves on clothespins to dry. Some may be dipped again, depending on desired look; let dry between coatings. I used an old newspaper underneath the leaves to avoid wax stains on the floor.  


3. Hang finished leaves from lengths of monofilament.


I love how this project turned out. The leaves look like they've been frozen in time while falling down from the tree. And it gives us a chance to enjoy fall just a little bit longer! Next weekend it is time to start decorating before Christmas here in Sweden. I'm thinking of maybe making a Christmas decoration out of these leaves so stay tuned :)

More of my DIY projects

9 comments:

IrinaN said...

Great idea!

Svetlana NES said...

Cute!
Can you send me a dozen of leaves? We don't have any beautiful leaves here...

Tatiana said...

This is awesome! Pure swedish style!

Rita Juse-Cirkse said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Katrinshine said...

Great idea!

Irina Tretyakova said...

WoW!!! Superb!

Daisies Crochet said...

Great idea! Will try with my kids. )

Laura D. C. said...

This is really so pretty!

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Dria S said...

This is such a great idea, I love it!

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