DIY: Leaf Art

While I was at Michael’s this weekend, meaning to only pick up one quick thing I needed, I happened to discover that they were having a HUGE sale. Just a few of the amazing deals included canvasses (Buy 1, get 1 for a penny), Halloween gear (40%-60% off) and Autumn Florals (60% off) - and, although none of these were on my original shopping list, I ended up with a little bit of each. And all of these deals led me to this simple project: 

I bought a vase at IKEA for under $2 a little while ago, knowing that eventually I would like to put something into it. Until now, it has sat in our kitchen, unadorned. But that all changed this weekened when I saw a beautiful purple flower int he Autumn Florals sale section at Michael's. I bought the flower, brought it home, cut it down to size and put it in the vase. And it is perfect. BUT I had these leaves leftover after:
Now, some people might have just thrown these out with the rest of the scraps. But nope, not me! I allowed them to inspire a little bit of art in our home. You see, when I was at Michael’s, I also picked up a display frame, thinking that I might, at some point, be able to find a use for it. I washed the glass, arranged the leaves in the pattern that I wanted, and TA DA! Leaf Art was born!

I’m not entirely sure where we’re going to put this little gem yet, it’s currently sitting in this spot with some other art that is currently looking for a place in our home.

I’m absolutely thrilled with it though and it was so easy to make! I think, although I’m not positive, that it may earn a spot in our entryway as soon as we have that all finished. Have you turned any scraps into art lately? Framed anything that wasn’t necessarily meant to be art? I’d love to hear any ideas that you may have! 

(Note: Sorry about some of the spacing weirdness in this morning's post. I'm not on my usual computer and things aren't exactly spacing as planned. I am working on getting these issues fixed.)



  1. Love the simplicity of your designed framed art! It's perfect for this season. :)


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