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Thursday, October 16, 2014

CRAFT :: FALL Leaf Trees

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Today I am sharing yet another fun FALL project that is super quick. Like, takes about 15 minutes quick! I am sharing how I made FALL leaf trees to decorate one side of my mantel for fall. I had found these leaves last year at a craft store and was wanting to make something with them this year. I also love these tree forms you can pick up at any craft store as the possibilities of ways to decorate them are endless and I love that.
 

For the supplies, grab a paper mache tree or two from the craft store (I picked these up at Hobby Lobby), make sure to have your glue gun fired up and ready to go, and of course a whole bunch of fall leaves to glue on.


** I later decided to glitter some of the leaf tips, so if you would like to do this as well, grab some glitter and your ModPodge. ;)


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Step 1:
Start gluing leaves onto your tree form (I started at the bottom). I didn't follow any kind of pattern, just more or less did random gluing to cover the entire tree form, overlapping as I went.


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Step 2:
Keep gluing until you reach the top. I also added a few of the extra flower heads that I had leftover from my Fall Flower Topiary project, so I went ahead and glued these on as well.



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Step 3:
If you would like to add a little sparkle (and who wouldn't) go ahead and glitter some of the leaf edges and you'll give your tree that added pizzaz!



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Step 4:
Place your completed Fall Leaf Trees in that perfect spot you already had picked out for them. Mine was on my mantel, like I mentioned earlier. It ties in so well with the decor I had to go around it. What do YOU think?


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I just love fall crafting don't you? Anyone inspired to try and make one of these trees? Raise your hand . . . please let me know below if you think you will try this project as I would love to know if anyone was inspired. Or maybe you have already done a craft similar to this . . . let me know what you did below . . . ;)


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You may also like these fun FALL ideas!

Easy FALL word letters

http://www.eyecandycreativestudio.com/2014/10/craft-easy-fall-word-art-letters.html
 

 FALL flower topiary


http://www.eyecandycreativestudio.com/2014/10/craft-fall-flower-topiary.html


24 comments:

  1. What a good idea! It would also add some height to fall displays!

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    1. thanks & you are so right! I love the height it gives in the background so you can layer decor on a mantel!

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  2. These look beautiful! I haven't even started decorating for fall yet, because it's still 90° here in the day. Fall hasn't reached So Cal yet!

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    1. thanks so much & I know how you feel with the heat . . .it's still hot here in Ohio too. Come on FALL! ;)

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  3. These trees are gorgeous! Such pretty colors!

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    1. Yes - these colored leaves are the perfect shades for fall. Thanks so much!

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  4. This is super cute and I just asked my kids, if they want to do it and the answer was a resounding "YES." I know what we will be doing this weekend! Thanks for inspiration!

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    1. ahhh thanks so much & have fun crafting with the kids! =)

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  5. How fun! I love how they add color and height to any decor

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    1. I agree - the height makes it easy to 'layer' them, into a grouping - thanks!

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  6. What a neat craft! And cheap too, I imagine. Hobby Lobby is the best :) Unfortunately, the nearest one to me is like 45 mins away. (A far cry from when I was living in Texas and the nearest one was a 5 minute drive)

    -Shelly
    www.shellyscabaret.com

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    1. I am sure you could find the tree forms in any craft store right now - thanks & enjoy!

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  7. Lovely job! I definitely like the bits of glitter peeking through! I think a pair of these would look lovely with my Thanksgiving hall piece that I made last year, so I might just have to make up a few after the Halloween decor comes down.

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    1. why thank you. I love the glitter too even though I added it at last second, I am so glad I did as it makes a big difference! =)

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  8. What a great idea for any season! It seems easy enough even for my uncrafty-self.

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  9. I love how super easy these look-- sometimes I struggle with crafts, but this looks like one I could handle!

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    1. the beauty of this is you can NOT mess it up as you keep layering the leaves until you like the 'look' . . . simple but effective! Hope you give it a try! =)

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  10. They remind me of an autumn version of Christmas trees but better. I always did find autumn leaves stunning beyond belief.

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    1. YES . . . and you are so right, autumn leaves ARE stunning!

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  11. I love easy this looks. It looks like I can make this while the kids are running around and it will still turn out nice.

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    1. I bet you could as it's so easy & one of those crafts you can step away from if you need to. Have fuN! =)

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  12. Oh my gosh! I love these Laura! Such a great idea!

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