Once the glue is dry you can cut your photo into the shape of a leaf. Seal the leaf with decoupage paste to finish. When it's completely dry you can gently bend the wire to make your leaves look like they are twisting in the breeze.
Turn your summer memories into fall decor by creating leaves with your favorite photographs. Print the photos you want to use in black and white or sepia to give your photos a vintage feel. Shape wire into a few simple leaf veins, place the wire on the back of your photograph, and secure by gluing a blank piece of paper to the back. Make sure to cover all of the wire with paper.
Decorate your mantle or your favorite wall this autumn with an all natural leaf tapestry. Gather up your favorite fall leaves and press them until they are fully dry. Use removable adhesive to attach your dried, pressed leaves to the wall in overlapping rows. You can create a solid geometric shape, or space your leaves out at the top or bottom to give the illusion that they are falling.
Bring a bit of fall into your nursery, or any room that needs a touch of autumn hanging from the ceiling. Use your favorite fall colors to paint thick pieces of paper with washes of watercolor. Use lots of water and let the colors mix together. Once dry, cut leaf shapes out of the paper and poke a hole at one end. Find a beautiful branch and hang the leaves from it with varying lengths of thread. Hang your branch and let the leaves turn in the breeze.
To create a decorative leaf bowl you’ll first need to preserve your leaves. To do this keep the leaves completely submerged in one part glycerin to two parts water for a week. Remove the leaves and let them dry. Once dry you can use paper mache paste and a large balloon to create your bowl. Blow up the balloon and cover with paper mache paste. Layer leaves around the balloon in a bowl shape, covering completely with paste as you go. Let dry completely, then remove the balloon for a beautiful, decorative bowl.
When decorating a space, never underestimate the power of plants. Go for a mix of sizes and for a more dynamic look vary the leaf shape. The snake plant on the floor is angular and vertically oriented, while the lush fiddle leaf fig has large undulating leaves. Save yourself a bit of cash by periodically clipping from an interesting shrub in your back yard. Place them in a large pot, add water and you have an instant statement-making centerpiece.
The entrance to the home theater easily mirrors that of professional-grade theaters built to showcase movies, plays and other performances. Cherrywood spiral staircase are trimmed in gold leaf decor, while a vibrant purple wall provides a regal backdrop.
This powder bathroom doubles as the pool bathroom, with an exterior door to the deck and pool as well as a door into the home's living room. To match the treehouse theme used throughout the home's decor, the backsplash is made of wood pieces and the designers chose a glass leaf sink.
Tree wall decor draws the eye upward from a transitional headboard in this neutral bedroom. A sage green duvet is paired with warm wood nightstands, while framed leaf prints ties in the throw pillow for a chic woodsy look.
This transitional bedroom blends interesting contemporary decor with a traditional base. Blue walls surround the red canopy bed. A red leaf chevron comforter and red pillow match the headboard and canopy railings. Black and white hanging lamps add an interesting pattern and color contrast.
This earthy bedroom features a blend of orange, brown and neutral color accents with wooden decor, like the log leaning against the wall. Orange bed linens and leaf-patterned throw pillows decorate the bed, while a pair of glass pane doors leads the way to the outdoor covered porch.
Create your own giant acorns for extra large fall decorations this season. To create the body of your acorn you will need to find some wooden eggs shapes, or create your own with balloons and paper mache. Once you have the body you can decorate it by painting it, wrapping it with twine, or gilding it with gold leaf or glitter. Create your acorn cap by hot gluing natural elements around the top half of your acorn shape. We used acorn caps and layers of pinecone scales to create ours.
Adding live greenery can bring a freshness to your coffee table tray, says Kathy Story of Clairebella Studio. She also tries to match the decor on a patterned tray with the tray’s theme, such as putting a pineapple candy dish on a tray with tropical leaf print.
Create a beautiful piece of indoor or outdoor decor with a piece of plywood, a pile of sticks and some wood glue. Cut the plywood into a roughly pumpkin shape. Use wood glue to completely cover the plywood with rows of sticks. It's ok if the sticks hang over the edge of the wood a bit. Place weights on the sticks and let the glue dry for at least 24 hours. Trim the edges of the sticks and sand if necessary to create your refined pumpkin shape. Add a fabric leaf and display your pumpkin in your garden, beside your front door, or hang it on the living room wall.
Pair colorful houseplants with boldly painted walls to create a home décor masterpiece. This living work of art offers a changing tableau as the plant grows and blooms. Rhizomatous begonias like ‘Autumn Ember’ offer a great option for colorful leaves on an easy-growing houseplant. Other good choices for strong leaf color include hemigraphis, calathea and croton.