Here’s what you’ll need:
- Real leaves
- Window screen from a hardware store
- Gold spray paint
- White printer paper
- Permanent black marker
- Gold, copper and bronze paint pens
Let’s get started:
First, cut a rectangle or square piece of window screen that is slightly larger than the leaf.
Second, place the cut piece of screen on a piece of newspaper and spray with gold spray paint. Allow to dry. Then turn the leaf over, spray the other side and allow to dry.
Third, place the leaf on a piece of white printer paper. Place the gold piece of window screen over the leaf. Using the black permanent marker, trace the outer edge of the leaf. Once you have done that, then add the veins.
Fourth, cut out the leaf from the window screen.
Fifth, use the gold, copper and bronze paint pens to outline the leaf and add the veins.
Lastly, bend the screen slightly to give the appearance of a real leaf.
These leaves can be used to decorate napkin rings or placed in a clear vase and used as a centerpiece. The possibilities are endless. Whichever way you use leaves to decorate your home, you can be sure that your home will have the spirit of autumn. So, pick up your supplies and get started because it’s the season to start crafting.
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