I shared my full fall home tour for you last week, and now I am here to talk about those painted leaves you saw above my buffet. These are seriously the easiest project ever, a two year old could do this!! So if you are looking for a fun project to do with your kids look no further! You and your little ones will adore making these dry brushed painted leaves! I’ve teamed up with a group of 75 bloggers to share tons of Fall Harvest Ideas with you! From crafts, to recipes, to home decor and more…we have you covered for Fall inspiration! So let’s take a look at these leaves!
This year while decorating I took a few walks outside to see what I could get for free. I mean nothing beats free right? Lots of leaves this year!! I originally wanted to just hang these leaves above my buffet in my pictures frames, but something just wasn’t working.
To be honest this little space feels slightly disconnected from my house, but the frames were already there along with their nail holes, so taking them down wasn’t really any option. You might remember I used to have a couch here, but we took that little sitting area away and now this whole space is just a dining room. I will eventually do something different, but I’m not entirely sure how this space will looks so I just had to go with what I had.
When I put the leaves up there it was missing, well… it was missing the color white. I keep joking about how much my husband makes fun of me for wanting everything white, but I’m starting to believe him ; ) After admitting my obsession to my husband, I painted them white!
It helped pull it into the rest of the house a little bit better and so I’m going with it!
SECRET! Those aren’t chalkboards. Just cut up black poster board ; ) Could you tell??
Ok, let’s make these! You will need to gather up ALL of your supplies. And when I saw all I mean:
– White Acrylic Paint
– Paint Brush
– Leaves from your yard
Yes I know… you will need a break after that. Kick those feet up, take a nap…I won’t tell, I promise!
Now let’s dive into this tutorial.
Barely dip the end of your brush into the paint… and paint the leaves.
Dry Brushed Painted Leaves
Whew! Second nap anyone??? Ok… my sarcasm has obviously gotten the best of me. But really. This is actually quite fun. You can put it on thick, leave it really thin so you can see through the layer of paint. You just can’t mess this up. Plus, like I said your kids can get involved in this one too!
In one of the frames I hot glued a clothes pin to the poster board and clipped the leave along with a scrap of burlap. I used some twine to create a clothes line affect in one. And the third one I just hot glued it right onto the poster board!
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