I started by making a slew of leaves from strips of pages from old books. I posted extensive tutorials on how to make these leaves here.
Creating the arrangement started with a hot pink flower pot my daughter gave to me when I visited last week. I knew it would great spray painted matte black.
I then experimented with an idea I'd seen on Pinterest from Doodles, Dabbles, & Dreams. I used Great Stuff insulating foam to hold the sticks in the pot. I am pleased to report that it worked like a charm and better than many other things I have tried. I even hard a partial can left in the closet! Recycled books, pot and finishing up old supplies!
Source: Doodles, Dabbles, & Dreams
After spray painting some twigs black, I arranged them using painters tape to hold them in place. I sprayed the foam into the pot trying to not over fill because of the foam expansion. I left it over night to cure and the results are excellent. The branches are held firmly in place. It made working on it much easier.
I used hot glue to glue the leaves onto the branches. Notice the coffee can? It has about 2 " of small rocks in the bottom and I use it as a holster for the hot glue gun. It keeps it off my work surface and it doesn't matter if some of the hot glue drips on the rocks below.
I put a small amount of hot glue on the leaf and then held it next to branch. I had a pencil ready to push it in place with out burning my fingers!
And I just kept adding them.....
And adding them....
I added some other treasures from my collections to the grouping and took photos to share.
But then I also added a touch of fall color to the arrangement. I think I love the sereneness of the all natural interiors but my inner self pops out into color every so often!
Dont' miss all my other posts about the other arrangements I have made using the book page leaves, and the tutorials. Links to all below.
Previous Posts of Interest
- Book Page Birch Leaves • DIY
- Book Page Maple Leave • DIY
- Book Page Oak Leaves • DIY
- Book Page Autumn Leaves
- Thinking Leaves Again
- Fall Leaves Indoors
- Fabric Pumpkins
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I'll be sharing this at the following link parties this week. Check them out for other fall ideas.
Hope to see you there as well!
- A Bowl Full of Lemons
- Not Just a House Wife
- Take It On Tuesday @ Romance On A Dime
- Tuesday Treasures @My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
- Simply Sensational Tuesday @ Organizing Homelife
- Uncommon Designs
- DIY Dreamer
- Whatever Goes Wednesday @Someday Crafts
- Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby CreekCottage
- aka design
- House of Hepworths
- Between Naps on the Porch
- At The Picket Fence
- Fridays Unfold @ Stuff and Nonesense
- Potpourri Friday @ 2805
- Show and Tell Saturdays