This post is written by contributing author Angela Hamilton.
Welcome to November. It's hard to believe we are entering the holiday season. If you haven't spruced up a cozy space for the upcoming months ahead, now is a good time. I'll admit my walls show no sign of autumn, but with Thanksgiving, moving, and crafty evenings on my mind, I came up with this DIY wall (or shelf) framed artwork.
This is such a simple craft that it would make a great activity with the family. If you want to make your own version, you'll need:
- Three pieces of scrap fabric for the hearts
- An old or thrifted photo frame, mine is 5x7"
- A piece of card stock
- 1 real leaf to press into the frame
- Some glue and scissors
I turned these old fabric place mats into my wall art. There are enough here for multiple hearts.
These are about 1.5" size hearts. I think my next move will be finding a frame large enough for hearts the size of maple leaves! All you do is add a dab of glue to each and adhere to a piece of card stock, along with your leaf, and slide it in!
I had a blast going out to find the perfect sized leaf... there were so many colors and shapes all over my back porch to choose from. It's a great excuse to get yourself out on that fall walk this weekend.
What are your favorite autumn crafts? Share with us in the comments.
Angela Hamilton is a writer and crafter from the Pacific Northwest, and a recent college graduate who blogs about creativity, her adventures alongside her Nikon, and her thrift-shopping, list-making lifestyle. She is currently striving to find a balance between working full-time in an office and following those distant dreams of writing and making things every single day. Her blog is Garden & Sea, and she runs both a vintage shop and a crochet shop on Etsy. Connect with Angela on Twitter.