Who can resist collecting a few Autumn leaves? Our pockets have been full of them lately. Each one is so different, always more beautiful and intricate than the last. But, how to decide what to do with them?
Look at Pinterest, of course!
I’ve been pinning away madly lately, and have seen various simple ways to display leaves – most memorable are the simple strings of leaves. Here’s my version, which couldn’t be simpler. Some of my lovely Twool twine and a selection of my finest leaves secured with some tiny wooden pegs. These leaves have been drying out under some heavy books for a few weeks, so are nice and flat.
I love it! Now the leaves outside are fading into mulch, it’s great to have a sweet reminder of their former glory.
Another idea I keep coming across on Pinterest is for making leaf animals. I’ve never done this before and really fancied having a go. Here’s my attempt. Can you guess what it is?
Yes, that’s right, it’s a three-legged squirrel! It was quite a puzzle sitting and working out which leaves looked like what.
A simpler idea is a little butterfly – made by using a leaf to print the wings, and then using a little finger to print the body. It needs some glitter though, doesn’t it?
Do visit my Autumn Pinterest board if you’d like some more inspiration:
What are your favourite ways to display your Autumn treasures?