How to Preserve Fall Leaves│Mod Podge Craft. It’s time to get the house decorated for Fall! Well, I might be delayed.. I think many people have already decorated. Nevertheless, I go on when the pumpkins appear and I have to switch out my summer clothes for my winter ones. Both of those things just happened over here… so here we go!
This is a great way to preserve the pretty leaves that have been falling from the trees. Fall is a beautiful season, and definitely the easiest to bring into your home. Spring is great for fresh cut flowers, but fall seems to have the type of decor that lasts longer. Fall decorations turn into Halloween ones, then into Thanksgiving. This is a great way to stop the leaves from shriveling up and drying out.
Preserved Fall Leaves – Step-by-Step:
GATHER. Your first step is to gather all the necessary materials for this craft. Find the prettiest fallen leaves you can.
You will also need: Mod Podge, brushes (sponge of bristle – both work fine), and a protective layer for you work space.
FLATTED LEAVES. I like the leaves to retain there original folds and curves, so I didn’t do this step, but feel free to flatten out the leaves between some heavy books before you begin. This step is up to you. Try both ways if you like!
APPLY. Next up, apply the mod podge to the leave. Allow the wet side to dry before turning them over to paint the other side.
Try not to apply too much mod podge as it seeps off the side and can give the leaves thick messy edges.
DECORATE. When the leaves finally dry, you can get creative and use them to decorate your home. In the above picture you can see how I used them in my dining room, around a Fall Sign which I made out of wire and twine. I will be doing a tutorial on that during the course of this week.