UPDATE: This post originally ran on November 1st 2012 but we wanted to share it again while we still have some time left to take advantage of those beautiful fall leaves!
One of the best things about fall is without a doubt the gorgeous explosion of colors when the leaves turn. The mixture of vibrant red, orange, yellow, and green is breathtaking and I hate that it’s always so fleeting. That’s why I love today’s project, it’s incredibly easy and a fun way to preserve the gorgeous colors of fall a bit longer!
What you need: A piece of paper (the more textured the paper is, the better), paper towels or napkins, a hammer, a flat surface to work on, and leaves!
Practice with different leaves first – some definitely leave a better impression than others.
Place the leaves on the paper and cover with a paper towel or napkin, and hammer away! You can place the leaf either face down or right side up – they both seemed to work the same, at least for me!
As you hammer you’ll see the outline of the leaf start to appear. The longer you hammer, the more complete your leaf print will be.
Mix different colors and leaf shapes to make a pretty collage!
I love the idea of doing smaller prints of individual leaves and framing them for my wall!
Photos by Julia.
More DIY projects from the BLDG 25 Blog.