This past autumn, I gathered pretty leaves. Yup, just like when we were kids. I wrapped them lovingly in paper towels, placed them in hardcover books and let them dry. I realize they didn't have to sit quite as long as they did; it was a matter of clearing an afternoon to carry out my idea: arranging them in picture frames.
It was very simple. (The original idea was to place three frames with leaves above our headboard, but I didn't acquire quite enough leaves so I filled one frame and then used a few leftover leaves in my picture coasters.)
- Picture frame(s)
- Pre-cut mat(s)
- Super glue
For the coasters, I purchased a set of "photo" coasters and went through the same process as with the frame. They're colorful, simple and look great – plus the pressed leaves last a long time.
I think it turned out quite well...and since this past fall was one of the most beautiful I've seen (and experienced; we had a LOT of great horseback riding!), I'm loving my lovely fall leaf art!