Hey y’all! This fall leaves kit from our Lizzy and Erin Wood Shop is so versatile. You can use them like I have here, or you can put them on a banner or wreath, or even use them with your centerpiece decorations! Check them out here, and follow along on the video or this post for some special techniques.
Dollar Tree: sign, wood beads
Lizzy and Erin Wood Shop: Fall leaves kit
Stash: Raffia, burlap, small bubble bubble wrap
Amazon: Mod Podge, Elmer’s glue, sanding sponge, palette knife set Click here to check out my crafting essentials (This is an Amazon affiliate link and I may receive a small compensation for items purchased from this link.)
Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint: White Swan, Golden Ticket liquid patina,
Walmart: Waverly Antique Wax
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I put Mod Podge on the Dollar Tree sign and I am using hymnal sheets for the background of this project. I just tore the sheets and placed them on the sign.
Next, I put a coat of Mod Podge over them and dried it with my heat tool.
TIP: You can use any kind of sheet music, and if you don’t have a song book specifically for crafting (mine is for crafting) you can photocopy and distress the paper if you’d like.
Once dry, I used my sanding sponge to sand the edges.
I used Waverly Antique Wax to paint my leaves and letters, then set the letters to the side.
Now for the crackle effect! I just put school glue on each leaf. If you want a thicker crackle, put your glue on thick. Thinner? Just put it on lighter.
Next, I brushed the glue around, then – while the glue was still wet – I painted the leaves with White Swan.
Next, I just dried it and y’all! Check out the crackle!
I used a plastic palette knife to scrape my colors onto the leaves. These are all chalk paint colors from Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paints. These fall colors make me so happy!
I’m using the bubbly side of some bubble wrap (small bubble kind) and Golden Ticket liquid patina from Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint. Y’all can just use gold paint that you have on hand.
I just put streaks of paint on the bubble wrap, but you can paint all over it if you’d like to have more “bubbles” on your project.
TIP: You can also use bubble wrap to make a honeycomb effect.
Hot glue for the letters!
I hot glued some bows and raffia to each leaf. Next, I spritzed my beads with water and then used Waverly Antique Wax to paint them. Spritzing some water makes the paint thinner and shows more of the wood and wood texture.
Once I finished painting them, I simply glued the ends of the twine to the back of my sign and used craft sticks to give them extra security.
Aunt Criddy (my OLDER) sister, is here! We sang happy birthday to our friends. (We have very fancy microphones, y’all. Sing now, paint later!)
Aunt Criddy made a bow because she is a “professional crafter” (in HER mind!) LOL
Uh-Oh. Aunt Criddy almost took a real tumble! Y’all. I can’t not laugh. I can’t.
Here’s our finished project, and I just love how it turned out!
Let me know in the comments what you think of our project today! What are you crafting for fall?
Thank you for stopping by,