Fall Leaves Wall Art

Create and display leaves that will stay colourful all year.

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Lightweight plastic cut in leaf shapes looks like the real thing right down to the subtle creases. Spray paint and easy-to-build frames complete the look.

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Download our leaf patterns and cut out the leaf shape. Trace the outline of a leaf onto lightweight plastic using a permanent marker.

Step 2: Draw vein lines on the plastic. To create a crease down the middle of the leaf, place a ruler along the centre vein and bend the plastic upward.

Step 3: Add more dimension and realism by using the short end of the ruler to crease the remaining vein lines and curl the edges. Spray paint a base colour and let dry.

Step 4: Spray a second colour over portions of the leaf to mimic natural shade variations. Let dry. Add a third colour, if desired. While the leaf dries, assemble the frame.

Step 5: Cut the sides of the frame to desired length from 1″x3″ [2.54 cm x 7.62 cm] pine, mitre corners, and paint. Join pieces with glue and braces. Cut back panel to size from OSB and glue to frame.

Step 6: Mount leaf in the frame. Cut a 2″ [5.08 cm] length of poplar dowel, and use a glue gun to attach one end to the back of the leaf. Glue the other end of the dowel to the back panel.

PROJECT DETAILS

Estimated cost: $8 each*

Skill level: Beginner

Time Estimate: 2 hours

Project resources:

Pattern Illustration

Tools:

  • Lightweight Plastic
  • Permanent marker
  • Ruler
  • Glue/glue gun
  • Mitre saw
  • Drill

Get it at Lowe’s**:

  • OSB sheathing (#12212)
  • 1″x3″ [2.54 cm x 7.62 cm] pine (#1208)
  • 2-1/2″ [6.35 cm] flat braces (#194162)
  • Poplar dowel (#19385)
  • Valspar spray paint:
    • 12-ounce [340 g] premium gloss mediterranean (#2822371)
    • 12-ounce [340 g] premium gloss berry (#282290)
    • Hammered Copper Spray (#93417)
    • 12-ounce [340 g] gloss garden green (#282305)

*Does not include taxes, which vary by market, or the cost of tools. Pricing for commodity items may vary due to market conditions. **Availability varies by market for lumber species and sizes.

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