Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Painted Leaves- Simple Fall Decor DIY

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."

Fall....I. love. everything about it!  The breeze blowing and the leaves raining.  The cool crisp mornings and the sunny afternoons.  Nights by the firepit, hanging out with the stars.  The amazing display of color that God splashes on the leaves.  Coffee just taste better in the fall....and that's saying a lot from this coffee lovin gal.  Excuses to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa loaded with marshmallows and.....pumpkin....give me all of the pumpkins!

I love bringing touches of fall to my house each year, a little inside and a little outside.  But just a little. I've found over the years that I am happier with simple decor and touches of color in my home. Plus, I don't like to have to store a lot of things, nor do I have room to store a lot of things!

So, I bring to you a truly simple, but beautiful DIY touch of Fall.  This is one that you can do yourself, with your kiddos, or just give them free reign like I did!

I love this little spot in my home! Makes me smile every single time.  Didn't my kids do a great job?!

You just need:
-Magnolia Leaves
-Acrylic paints
-Sharpie markers
-Twine or ribbon
-hot glue gun

 I love the colors and any chance to bring nature indoors. 
The instructions are simple.  Go outdoors on a beautiful fall day and enjoy a nice walk.  Collect Magnolia leaves on your stroll.  These leaves work best because they are so thick.
Bring your leaves back home.  Get our your supplies.  While your glue gun is heating, brew a cup of coffee and cut a slice of pumpkin bread.  Have a seat and begin creating!
A small dab of hot glue on the back of each leaf will do.

Then have fun finding places around your house to hang your new fall decor!

Happy Fall!