Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fall Leaves "Canvas" Art for $1

I have a hard time with seasonal decorating. One reason is I'm picky. Another reason is I'm thrifty (aka cheap).  This year I decided to make some fall decor to go in my home. I headed to my trusted friend: Dollar Tree. There I found a pack of 50 fall leaves. From there, I made my Fall Leaves "Canvas" Art.




Materials:
Leaves (from Dollar Tree)
Lid to a shoe box-- yes that's your canvas!

Tools:
Scissors
Glue gun



First, map out your "canvas," This is to make sure you have enough leaves. 


Next, start gluing!


This is the fully covered "canvas"


I didn't like the little specks of white poking through on the bottom. I only had a few leaves left and they were all red. I chopped them up like so:


I slipped the pieces in the bottom to fill up the white:


I also scouted out any white spaces I left and filled them in. I wanted a more finished look for my canvas, so I glued the edges of the leaves to the sides. This is the final product:


Fall art for $1. What do you think?

34 comments:

Jenny said...

so cute!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is just way to pretty!

Smallgood said...

It has a chevron pattern that's cool without being derivative. I like the idea of the shoebox lid as canvas. Genius.

Brave Brooke said...

This is great. I love how it looks like graphic art from far away but up close it is leaves!

CREATIVE MIND said...

Awesome..super smart fall wall decore idea :)
thanks for sharing honey *(*

Heather Landry said...

That is amazing! Very, very cool project. I need to go to Dollar Tree now.

Shannon said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment about my first painting!

I LOVE the idea of using a shoe box as a canvas. You are a genius.

Thanks!

Shannon @ Imperfectly-Inspired.blogspot.com

AllisonandKyle said...

Wow, this is amazing!! Well Done!
I came over after you commented about my party chairs on my blog, twothirtyfivedesigns.blogspot.com. Totally digging your blog!! I am your newest follower and would love the follow back ;)

Tracy said...

What a fun and thrifty home decor project.....the perfect kind.

Twinkle Star said...

Love the colours and pattern, what a clever idea! x

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

Love that you used a shoe box lid! It really does look great. =)

June Scott said...

Very pretty! I love the idea of using a shoebox for the canvas!

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

This is so cute! Can't believe it was only $1! And I definitely thought you had somehow preserved leaves you found outside because these look so pretty and real! : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

Tina said...

I love this! I have plenty of fake leaves and canvases to create! I think I just might try to make this! :) THANKS so much for sharing!

Stephanie Hillberry said...

My favorite thing about this project is how resourceful it is. I love that you found something on the cheap, and then used something you already had (also LOVING the idea of a shoebox lid for a canvas. I'm totally going to use that--). Great inspiration!

Warmly,
stephanie from make home make sense

Kelli said...

Love it!

Janlynn said...

I really like this project. Very clever to use the box lid. I am pinning this.

Kaitlin Saenz said...

So cute and easy! I'd love for you to share this with my blog party! http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/09/recreate-into-something-new-6.html

Hope to see you at my place!
Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/

Meredith Resnick, M.Ed & MA said...

I love it. Almost has a Chevron feel to it. Very cool.
~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking

A Mother Seeking...

My City Backyard Garden

Karena said...

Love this idea! I would love for you to share it on my link party this Friday at cookienut.blogspot.com

Sachiko said...

Very creative!! Thank you for sharing your project at my link party. :)

HI THERE! said...

Amazing! Such a smart idea - I love that it only cost $1! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I'll be featuring this on my facebook page. Have a great weekend!
Jenn :)

Michelle said...

I love how it looks like chevron! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Tammy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :) I love this project. It's so simple, but colors and the pattern look really classy and elegant!

Miss F said...

Great idea! I love using things that have been lying around like a shoe box instead of buying more stuff. Thanks for sharing!

Tam said...

Love it! great eco friendly too!

Jennifer said...

Well that clever creation turned out great!! Ah the trusted friend the Dollar Store!! We can always count on her!! :)
Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!!
Hope to see you again!
Co Host Jennifer

Mindie Hilton said...

Love it, I am going to feature it too on Thursday afternoon. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

Jill said...

What a lovely simple idea - and so effective too!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit! Remember the voting is now open – if you want to head over and vote for your project! The most voted link will get a full post feature/promotion next week!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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Zombie Leah said...

This is SUCH a cool idea! It turned out great!

Mandy said...

I fell in love with this idea! So clever.

I featured it on my blog: http://a37s42.blogspot.com/2011/09/hellllooo-fall.html

Take Care!
Mandy

Marilyn said...

Hi there, I found ya via blog hop and had to stop in and say hello, LOVE all your creativity and space here.. Excited to get to share in more blog fun reads and inspiration from ya.. I'm officially following ya.. I'm Marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/09/its-officially-fall-crawl-day-1.html - hope you can stop in sometime.. TY

A little crunchy - Kimberly said...

Simply wonderful! I am going to show this to my littles and see what they come up with inspired by it. Thank you!


Found you on Find New Friend Blog Hop!
Me ---> www.littlecrunchy.com

AnJayla said...

That is such a great idea!! Thank you for sharing! Definitely following!

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