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Natural crafts for home: Maple leaf heart tutorial

Green work, Holiday crafts  |  September 8th 2011  |  0 Comment

Maple leaf heart

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I totally copied the idea of creating a heart out of leaves on the wall. I only wish I could find the post–I thought it was on Design*Sponge but I have googled and googled to no avail. Anyway, not an original idea but an awesome one!

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I gathered these leaves on a (failed) jog with Biscuit. She fell asleep in the stroller so I had lots of time to find all the prettiest still flexible leaves and then to put them up with itty bitty painters masking tape.

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Looking at this photo now it is clear why my heart is lopsided. I got this far before having to go gather more leaves in the fading evening light (with a very grumpy because I just woke her up Biscuit).

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With the influx of new leaves I was able to finish the heart. Total time spent, about 1.5 hours. Here’s what it looks like in context (I think it’s a bit too high but I’m not going to move it!).

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I really like this temporary installation. I consider step two in my trying to be “someone who creates cool vignettes in her home.”

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The heart was taped to the wall on Sunday and the photo above is from tonight (Tuesday). As expected the leaves are curling as they dry and a few spots of tape are exposed and the edges look a bit rough. I still like it and it gives a very distinct fall leaf smell to that corner.

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The Halloween decorations are down. Welcome, Autumn!

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