Friday, November 5, 2010

Fall Foliage Frames!


Today was one of those days I decided to ignore the continual mess and sneak out for some good ol' sister time! 
Nothing like a cuppa coffee, a sister to sister chat and some crafting to feed the soul!

My sister Becky with her youngest Nadia asleep on her lap while she knits.

During my crafty escape I decided to create these frames to hold our annual fall family photo.
So simple!

To make these you will need 
a frame
mod podge
paint brush
pressed leaves


To begin 
Design the lay out for your leaves on the frame.
Slather the mod podge on each leaf ~ front and back ~ starting with the bottom leaves and working your way up until all leaves are on.


It is going to look awfully messy.... patience is key...


After it fully dries you get lovely leaves with shine and durability.
I was amazed how the mod podge brought the leaves to life ~ such an easy way to preserve the fabulous fall foliage!


Add in you fall photo...

Our clan five years ago

and display!



Hope you enjoy!

Much love
~ Shanti ~

22 comments:

  1. so pretty! nothin' like sister time!
    have a great weekend
    lisa

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  2. Love the frame! and love the idea of an annual fall photo... May have to start that one, though I'm a bit late this year as all the leaves are basically gone here :( Bring on the SNOW!!!

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  3. Dear Shanti,
    How wonderful these frames are, so vibrant and beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing on Creative Friday:)
    xo
    Linda

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  4. Very lovely Shanti... Thanks for sharing...
    light and peace

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  5. Hey girls ! i forgot to mention that your paper stars post from a while back really inspired my daughter... she created some "snowflake" versions that i posted pics of .... thanks for inspiring my girl !!
    light and peace

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  6. Wow, great idea! I need to get me some Mod Podge. Fall leaves are my favorite thing to decorate with.

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  7. The frame looks great. What a lovely idea for an Autumn project. Thanks for sharing.
    Luciana

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  8. Will the leaves last for a long time?

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  9. Cute! I want some sister time! Waaah, no fair!

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  10. Awesome idea and what is even better is that I already have the supplies!!

    Thanks for sharing - your family is beautiful.

    Nicole

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  12. Such a lovely idea, hooray for Modpodge!! Off to read some of your past posts.. Have a sweet Sunday xx

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  13. I love this! I think it will make a great gift for the Holidays! Thanks for sharing :)

    Oh and by "pressed leaves" do you mean leaves that have been put in books to dry?

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  14. Eva...yes the leaves are still some what fragile but if you put the frame up on the wall they should last a very long time.
    and Kat yes leaves dried in a book at least 36 hours.
    Please come back and share a link if you do this craft. I would love to see all the different beautiful ways it can be created.
    Thank you for all your kind words!

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  15. Oooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! What fun! Great idea!!

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  16. Love this! What beautiful results.

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  17. do u have to use real leaves or can u use fake ones. we dont get fall where i live. i miss fall colors. beautiful frames juls

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