If you happen to live in a part of the country that has four seasons like me, you get to enjoy seeing the leaves change from green into striking shades of gold, deep orange, red and crimson. In the Midwest and East Coast, there usually aren’t many leaves left on the trees by the end of October. But you can make the most of the next few days by collecting freshly fallen leaves and using them for high-quality crafts that can be enjoyed the rest of the season.
To start, brush a liberal coating of decoupage on one side of each leaf (Mod Podge in glossy or matte finish is a good option). Apply the decoupage the day you gather the leaves, otherwise they will start to brown and dry out. After the treatment dries, flip the leaves over and coat the other sides.
Voila! A pile of beautifully preserved autumn leaves waiting to decorate your home. Here are a few ideas for using your pretty new ornaments:
1.Scatter the leaves around your dining table for a holiday meal with family and friends. It’s a free, easy way to add vibrant color to your table setting.