DIY: LEAFY LOVELY DECOR
We love the gorgeous shadows and silhouettes created by skeleton leaves but we wanted to give them the Knot & Pop twist, adding a splash of colour for some fun decor for your wedding, party or even home. We loved this DIY leaf backdrop as it is super simple and won’t break the bank (or your patience) to make, so what’s stopping you!? Get your craft on!
- Skeleton leaves (we got our skeleton leaves on eBay, but you could try HobbyCraft or any similar arts and craft shop)
- Paintbrushes (We used these watercolour brushes from WHSmith. The thicker brushes were great for creating the layers)
- Food colourings of your choice (we used pink, blue and yellow)
- Bowls to mix colours
- Invisible or gold thread
- Spray painted branch
Mix your food dyes to get 3 colours of your choice. We mixed blue with a few drops of yellow to create a gorgeous blue-y green. We teamed this with the original pink and blue food dyes for a fresh, Spring look.
There are no rules! Mix up the colours and the order you paint them in to give a less regimented and more interesting effect. We left a couple of leaves with some sections unpainted to soften the overall look.
Once all your leaves are dry, now is the time to get creative – there are so many ways you could use these lovely leaves. Try stringing the leaves onto golden or invisible thread to create some garlands to adorn your next summer party. Or hang from real trees so they fall in amongst the natural leaves – adding an unexpected pop of colour.
Pin the image below for our handy step-by-step tutorial