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Leaf Mobile - Image Collection

Preserve the colors of autumn to brighten your home all winter long.

What youll need

  • colorful fall leaves
  • heavy book for pressing
  • clear contact paper
  • tree branch
  • thread

How to make it

  • First, collect colorful fallen leaves. Press them between the pages of a heavy book for a day or two to flatten them.

  • For each leaf, cut two squares of clear contact paper an inch or two wider than your leaf. Peel the backing off of one piece and lay it sticky-side up. Place the leaf in the center, then peel the backing off the second piece and carefully place it on top. Punch a hole for hanging.

  • Trim the edges of the contact paper, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Hang the leaves from a tree branch with thread. Place the branch in a heavy vase or suspend it from a curtain rod.