Leaf Painting


I love a bit of crafting but I really haven’t been channeling my inner creative crafter recently. Now I know this weeks Summer Sandpit theme is “nature” but I thought I could sort of combine the two. I also wanted to do something that I could entice the outdoors and nature resistant Tink into participating in. He loves to paint, I thought, so why don’t we paint nature, simple as that I came up with the idea of leaf painting. Strangely though, no matter how hard I tried, he still wouldn’t join in, so I had all the fun. Happily, Stig has said (now he’s back from camp) that he would love to leaf paint with me, bless him. So here goes, it’s really not difficult but I’ll give you a few hints.


Large Leaves

Acrylic Paint ( I buy the cheap ones from The Works)

Paint Brushes


Find some large leaves in your garden, those that seem sturdier and less floppy are best

Paint them with lovely patterns.

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As you see we turn ours into bunting for our outside seating area, by threading them onto a length of wool using a tapestry needle.

Other Ideas for painted leaves

A picture

A headdress

A mobile

Let me know if you have any other suggestions of things we could do with these decorative items.

I’ve linked this post with #SummerSandpit

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  1. Gude @HodgePodgeCraft August 7, 2014 / 3:55 pm

    They look great!
    If your leaves were clean, you could also use them to put pistachios (and their shells) on while you sip a G&T in the garden… (or is that just me?) đŸ˜‰

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