So I went home, busted out the craft paint and started painting small areas with each COLOR all over the leaf until it was completely covered. The abstract painted pattern kinda resembles RAINBOW camouflage. Then I went one step further by outlining the indented veins and outside edges of the leaf with gray craft paint to add more contrast. WOW!!! The ARTSY Autumn Leaves turned out more beautiful than I imagined! I liked them so much that I rushed back to the store and found a burlap pumpkin, burlap leaf clusters, burlap flowers and GIGANTIC burlap maple leaves. I repeated the same exact paint process as before on all the new burlap products I found. I scattered the ARTSY Autumn Leaves all over the dining table for my FALL tablescape and also placed some inside a modern bowl with my DIY "Eggcorns". SUPER DUPER HAPPY with the results and I am positive that I will ENJOY them for years to come. Please leave a comment if you CREATE your own ARTSY Autumn Leaves to let us all know how they turned out and how you chose to decorate with them for FALL. Below are step-by-step pictures of my painting process which are pretty self explanatory and I also included some decor INSPIRATION...
If you would like to see more pics of the DIY ARTSY Autumn Leaves, you should check out my DIY "Eggcorns"! Click HERE!
Burlap Leaves, Burlap Pumpkin, Paint Palette and Big Blue Ceramic Planters @ Hobby Lobby
Martha Stewart Paint, Brushes, Chalkboard Paint and Natural Wood Napkin Rings @ Michaels Stores
Flimsy Cutting Board Placemat @ Dollar Tree Stores
Large White Ceramic Pumpkin and Striped Rug @ HomeGoods
Succulent and Cactus Plants @ Lowes Home Improvement
Multi Striped Plastic Tumblers, Napkins, Silverware and Round Placemats @ Bed, Bath & Beyond
White Ceramic Butter Dish, White Ceramic Salt n' Peper Shakers, Chalkboard Plate Chargers @ Target
Small White Ceramic Owl @ Joann Fabrics
Various White Ceramic Containers, Gray String Placemats, Basket and Stainless Ladle @ TJ Maxx
White Plastic Retro Modern Eiffel Tower Dining Chairs @ Overstock.com -or- Amazon.com
Vintage Drexel Declaration Dining Table by Kipp Stewart @ Craigslist.com