Picking leaves was just so much fun for this little guy. He loved coming to me and telling me the shapes and the colours. And was so excited when he found one that we could add to our plastic bag-full.
Back at home, after making sure the leaves were dry and we had our aprons on, we got to work.
All we needed was:
- Gold and silver glitter
- Needle and thread
It was as simple as taking a leaf, splodging it with glue, and then pouring glitter over the top. The nicest thing was that it didn’t need to be perfect or between the lines. It was perfect because we did it together, and glitter looks pretty however you choose to display it.
We left them to dry for a little while, while William watched Curious George, and then I set to work threading them on to some very fine white thread with a needle.
I chose to thread the leaves upside down, with the stem at the top, but you can thread them however you like. Just make sure you have a fine thread, a) because it doesn’t show as much so the leaves look as though they are floating, and b) it’s much more easy to thread without breaking your glittery leaves.
We hung ours over our fireplace, adding to our Autumnal theme. William was so proud of them and I absolutely loved watching the sunlight catch them on Sunday morning as I sipped my coffee.