Our 'Fall Leaves' die cuts, with their different leaf shapes in various autumn colors & some with glitter, are always a favorite product to craft with this time of year. Yesterday we shared a DIY fall leaf bookmark for The Happy Planner™, and today we're sharing two home decor projects using these fun Fall leaves!
Design Team member Mariel Reyes (IG | blog) created a 'Grateful' Shadowbox using our new rose gold alphas & a sheet from our Rose Gold mambiSHEETS paper pad, and used the leaf die cuts for her children to write what they're grateful for. Meanwhile, mambi Design Team member Michelle Weissert (IG | blog) used the leaf die cuts to make the most perfect fall wreath.
DIY 'Grateful' Shadowbox w/ Fall Leaf notes
About this project, Mariel writes:
"I wanted to create a simple project that the kids could be involved with and also allow them to take time to reflect on all the wonderful reasons they have to be grateful and happy. I love the idea of a gratitude tree, but that didn't reflect my decor or style. I decided to make a shadow box that would not only be pretty fall decor, but functional for collecting the kids thoughts and ideas!
I love the new mambiSHEETS w/ the Rose Gold accents. These pages were perfect for the look I wanted. I think the hardest part of the project was deciding which one to use! The gratitude box sits on top of the hall entry table where the kids can take a leaf, write their thoughts, and drop it in. Once complete, we plan on taking out the leaves and reading and sharing our thankfulness!
I will store the leaves in Happy Planner™ page protectors to add to my memory keeping planner and we can use the box again next year."
Fall Leaves Wreath
About the project, Michelle writes:
"While I wish I had a wreath for every season on my front door, it's just not always happening for me. But for fall, it's a necessity! Since I tend to go overboard for Christmas, I wanted a project that wasn't going to break the bank since it's SERIOUS budget time for us. This project was well under $10 for a simple and beautiful wreath and it could easily be personalized with a bow or wood letter for your family's last name. And the best part, it's SUPER easy! It will take you 30-45 minutes, tops!"
"I used a 18-inch grapevine wreath ($4.99) that I purchased from Michael's and two packs of mambi 'Fall Leaves' die cuts ($1.99). You could use just one pack, but I needed more of the larger diecuts, so I broke into the second pack for that and I still have a lot leftover.
When I did the first part of the wreath, I laid down a bunch of leaves and arranged them first before I used my hot glue gun to attach them. I curled the leaves up just a little bit to mimic that natural leaves aren't stiff & flat. When I turned it around to do the other side, I glued down the larger leaves first and arranged the smaller ones with it. You could really glue them any way you want to; there's no wrong way. And that's it!
Add some ribbon or other embellishments if you like, but I was pretty happy with the simplicity of using just the diecuts. Obviously, this won't be great outdoors if it's exposed to the weather, but because I live in an apartment building I can hang it outside. I totally thought of leaving in on my craft room door though!"