This project was made to celebrate the beauty of autumn.
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Make a Sketch
This is only meant to be approximate so you can plan how many leaves you will need and have a rough layout for placing them. The goal is just to have a starting plan and not to aim for perfection.
Step 2: Place Leaves According to Sketch
For this design I wanted the effect of the heart showing through the yellow leaves so I made the heart out of red leaves first.
Apply hair glue sparingly to the back of the leaves. Be careful when placing the leaves as the hot glue can burn your fingers.
Keep any scrap pieces of leaves until the project is finished.
Step 3: Experiment With the Background
For this project I used a high contrast color so the heart would really pop!
Step 4: Secure the Background Leaves
After all the leaves have been secured trim any that hang over the edges of the shadow box backing.
Step 5: Celebrate! You Did It
After cooling, place the backing into the shadow box and you are done! You now have a beautiful piece of art to celebrate the season!