DIY Home + Garden autumn leaf mobile (6 of 6)

Published on October 23rd, 2011 | by Julie Finn


How-to: Autumn Leaf Mobile

autumn leaf mobileA light and airy mobile, whether it’s hung over the dining room table or the kitchen sink, is a wonderful way to show off the colorful autumn leaves that you’ve preserved, and it’s a fall decoration that easily works all the way through Thanksgiving.

Read on to see how to make your own autumn leaf mobile with your preserved leaves and just a couple of other stash or repurposed materials:

beeswax leaves for a leaf mobileStart by preserving your autumn leaves using your favorite method. For my mobiles, I prefer the shine and the natural shape of beeswax leaves, but this project is amenable to any method of preservation that you’re used to.

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I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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