This is a fun garden craft
activity you can do that will brighten up your living space.
5-6 Leaves collected from the ground
Blank white 8.5" x 11" printer paper
Square shaped art paper
1. Spend some time collecting leaves outside. 5 or 6 leaves is plenty. Choose them
from 2-3 different trees that
2. Using 2-3 different
colours of acrylic paint, paint the underside of your leaves. We partially mixed 2-3 colours together so that
each colour was still visible on its own yet there were areas of blended paint.
3. Stamp your leaves onto
blank white sheets of paper. You can use a paper towel over your leaf and firmly pat down to ensure that a good
amount of paint gets transferred onto the paper.
You can re-use some of the
same leaves to make more prints. The number of prints you make depend on how long you want your garland to
4. Wait about an hour for
these leaf prints to completely dry.
5. Cut the larger paper into
6. Cut the leaves out into
smaller triangular shapes. It’s okay if you cut off some parts of the leaf – you will be adding them back into
the design in step 9.
7. Glue the smaller triangle
onto the larger one.
8. Cut out the parts of the
leaves that were left out in step 6.
9. Re-unite the piece back
with the rest of the leaf by gluing it onto the larger triangle so that it lines up with the leaf
10. Re-peat steps 5-9 for the
rest of your leaf prints. You can choose different colours and patterns of paper to glue the leaves onto, or
choose the same coloured paper.
11. Punch holes in top of
each flag and thread string through them.
12. Hang up your garland
somewhere it will be seen and appreciated.
By Lea Tran
is a Plant Spirit Medicine Healer and creator of The Path Clearing Process, a life purpose re-discovery
program that connects you with your purpose and authentic self with the help of your nature allies. You can
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