Leaf Tracing - A Fall DIY Project


The leaves are turning color and I just love walking the trails at this time of year. This  reminded me of a fun DIY project that I had saved in my projects folder. 


For this project gather up some leaves that have a nice texture. Flat ones work best, but if you need to you can use your favorite leave and press it under  heavy book until it flattens out. To get leaves to flatten out you need to wait about a week. 

Place a leaf under light weight art paper and use the side of a crayon or a colored pencil to slightly rub over the paper and the leaf. The leaf veins and shape should transfer and you can repeat the process until your paper is filled. 


I thought using this technique for gift wrap is a clever idea. Possibilities are endless and it's a fun project to do with kids as well.

Have fun!

Credits: Original idea was spotted in 1999

Martha Stewart Magazine



Related Posts

Don't Quit Your Daydream
Don't Quit Your Daydream
  A little inspirational quote for you ~
Read More
How to link blog posts from multiple Shopify blogs to one blog page
How to link blog posts from multiple Shopify blogs to one blog page
If you are an avid blogger, you might have more than one blog on your Shopify site, which can be a bit cumbersome for fi
Read More
Back to blog
* “As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.This page might contains affiliate links, therefore if you choose to purchase after clicking a link, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.” *

New in Shop

1 of 12

The Artist

My name is Enzie (pronounced "NC") and I am multidisiplinary artist based out of California, USA.  

I specialize in life size commissioned portraiture of pets and people and one of a kind handmade miniatures.

While I am creating, my team is hard at work to make your shopping experience easy and smooth.