Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Painted Salt Dough Leaves for Fall



This weekend was really the beginning of fall.  Not only did the local waffle house have pumpkin pancakes to sample, but the weather had a little chill in the air and Grandpap decided to cover the pool for the season.  I thought that we should start showing a few signs of fall in the house as well, so I whipped up a quick and easy batch using the same recipe that we did for a Mother's Day craft back in May.  They turned out perfectly!

After the ornaments cooled down, I went in search of fall colors to use on the leaves. I thought this would be the perfect craft for the whole family to participate in, so we spread out on the dining room table, put some newspaper down, and got to work!





We also experimented with Q-Tips to see what fun designs we could make with them! 

So serious!






After all of the leaves (and a couple of moons, for the Autumn Moon Festival coming up!) had dried, I added a piece of gold or red ribbon to each so that we could put them on display.  I brought a small tree up from the basement and we added each leaf to it so that we can all enjoy your salt dough ornaments throughout the fall season.








To try more fun ideas for fall, check out my Fall Favorites Pinterest board!


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    1. We've been trying to find activities for the whole family to do...this was perfect!

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    2. And thanks for sharing at the Sunday Showcase!

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  2. I love these so pretty and great family fun activity.

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  3. I love this idea!! I cant wit to make our Autumn display. This will definitely be added. Thank you, glad I found and started following your blog :0)
    Adele
    www.playfullearners.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Adele! I just love all of the rich colors for fall, and these capture them nicely!

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  4. I love this activity- and I love that all of you got involved! Pinning it.

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn! Hoping to make some for the winter season, too! :)

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    1. Thank you, Ness! We had such fun sharing this activity together. We have them hanging in the living room so that everyone can enjoy the pretty colors. :)

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  6. Beautiful! I love the moons,too, though I have to admit I originally thought "bananas?". Of course, moons make perfect sense!

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne! Haha...I never thought about bananas. I guess the coloring is perfect for those, too! :)

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  7. Hi Gina! I wanted to let you know that I shared you gorgeous fall leaves project with my readers! Glad to be co hosting with you again! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-year-round-blog-carnival-autumn.html

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  8. That is such a cute (but messy) idea. You could do that with polymer clay too right?

    Stopping by from SITS,
    Sara
    http://saraivy.org

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    1. Thanks, Sara! I've never used polymer clay before, but I would think any type of clay would work well!

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  9. great idea! we usually do salt dough ornaments for christmas but never thought for fall. Might have to start a new tradition. Thanks for sharing

    Stacey @gluedtomycrafts.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Stacey! So glad that you stopped by to check out of leaves. I hope you have fun, if you give them a try!

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  10. This looks like alot of fun. I need to do this with my kids!

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  11. Thank you very much for the inspiration! I didn't have leaf cookie cutters, so instead we pressed real leaves into the dough, and cut around them with a Pastry/Pasta Cutter Wheel to make a rigged edge like the real leaves. They turned out beautiful, and toddler and husband helped painting them. So much fun. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by to let me know that you tried them out, Annarella! I bet your leaves looked amazing...and a great way to improvise! So glad that you all had fun. :)

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  12. What a fantastic idea! My daughter would absolutely love this. I hope we have time to do it this year!

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