To Set A S3x Mood, Beautifully Decorate Your Table With Leaves
Did you know you could use leaves to create beautiful centerpieces for your table at home, whether fake or real leaves? With just a little bit of time and some creativity, you can easily turn regular leaves into great decorations. This article will take you through the right steps to beautifully decorate your center or coffee tables at home.
- Put tall branches of leaves in a vase for a bold decoration. Fill a vase with real or fake branches that have leaves attached. Choose leaf branches that have lots of coloured leaves on them like reds, yellows, or oranges for the best-looking arrangement. Place the vase full of leaves in the center of your table for a great centerpiece. Choose branches that are covered in all green leaves, if desired.
2. Write names on leaves to use them as place cards. Use a metallic paint pen in gold, silver, or another bold color to write people’s names on each leaf. Set each leaf in front of a seat at the table to use them as creative place cards for holiday meals or other communal gatherings. Write the name on the prettier side of the leaf. Pick out leaves that are sturdy and flat so they’re easier to write on. Choose autumn leaves in yellows or oranges for a pop of color.
3. Use leaves and water glue to create a decorative bowl. Decide how big you’d like your leaf bowl to be and find a bowl at home this same size. Flip over this bowl and cover the bottom and sides with wax paper or cling wrap. Attach leaves to the sides of the bowl using clear craft glue or Mod Podge, using a paintbrush or foam brush to apply the glue. Once the leaves are dry, remove the paper or cling wrap to reveal your sturdy leaf bowl. Pick out a combination of red, orange, yellow, and green leaves for an autumn-inspired bowl. Don’t put liquids or foods in this bowl. Place things like napkins, balls, pinecones, or other decorative items in the bowl.
4. Label foods or drinks with leaves for a creative display. This works well if you have a buffet-style gathering or just want to label a few items that look similar such as types of wine. Use a permanent marker or metallic paint pen to write the names of each food or drink on a separate leaf before placing the leaf in front of its corresponding item.
Choose leaves that are light-colored (like yellow, orange, or red ones) so the writing is visible if you use a dark-coloured marker.
5. Attach leaves to mason jars to make creative candle holders. Pick out colorful, bendable leaves in any colors that you’d like—the thinner the leaf, the better. Hold a leaf to the side of the mason jar and cover it with clear glue. Attach more leaves to the outside of the jar, wait for it to dry, and place a candle in the jar. Choosing leaves that bend easily will help them cling to the curves of the jar. Use a paintbrush or foam brush to spread a layer of clear glue under and over the leaves to keep them in place.
Cover the jar with green leaves for a decoration you can use during any season.
6. Create a garland out of leaves for a tabletop runner. String together many leaves by creating a small hole in each leaf near the stem and sliding ribbon, twine, or clear cording through it. If you don’t want to string the leaves, place them so they’re overlapping one another, piling them up so they create a runway down the center of the table. Use a hole punch for uniform holes. Create a garland using colorful leaves, or opt for green leaves only.