Autumn Leaves Butterflies

On a sunny afternoon back in October my mother and I wandered down to the neighbourhood park to collect some leaves and twigs for some of my various projects.  She was looking for seed pods to draw or whatever it is that artists do.

I found a ladybug.

My mother had a go on the swingset.I got a pretty good haul.  I only picked up leaves from the ground and only twigs that were from broken branches, so no plants were harmed in the making of this DIY.We’ll talk about the twigs in a later post, but today we’re going to focus on the leaves.

I sorted them into piles of similar shapes.And put them between the pages of some of my mother’s art books for pressing.And left them there for a couple of weeks.And then when they were flat I glued them onto pieces of mat board to make butterflies!

You can mat them and frame them or do whatever you like with them!Enjoy your pretty insects!


Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

2 thoughts on “Autumn Leaves Butterflies”

  1. Reblogged this on Phase Three and commented:
    Chasing down diy projects I would want to do this year. An Autumn leaves changing color project. The Autumn we had here last season was astonishing with the color changes on the trees and ground. Something I read mentioned that the weather influenced how long the leaves were able to stay on the trees, allowing them to change color and hold fast to the limbs. I loved the season entirely! Didn’t want it to end, and when the leaves did start to fall off the trees, I knew winter was just around the corner. Mild winter too, where is the snow, dagnabit!


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