When you think of fall, the first thing that probably comes to mind is leaves succumbing to the season. Luscious reds, golds, browns and even aubergines. A great way to bring these gems indoors is to make a pressed leaf tray, which, sans handles, could also be reinterpreted into wall art. The materials you’ll need to make one include:
- Serving tray or picture frame in desired size
- One set of handles, if using a picture frame to make a tray
- Two pieces of glass or clear plastic cut to fit the tray or frame
- Acrylic paint and antiquing medium (optional)
- Assorted dried, pressed leaves
- Screws, 1 to 1-1/2 inch molding, enough to encircle back of tray or frame, miter saw*
For the complete assembly instructions, go to BHG.
*I’m thinking you could skip the molding and miter saw and epoxy the back piece of glass or acrylic to the back of the frame, kind of like I did in the Zen Garden tutorial.